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April 28–May 1, 2016


“April is the coolest month.” —T.S. Eliot ‘09

Well, that’s not exactly how the great poet described April; but had he been at his alma mater for our annual arts festival, it might well have changed his feelings!

John Lithgow ’67, ArD ‘05, Master of the Arts at Harvard

Welcome to the 24th edition of ARTS FIRST. Over these four days, our campus overflows with plays, concerts, dance performances and exhibitions featuring the abundant talents of student and faculty artists. Among their ranks you may well find artists who will make unique contributions to the world of the arts in years to come, like so many distinguished student artists of earlier years (see back cover).

This year’s highlights include the Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony in honor of architect Frank Gehry GSD ’57, ArD ’00; a cornucopia of music on the Plaza with the likes of the Silk Road Project, the Parker Quartet, Yosvany Terry and the Harvard Jazz Bands, and Federico Cortese and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra; and Saturday’s free Performance Fair, which overflows with a cappella, classical, jazz, blues, bhangra, ballet, South Asian dance, spoken word performance and much, much more. You can also check out the extraordinary work of visual arts concentrators at the Carpenter Center, visit the new Theater, Dance & Media concentration at Farkas Hall and tour the Harvard Art Museums on Saturday free of charge. Join us in our celebration of Harvard’s creative community, and find out why April really is the coolest month! John Lithgow ’67, ArD ‘05 Master of the Arts at Harvard Drew Gilpin Faust President, Harvard University Rakesh Khurana AM ’97, PhD ‘98 Dean, Harvard College Karen Nelson Moore ’70, JD ’73 President, Harvard Board of Overseers Jack Megan Director, Office for the Arts at Harvard Producer, ARTS FIRST

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST · NOISES OFF · THE GIVER · THE ROAD NOT TAKEN · HASTY PUDDING THEATRICALS MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR · HTP 167: THAT 1770S SHOW · THE HARVARD DANCE PROJECT · THE PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL · EXPOSURE · HARVARD-RADCLIFFE MODERN DANCE COMPANY · MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING · HYPERION SHAKESPEARE COMPANY · H.M.S. PINAFORE · RUDDIGORE · HARVARDRADCLIFFE GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS · ALEXANDER’S FEAST · HARVARD EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY · THE RAKE’S PROGRESS · HARVARD COLLEGE OPERA SOCIETY · GHUNGROO · SOUTH ASIAN ASSOCIATION · ALL’S FAIR! FIRST-YEAR MUSICAL · POISE AND RATIONALITY · THE SON ALSO RISES · THREE LETTER ACRONYM IMPROV FESTIVAL · ANOTHER SKY · KITTYMACHINE · MO’ MONEY, MOTIF · THE NORMAL HEART · THERE IS A FIELD · DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF · GLORY · CHALK · SOUNDBYTES · THE FLICK · THE PITCHFORK DISNEY · THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, KING OF POPLAND · MY HARVARD EXPERIENCE · THANK YOU FOR MORE THAN YOU KNOW, AND

SUPPORTED BY THE OFFICE

FOR THE

ARTS

2015–16 GOOD MORNING · OUR VOICES · FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL · SHE · CLYBOURNE PARK/A RAISIN IN THE SUN · CRYSTAL’S · MIKE AND MICAH LOSE A BUNCH OF KIDS IN THE WOODS · IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY · HARVARD BREAKERS · HARVARD BALLET COMPANY · HARVARD BALLROOM DANCE TEAM · TAPS · CRUNCH MAGAZINE · THE HARVARD ADVOCATE · HARVARD BOOK REVIEW · HARVARD COLLEGE STORIES FOR ORPHANS · SIMPLICISSIMUS · THE HARVARD ADVOCATE · TUESDAY MAGAZINE · KUUMBA SINGERS OF HARVARD COLLEGE · BRATTLE STREET CHAMBER PLAYERS · BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA · HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA · UNDER CONSTRUCTION · HARVARD POPS ORCHESTRA · RIVER CHARLES ENSEMBLE · BRATTLE STREET CHAMBER PLAYERS · THUD · IN MEDIAS RES · IVORY TOWER


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2016 Harvard Arts Medal On The Plaza Public Art Theater, Dance & Media: Pre-Festival Open House

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Festival at a Glance Performance Fair and Map

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General Information

20–23 24–27

Visual Arts Dance, Theater

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Music

28–30

Special Thanks

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Festival Credits

More information and schedule updates

ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts #ARTSFIRST Twitter @HarvardArts Facebook Harvard Arts Instagram @harvard_arts Office for the Arts at Harvard: 617.495.8676

Venues are accessible, and events are free and suitable for children, unless otherwise noted.

Parking

FREE PARKING FOR ARTS FIRST VISITORS in Harvard’s Broadway Garage on Felton Street (off Cambridge St., near Cambridge Rindge and Latin School) during the following times: Friday, April 29 from 4-8 pm, Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, May 1 from 10 am-2 pm. Other Parking Locations (for a fee):

Charles Hotel Garage, Bennett St. | Church Street Parking Lot, Church St. | Harvard Square Parking Garage, Eliot St. | University Place Parking, University Rd.

Performances (including audience members) are being filmed and photographed and may be shown publicly by

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H ARVAR D ARTS M E DAL CE REMONY Frank Gehry GSD '57, ArD '00, Architect Conversation with Mr. Gehry moderated by John Lithgow '67, ArD '05 Harvard Arts Medal awarded by President Drew Gilpin Faust Thursday, April 28, 4 pm Farkas Hall Admission free and open to the public; tickets required (limit two per person), available through the Harvard Box Office (boxoffice.harvard.edu) beginning April 19 for Harvard affiliates and April 21 for the public.

Photo: Dbox

“For me, every day is a new thing,” Frank Gehry noted in a 2002 TED Talk. “I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going—if I knew where I was going, I wouldn't do it. When I can predict or plan it, I don't do it. I discard it. So I approach it with the same trepidation.”

Despite—or perhaps because of—that trepidation, Frank Gehry has almost single-handedly changed the face of contemporary architecture. Known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications, Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954 and studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. According to John Lithgow, Master of the Arts at Harvard, “Frank Gehry is a true original, a visionary artist whose work

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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California. Photo: Antoine Taveneaux.


has revolutionized architecture and place-making in the 21st century. He’s the first architect to receive the Arts Medal, and Harvard looks forward to celebrating his extraordinary achievements and risk-taking spirit.” Since establishing his practice in Los Angeles in 1962— and then forming his partnership, Gehry Partners, LLP, in 2001—Gehry has built a career that has spanned over five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. At the ceremony he will discuss his architectural background as well as his work as an educator, set and exhibition designer, software developer, sculptor and more, during a conversation moderated by John Lithgow. The Harvard Arts Medal is given each year to a distinguished Harvard or Radcliffe graduate or faculty member who has achieved excellence in the arts and has made a contribution through the arts to education or the public good.

Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: civicartsproject.com, 2011–2012.

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ON T HE P L AZ A Celebrate a festive weekend of nonstop art making! All events on the Plaza are free and open to the public.

Friday 5:30-7 pm: Jazz with Tia Fuller

on the

Plaza, featuring Yosvany Terry

Kick off the weekend with a free concert under the Plaza tent! New Director of Jazz Ensembles, Yosvany Terry, a Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer, makes his ARTS FIRST debut leading the Harvard Jazz Bands. Special appearance by Tia Fuller, saxophonist and Berklee faculty member. Cash bar with beer and wine.

Saturday 11 am: Stravinsky's Petrushka performed by HarvardRadcliffe Orchestra

A puppet’s progress: HarvardRadcliffe Orchestra (HRO) led by Maestro Federico Cortese performs the score from Michel Fokine’s celebrated 1910 ballet. Coffee and pastries available for purchase onsite beginning at 10:30 am.

12 pm: Ballroom Gets Bold with Harvard Ballroom Dance Team

Harvard Ballroom Dance Team

Move over, Fred and Ginger—waltz, tango, salsa and more are in store when Harvard Ballroom Dance Team hits the floor accompanied by the Orpheus Ensemble.

12:30 pm: Welcome from John Lithgow '67, ArD '05 with Harvard University Band

Global Arts

on the

Plaza

1-3 pm: Global Voices

The universal language of music is shared through performances featuring mariachi, Indonesian music, American spirituals and musical theater works.

3-5 pm: DanceFest

From breakdancing to bhangra, capoeira to contemporary, Korean hip hop to tap, Bollywood and beyond: a celebration of more than 20 dance traditions from around the world. See page 24 for details.

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Left: Members of the Parker Quartet. Photo: Jamie Jung. Right: Members of the Silk Road Ensemble. Photo: courtesy of Silkroad | © David O’Connor.

Sunday 11 am-1 pm: Silk Road Ensemble & Parker Quartet

A dynamic musical double feature! Two of Harvard‘s resident professional ensembles perform under the tent: Experience the grooves, melodies and percussive power of the eclectic and dynamic Silk Road Ensemble; and the energetic, compelling interpretations of varied repertoire—from classical to romantic to new music—performed by the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, currently the Music Department Blodgett Distinguished Artists-in-Residence. Coffee and pastries available for purchase onsite beginning at 10:30 am.

3-5 pm: Battle

of the

Bands

Roll over, Beethoven, and rock the Plaza! Performances by Harvard’s best bands will be judged by an expert panel of campus music aficionados, as well as the audience. Don’t miss the winning group’s encore performance.

The Nostalgics rock out at ARTS FIRST 2012. Photo (and opposite photo): Jake Belcher.

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MAKE ART Awaken and engage the artist in you: join art making with students and staff on the Plaza and in the Yard. Painting, origami, ceramics, theatricals and more await! Saturday 1-5 pm

On The Plaza Animal Vessel Forms

Join OFA Ceramics Program instructor Salvador Jiménez-Flores for sculpture demonstrations inspired by various animal forms seen in the collections of all of the Harvard museums.

Missing! Art for Endangered Species Awareness

Wheel throwing

Raise awareness about the impact of climate change: Pick an animal, create your own "missing pet poster" and share it on social media and in your community in a guerrilla art campaign. Presented by Harvard College Conservation Society; Susan Israel ʼ81, AM ʼ86, artist and founder of Climate Creatives; and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Wheel Throwing

Try your hand at creating a masterpiece. Join artists from the OFA Ceramics Program and Harvard students for demonstrations using the potter’s wheel.

Shakespeare Style

Share the stage with Hyperion Shakespeare Company. Grab a script and, presto—you'll be a Shakespearean star!

Pop-Up Activities

1 pm: Dance with CityStep 2 pm: Percussion with THUD (The Harvard University Drummers) 3 pm: Origami with HARTZ (Harvard Artists for Alzheimer's)

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King of the Catwalk, theater for children


Interactive Pollock

Express yourself through Jackson Pollock-style splatter painting. Create a communal work of art with the Harvard College Art Society. On the grass next to Memorial Hall/Sanders Theatre

Harvard Magic Society

Around The Yard Figure Drawing In Situ

Join OFA Figure Drawing instructors and students to draw a figure model among the trees. Model and drawing materials provided. In Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

Magic Up Close

How'd they do that? Experience close-up illusions and magic tricks with the Harvard Magicians' Society. Find the masters of illusion walking around Harvard Yard.

PADAME (Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble). All photos pages 6-7: Jake Belcher, ARTS 7 FIRST 2015.


PUBL I C ART IN H A RVARD YARD Where Do We Go From Here? Monday, April 25-Sunday, May 1

Where Do We Go From Here? presents a reflective surface that offers a surface for reflection. Conceived in the wake of the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, it focuses on community—a key theme underlying the survey results—and invites the Harvard community to engage, express, contemplate, challenge, question, aspire, motivate and heal. Many students participated in fabricating and/or interacting with the columns which were hosted by the Harvard residential Houses prior to the arts festival. Students were invited to write and draw on the transparent panels or express private reflections on notes placed inside the columns in response to the following questions: How can we address the challenges raised in the report? What makes a community safe for all people? What roles do the administration, faculty and students play in making community? Where do we go from here? The completed columns are now presented, for viewing only, as a single art installation in Harvard Yard. We invite the public to explore the dialogue generated in the Houses and to consider the issues around sexual assault and the vital work of community in keeping us all safe. Devon Guinn ‘17 and Delfina Martínez-Pandiani ‘17, in collaboration with Mikhaila Fogel ‘16, Ileana Riverón ‘17 and other student artists. Where Do We Go From Here? has been made possible with support from the Office for the Arts at Harvard and with guidance from Boston artist Ross Miller ‘77, whose site-specific works range from architectural and urban scale installations to pedestrian scale sculptures. Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

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Window to the World Friday-Sunday

Using Thayer Hall's bricked-in windows as frame and canvas, this installation presents diverse traditional window patterns and vistas to reimagine the structure and envision Harvard's connection to different places, peoples and ways of life in our global community. Supported by the OFA Public Art Program. Sizhi Qin GSD ’16, Changyue Liu GSD ‘16 Facade of Thayer Hall, facing Science Center

Sublimation Friday 8 pm-Sunday 8 pm

This time-based ice installation reinterprets, through abstract form, the iconic John Harvard statue. Evoking the challenges of global warming in its gradual dematerialization, the artwork reminds us that our most emblematic monuments are ephemeral—provoking a sense of loss and, in turn, bringing value and recognition to all that we dismiss. Supported by the OFA Public Art Program. Akshay Goyal GSD ’16, Jiyoo Jye GSD ’16, Scott Valentine GSD ‘16 Harvard Yard, in front of Grays

John Harvard Statue and its abstraction

Left: John Harvard statue. Right: Abstract rendering of ice sculpture. Bottom: Sculpture in the melting process.

Please see map at center of guide for exact locations.

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CE L E B R AT I N G THE AT E R , DAN C E & M ED I A Pre-Festival Open House Wednesday, April 27, 5:30-6:45 pm Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

Admission free

Witness the culmination of an extraordinary year for the arts at Harvard! The College’s newest concentration welcomes you to an open house at its home base, Farkas Hall. From physical movement, directing and design to digital humanities and more, experience demonstrations by students and faculty that emphasize a combination of theory, history and practice. See how the new concentration is reimagining the future of student art making at Harvard and preparing the next generation of creative leaders in theater, dance and media.

RE: RE: RE:, 2011, choreography by Jill Johnson; Tabare Gowon ‘12 and Irineo Cabreros ‘13. Photo: William Parsons / Maximal Image ®

About the Concentration

Theater, Dance & Media (TDM), launched in fall 2015, integrates historical and theoretical study with art making. Students acquire hands-on experience in studio courses with the different aspects of theatrical production— directing, acting, design, dramaturgy, dance—while their education in theater history and aesthetics informs their guided experiments in the studio. 10


I Raise Hell, 2015, TDM launch, choreography by Michelle Dorrance and Melinda Sullivan. Julia Cataldo ‘15 and Aysha Upchurch HGSE ‘15. Photo: ©GretjenHelene.com

Using Harvard's immense resources, from the Harvard Theatre Collection to the Harvard Dance Center and the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), students learn to hone their creative instincts, work collaboratively in small groups and participate in professional departmental productions such as The Man Who by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, directed by Marcus Stern, Lecturer on Dramatic Arts, presented in April 2016. Experienced professionals from the A.R.T. and the OFA Dance Program, as well as visiting artists, teach practicebased courses; scholars in various Harvard humanities departments teach courses on the history, theory and criticism of the performing arts. This allows for a cognitive approach to art making.

A.R.T. Artistic Director, Diane Paulus (holding microphone), and the next generation of artists at the TDM launch. Photo: ©GretjenHelene.com 11


Iyeyinka Omigbodun 始16 dances with PADAME (Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble), ARTS 12 FIRST 2015. Photo: Jake Belcher.


Festival at a Glance including

Saturday Performance Fair & Map

APRIL 28–MAY 1, 2016 For updates and event details visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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THURSDAY 4–5:30

Farkas Hall 10-12 Holyoke St.

pm

Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony honoring architect Frank Gehry GSD '57, ArD '00 See pages 2-3. Free tickets: Harvard Box Office, boxoffice.harvard.edu

7-8 pm

Adams Pool Theater 26 Plympton St.

Agassiz Theatre 10 Garden St.

Harvard Film Archive 24 Quincy St.

Loeb Mainstage 64 Brattle St.

The Memorial Church Harvard Yard

Oberon 2 Arrow St.

Radcliffe Quad (The Quad) enter on Shepard St.

8 pm and Later The Flick Drama by Annie Baker 7:30-10:30 pm Free tickets: theflickinthepool@gmail.com

Poise and Rationality Wedding farce by Boyd Hampton ‘16 7-9 pm Free tickets: poiseintheag@gmail.com

Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) Film/Video and Animation Screenings 7-10 pm

The Wonderful World of Dissocia Fantastical play by Anthony Neilson 7:30-9:45 pm Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

The One Through the Other: The Verses of Peace Theatrical reading of verses, poems, and prayers directed by Guila Clara Kessous, UNESCO Artist for Peace 7-9 pm

We're Gonna Die One-woman song cycle Tickets: A.R.T. box office 7:30 pm

Swerve: A Conceptual Sculpture Installation

Opening ceremony accompanied by the Quad Chamber Music group See page 22.

Harvard Ballet Company, ARTS FIRST 2015. Photo: Jake Belcher.

Full descriptions of all events, including participants and up-to-theminute repertoire: ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENTS IN YELLOW.

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FRIDAY 4–5

5–6

pm

6–7

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VES Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception

Carpenter Center

VES Open Studios

24 Quincy St.

Five floors of work from VES studio art and photography courses. See page 22.

Kirkland House Senior Common Room 95 Dunster St.

Kirkland House Gallery Show Featuring work by students and tutors

Jazz on the Plaza

Plaza Tent

Harvard Jazz Bands, with Director of Jazz Ensembles, saxophonist Yosvany Terry. Special appearance by Tia Fuller, saxophonist.

See page 4

7–8 Adams Pool Theater 26 Plympton St.

Agassiz Theatre 10 Garden St.

Harvard Film Archive

8

pm

28 Dewolfe St.

Later

Drama by Annie Baker 7:30-10:30 pm Free tickets: theflickinthepool@gmail.com

Poise and Rationality Wedding farce by Boyd Hampton ‘16 7-9 pm. Free tickets: poiseintheag@gmail.com

VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings 7-10 pm

24 Quincy St.

Leverett Library Theater

pm and

The Flick

Thank You For More Than You Know, and Good Morning Dance and live music. Free tickets: thankyouandgoodmorning@gmail.com

Loeb Ex Theater 64 Brattle St.

Loeb Mainstage 64 Brattle St.

The Memorial Church Harvard Yard

Oberon 2 Arrow St.

Paine Hall Behind Science Center

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play Play by Sarah Ruhl Not suitable for young children. 7-9:30 pm. Free tickets: vibratorintheex@gmail.com

The Wonderful World of Dissocia Fantastical play by Anthony Neilson 7:30-9:45 pm Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

Holden Choruses' Showcase

Duruflé's Requiem, Harvard Glee Club & Radcliffe Choral Society; Copland's In the Beginning, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. 8-9:30 pm. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

We're Gonna Die One-woman song cycle Tickets: A.R.T. box office 7:30 & 10 pm

Bach Society Orchestra: Bach and Schumann Bach's Cantata BWV 140, with the Harvard University Choir; Schumann's Symphony No. 4. 8-9:30 pm Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

PERFORMANCE DETAILS on the following pages: Public Art: 8-9 | Visual Arts: 20-23 | Dance: 24 | Theater: 25 | Music: 26-27 EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND ONE-DAY EVENTS are listed on these grids. FOR COMPLETE MULTI-DAY INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS, see pages 20-23.

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SATURDAY 11 am–12 pm

12–1 pm

Performance Fair Opening Events Ballroom Gets Bold

Plaza Tent See page 4

Stravinsky's Petrushka Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra

Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St.

In Front of Dudley House Harvard Yard

See page 20.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Group Tai Chi practice 10-11:30 am

2-3 pm

3-4 pm

Performance Fair

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Fantastical play by Anthony Neilson Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

64 Brattle St.

Peabody Museum

Studentled Tours

11 Divinity Ave.

See page 20.

Make Art Stations

The Plaza

See page 4

Radcliffe Yard 10 Garden St.

Join the fun. See pages 6-7.

Global Voices

DanceFest

A celebration of dance traditions

International musical performances

21st Annual Harvard University Powwow 1-5:30 pm. hunap.harvard.edu/harvard-powwow

7-8 pm Adams Pool Theater 26 Plympton St.

Agassiz Theatre 10 Garden St.

Harvard Dance Center 60 Garden St.

Harvard Film Archive

8 pm and Later The Flick

Drama by Annie Baker 7:30-10:30 pm. Free tickets: theflickinthepool@gmail.com

Poise and Rationality Wedding farce by Boyd Hampton ‘16 7-9 pm. Free tickets: poiseintheag@gmail.com

The Road Not Taken Harvard Ballet Company 7:30-9 pm. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings 7-10 pm

24 Quincy St.

Leverett Library Theater 28 Dewolfe St.

Loeb Ex Theater 64 Brattle St.

Loeb Mainstage 64 Brattle St.

Sanders Theatre 45 Quincy St.

University Lutheran Church

6616 Winthrop St.

4-5 pm

11 locations! Over 100 performances! All free! See pull-out grid on next page.

Loeb Mainstage

Plaza Tent

by John Lithgow ‘67, ArD ‘05

Student Guide Tours

1–2 pm

In & Around Harvard Yard

Welcome

Harvard Ballroom Dance Team and Orpheus Ensemble

Thank You For More Than You Know... Dance and live music. Free tickets:

thankyouandgoodmorning@gmail.com

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play Play by Sarah Ruhl. Not suitable for young children. 7-9:30 pm. Free tickets: vibratorintheex@gmail.com

The Wonderful World of Dissocia Fantastical play by Anthony Neilson. 7:30-9:45 pm. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

Mozart and Schubert Masterworks

Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus: Mozart's Solemn Vespers of the Confessor and Regina Coeli; Schubert's Mass in G

Du Bois Orchestra Inaugural Concert Beethoven, Boulogne, Debussy and Mendelssohn


SUNDAY 11 am–12 pm

Plaza Tent See page 5

East Asian Language Ctr. 5 Bryant St.

12–1 pm

Silk Road Ensemble & Parker Quartet Harvard’s resident Grammy award-winning ensembles share a stage

Japanese Tea Ceremony 9-10 am, 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm Tickets: harvardchadosociety@gmail.com

2–3 pm

3–4 pm

Agassiz Theatre

4–5 pm

Poise and Rationality Wedding farce by Boyd Hampton ‘16 Free tickets: poiseintheag@gmail.com

10 Garden St.

Legend of Tianyun Mountain (Tian

Harvard Film Archive

yun shan chuan qi)

24 Quincy St.

Holden Chapel Harvard Yard

Loeb Mainstage

Mandarin with English subtitles. 4-6 pm

Holden Voice Recital Holden Chorus members sing solo art songs and arias

The Wonderful World of Dissocia Fantastical play by Anthony Neilson Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

64 Brattle St.

Lowell House Courtyard

1812 Overture

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 with kazoos, cannons and bells

10 Holyoke Pl. (Use entryway F just past front gate)

Mather House

Mather Chamber Music Program

Senior Common Room

Music for duos, trios, quartets and quintets by Brahms, Haydn and more

10 Cowperthwaite St.

Peabody Museum 11 Divinity Ave.

Student-led Tours See page 20.

Battle of the Bands

Plaza Tent

Kick out the jams with Harvard's best bands. An expert panel of judges, with help from the audience, will decide the winner!

See pages 4-5

SOCH/Hilles Event Hall 104 59 Shepard St.

Gamelan Orchestra and Voices See page 26.

7–8 pm Adams Pool Theater 26 Plympton St.

Harvard Film Archive 24 Quincy St.

Leverett Library Theater 28 Dewolfe St.

8 pm and Later

The Flick Drama by Annie Baker 7:30-10:30 pm. Free tickets: theflickinthepool@gmail.com

A Useful Life (La vida útil) Spanish with English subtitles. 7-9 pm hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

Thank You For More Than You Know... Dance and live music. Free tickets:

thankyouandgoodmorning@gmail.com

Harvard Jazz Band, ARTS FIRST 2015. Photo: Jake Belcher.

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SATURDAY PERFORMANCE FAIR 1:00-1:20

Around the World in Music Adolphus Busch Hall 27 Kirkland St.

Amped Up Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub Basement, Memorial Hall Kirkland & Quincy Sts.

Classical Reflections Harvard Art Museums Calderwood Courtyard

Flute & Guitar Duo Music of Molino, Tirao, Ibert and Villa-Lobos. Doris Brossard GSAS Lexi Smith ‘18

Holden Chapel Harvard Yard

Grace Notes Memorial Church Main Sanctuary Harvard Yard

Traditions & Variations Paine Hall Behind Science Center

Original Voices Phillips Brooks House Parlor Harvard Yard

Global Arts Plaza Tent In front of the Science Center

Big Music for a Big Space Sanders Theatre Memorial Hall Kirkland and Quincy Sts.

Free-Range Art Tercentenary Theatre

Covers and originals in a mixture of indie, folk and pop

Composure Original Saxophone Trio Max Lesser ‘19 Ryan Park-Chan ‘18 Jonah Philion ‘18

Claire Dickson ’19, vocals; Camila Ortiz ’19, vocals, guitar

3:00-3:20

Harvard Organ Society

VoxJazz

Choro Sincapado: Sounds of Brazil

Harvard Mirch

A recital

Innovative co-ed jazz a cappella

Harvard Saxophone Quartet

Brandon Lincoln Snyder '18 &  Harvard Music Collective

Avant-garde & classical pieces for 4 saxophones

Original music inspired by hip hop, rock and EDM

Musical Compositions by Amir Bitran '16 Chamber music inspired by Israel and Mexico

Jacob Gollub ’17, guitar; Kyle Matsuda ‘16, piano

Harvard Choral Fellows & Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Bach's Jesu, meine Freude & Purcell's Welcome to All the Pleasures

Chinese Music Ensemble Traditional, folk and contemporary Chinese music on traditional instruments

DAW Contemporary pop trio Daniel Um ‘19 Alicia Young ‘17 Woodlynn Daniel ‘17

Mariachi Veritas Showcase Lively, traditional Mexican folk songs

THUD Jams Original percussion by The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD)

Mathematical Princess

In front of Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Jammin' A Cappella

Krokodiloes

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2:30-2:50

Ukulele, harmonica, pandeiro, flute and guitar

Medley of South Asian and English pop fusion songs

The Blazers

Gigantic Ant

Musical selections from Frank Ocean, Alt-J and Stevie Wonder

Instrumental rock trio: distorted electric keys, bass and drums

Music 189: Chamber Music Performance Students of the Parker Quartet 2-3:40 pm Excerpts of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Martinů and Weber. See page 27 for performers and repertoire.

3:30-3:50

Tuba & Saxophone Contemporary improvisation Adi Snir PhD '19 Max Murray PhD '20

4:00-4:20

4:30-4:50

Emerge

Gareth Anderson '19

Indie music for yangqin, strings and voice

Off the Record

Third Wheel

Soul, rock and pop song covers

Eclectic original music

3:50 pm: Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 1, Stella Wong '16 4 pm: Debussy Preludes, Sitan Chen '16

Indie-folk music, solo voice and guitar

GSD Music Band Bossa nova & jazz standards

Three Letter Acronym Improv Comedy

4:10 pm: The German Bees: Brahms and Beethoven, George Ko '16 4:30 pm: Selected classical works from Chopin to Rachmaninoff, Layla Siraj '16

Original compositions and improvisations by students of Professor Vijay Iyer, hosted by Yosvany Terry, Senior Lecturer in Music

Original children's musical by the Harvard Story Time Players

Yard Stage

2:00-2:20

The Lighthouse Keepers

32 Quincy St.

Creative Music in Motion

1:30-1:50

Harvard University Flute Ensemble A recital

Stephanie Johnson '18 Solo voice and piano

Kuumba Singers Small group performances by Sisters, Brothers and Mixed Ensemble

Du Bois Orchestra Beethoven & Boulogne

Harvard University Band Harvard fight songs and pop covers

Radcliffe Pitches

With Interest

Aditya Raguram ‘18, piano; Jonah Philion ‘18, alto sax; Jacob Lurye ‘18, drums

Renaissance Masterworks for Forty Voices Saranta Consort

Love Rules All: An Afternoon at the Opera Vocal works by Mozart, Puccini, Strauss & Menotti. Aditi Chakravarty HGSE '16.

Aditya Raguram ‘18, piano; Jonah Philion ‘18, alto sax; Cole Davis, Berklee ‘18, bass; Mario Fabrizio NEC ‘18, drums

Harvard Early Music Showcase of Student-Written Works for Choir & Organ Society Bach Cantata

Harvard Graduate School of Education Music Showcase Eclectic musical performances from country to pop to opera

Harvard Stand-Up Comic Society

Claire Dickson '19 & Gabe Fox-Peck '19

Showcase of solo stand-up comedy

Jazz and R&B piano and voice duo

Asia Stewart '18: Stories of Love & Loss on Broadway

Radcliffe Choral Society

Selections from popular Broadway musicals

Bach Society Orchestra Selection from spring repertoire

American spirituals, folk songs and Indonesian music with child singers from Mother Caroline Academy

24-person choir Joshua Bean ‘16, Karen Christianson ‘17, directors

RecKlez Eastern European music with Harvard Hillel's Klezmer band

Noteables Songs from selected Broadway musicals

Musical gems, old and new

Songs, Scenes & Arias

Under Construction, Fallen Angels

David Roberts ‘16, violin Elizabeth Mahon ‘16, cello Jennifer Tu ‘16, piano

A Gilbert & Sullivan Sampler

Ensembles from Music 173r: Creative Music: Critical Practice Studio

Boccherini's Quintet in C major, Op. 57

Brahms Trio

Lucy Nam '17, June Criscione ‘17, Annika Gompers ‘18, Elaine Reichert ‘18, Clare Criscione ‘19

Harvard Piano Society Duets and duos by Mozart, Piazzolla and more

<3 @ Harvard

Slam poetry, stand-up comedy and monologues explore Various cast members perform a variety of popular love and sex at Harvard. Not appropriate for children. G&S songs

Lily Tsai ‘17 Daniel Rothchild ‘17 Henry Burnam ‘16

Mozart Society Orchestra Spring showcase

Alika Keene '16 Indie and R&B for solo voice and piano

From breakdancing to bhangra, capoeira to contemporary, Korean hip hop to tap, Bollywood and beyond: a celebration of more than 20 dance traditions from around the world. See page 24 for a complete list of the groups performing.

Harvard College Opera Society

HGSE Poets & Storytellers

Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor

Joshuah Campbell ’16, vocals; Mario Fabrizio NEC ‘18, drums; Cole Davis, Berklee ‘18, bass

DanceFest

Harvard Wind Ensemble

Poems, stories and monologues by graduate students in the Arts in Education Program

Callbacks, Opportunes

Carlos Snaider ‘17, guitar; Eden Girma ‘18, vocals

Phillip Golub ‘16, piano; Tree Palmedo ‘16, trumpet; Alex Graff ‘17, guitar; Max Lesser ‘19, tenor sax; Joshuah Campbell ’16, vocals

Natalie Hodges '19 Classical solo violin

Glee Club Lite, Lowkeys

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Harvard Pops Orchestra

River Charles Ensemble

Brattle Street Chamber Players

Classical music and wellloved orchestral film scores

Works by Béla Bartók and Claude Debussy

Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings

Severance & Sedimentation

Dance of Babel

Dance of Babel (reprise)

'Cliffe Notes, KeyChange

Beatboxing showcase

A performative exploration of Interactive dance exploring otherness. Michelle Bentsman shifting social identities HDS ‘17, Anya Yermakova GSAS ‘18

Veritones, Collegium Underground

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PERFORMANCE FAIR LOCATIONS

General Information

In case of emergency, call 617.495.1212 Harvard University Police 1033 Massachusetts Ave.

In case of medical emergency, call 617.495.5711 University Health Services 75 Mt. Auburn St.

Emergency Phones: Throughout Harvard campus,

emergency phones are designated with blue lights. Lifting the receiver will dial the University Police office automatically.

Lost & Found: 617.495.1783 Food: During the Saturday Performance Fair there will be

food trucks on the Plaza. The Cafe at the Harvard Art Museums is open 10 am–4 pm daily. Also, enjoy the many restaurant options in and around Harvard Square.

Restrooms: Located in the basements of the Science Center and Memorial Hall/Sanders Theatre.

ARTS FIRST 2016 t-shirts on sale at the Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St.

Box Offices Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St.,

Harvard Square. Phone and walk-up sales, 617.496.2222, 12–6 pm, Tuesday–Sunday; or at boxoffice.harvard.edu

Harvard Box Office at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St. Opens at 5 pm on

evening performance days, noon on matinee days. Closes 30 minutes after curtain. Loeb Drama Center Box Office, 64 Brattle St. Phone and walk-up sales, 617.547.8300; Tuesday–Sunday, 12–5 pm

Directions to other venues from Harvard Yard Harvard Box Office/Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St.

Leave Harvard Yard through Boylston Gate, and cross Mass. Ave. Continue down Holyoke St. Harvard Box Office/Farkas Hall is on the left, halfway down the block.

Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.

Walk up Oxford St. for approximately 750 feet. The Museum is on the right, inset from the road.

Harvard Semitic Museum, 11 Divinity Ave./Peabody Museum, 6 Divinity Ave. Walk east along Kirkland St. Make a left onto Divinity Ave.

Radcliffe Yard/Agassiz Theatre

Leave Harvard Yard through Johnston Gate, and cross Mass. Ave. Keeping the cemetery on the left, walk along Garden St. The entrance to Radcliffe Yard is on the left.

Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)/The Quad

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Performance Fair Venues in Purple = Make Art Station = Public Art Installation

Visit map.harvard.edu/artsfirst

Leave Harvard Yard through Johnston Gate, and cross Mass.  Ave. Keeping the cemetery on the left, walk along Garden St. for approx. 1/2 mile. Make a right onto Shepard St., and enter through the first gate. SOCH is straight ahead. The Quad is to the right.

for a

complete map of all festival locations. 18

CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge St./CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St. Walk approx. 250 feet east along Cambridge St.

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MUS E U M S & GALL E R I E S The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes Thursday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm Three-part exhibition exploring the interaction between jazz and the visual arts. In collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums, where it is also on view. 102 Mount Auburn St.

Harvard Art Museums Thursday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Free admission on Saturday, April 30

Exhibitions: Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia; Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print; Art of Jazz: Form; Body Image in French Art and Visual Culture (18th and 19th Centuries); and China in Twelve Artworks.

Student Guide Tours Saturday 11-11:50 am (Meet in courtyard in front of the LCD screens) 32 Quincy St.

Harvard Museum of Natural History “Pop-up” Exhibit: The Global Exposure Project Thursday-Monday 10 am-5 pm Free admission for Harvard ID holders + 1 guest

Harvard Business School students share, through photos, their passion for seeing the world. On display at both the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum. 26 Oxford St.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Student-Led Tours Friday 12:30 pm, Saturday-Sunday 2 pm Free admission for Harvard ID holders + 1 guest

Museum highlights, including: In Fine Feather; Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West; Maya Monuments; Arts of War; Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay; Moche Ceramics. 11 Divinity Ave., 3rd Floor

Emily Kam Kngwarray, Anwerlarr angerr (Big yam), 1996. © Emily Kam Kngwarray/© 2015

(ARS), New York/VISCOPY, Australia. Part of the Harvard Art Museums 20 Artists Rights Societyexhibit Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia.


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Exhibition by Photographer Matika Wilbur Thursday-Saturday 12-5 pm Matika Wilbur, Native American (Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes, Washington) artist, explores the contemporary Native identity and experience through silver gelatin photographs. Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St., Radcliffe Yard

Harvard Semitic Museum Special Gallery Hours Saturday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm

Exhibitions: Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres; Monuments from Mesopotamia; From the Nile to the Euphrates; Ancient Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection. Free. 6 Divinity Ave.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Radio Contact: Tuning in to Politics, Technology & Culture Saturday 11 am-4 pm Special Exhibitions Gallery, Rooms 251 & 252 Science Center, 1 Oxford St.

ART I N T H E HOUS E S Adams House: 5 Years From Now Thursday-Sunday, viewable at all hours Outdoor installation by Nina Luo ‘17 made of thousands of baby's breath blossoms and one sunflower—a structure suspended in air. On the Gate of Adams House, 26 Plympton St.

Adams House: Made in Adams, With Love Thursday-Sunday 5-8 pm See the past year’s highlights from Bow & Arrow Press and various Adams House art projects, including photography, sculpture, digital media, paintings, books and music. Adams Art Space, 26 Plympton St.

Kirkland House Gallery Show Friday 4-6 pm Kirkland House, Senior Common Room (Entryway A), 95 Dunster St.

Lowell House: Break Out In Friday–Sunday, viewable at all hours

Outdoor sculpture installation by Lauren Volpert ‘17. Lowell House Courtyard, 58 Plympton St.

Mather House: Woodturning at Harvard Friday–Sunday 8 am-11 pm

Admission to Gallery: Harvard ID or see Building Manager/ Security Guard. Mather House, Three Columns Gallery, 10 Cowperthwaite St.

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OT HE R E XHI BI T I O N S Visual and Environmental Studies Film/Video and Animation Screenings 2016 Thursday–Saturday 7–10 pm

Open Studios Friday 5-7 pm

5 floors of work created in VES studio art and photography courses.

Studio Thesis Exhibition 2016 Opening Reception Friday 5-7 pm Saturday-Sunday 1-10 pm, through May 29 Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

Swerve: A Conceptual Sculpture Installation Opening Ceremony Thursday 7 pm Thursday-Sunday

Probing the role of identity and geography in formulating perception, Swerve seeks to challenge our understanding of the relationship between Harvard Yard and its often undervalued sister, the Radcliffe Quadrangle (The Quad). The unveiling includes accompaniment from the Quad Chamber Music group. Aisha Bhoori ‘18, Cengiz Cemaloglu ‘18 Radcliffe Quadrangle (The Quad), enter on Shepard St.

Harvard Office of International Education Annual International Photo Contest Exhibition Thursday–Sunday

Award-winning photos by Harvard undergraduates abroad. Memorial Hall basement hallway, outside Queen's Head Pub

In Medias Res Thursday–Sunday

An interactive installation that explores the role of literature, performance and the visual arts in formulating memory. Directed by Aisha Bhoori ‘18. Student Organization Center at Hilles, 59 Shepard St.

Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum Operation Fistula Photo Exhibit and Mother's Day Card Fundraiser Friday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm

Raising funds for obstetric fistula surgery for Zambian women. Science Center Arcade

The Stories Only Video Games Can Tell Saturday 4 pm

Video game analyst Aaron Suduiko ‘17 explores storytelling and philosophy through the medium of video games. Dudley House Common Room, Harvard Yard

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Down the Hall, to the Right Thursday–Sunday

Harvard Art Museums' security and visitor services staff, and staff from The Catered Affair, present an independently organized exhibition of works created in response to the Museums' collections and motivated by the experience of working in an artistic atmosphere. Fisher Family Commons Gallery, CGIS Knafel (first floor), 1737 Cambridge St.

Snapshots: Our Community Thursday–Sunday

Portraits celebrating the true backbone of the university: the indispensable Campus Services employees. Each worker offers unique and invaluable stories that enrich the entire community. Science Center Arcade

Real Colegio Complutense Spain: An Art Exhibit Thursday-Sunday 9 am–5 pm

Depicting the landscapes, people, culture and spirit of Spain. 26 Trowbridge St.

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) Arts and Sciences Workshop: "Populismo y Multitud en la Argentina del Centenario" Thursday 6 pm

Graciela Montaldo, Latin American cultural scholar (Columbia University). Manuscript must be read prior to the workshop; see drclas.harvard.edu/event/workshop-arts-and-sciencesliteratura-y-cultura-argentina to download discussion materials. CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Room 5216

Office of International Education Photo Contest Winners. Top: 2014: Vanessa Rodriguez ‘16, Hot Air, Cappadocia, Turkey, 2nd Place, Landscape; Special Prize, Let's Go. Bottom: 2013: Keon 23 Pearson ‘15, Peering out of the Lava, Galapagos, Ecuador, 1st Place, Landscape & Best in Show.


DA NCE Ballroom Gets Bold Saturday 12 pm

Harvard Ballroom Dance Team hits the floor accompanied by the Orpheus Ensemble (Gabe Fox-Peck ‘19, piano/melodica; Philip Golub ‘16, piano/melodica; Sumire Hirotsuru ‘16, violin; Carlos Snaider ‘17, electric guitar; and others). Plaza Tent

DanceFest Saturday 3-5 pm

An amazing lineup of performances, including: Asian American Dance Troupe, CityStep, Crimson Dance Team, Expressions Dance Company, Harvard Ballet Company, Harvard Ballroom Dance Team, Harvard Bollywood Dance Group, Harvard Breakers Organization, Harvard Candela Dance Troupe, Harvard Capoeira Regional Club, Harvard Tae Kwon Do Demo Team, Harvard TAPS, HarvardRadcliffe Modern Dance Company, HSPH Student Dance Group, Line: Space Between Us (GSD), Mulan Arts Troupe Harvard Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán, DanceFest, (Harvard Chinese Student and ARTS FIRST 2015. Photo: Robin Barnard. Scholars Association), Omo Naija, Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble (PADAME), Passus Step Team, South Asian Dance Company, Sinha Capoeira. Plaza Tent

Dance of Babel Saturday 4 pm & 4:30 pm

Interactive dance exploring shifting social identities. Xinyun Huang GSD, Liang Hai GSD ‘15, Hanwei Li GSD. Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

Severance & Sedimentation Saturday 3:30 pm

A performative exploration of otherness. Michelle Bentsman HDS ‘17, Anya Yermakova GSAS ‘18. Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

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Harvard Breakers, DanceFest, ARTS FIRST 2015. Photo: Robin Barnard.


THE AT ER The One Through the Other: The Verses of Peace Thursday 8 pm

A Cry for Peace: Selections of verses, poems and prayers from the three Abrahamic religions that convey coexistence, respect and peace. The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Poise and Rationality Thursday-Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm

Original wedding farce, written and directed by Boyd Hampton ‘16. Free tickets: poiseintheag@gmail.com Agassiz Theatre, 10 Garden St.

The Wonderful World of Dissocia Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm, Saturday-Sunday 2:30 pm

Anthony Neilson's play follows Lisa as her adventures in Dissocia lead her to fantastical and strange encounters with talking goats, flying cars, musical polar bears and a hot dog cart. Tickets: Harvard Box Office, boxoffice.harvard.edu Loeb Mainstage Theater, 64 Brattle St.

The Flick Thursday-Sunday 7:30 pm

Annie Baker’s drama follows three employees at an aging movie theater in central Massachusetts. Free tickets: theflickinthepool@gmail.com Adams Pool Theater, 26 Plympton St.

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play Friday-Saturday 7 pm

This play by Sarah Ruhl explores themes of sexuality, feminism and intimacy. Not suitable for young children. Free tickets: vibratorintheex@gmail.com Loeb Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle St.

Thank You For More Than You Know, and Good Morning Friday-Sunday 7 pm

A collaborative, student-devised work featuring live music and dance exploring how people interrelate through art. Free tickets: thankyouandgoodmorning@gmail.com Leverett Library Theater, 28 Dewolfe St.

Immediate Gratification Players: Dinner Party Show Saturday 6:30 pm

Harvard’s premier long-form improvisational comedy group treats you to dinner and a show. Free tickets: kchee@college.harvard.edu SOCH Penthouse, 5th floor, 59 Shepard St.

We're Gonna Die April 20-29, 7:30 & 10 pm

Company One presents Obehi Janice in a smart and lifeaffirming one-woman song cycle blending storytelling, stand-up, music and theater. Tickets: amrep.org/events/show/were-gonna-die Oberon, 2 Arrow St.

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MUS I C Holden Choruses' Showcase Friday 8 pm

Maurice Duruflé's Requiem, performed by Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society, and Aaron Copland's In the Beginning, performed by the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Maddie Studt ‘16, soloist. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Bach Society Orchestra: Bach and Schumann Friday 8 pm

Bach's Cantata BWV 140, with the Harvard University Choir; Schumann's Symphony No. 4. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Paine Hall, behind Science Center

Harvard Medical School Chamber Music Society Saturday 2 pm Joseph B. Martin Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall 107 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

Mozart and Schubert Masterworks Saturday 8 pm

Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performs Mozart's Solemn Vespers of the Confessor and Regina Coeli and Schubert's Mass in G. Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St.

Du Bois Orchestra Inaugural Concert Saturday 8 pm

Beethoven's Overture to Coriolan, op. 62; Boulogne's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Debussy's Danse sacrée et danse profane; Mendelssohn's Symphony no. 4, op. 90 (Italian Symphony). University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St.

Gamelan Orchestra and Voices Sunday 2 pm

Harvard's American Gamelan Orchestra presents works from Indonesia and compositions by Jody Diamond, director. SOCH/Hilles, Event Hall 104, 59 Shepard St.

Holden Voice Recital: Solo Art Songs and Arias Sunday 2 pm Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with kazoos, cannons, bells Sunday 3 pm Lowell House courtyard, 10 Holyoke Pl., entryway F just past front gate

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Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Federico Cortese, conductor. Photo: courtesy of HRO.


Mather Chamber Music Program Sunday 3 pm

Music for duos, trios, quartets and quintets by Brahms and Haydn. Mather Senior Common Room, 10 Cowperthwaite St.

Dudley House Orchestra Sunday 5 pm

Works by Mozart, Elgar and Mahler. Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St.

Jazz Composition & Improvisation students of Vijay Iyer, hosted by Yosvany Terry, Senior Lecturer in Music Saturday 1-5 pm 1-1:20: Claire Dickson ’19, vocals; Camila Ortiz ’19, vocals, guitar 1:30-1:50: Jacob Gollub ’17, guitar; Kyle Matsuda ‘16, piano 2-2:20: Aditya Raguram ‘18, piano; Jonah Philion ‘18, alto sax; Jacob Lurye ‘18, drums 2:30-2:50: Aditya Raguram ‘18, piano; Jonah Philion ‘18, alto sax; Cole Davis Berklee ‘18, bass; Mario Fabrizio NEC ‘18, drums 3:00-3:20: Carlos Snaider ‘17, guitar; Eden Girma ‘18, vocals; Ryan Park-Chan ‘18, tenor sax; Cole Davis Berklee ‘18, bass; Mario Fabrizio NEC ‘18, drums; David Adewumi NEC ‘16 3:30-3:50: Phillip Golub ‘16, piano; Tree Palmedo ‘16, trumpet; Alex Graff ‘17, guitar; Max Lesser ‘19, tenor sax; Joshuah Campbell ’16, vocals 4-4:20: Joshuah Campbell ’16, Gabe Fox-Peck ’19, Mario Fabrizio NEC ’18, Cole Davis Berklee ’18 4:30-5: Select students from Music 173r Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Music 189: Chamber Music students of the Parker Quartet Saturday 2-3:40 pm

Ensembles will perform single movements from the works listed below. See ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts for final performance schedule.

Brahms trio in A minor, Opus 114 for Viola, Cello and Piano

Faith Pak ’19, viola; Grant Riew ‘19, cello; Michael Cheng ‘19, piano

Weber trio in G minor, Opus 67 for Flute, Piano and Trio

Kevin Li ‘16, piano; Dominique Kim ‘17, flute; Bihn Park ‘19, cello

Beethoven Piano trio in B flat major, "Archduke," Opus 97

Natalie Hodges ‘19, violin; Sophie Applbaum ‘19, cello; Aristo Sham ‘19, piano

Brahms trio in B major for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 8

Jeremiah Blacklow ‘19, violin; Ila Shon ‘19, cello; Daniel Kim ‘19, piano

Martinů trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, H. 300

Kristen Fang ‘19, flute; Matthew Huang ‘19, cello; Elbert Gong ‘19, piano

Beethoven string trio in C minor, Opus 9 No. 3

Cecilia Yao ‘18, violin; Jackson Whang ‘18, viola; Kartik Papatla ‘18, cello

Beethoven string quartet in C minor, Opus 18 No. 4

NaYoung Yang ‘18, violin; Albert Li ‘16, violin; Anna Sato ‘16, viola; Allison Giebisch ‘16, cello Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

See additional music listings for Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and Harvard Jazz Band on page 4. Many more music listings can be found in the Performance Fair pull-out schedule in the center of the guide.

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S PECIAL T HA N KS Harvard University Board

of

Overseers, 2015-2016

Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University, ex officio Paul J. Finnegan, Treasurer, Harvard University, ex officio Karen Nelson Moore, President, Board of Overseers Scott A. Abell Flavia Buarque de Almeida Michael Brown Susan L. Carney R. Martin Chávez Cheryl Dorsey Fernande R.V. Duffly Christopher B. Field Richard W. Fisher Verna C. Gibbs

Brian Greene Nicole Parent Haughey James E. K. Hildreth Walter Isaacson James E. Johnson Beth Y. Karlan Nicholas D. Kristof Deanna Lee Jane Lubchenco Michael Lynton

Diana Nelson Tracy P. Palandjian Sanjay H. Patel Swati A. Piramal Lesley Friedman Rosenthal Kathryn A. Taylor John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. Gwill E. York Kenji Yoshino

Thanks to Harvard community members who provided talent, time, energy and support for ARTS FIRST 2016. Special thanks to our collaborators and friends in the Office of Campus Services and the team at Harvard Alumni Association. Very special thanks to the Office of the President and the Board of Overseers for their invaluable support. John Lithgow ’67, ArD ’05, Master of the Arts at Harvard Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, and the staff in the Office of the President Rakesh Khurana AM ’97,  PhD ’98, Dean of Harvard College Diana Sorensen, Dean of Arts and Humanities Meredith L. Weenick, Vice President for Campus Services a standing ovation to:

CiCi Yu ’13 Eva Rosenberg ’10 The incredible Harvard Facilities staff!

Harvard Arts Resource Council (harc) Advisory Committee

to the

Office

for the Arts at

Carlton Cuse ’81, Co-Chair Robert Kraft ’76, Co-Chair Neal Baer GSE ’79, GSAS ’82, HMS ’96 Paul Buttenwieser ’60, HMS ’64, HKS ’00 Lynn Chang ’75 Sandy Climan ’77, HBS’79, SPH ’79 Barry Cohen ’74, HBS ’77, HLS ’77 Ron Daniel HBS ’54, UNV ’05 Greg Daniels ’85 Susanne Daniels ‘87 Andrew Farkas ’82 Sandy Farkas Lucy Fisher ’71 Alan Gilbert ’89 Lauren Greenfield ’87, GSAS ’88

Harvard

Charles Hirschhorn ’79 Stanford Makishi ’87 Thomas B. McGrath ’76, HBS ’80 Jeffrey Melvoin ’75 Andrea Miller-Keller ’63 David E. Moore, Jr. ’78 Jim Nuzzo HLS ’94 Keri Putnam ’87 Mia Riverton Alpert ’99 Sylvia Scheuer David Scudder ’57 Thomas Viertel ’63 Irene Weigel ’70 Lisa Wong ’79 Edward Zwick ’74

The OFA gratefully acknowledges the generous involvement and support of its advisors.

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FE STIVAL C R EDI TS ARTS FIRST 2016 Operations Team Jack Megan, Director, Office for the Arts; Producer, ARTS FIRST Marin Orlosky Randow ’07-’08, ARTS FIRST Coordinator Lara Adams, Associate Director of Common Spaces Operations Deena Anderson, Program Associate, Learning From Performers Tara Benedict, Senior Program Director, Marshal’s Office Tina Bowen, Production Manager, Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex Tina Chance, Staff Assistant, Office of the Governing Boards Eric Engel, Director, Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex Elizabeth Epsen, Program Assistant for Dance, OFA Petrina Garbarini, Director of Capital Projects, FAS Physical Resources & Planning Christine Haverty, Director of Events Management, Harvard Events Brice Norton Hennelly, Technology and Operations Manager, OFA Ben Janey, Production Services Coordinator, Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex Mary Lou Kearns, General Manager, Harvard Dining Services Dana Knox, Production Coordinator, College Theater, OFA & TDM Thomas Lee, Director, Learning From Performers and Communications, OFA Jason Luke, Associate Director, Custodial & Support Services, Campus Services Cathy McCormick, Director of Programs, OFA Erin Northington, Manager of Student Engagement Programs, Harvard Art Museums Ruth Polleys, Program Manager, Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex Aimee Ricciardone, Executive Assistant to the Director, OFA Eva Rosenberg ‘10, Arts Program Manager, Harvard Ed Portal Emily Rutter ‘13, Fellow for House Programs, Office of Student Life Bill Sheehan, Assistant Director, Audio/Visual Services, Campus Services Teil Silverstein, Public Art Consultant, ARTS FIRST Stephanie Troisi, Student Services Coordinator, OFA Amy Vest, Director of Student Programming, Office of Student Life Emily Warshaw HGSE ‘15, Department Administrator, TDM Matt Weinberg, Events Coordinator, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

Student Producers Performance Fair Samuel Hagen ’18 Tiffany Lau ’19 Betty Lema ’17 Garrett Maron ’16 Jiha Min ’18 Laura Peterson ’16 Annie Schugart ’18 Jake Stepansky ’17 Sarah Wu ’19 Kat Zhou ‘16

Ballroom Sumire Hirotsuru ’16 Olivia Campbell ’17 Ross Rheingans-Yoo ‘16 Serena Wang ’16 Global Arts Emcees Hasani Hayden ’19 Faith Jackson ’16-’17

DanceFest Tessa Markewich ’16 Gabe Martinez ’18 Laurel McCaull ‘18

Battle of the Bands Christian Arndt ’18 Hayley Fenn GSAS Timothy Tamm ’18 Evan Weiner ‘16

Volunteer Coordinators Sheryl Chen GSE ’13 Lisa Wilks Ball

Guide Emily Vides, Designer Marin Orlosky Randow ’07-’08, Production Manager Thomas Lee, Editor

Front Cover Design/Logo Design Stoltze Design

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CO N G RATULATIONS TO TH E 2 016 A RTI ST DEVELOPMENT F E L LOWSHI P RECIPIENTS Garrett Allen '16 Colin Criss '17 Stergios Dinopoulos '17 Jacob Gollub '17 Sarah Grammar '18 Eliza Mantz '18 Max McGillivray '16 Anna Riley-Shepard '17 Juliana Sass '17 Lily Scherlis '18 Alexander Scolnik-Brower '17 Maia Silber '17 Sam Wolk '17 Sam Wu '17 Karoline Xu '17 Artist Development Fellowships support the development of promising and/or accomplished student artists who have identified an opportunity for transformative artistic growth. Fellowships are awarded annually by the Faculty Council on the Arts, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Read about current and past Fellows and their work on the Harvard Arts Blog: ofa.fas.harvard.edu/blog

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Harvard Glee Club performs in the Harvard Art Museums, ARTS FIRST 2015.


“April is the coolest month.” —T.S. Eliot ‘09

Well, that’s not exactly how the great poet described April; but had he been at his alma mater for our annual arts festival, it might well have changed his feelings!

John Lithgow ’67, ArD ‘05, Master of the Arts at Harvard

Welcome to the 24th edition of ARTS FIRST. Over these four days, our campus overflows with plays, concerts, dance performances and exhibitions featuring the abundant talents of student and faculty artists. Among their ranks you may well find artists who will make unique contributions to the world of the arts in years to come, like so many distinguished student artists of earlier years (see back cover).

This year’s highlights include the Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony in honor of architect Frank Gehry GSD ’57, ArD ’00; a cornucopia of music on the Plaza with the likes of the Silk Road Project, the Parker Quartet, Yosvany Terry and the Harvard Jazz Bands, and Federico Cortese and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra; and Saturday’s free Performance Fair, which overflows with a cappella, classical, jazz, blues, bhangra, ballet, South Asian dance, spoken word performance and much, much more. You can also check out the extraordinary work of visual arts concentrators at the Carpenter Center, visit the new Theater, Dance & Media concentration at Farkas Hall and tour all of Harvard’s Museums on Saturday free of charge. Join us in our celebration of Harvard’s creative community, and find out why April really is the coolest month! John Lithgow ’67, ArD ‘05 Master of the Arts at Harvard Drew Gilpin Faust President, Harvard University Rakesh Khurana AM ’97, PhD ‘98 Dean, Harvard College Karen Nelson Moore ’70, JD ’73 President, Harvard Board of Overseers Jack Megan Director, Office for the Arts at Harvard Producer, ARTS FIRST

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST · NOISES OFF · THE GIVER · THE ROAD NOT TAKEN · HASTY PUDDING THEATRICALS MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR · HTP 167: THAT 1770S SHOW · THE HARVARD DANCE PROJECT · THE PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL · EXPOSURE · HARVARD-RADCLIFFE MODERN DANCE COMPANY · MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING · HYPERION SHAKESPEARE COMPANY · H.M.S. PINAFORE · RUDDIGORE · HARVARDRADCLIFFE GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS · ALEXANDER’S FEAST · HARVARD EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY · THE RAKE’S PROGRESS · HARVARD COLLEGE OPERA SOCIETY · GHUNGROO · SOUTH ASIAN ASSOCIATION · ALL’S FAIR! FIRST-YEAR MUSICAL · POISE AND RATIONALITY · THE SON ALSO RISES · THREE LETTER ACRONYM IMPROV FESTIVAL · ANOTHER SKY · KITTYMACHINE · MO’ MONEY, MOTIF · THE NORMAL HEART · THERE IS A FIELD · DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF · GLORY · CHALK · SOUNDBYTES · THE FLICK · THE PITCHFORK DISNEY · THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, KING OF POPLAND · MY HARVARD EXPERIENCE · THANK YOU FOR MORE THAN YOU KNOW, AND

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2015–16 GOOD MORNING · OUR VOICES · FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL · SHE · CLYBOURNE PARK/A RAISIN IN THE SUN · CRYSTAL’S · MIKE AND MICAH LOSE A BUNCH OF KIDS IN THE WOODS · IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY · HARVARD BREAKERS · HARVARD BALLET COMPANY · HARVARD BALLROOM DANCE TEAM · TAPS · CRUNCH MAGAZINE · THE HARVARD ADVOCATE · HARVARD BOOK REVIEW · HARVARD COLLEGE STORIES FOR ORPHANS · SIMPLICISSIMUS · THE HARVARD ADVOCATE · TUESDAY MAGAZINE · KUUMBA SINGERS OF HARVARD COLLEGE · BRATTLE STREET CHAMBER PLAYERS · BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA · HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA · UNDER CONSTRUCTION · HARVARD POPS ORCHESTRA · RIVER CHARLES ENSEMBLE · BRATTLE STREET CHAMBER PLAYERS · THUD · IN MEDIAS RES · IVORY TOWER


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1995: Jack Lemmon ’47 / 1996: Pete Seeger ’40 / 1997: Bonnie Raitt ’72 / 1998: John Updike ’54 / 1999: David Hays ’52 / 2000: John Harbison ’60 / 2001: Peter Sellars ’80 / 2002: William Christie ’66 / 2003: Mira Nair ’79 / 2004: Yo-Yo Ma ’76, ArD ’91 / 2005: Maxine Kumin ’46 / 2006: Christopher Durang ’71 / 2007: John Adams ’69, MA ’72 / 2008: Joshua Redman ’91 / Spring 2009: John Ashbery ’49 / Fall 2009: Fred Ho ’79 / 2010: Catherine Lord ’70 / 2011: Susan Meiselas Ed.M. ’71 / 2012: Tommy Lee Jones ’69 / 2013: Matt Damon ’92 / 2014: Margaret Atwood AM ’62, Litt.D. ’04 / 2015: Damian Woetzel KSG ’07 / 2016: Frank Gehry GSD ’57, ArD ’00

April 28–May 1, 2016

2016 Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival Guide  

The ARTS FIRST annual festival celebrates student and faculty creativity with hundreds of music, theater, dance, film and visual arts presen...

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