Brandeis Concert Series

About the Series

The Brandeis Department of Music hosts an exceptional series of professional concerts each year featuring faculty and visiting artists of the highest caliber.

Unless otherwise noted, all Marquee concerts take place in the Slosberg Recital Hall and tickets are $20 (General Admission), $15 (Seniors and Brandeis Community), $5 (Non-Brandeis Students) and FREE (with Brandeis Student ID).

Advance sales will begin two weeks prior to performances online; via phone: 781-736-3400; and in person: Shapiro Campus Center Box Office. Pending availability, tickets will also be available at the door for purchase starting 30 minutes before the concert.

Current Lineup:

Mark Berger, viola with Ilya Kazantsev, piano
Saturday, January 28, 8 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet violist Mark Berger is joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Ilya Kazantsev for an evening of music for viola and piano.

Solar Winds Quintet
Sunday, January 29, 3 p.m.
Solar Winds – a traditional woodwind quintet – performs the most demanding compositions of the modern era as well as the classics, arrangements, and novelty pieces that make a woodwind quintet concert such an unusual and delightful musical experience. Tickets (door only): $20/$10/FREE.

Julia Glenn, violin and guests
Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.
The newest member of the Lydian String Quartet, second violinist Julia Glenn, performs a recital with special guest performers.

Evan Hirsch, piano
Saturday, March 4, 8 p.m.
Brandeis faculty member and world renowned pianist Evan Hirsch performs a solo recital. FREE & Open to the Public.

MusicUnitesUS presents: Jomion & the Uklos: Benin's Vodoun Rhythms Meet Reggae, Salsa & Jazz
Saturday, March 18, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m. | FREE preview at MCH Atrium, 3/15 @ noon)
As the culmination of their weeklong residency, Jomion & the Uklos share their impeccable harmonies and unique approach to integrating traditional Beninese and contemporary sounds with audience members, who will be transported to West Africa by the end of this unforgettable performance.

Jill Dreeben, flute | Evan Hirsch, piano | Margo McGowan, clarinet
Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m.
Brandeis Department of Music instructors Jill Dreeben, Evan Hirsch and Margo McGowan collaborate for a performance of music for flute, piano and clarinet. FREE & Open to the Public.

Lydian String Quartet
Saturday, March 25, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m. | FREE preview at MCH Atrium, 3/22 @ noon)
The Lyds return for a performance of Fanny Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E flat major, Benjamin Britten's String Quartet No. 3 and the world premiere of LSQ Commission Prizewinner Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon's Duende.

Joshua Gordon, cello and Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Saturday, April 1, 8 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet cellist Joshua Gordon is joined by longtime collaborator and preeminent pianist Randall Hodgkinson for an evening of chamber music.

A Tribute to Irving Fine
Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Join us for our annual celebration of the life, legacy, and music of composer, educator, and founder of the Brandeis School of Creative Arts Irving Fine, known for his remarkable gift for lyricism, whose masterfully crafted scores inevitably "sing." FREE & Open to the Public.

Andrea Segar, violin and guests
Friday, May 5, 8 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet violinist Andrea Segar performs music for violin and piano with a special guest.

Nota Bene Viol Consort
Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m.
The four members of Nota Bene viol consort, which includes Brandeis Professor Sarah Mead, is devoted to the rich repertoire of vocal and instrumental polyphony that arose on the European Continent and England along with so many other new social constructs aided in large part by the printing press. FREE & Open to the Public.

2023 Henri Lazarof Annual Chamber Concert
Sunday, May 7, 3 p.m.
This year's Henri Lazarof Chamber Concert features a world premiere from third annual Henri Lazarof International Commission Prize winner Yotam Haber. FREE & Open to the Public.