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JOHN LITHGOW ’67, ArD ‘05 Recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal

April 27–30, 2017


IT BEGAN 25 YEARS AGO... Picture the moment if you can: Tony Award-winning and Oscarnominated actor John Lithgow ’67 strides into a formal dinner of Harvard’s Board of Overseers, that august governing body of the University. This visionary group of leaders has agreed to sponsor the University’s first festival of the arts. In a moment of great solemnity, John rises from the oaken table. He nods a welcome to his fellow Overseers, then does something atypical for such an occasion: disrobes. First the jacket. Then the black tie. At last the shirt. And there beneath – not Superman’s “S,” but the newly minted ARTS FIRST logo on a bright red T-shirt. The board rises in celebration. “It was,” as John said, “the first and perhaps last striptease ever performed for the Overseers.” So it began: ARTS FIRST, Harvard’s annual four-day festival celebrating our creative community. Who could have imagined all that would be unveiled in the ensuing 25 years! Tens of thousands of students – actors, dancers, choreographers, composers, playwrights, musicians, studio artists, filmmakers and videographers – have participated in this annual festival. Many are household names today – leaders in their creative fields. Celebrating this rich artistic legacy, the 25th festival begins with Thursday’s Harvard Arts Medal ceremony honoring Mr. ARTS FIRST himself, John Lithgow, and continues with a 25th anniversary bash at Sanders Theatre on Friday night directed by Diane Paulus ‘88, Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater, followed by Saturday’s Performance Fair overflowing with dance, music and moments of magic and, on Sunday, a blowout celebration with performances by Professor Yosvany Terry, an international jazz sensation, and his band. And sprinkled throughout the weekend: “In the Beginning...,” a tongue-in-cheek ARTS FIRST creation story; the Visual and Environmental Studies Thesis Show; a performance by Silk Road Ensemble percussionists and students; the Theater, Dance & Media concentration’s production of Caryl Churchill’s play Far Away; an array of student-produced shows; and Impulse, a public art installation created by alumni of the Graduate School of Design. Twenty-five years and counting. And the best truly is yet to come. Welcome to ARTS FIRST 2017! Drew Gilpin Faust President, Harvard University

Rakesh Khurana AM ’97, PhD ‘98 Dean, Harvard College

Jack Megan Director, Office for the Arts at Harvard Producer, ARTS FIRST

Kenji Yoshino ‘91 President, Harvard Board of Overseers


ARTS FIRST 2017 2-13 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 14-21 EVENTS BY DAY 22 PERFORMANCE FAIR AND MAP 23 GENERAL INFORMATION 24-35 EVENTS BY DISCIPLINE 36 SPECIAL THANKS & CREDITS Venues are accessible, and events are free and suitable for children, unless otherwise noted. More information and Parking schedule updates Free parking for ARTS ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts FIRST visitors in Harvard’s #ARTSFIRST Twitter @HarvardArts Facebook Harvard Arts Instagram @harvard_arts Office for the Arts at Harvard: 617.495.8676

Broadway Garage on Felton Street (off Cambridge St., near Cambridge Rindge and Latin School) during the following times: Friday, April 28, 7-11 pm; Saturday, April 29,10 am-6 pm; and Sunday, April 30, 1-5 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 HARVARD FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES.


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THURSDAY: HARVARD ARTS MEDAL CEREMONY John Lithgow ’67, ArD ’05, Actor Conversation with the honoree moderated by President Drew Gilpin Faust, who will also award Mr. Lithgow the Harvard Arts Medal.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, April 27, 4 Loeb Drama Center 64 Brattle St.

PM

Admission free, tickets required, limit two tickets per person, available through the Harvard Box Office (boxoffice.harvard.edu) beginning April 18 for Harvard affiliates and April 20 for the public.

Having blazed a trail through Harvard College’s theater scene in memorable turns as both an actor and director, John Lithgow faced a crossroads in the early 1970s. He had just accepted a position at Baltimore’s Center Stage as associate artistic director, an opportunity that would allow him to co-manage and direct productions at one of the country’s most highly respected regional theaters. It would not, however, afford him the opportunity to act. Out of the blue another offer popped up. Arvin Brown, director of New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, asked Lithgow if he’d like to join the theater’s acting company for a season of six roles in six plays. Without hesitating, he withdrew from the Baltimore position and moved to Connecticut, “My springboard,” he has written, “to other, even more wonderful things.” It’s a decision that has had a delightful impact on audiences worldwide who have been entertained, amused and moved by Lithgow’s extraordinarily diverse and memorable gallery of characters. From his Oscar-nominated turn as transgender football player Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp (1982) to his recent success playing Winston Churchill in the Netflix series The Crown, this veteran actor continues to blaze a trail with award-winning performances on stages in the U.S. and abroad, and on television and film.


Among other honors, he has won Tony Awards for David Storey’s 1973 play The Changing Room (which originated at Long Wharf) and the 2002 musical Sweet Smell of Success; two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe and three Primetime Emmy Awards for playing the extraterrestrial Dr. Dick Solomon in NBC’s sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun; and another Oscar nomination for the 1984 film Terms of Endearment. In the midst of a busy acting career, Lithgow has also written books and recorded a series of albums, both for children; and penned his autobiography, Drama: An Actor’s Life, published in 2011. During his time as a member of Harvard’s Board of Overseers it was his idea to establish ARTS FIRST, which was inaugurated in 1993. He has returned to Cambridge annually for the festival, always scheduling his busy filming and performance schedule around the festival, and has presided over the Harvard Arts Medal ceremony, moderating fascinating discussions with the honorees. 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. This time, it’s Lithgow’s turn to sit in the honoree’s chair and be celebrated by a grateful audience—a fitting bow for an artist who has stated, “As it happened, my Harvard years were the most active and creative in my life.” As an added bonus, from April 27-29 Houghton Library will present an exhibition of the actor’s drawings, featuring designs for student productions at Loeb Drama Center and caricatures depicting his early career on Broadway and in television, including memorable performances in M. Butterfly and 3rd Rock from the Sun. See page 25 for details.

Drawing of the original Broadway cast of M. Butterfly by John Lithgow, 1988. MS Thr 396, Houghton Library. Part of the Houghton Library exhibition John Lithgow: Actor as Artist. See page 25 for more information.


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FRIDAY: A CELEBRATION OF HARVARD ARTISTS Marking the 25th anniversary of ARTS FIRST Directed by Diane Paulus ’88, Artistic Director, American Repertory Theater Friday, April 28, 8:30

pm

Sanders Theatre

An extraordinary night of performances featuring an ensemble of accomplished Harvard alumni, faculty and student artists under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus. Join us for an evening of dance, music, spoken word, drama and film honoring the talents cultivated at Harvard and their continuing journeys. Program information will be announced soon; please visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts

Admission free, tickets required, limit two tickets per person. Ticket distribution for Harvard affiliates begins Wednesday, April 12; for the public, Friday, April 21. Harvard Box Office at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., boxoffice.harvard.edu, 617.496.2222. Some tickets will be available at the door.

Diane Paulus ’88 rehearsing Witness Uganda. Photo: Jimmy Ryan


Top: Prof. Vijay Iyer with Chase Morrin ’15/NEC ’16, ARTS FIRST 2015. Photo: Jake Belcher. Middle, bottom: DanceFest, ARTS FIRST 2008. Photos: Marcus Stern


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SATURDAY: ON THE PLAZA Free and open to the public

Performing Musical Difference: Rhythms of Unity | 11

am

Wake up the Plaza with body percussion and music of the Silk Road Ensemble, performed by students in Music 194: Performing Musical Difference. Drawing on traditional Middle Eastern rhythms, this collaboration with Professor Kay Kaufman Shelemay and Shane Shanahan, Silk Road Ensemble percussionist, transcends cultural boundaries to build a musical community.

In the Beginning... the ARTS FIRST Creation Story (sort of) 11:30 am Starring Dean Rakesh Khurana as the Fearless Rakeshules, Bringer of Art Sir Dean Thomas Dingman as the Celestial Soprano of the Gods The esteemed Gregory Mankiw, Titan The Reverend Jonathan Walton, Narrator Geneticist Pardis Sabeti as the Algorithmic Oracle with River Charles Ensemble | Hasty Pudding Theatricals | Harvard Ballet Company | Expressions Dance Company | Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones

The ARTS FIRST Origin Story you never knew you wanted to know! In the beginning, Harvard was shrouded in darkness, sorrow and the hard sciences. The campus needed a hero. Then lo! The gods sent their muse, the fearless Rakeshules, who set out to illuminate the campus with art, creativity and transformative experiences. Come witness the ARTS FIRST Creation Story as told by some of the greatest actors of this or any generation! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll never forget it!!

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

Performance Fair on the Plaza Jammin’ A Cappella | 1-3 DanceFest | 3-5 pm

pm

See pull-out in middle of guide and page 30 for details.

Wheel throwing with OFA Ceramics instructor Vanessa Norris, ARTS FIRST 2016. Photo: Jake Belcher.


MAKE ART Everyone is an artist at ARTS FIRST. Make art with students and staff on the Plaza and in the Yard: drawing, origami, ceramics, theatricals and more! Saturday 1-5 PM unless otherwise noted

ON THE PLAZA Ancient Impressions

Use clay press molds inspired by figurative and animal sculptures in the Harvard Art Museums to create your own impression to carry away.

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.

T-Shirt Re-Fashion

Join the Harvard College Art Society in transforming T-shirts into pillows and tote bags to take home. All supplies provided.

Build a Bug

Learn all about our many-legged friends, the arthropods, by building your very own bug to take home. Get inspired by real museum specimens from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Shakespeare Style

Share the stage with Hyperion Shakespeare Company. Grab a script and, presto—you’ll be a Shakespearean star! 1-3 pm

Origami with HARTZ (Harvard Artists for Alzheimer’s) Be part of a collaborative art piece: a kaleidoscope of butterflies. Draw your dream, fold it into a butterfly, pin it onto our net and let it fly! 3-5 pm

AROUND THE YARD Figure Drawing

Explore how you might represent your world on paper. Outdoor figure drawing led by OFA instructors and students in Harvard Yard. Easels, art materials and model provided. Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

New for 2017: ACT ONE Accessible Workshops

People of all abilities and backgrounds are invited to participate in this new series of inclusive performing arts workshops. Developed by students in Music 176r: Music and Disability, these universally designed, wheelchair-accessible and sensory-friendly music and dance activities welcome everyone to join in on the fun of making art together. Sever Quad, outdoors between Sever Hall and Quincy St.


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SUNDAY: JAZZ ON THE PLAZA Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Monday Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet | 2-4 pm ¡Festejemos jazz! April 30 is International Jazz Day—join us for this free concert featuring Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry, Harvard’s Director of Jazz Ensembles, Senior Lecturer on Music and ”a leader among the current generation of Afro-Carribean jazz musicians in the United States” according to The New York Times. Terry conducts the student Monday Jazz Band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and George Cables, and showcases his powerhouse quintet from New York: Yosvany Terry, alto & soprano saxophones, chekeré Michael Rodriquez, trumpet Osmany Paredes, piano Yunior Terry Cabrera, bass Ludwig Afonso, drums

Presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard.

“An especially dynamic presence…Mr. Terry’s playing evokes Ornette Coleman’s extrapolated blues atop ritualbased handclaps and chants.” - WALL STREET JOURNAL


Yosvany Terry playing a chekerĂŠ, ARTS FIRST 2016. Photo: Jake Belcher.


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PUBLIC ART IN HARVARD YARD Impulse

Wednesday, April 26-Thursday, May 4 Noon-10 pm (closes at 8 pm on April 26)

Impulse in Montréal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Lateral Office.

Celebrating ARTS FIRST’s 25th anniversary and its commitment to Harvard artists, the OFA Public Art Program presents Impulse, an interactive experience of light and sound. The project was co-created by Lateral Office—a Toronto-based experimental design practice founded by alumni/ae of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Lola Sheppard GSD ’01 and Mason White GSD ’01—and the Montréal-based lighting consultancy CS Design. Impulse animates public space with a series of acoustic, illuminated see-saws. These units can be “played” to create an ever-changing composition embodying ideas of repetition and variation, formal design and improvisation, stillness and flux. When activated by motion, the see-saws create waves of light intensification and sound sequences. When not in use, the units stabilize to the horizontal and remain silent at a low glowing level. All are invited to become musicians and artists through engagement with Impulse. Harvard Yard, south end of Old Yard Creation and production: Lateral Office and CS Design Production: Quartier des Spectacles partnership, Montréal, Canada Presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard Additional support for Harvard presentation: GSD


I Want to Say I’m Sorry Pt. 2 (1937) Thursday-Sunday Artist talk Saturday 2

pm

This archival and devotional memorial remembers Nanjing and challenges the homogenization of public memorials that blunts the intensity of grief. Nina Luo ’17 Tercentenary Theatre

Art of Residue

Thursday-Saturday Artist talk Saturday 4

pm

Recycled frames of wood, plexiglass and paper board left over from the laser cutting process are reborn as art. Yaqing Cai GSD ’17 & Haoxiang Yang GSD ’17 Next to The Memorial Church, on the Tercentenary Theatre side

What’s Hanging Over Your Head? Thursday-Sunday

A constructed canopy prompts examination of the lived oppressions of everyday life. GSD African American Student Union Harvard Yard, in front of Holworthy and Stoughton Please see map at center of guide for exact locations.

Artist’s rendering of GSD African American Student Union’s What’s Hanging Over Your Head?


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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CURRICULUM Since the 2008 report by the Presidential Task Force on the Arts established the arts as central to the University’s educational mission, a range of curricular courses have broadened Harvard students’ experience of art-making in a way that promotes creative thinking and challenges assumptions. Witness how innovation and imagination thrive in the classroom at these events and exhibitions.

Spring Production, presented by Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) FAR AWAY

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 7:30 Sunday 2 pm

pm,

Friday 7

pm,

Drama by Caryl Churchill, directed by NY-based director Annie Tippe. See page 28 for details. Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

Senior Thesis in TDM Dryside

Thursday-Friday 7

pm,

Sunday 2

pm

Dryside is a dystopian musical written by Aislinn Brophy ’17 and composed by Eden Girma ’18. See page 28. Loeb Mainstage Theater, 64 Brattle St.

Presented by Visual & Environmental Studies Department (VES) Exhibitions and screenings from a year’s worth of courses.

Film/Video & Animation Screenings Thursday & Saturday 7-10

pm

Open Studios: Studio Art/Photography from VES Courses Friday 5-7

pm

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception Friday 5 pm Thursday-Sunday 12-6 pm, through May 26

Levels 1 and 3, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

Presented by Public Art Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) I Want to Say I’m Sorry Pt. 2 (1937) – Nina Luo ’17 Public Art at ARTS FIRST, Thursday-Sunday

Exploring mourning traditions through an installation that originated as coursework from VES 132: Sculpture as In-Human Beings. See page 11. Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard


Music Department Highlights Performing Musical Difference: Rhythms of Unity Performance Fair Kick-Off, Saturday 11

am

Body percussion and music of the Silk Road Ensemble performed by students in Music 194: Performing Musical Difference, taught by Prof. Kay Shelemay and Shane Shanahan of the Silk Road Ensemble. Plaza Tent

ACT ONE Accessible Workshops Make Art, Saturday 1-5

pm

Developed in Music 176r: Music and Disability, taught by Prof. Andrew Clark, these workshops are led by Harvard students in collaboration with community partners. Everybody is welcome to join in these accessible music and dance activities! See page 7. Sever Quad, Harvard Yard

Creative Collaborations Showcase Performance Fair, Saturday 2-4:20

pm

Original jazz and experimental music performed by current and past students of Music 174r: Creative Music Workshop, taught by visiting professor George Lewis (Columbia University). See page 35. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Chamber Music Students of the Parker Quartet Performance Fair, Saturday 2:30-4:20

pm

Students of Music 189 perform excerpts from their final projects. See page 35. Calderwood Courtyard of the Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Senior Thesis in Philosophy Department The Actor and the Audience: Video Games and the Art of Avatars: A Talk by Aaron Suduiko ’17 Performance Fair, Saturday 4:15

pm

Philosophy concentrator Aaron Suduiko ’17 explores a distinctive artistic feature of video games: the relationship between the player of a video game and the avatar, the character within the game that the player controls. He will explore a variety of games that use avatars to challenge belief in free will, assumptions about self-knowledge, personal identity and much more. Come find out how the art of controlling a character can make you see yourself differently. Suduiko is the founder of withaterriblefate.com, a website for the academic analysis of video games. Dudley House Common Room, Harvard Yard

Harvard Glee Club, Prof. Andrew Clark conductor, ARTS FIRST 2015. Photo: Jake Belcher.


14 EVENTS SCHEDULE | APRIL 27

EVENTS BY DAY INCLUDING

SATURDAY PERFORMANCE FAIR & MAP

APRIL 27–30, 2017 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

PM

Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Actor John Lithgow ’67, ArD ’05 See pages 2-3. Free tickets: Harvard Box Office, boxoffice.harvard.edu Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St.

7

Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) Film/Video and Animation Screenings

PM

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

7

PM

Ammunition: The Musical

7

PM

Dryside

7:30

8

PM

Original First Year musical. 2 hours. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard,10 Garden St.

Dystopian musical and Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) senior thesis by Aislinn Brophy ’17 and composed by Eden Girma ’18. 2½ hours. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Loeb Mainstage Theater, 64 Brattle St. PM

FAR AWAY

Spring TDM production of the drama by Caryl Churchill. 1 hour. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

ONTHEFLOOR

Driven by pumping bass, glitter, dance heroism and feats of endurance, this energy-busting experience is part dance, part video installation, part DJ set and part concert. 1½ hours. Tickets: amrep.org Oberon, 2 Arrow St.

FULL EVENT DESCRIPTIONS on the following pages: Public Art: 10-11 | Museums, Galleries & Visual Arts: 24-27 | Theater: 28-29 | Dance: 30-31 | Film: 32-33 | Music: 34-35 EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND ONE-DAY EVENTS are listed on the event-by-day pages. FOR COMPLETE MULTI-DAY INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS, see pages 24-27. FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENTS HIGHLIGHTED Full descriptions of all events, including participants and up-to-the-minute repertoire: ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts


16 EVENTS SCHEDULE | APRIL 28

FRIDAY 9

AM-5 PM

Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age

This Radcliffe Institute conference takes a multidisciplinary and international approach to explore the challenges and tensions that people in urban communities face today. Panelists include international artists, architects, filmmakers and scholars. radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-intersectionsunderstanding-urbanism-conference Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

11:30

AM

Gallery Talk: All the World is Here

12:30

PM

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides

Co-Curator Diana Loren leads a talk in the newly opened exhibition, All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

See peabody.harvard.edu for exhibitions. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

4-6

PM

Kirkland House Gallery Show

5-7

PM

VES Open Studios Opening Reception 5

Featuring work by students and tutors. Kirkland House Senior Common Room (Entryway A), 95 Dunster St.

PM

Five floors of work from VES studio art and photography courses. Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

5-7

PM

Harvardwood ARTS FIRST Mixer

Members of the Harvardwood Boston/On-Campus chapter are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ARTS FIRST and the students who make it happen. John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 33 Dunster St.

7

PM

Ammunition: The Musical

7

PM

Dryside

Original First Year musical. 2 hours. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

Dystopian musical and TDM senior thesis by Aislinn Brophy ’17 and composed by Eden Girma ’18. 2½ hours. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Loeb Mainstage Theater, 64 Brattle St.


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Immediate Gratification Players’ (IGP) Improvised Dinner Party

PM

Harvard’s premiere improv troupe–with real dinner included! Free tickets: email igpharvard@gmail.com SOCH Penthouse, Radcliffe Quad, 59 Shepard St.

7

PM

Lidless

7

PM

FAR AWAY

7:30

8

A play about trauma, violence, revenge and redemption by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. 1½ hours. Free tickets: hrdctheater.com/lidless Loeb Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle St.

Spring TDM production of the drama by Caryl Churchill. 1 hour. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St. PM

World music ensemble performs a diverse selection of pieces from all over the world. Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave.

ONTHEFLOOR

PM

8:30

Dudley World Music Ensemble Spring Concert

Driven by pumping bass, glitter, dance heroism and feats of endurance, this energy-busting experience is part dance, part video installation, part DJ set and part concert. 1½ hours. Tickets: amrep.org Oberon, 2 Arrow St. PM

A Celebration of Harvard Artists

An extraordinary night of performances featuring an ensemble of accomplished Harvard alumni, faculty and student artists under the direction of Tony Awardwinning director Diane Paulus. Free tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Sanders Theatre | See page 4

The Wonderful World of Dissocia, ARTS FIRST 2016. Photo: courtesy of Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club


18 EVENTS SCHEDULE | APRIL 29

SATURDAY 10 AM1 PM

Y2Y through Art: Seeing and Understanding Youth Homelessness in Harvard Square

10 AM2 PM

Japanese Tea Ceremony

11 AM

Student Guide Tours of Harvard Art Museums

Experience artwork by members of the Y2Y community. Y2Y Harvard Square, 1 Church St.

Enjoy green matcha tea and delicate sweets with Harvard-Radcliffe Chado Society. East Asian Language Center, 5 Bryant St.

Meet in the courtyard in front of the LED screens. Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Performance Fair Opening Events Plaza Tent, See page 6

11

Performing Musical Difference: Rhythms of Unity

AM

Wake up the Plaza with body percussion and music of the Silk Road Ensemble performed by students in Music 194.

11:30

AM

12:30

PM

In the Beginning... the ARTS FIRST Creation Story (sort of)

The Origin Story you never knew you wanted to know!

11 12

AM & PM

12:30

PM

Welcome by John Lithgow ’67, ArD ’05 With the Harvard University Band

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater

Fun and original adaptation of a classic fairy tale for kids. Each show 20 minutes. Sunken Garden, Radcliffe Yard

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides See peabody.harvard.edu for exhibitions. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

1-5

Performance Fair

PM

11 locations! Over 100 performances! All free! See pull-out grid on page 22.

Make Art Stations

Join the fun! See page 7. The Plaza

1-5:30

2

PM

PM

22nd Annual Harvard University Pow Wow Annual celebration of indigenous culture. hunap.harvard.edu/harvard-powwow Radcliffe Quad (at Garden St. & Shepard St.)

Ammunition: The Musical

Original First Year musical. 2 hours. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.


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Lidless

PM & PM

2-5

A play about trauma, violence, revenge and redemption by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. 1½ hours. Free tickets: hrdctheater.com/lidless Loeb Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle St.

PM

Harvard College Film Festival: Social Activism through Film, with post-film discussion Harvard Hall 104, Harvard Yard

7

IGP’s Improvised Dinner Party

PM

7-10

Harvard’s premier improv troupe–with real dinner included! Free tickets: email igpharvard@gmail.com SOCH Penthouse, Radcliffe Quad, 59 Shepard St. PM

Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) Film/Video and Animation Screenings

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

7:30

PM

FAR AWAY

Spring TDM production of the drama by Caryl Churchill. 1 hour. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

7:308:30 pm

Haydn’s The Creation

8

Kuumba Singers 47th Annual Dr. Archie C. Epps Spring Concert

PM

Harvard University Choir, period instrument ensemble Grand Harmonie and Harvard alumni/ae soloists. The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

A night of fulfillment and fun, with song, dance, poetry and more. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave, Cambridge

10:30

PM

The Donkey Show

The ultimate disco experience inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Diane Paulus ’88. Tickets: amrep.org Oberon, 2 Arrow St.

The Harvard University Drummers, ARTS FIRST 2016. Photo: Jake Belcher.


20 EVENTS SCHEDULE | APRIL 30

SUNDAY 10 AM2 PM

Japanese Tea Ceremony

12 PM & 1 PM

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater

12-4

Harvard College Film Festival Closing Ceremony

1

PM

PM

Harvard-Radcliffe Chado Society demonstrates one of Japan’s most iconic traditional arts. Enjoy green matcha tea and delicate sweets. East Asian Language Center, 5 Bryant St.

Fun and original adaptation of a classic fairy tale for kids. Each show 20 minutes. Sunken Garden, Radcliffe Yard

Screenings of this year’s award-winning films followed by a keynote address by Susanne Daniels '87. Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides See peabody.harvard.edu for exhibitions. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

2-4

PM

Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Monday Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert! Presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard. See page 8. Plaza Tent

2

PM

Harvard Choruses Spring Voice Recital

2

PM

The Magic of Java

2

PM

FAR AWAY

2

PM

Dryside

2 7

PM & PM

Lidless

Students from the Harvard Choruses’ Holden Voice Program present solo repertoire from varied genres, including art song, opera, musical theater and jazz. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Scenes from The Magic Flute featuring intricate Javanese shadow puppets and the sonorous gong-chime gamelan. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

Spring TDM production of the drama by Caryl Churchill. 1 hour. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

Dystopian musical and TDM senior thesis by Aislinn Brophy ’17, composed by Eden Girma ’18. 2½ hours. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Loeb Mainstage Theater, 64 Brattle St.

A play about trauma, violence, revenge and redemption by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. 1½ hours. Free tickets: hrdctheater.com/lidless Loeb Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle St.


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2-6

PM

Dudley Short Film Festival

Short films (15 minutes max) made by Harvard graduate students. Popcorn and drinks provided! Dudley House Common Room, Harvard Yard

3

PM

Mather Chamber Music Program Concert

3

PM

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with kazoos, cannons, bells

Duos, trios and quartets for diverse instruments and voices. Mather Senior Common Room, 10 Cowperthwaite St.

Led by conductor Ed Jones, this pick-up version features the Lowell House bells and simulated cannon fire. Open to everyone to participate. Grab a kazoo and join in! Lowell House Courtyard, 10 Holyoke Pl. (entryway F)

4

4:30

7

Organ Recital: Mark Dwyer

PM

Organist and Choirmaster, The Church of the Advent, Boston, MA. The Memorial Church Sanctuary, Harvard Yard PM

Film directed by Jem Cohen and the band Fugazi documenting the seminal “post-hardcore” band from 1987 to 1996. Tickets at the door. Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

Brooklyn – Gusinje (Bruklin – Gusinje)

PM

7:30

Instrument

An intimate study of tradition, integration and culture in the Balkans. Tickets at the door. Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St. PM

Dudley House Orchestra

Debussy’s Rondes de Printemps, Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 23 and Schumann’s Symphony no. 1. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Sanders Theatre

1812 Overture with kazoos (and cannons)! ARTS FIRST 2016. Photo: Jake Belcher.


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GRACE NOTES GRACE NOTES Adolphus Busch Hall Adolphus Busch Hall Kirkland 2727 Kirkland St.St.

1:30-1:50 1:30-1:50

VioloncellesTrois Trois Violoncelles

FallenAngels Angels Works and transcriptions Works and transcriptions for Fallen three cellos cellos All-female contemporary All-female contemporary for three Audrey Chen ’18, John Lee group a cappella group Audrey Chen ’18, John Lee a cappella ’17, Brian Zhao ’19’19 ’17, Brian Zhao

JAMS JOKES JAMS && JOKES

Cambridge Queen’s Cambridge Queen’s James JamesAn AnHGSE HGSE’17 ’17 Aztec Luke Martinez ‘19 Korean and American hip Original pop songs by Head Pub Head Pub Korean and American rap Original pop songs hop Luke Martinez ’19 Basement, Memorial Hall Basement, Memorial Hall Kirkland & Quincy Sts. Kirkland & Quincy Sts.

OFFBEAT TALES OFFBEAT TALES Dudley House Dudley House Courtyard Courtyard Harvard Yard Harvard Yard

CONTEMPORARY CONTEMPORARY && CLASSICAL CLASSICAL

Mermaids,Magic, Magic, Mermaids, andMesses: Messes:The The and Adventuresofof Adventures Norbertthe thePirate Pirate Norbert

2:00-2:20 2:00-2:20

2:30-2:50 2:30-2:50

Regeneration Regeneration

Funny, tender one-woman play Nancy Rappaport, Funny, tender one-woman play byby Dr.Dr. Nancy Rappaport, assoc. professor psychiatry, HMS, about journey assoc. professor of of psychiatry, HMS, about herher journey of of healing from breast cancer and finding unlikely healing from breast cancer and finding joyjoy in in anan unlikely place, Mount Auburn Cemetery place, Mount Auburn Cemetery

BurneHoliday Holiday Burne

Original alternative rock Original alternative rock music music

3:00-3:20 3:00-3:20

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4:00-4:20 4:00-4:20

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GSDMusic MusicBand Band GSD TheCardBored CardBoredFoxes Foxes Popular The music, Latin Popular music, Latin Original rock music Original rock music

American folk and American folk and Bossanova Bossanova

A cappella pop A cappella pop arrangements and ’90s arrangements and ’90s throwbacks throwbacks

Indie pop-rock covers and Indie pop-rock covers and original songs original songs

4:30-4:50 4:30-4:50

KeyChange Christian and nonKeyChange Christian and nonChristian a cappella with a a R&B, hip-hop, neo-soul Christian a cappella with R&B, hip-hop, neo-soul message of of hope, love and Motown a cappella message hope, love and and and Motown a cappella forgiveness forgiveness

Comedy Comedy

ThreeLetter Letter Three AcronymImprov Improv Acronym Improv comedy Improv comedy

Home,onona aSunday SundayAfternoon Afternoon AtAtHome, Storiesfor forOrphans Orphans Harvard Stories HarvardMagicians’ Magicians’ Sunken SunkenGarden Garden Listen to to original children’s Listen original children’s Society Showcase Children’s Theater Society Showcase Children’s Theater stories written, illustrated stories written, illustrated

and presented byby Harvard and presented Harvard Original children’s musical Original children’s musical students students byby The Harvard Story Time The Harvard Story Time Players Players

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Storiesfor forOrphans Orphans Stories

Listen to to original children’s stories written, illustrated and Listen original children’s stories written, illustrated and presented byby Harvard students presented Harvard students

Original multi-sensory performance piece Original multi-sensory performance piece examining dissonance normality. minutes. examining thethe dissonance of of normality. 1010 minutes. Not appropriate children. Not appropriate forfor children.

TheActor Actorand andthe theAudience: Audience:Video Video The Gamesand andthe theArt ArtofofAvatars Avatars Games Talk Aaron Suduiko ’17. See page Talk byby Aaron Suduiko ’17. See page 1313

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Studentsofofthe theParker ParkerQuartet Quartet Site-specific original compositions student composers: Eden Girma ’18, Max Lesser ’19, Students Site-specific original compositions byby student composers: Eden Girma ’18, Max Lesser ’19, Harvard Art Museums Harvard Art Museums Excerpts works Beethoven, Sinding, Ravel, Nielsen, Brahms and Dvořák. Excerpts of of works byby Beethoven, Sinding, Ravel, Nielsen, Brahms and Dvořák. Jonah Philion ’18, Carlos Snaider ’17, Brandon Snyder ’18, Sam Philion ’18, Carlos Snaider ’17, Brandon Snyder ’18, Sam WuWu ’17’17 Calderwood Courtyard Jonah Calderwood Courtyard See page performers and repertoire. See page 3133 forfor performers and repertoire. Quincy 3232 Quincy St.St.

Solo piano: Chopin’s Solo piano: Chopin’s Nocturnes op.op. 9 nos. 1 1 Nocturnes 9 nos. and 2, 2, Sonata no.no. 3 3 and Sonata

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FINELY TUNED FINELY TUNED

A celebration of of black A celebration black musicals and operas musicals and operas

CamilaOrtiz Ortiz’19 ’19 Camila

Original indie-pop songs Original indie-pop songs with Askew ’19, Alex with IanIan Askew ’19, Alex Graff and Gabe FoxGraff ’17’17 and Gabe FoxPeck ’19 Peck ’19

Memorial Church Memorial Church Main Sanctuary Main Sanctuary Harvard Yard Harvard Yard

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TRADITIONS TRADITIONS && VARIATIONS VARIATIONS

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Paine Hall Paine Hall Behind Science Center Behind Science Center

MODERN MELODIES MODERN MELODIES Phillips Brooks House Phillips Brooks House Parlor Parlor Harvard Yard Harvard Yard

Sacred and secular choral works from across thethe ages Sacred and secular choral works from across ages

Selections from spring Selections from spring repertoire repertoire

AlanaDavitt Davitt’19 ’19 Alana Solo voice and piano Solo voice and piano

Modern and classic Modern and classic a cappella with a soulful a cappella with a soulful R&B twist R&B twist

RESOUNDING RESOUNDING RHYTHMS RHYTHMS

THUD THUDJams Jams

Yard Stage Yard Stage In In front of of John Harvard front John Harvard Statue Statue

Original student compositions byby Vaibhav Mohanty ’19, Original student compositions Vaibhav Mohanty ’19, Jeongmin Lee ’19, Sam WuWu ’17, AriAri Korotkin ’17’17 Jeongmin Lee ’19, Sam ’17, Korotkin

Kangsan Lee ’17, John Lee Song from La La Land ’17

Original pop songs Original pop songs

Performance Fair schedule subject toto change. Performance Fair schedule subject change. Visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts forfor updates. Visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts updates.

beloved Gilbert beloved Gilbert && Teresa Rokos ’19, Hyeon-Jae Teresa Rokos ’19, Hyeon-Jae thethe Sullivan canon Sullivan canon Seo ’20, Lexi Smith ’18’18 Seo ’20, Lexi Smith

works, including original works, including original student compositions student compositions

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Lowkeys Lowkeys

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Jazz a cappella Jazz a cappella

A cappella contemporary A cappella contemporary pop pieces pop pieces

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Harvard HarvardPops Pops Orchestra Orchestra

Harvard HarvardWind Wind Ensemble Ensemble

FUSIAN FUSIAN

BrattleStreet StreetChamber ChamberPlayers Players Brattle Selections from spring repertoire Selections from spring repertoire

A cappella jazz standards, A cappella jazz standards, swing, boogie woogie and swing, boogie woogie and contemporary pieces contemporary pieces

Step StepIt ItUp Up

contemporary Chinese contemporary Chinese music music

GarethAnderson Anderson Gareth ’19 ’19

Harvard Early Music Schubert’s Society & Harvard Piano Trios Baroque Chamber Sophie Applbaum ’19, Orchestra Aristo Sham ’19/NEC ’19,

Scenes from Adolphe Lily Tsai ’17 Hasse’s opera, Alcide al Bivio

Monolog(ue)byby Monolog(ue) ErikKraft KraftALM ALM Erik

Retelling of of thethe worst work Retelling worst work Solo voice, guitar and piano experience ever. Solo voice, guitar and piano bathroom bathroom experience ever. Not suitable forfor children. Not suitable children.

DanceFest DanceFest From breakdancing to to bhangra, capoeira to to contemporary, Korean hiphip hop to to tap, Bollywood and beyond: From breakdancing bhangra, capoeira contemporary, Korean hop tap, Bollywood and beyond: a celebration of of more than 2020 dance traditions from around thethe world. a celebration more than dance traditions from around world. See page 30 for a complete list of the groups performing. See page 30 for a complete list of the groups performing.

River RiverCharles Charles Orchestra Ensemble

Bach Society Ex Cathedra Original opera scenes Bach Society Orchestra Orchestra

Harvard HarvardCollege College Opera Opera

Opportunes Opportunes

Mirch Mirch

Harvard HarvardUniversity University Band Band

Selections of of classic/modern Selections classic/modern Selections from spring Classical music and wellClassical music and wellSelections from spring pieces arranged forfor wind pieces arranged wind loved orchestral film scores repertoire loved orchestral film scores band repertoire band

Asian-interest a cappella Asian-interest a cappella Veritones Veritones performing K-Pop, J-Pop, performing K-Pop, J-Pop, Contemporary a cappella Contemporary a cappella and C-Pop, English hits and and C-Pop, English hits and beyond beyond

Jonah Philion ’18/NEC ’19, Avanti AvantiNagral Nagral’20 ’20 Jonah Philion ’18/NEC ’19, alto sax; Ryan Park-Chan alto sax; Ryan Park-Chan Classical Indian, pop, soul Classical Indian, pop, soul ’18, tenor sax; Aditya ’18, tenor sax; Aditya and Broadway songs and Broadway songs Raguram ’18, piano; Jacob Raguram ’18, piano; Jacob Lurye ’18, drums Lurye ’18, drums

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Kate KateDiaz Diaz’19 ’19

Carlos Snaider ’17, guitar; Carlos Snaider ’17, guitar; Rajna Swaminathan GSAS Rajna Swaminathan GSAS ’21, mrudangam; Martine ’21, mrudangam; Max Thomas ’18/NEC ’19, viola; Ridley/Trevor Mitoma, Max Ridley ’17 Berklee Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Global Jazz Institute, bass, bass Prof. Yosvany Terry, sax

Harvard Early Music An OverDuo Katrina Geddes Schubert’s Society & Harvard Brahms Works for cello and piano OverDuo BrahmsViolin ViolinSonata Sonata An Harvard College Piano Trios Works for cello piano Lee by HKS ’17 composed byand Kangsan Baroque Chamber No.3 3ininD Dminor minor Musical Theater of No. Sophie Applbaum ’19, piano performance Kangsan Lee ’17 and Robert Solo ’17 and Schumann Orchestra Aristo Sham ’19/NEC ’19, Tsai ’17, Hanson Tam Songs from GypsyTheme LilyLily Tsai ’17, Hanson Tam ’19’19 Schumann Mia and Sebastian’s

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Aditya Raguram ’18, piano; Music Aditya Raguram ’18, piano; Music 174r: Creative 174r: Creative Jonah Philion ’18/NEC ’19, Jonah Philion ’18/NEC ’19, Music Workshop Music Workshop alto sax; Neta Raanan NEC alto sax; Neta Raanan NEC Collective ’17, tenor sax; Carlos Snaider Collective ’17, tenor sax; Carlos Snaider Course taught byby visiting ’17, guitar; Mario Fabrizio Course taught visiting ’17, guitar; Mario Fabrizio professor George Lewis NEC ’18, drums; James professor George Lewis NEC ’18, drums; James (Columbia University) Heazlewood NEC ’17, bass (Columbia University) Heazlewood NEC ’17, bass

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ARTS ON THE PLAZA ARTS ON THE PLAZA Callbacks Callbacks

Sanders Theatre Sanders Theatre Memorial Hall Memorial Hall Kirkland and Quincy Sts. Kirkland and Quincy Sts.

Laila Smith ’18/NEC ’19, Laila Smith ’18/NEC ’19, vocals; Martine Thomas piano; Martine Thomas ’18/NEC ’19, viola; Reylon ’18/NEC ’19, viola; Reylon Yount ’17, yangqin; Ben Yount ’17, yang qin; Ben Wetherfield ’18, piano; Wetherfield ’18, piano; IanIan Askew ’19, drums Askew ’19, drums

Percussive dance byby Passus Motown and classic Percussive dance Passus Pop, Pop, Motown and classic and Inside Voices step teams a cappella and Inside Voices step teams rock rock a cappella

composed Movements from Brahms’ Serenade No.by 1 Movements from Brahms’ Auburn Lee ’17 Serenade No. 1

South Asian and American South Asian and American pop a cappella pop a cappella

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Selected opera arias with Selected opera arias with orchestra orchestra

Selected traditional Selected traditional Harvard fight songs Harvard fight songs


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GENERAL INFORMATION

Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St. 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

ARTS FIRST 2017 T-shirts on sale at the

Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St. and Sanders Theatre box office.

Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)/Radcliffe Quad (a.k.a. "The Quad") Leave Harvard Yard through Johnston Gate, and cross Mass. Ave. Keeping the cemetery on the left, walk along Garden St. for approx. ½ mile. Make a right onto Shepard St., enter through the first gate. SOCH is straight ahead. "The Quad" is to the right. 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.


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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Thursday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm Always free admission for Harvard ID holders and 1 guest Free admission on Sunday

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Gallery Talk: All the World is Here Friday 11:30

am

Co-Curator Diana Loren leads a talk in the newly opened exhibition All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology featuring an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides Friday-Saturday 12:30

pm,

Sunday 1

pm

Highlights include: All the World Is Here; Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West; Maya Monuments; Arts of War; Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay; Moche Ceramics; Nasca Ceramics. 11 Divinity Ave.

The Magic of Java Sunday 2

pm

Javanese shadow theater and live music. See page 32 for description. 11 Divinity Ave., 3rd Floor

Harvard Museum of Natural History “Pop-up” Exhibit: The Global Exposure Project Thursday-Monday 10

am-5 pm

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.

Harvard Semitic Museum Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres Thursday-Sunday 11

am-4 pm

Explore Mesopotamian casts, a full-scale replica of an ancient Israelite home and a full-scale reproduction of an ancient Egyptian throne belonging to Queen Hetepheres (about 2550 BC) of cedar, brilliant blue tiles and gold created by a multidisciplinary Harvard team. 6 Divinity Ave.

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Scale: A Matter of Perspective Thursday-Friday 9

am-5 pm

This exhibition examines the concept of scale and its power to transform perceptions of the world and our place in it, featuring microscopes and telescopes and an array of models, miniatures and cultural and scientific artifacts from across the University. The Special Exhibitions Gallery, Science Center 251, 1 Oxford St.


Harvard Art Museums Thursday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm Free admission on Saturday

Galleries feature an ever-changing selection of artworks from the ancient world to the present, and from the Americas, Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean and West and East Asia. 32 Quincy St.

Adolphus Busch Hall Saturday 1-5

pm

A unique collection of plaster casts of sculpture and architectural stonework from the High Middle Ages. 29 Kirkland St.

Houghton Library John Lithgow: Actor as Artist Thursday-Friday 9

am-7 pm,

Saturday 9

am-5 pm

An exhibition of the actor’s drawings, featuring designs for student productions at Loeb Drama Center and caricatures depicting his early career on Broadway and TV. See pages 2-3. 15 Quincy St.

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present Thursday-Saturday 10

am-5 pm

Mixed-media and installation artworks by Juan Roberto Diago, who constructed a revisionist history of the Cuban nation from the experience of a person of African descent. 102 Mount Auburn St.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Playing Fair? Title IX at 45 Thursday-Sunday 9

am-5 pm

Drawing on materials in the Schlesinger Library, this exhibition illuminates the history of Title IX and how athletics became part of the broader political and cultural struggles of contemporary life. First floor, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Yard

Overlay: Exhibition by Xaviera Simmons Thursday-Sunday 12-5

pm

Simmons’s body of work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation. Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Yard

Hall of the North American Indian exhibit, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Photo: Associated Press/Charles Krupa.


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EXHIBITIONS Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) Film/Video and Animation Screenings 2017 Thursday & Saturday 7-10

pm

Open Studios: VES Studio Art and Photography Courses

Friday 5-7

pm

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2017

Opening Reception Friday 5 pm Thursday-Sunday 12-6 pm, through May 26

The senior thesis is the capstone of the undergraduate student’s work in VES. Levels 1 and 3, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy 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

Community and Diversity Program of the Freshman Dean’s Office I Am Here: Expressions of Belonging in the First Year at Harvard Thursday-Sunday

A student-generated quilt celebrating the diversity of the class and feelings of belonging and inclusion. After this display, the quilt will be included in the University archives. Science Center Arcade

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies Poles Apart: Poland’s Culture Wars

Thursday 12-2 pm, Friday 10 am-4 pm, Saturday 1-4 pm, Sunday 1-3 pm Warsaw-based photographers document the current clash of political visions pitting Poland’s national identity and traditional values against modern liberal ideas and European identity. Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery, 27 Kirkland St.

Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum Global Health Photo Exhibit & Mother’s Day Fundraiser Friday 12-5

pm,

Saturday-Sunday 11

am-3 pm

Exhibit of global-health-related photography with a table for free Mother’s Day cards (suggested donation of $5 per card). All proceeds go to Operation Fistula raising funds for obstetric fistula surgery. Science Center Arcade

Y2Y Harvard Square Y2Y through Art: Seeing and Understanding Youth Homelessness in Harvard Square Saturday 10

am-1 pm

Experience artwork by members of the Y2Y community. Y2Y Harvard Square, 1 Church St.


ART IN THE HOUSES Adams House: Made in Adams with Love Friday-Sunday 8

am-11 pm

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 Portrait Show Friday-Sunday 10

am-5 pm

Lowell House Dining Hall, 10 Holyoke Pl.

Mather House: Ceramics and Woodturning Exhibition Friday-Sunday 8

am-11 pm

Mather House, Three Columns Gallery, 10 Cowperthwaite St. Admission for all House exhibitions: use your Harvard ID or see Building Manager/Security Guard.

MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY still

Friday 1-10

pm

Integrating visual art, experimental music and EEG technology, this interactive art project invites the audience to explore the therapeutic potential of art. Sam Wu ’17; Wa Liu, Yale ’17 Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

The Actor and the Audience: Video Games and the Art of Avatars Saturday 4:15

pm

Aaron Suduiko ’17 discusses the relationship between the player of a video game and their avatar, and explores how the art of controlling an avatar can make you see yourself differently. Dudley House Common Room, Harvard Yard

Office of International Education Photo Contest 2016: Kasey Gallagher-Schmitz ’17, Adventures in the Black Forest, detail, Freiburg, Germany; Honorable Mention-Sense of Place.


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THEATER Theater, Dance & Media FAR AWAY

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 7:30 Sunday 2 pm

pm,

Friday 7

pm,

Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) presents this drama by Caryl Churchill examining the effects of war, punishment and retribution when a government seeks to manipulate its citizens through fear, distrust and corruption. In war, what is ultimately good and what is right, and can we tell the difference through our bias? 1 hour. Tickets: Harvard Box Office, boxoffice.harvard.edu Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

Dryside

Thursday-Friday 7

pm,

Sunday 2

pm

Written by Aislinn Brophy ’17 and composed by Eden Girma ’18, this TDM senior thesis production tells the story of two interracial couples fighting to survive in a city devastated by global climate change. Forced to confront their own powerlessness to help the people around them, they search for what it means to make a difference in this chaotic world. 2 ½ hours. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Loeb Mainstage Theater, 64 Brattle St.

Ammunition: The Musical Thursday-Friday 7

pm,

Saturday 2

pm

The 2016-17 First Year Musical takes place on the American home front during WWII, where women go to work in an ammunition factory as the men fight overseas. Follow a dynamic group of characters as they enjoy their newfound independence and relationships formed by working at the factory. Lyrics and music by Janani Krishnan-Jha ’20, Michael Perusse ’20 and Isabella Kwasnik ’20. 2 hours. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

IGP: Improvised Dinner Party Friday-Saturday 7

pm

Immediate Gratification Players, Harvard’s premier long-form improvisational comedy group, treats you to dinner and a show. Free tickets: igpharvard@gmail.com SOCH Penthouse, 5th floor, Radcliffe Quad, 59 Shepard St.

Lidless

Friday-Sunday 7

pm,

Saturday-Sunday 2

pm

A play, written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, set in a parallel nearfuture in which Guantanamo has been shut down. Fifteen years later, a former prisoner finds his interrogator and confronts her. Not suitable for children. 1½ hours. Free tickets: hrdctheater.com/lidless Loeb Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle St.


ONTHEFLOOR

Thursday-Friday 8

pm

Driven by pumping bass, glitter, dance heroism and feats of endurance, this energy-busting experience is part dance, part video installation, part DJ set and part concert. 1 ½ hours. Tickets: americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/onthefloor Oberon, 2 Arrow St.

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater Saturday 11

am

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Sunday 12

pm

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pm

Fun and original adaptation of a classic fairy tale for kids. Includes singing, dancing and lots of laughing. Fun for the whole family, especially young children. Each show 20 minutes. Free, no tickets required. Sunken Garden, Radcliffe Yard

Saturday 2:30

pm

Don’t miss Sunken Garden in the Performance Fair! Dudley House Courtyard, Harvard Yard

The Donkey Show Saturday 10:30

pm

Directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus ’88, this celebrated smash hit brings you the ultimate disco experience—a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the ’70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever! Tickets: americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show Oberon, 2 Arrow St.

The Trojan Women, Fall 2016. Photo: courtesy of Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club.


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DANCE DanceFest

Saturday 3-5

pm

South Asian Dance Company Fusion of classical, folk and Bollywood South Asian dance styles with Western styles such as hip-hop and modern dance. Harvard Capoeira Regional Club Performance of a Brazilian martial art combining Afro-Brazilian dance with martial arts and acrobatics. Madhvi Venkatesh (HMS Curriculum Fellow) Shakti, a Bharata Natyam (Classical Indian Dance) solo performance. Inside Voices Step Team The percussive dance group presents The Meaning of Step, a highenergy blend of clapping, stomping, shouting and more. Omo Naija Harvard's premier Nigerian dance troupe fuses traditional West African culture with a modern, pop-music twist. Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company A dance piece based on Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World. Harvard Breakers Breakdancing performance. Harvard Ballet Company A student-choreographed contemporary ballet. Harvard TaeKwonDo Demonstration Team Performance of traditional and modern twists to this ancient art. DANCE BREAK! Harvard TAPS An ensemble tap performance from TAPS’ Spring 2017 repertoire. Expressions Dance Company EXP, the competitive hip hop subgroup of Expressions Dance Company, presents their spring set Kill Bill. Harvard College Candela Dance Troupe A Latin Dance Showcase: salsa, bachata, merengue and more. Harvard Deepam Deepam's performance of the life and legacy of the Queen of Kittur, the first ever Indian ruler to fight against British rule, blends several Indian classical dance styles. Asian American Dance Troupe Moonlit Peacock, an Ethnic Dai (Traditional Chinese) dance. La’Toya Princess Jackson EXT ’19 Excerpts from Vanity Lane, an original contemporary ballet and modern work. Choreography by Jackson, music by Gordon Williams. Crimson Dance Team A student-choreographed dance piece. Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán Traditional Mexican regional dances and folk music. Harvard Passus Step Team Step With Us, a student-choreographed showcase of percussive dance. Harvard College Bhangra Bhangra is a traditional dance form that originates in Punjab, India, known for its vibrant costumes and energetic dance moves.

Plaza Tent See ofa.fas.harvard.edu/event/dancefest for updates on performance order.


Emerging Choreographers Showcase Friday 5

pm

&7

pm,

Saturday 8

pm

& 11

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See website for more information: ofa.fas.harvard.edu/dance Interdisciplinary dance installations addressing social issues, cultural identity and gender identity after a semester-long residency and mentorship program hosted by the OFA Dance Program and Arts @ 29 Garden. Friday: Gabriella Czarniak ’17; Miriam Huettner ’17; Saturday: Lauren Balbus ’17 and Talia Rothstein ’17. Arts @ 29 Garden, 29 Garden St. at Chauncy St.

At Home on a Sunday Afternoon Saturday 4

pm

Original multi-sensory performance piece examining the dissonance of normality. Not appropriate for children. Sylvia Brodbeck HGSE ’17 and Stewart Brown. Dudley House Common Room, Harvard Yard

From top: Asian American Dance Troupe, Omo Naija, Harvard Breakers. DanceFest, ARTS FIRST 2016. Photos (top, middle): Jake Belcher. Photo (bottom): Robin Barnard.


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FILM Harvard College Film Festival Representation Matters: Film Screening Friday 2-4:30

pm

Screening of a film from production studio A24, the studio behind Moonlight, The Lobster, The Witch, Room, Amy, Ex Machina and more. Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Social Activism through Film Saturday 2-5

pm

A film screening exploring the relationship between art and social activism. Includes a post-film discussion of the role of the film community in addressing current social and political issues. Harvard Hall 104, Harvard Yard

Harvard College Film Festival Closing Ceremony Sunday 12-4

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Screenings of the award-winning films followed by keynote address by Susanne Daniels '87, Global Head of Content, YouTube. Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St. Some film screenings may not be suitable for children. See website for details: harvardfilmfestival.org

Director Damien Chazelle Ęź07-08, right, with J.K. Simmons. Photo: courtesy of The Dissolve.


Harvard Film Archive Instrument

Sunday 4:30

pm

Directed by Jem Cohen and the band Fugazi, this collaborative project documents the seminal “post-hardcore” band from 1987 to 1996 as they explode in popularity while keeping their strict codes of ethics and independence. Cohen’s patchwork of Super 8, 16mm and video footage fits the rebellious function in this mesmerizing diary that drifts on and off stage, in and out of sync, from electric performances to the mundane reality of being a band—all of whose members seem sweeter, funnier and less dramatic than their onstage presences would suggest.

Brooklyn – Gusinje (Bruklin – Gusinje) Sunday 7

pm

Director Zelimir Zilnik uses the love story between a young seamstress and a man recently returned from NY to examine Albanian family values and traditions resulting in a uniquely intimate study of tradition, integration and culture in the Balkans that attempts to mitigate ethnic ignorance and the increasing hostility toward the Albanians. Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St. Tickets at the door, available 45 minutes before show time. Free for all Harvard students with a valid Harvard ID. See website for more information: hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

Dudley House Dudley Short Film Festival Sunday 2-6

pm

A series of short films (15 minutes maximum) made by Harvard graduate students. Popcorn and drinks provided! Dudley House Common Room, Harvard Yard dudley.harvard.edu

“Damien [Chazelle '07-08] and I really bonded over this shared philosophy sophomore year of working really hard and sacrificing… I remember we would really egg each other on and make each other feel guilty for not working hard enough. And we just had a lot of conversations about how we both wanted to be really, really good at what we do, and what it would take.” - COMPOSER JUSTIN HURWITZ ’07


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MUSIC Dudley World Music Ensemble Spring Concert Friday 7:30

pm

Harvard’s only student-run world music ensemble, consisting primarily of Harvard graduate student musicians, performs a diverse selection of pieces from all over the world. Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave.

Haydn’s The Creation Saturday 7:30

pm

Harvard University Choir (Ed Jones, conductor), period instrument ensemble Grand Harmonie and a roster of Harvard alumni/ae soloists. The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Harvard Choruses Spring Voice Recital Sunday 2

pm

Students from the Harvard Choruses’ Holden Voice Program present solo repertoire from varied genres, including art song, opera, musical theater and jazz. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

The Magic of Java Sunday 2

pm

Shadow theater and live music come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on scenes from Mozart’s The Magic Flute featuring intricate leather puppets and the sonorous gong-chime instruments of Harvard’s Javanese-style gamelan orchestra. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, try out the instruments and sample coffees from the islands of Indonesia. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

Mather Chamber Music Program Concert Sunday 3

pm

Duos, trios and quartets for diverse instruments and voices. Mather Senior Common Room, 10 Cowperthwaite St.

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with kazoos, cannons, bells Sunday 3

pm

Led by conductor Ed Jones, this pick-up version features the Lowell House bells and simulated cannon fire. Open to everyone to participate. Lowell House Courtyard, 10 Holyoke Pl. (entryway F)

Organ Recital: Mark Dwyer Sunday 4

pm

Organist and Choirmaster, The Church of the Advent, Boston, MA. The Memorial Church Sanctuary, Harvard Yard

Dudley House Orchestra Concert Sunday 7:30

pm

Debussy’s Rondes de Printemps, Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 23 with soloist Daniel Walden and Schumann’s Symphony no. 1. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Sanders Theatre See additional music listings for River Charles Ensemble and Harvard Jazz Band on pages 6 and 8. Many more music listings can be found in the Performance Fair pull-out schedule in the center of the guide.


Creative Collaborations: Showcase of Jazz and Experimental Music, hosted by Carlos Snaider ’17 Saturday 2-4:20

pm

Current and past students of Music 174r: Creative Music Workshop present their collaborative musical projects. Exploring a range of contemporary musical perspectives, these compositions were developed through an intensive, research-oriented workshop for advanced improviser-composers. Guest performance with Prof. Yosvany Terry, 3:30 pm. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Music 189: Chamber Music Students of the Parker Quartet Saturday 2:30-4:20

pm

Ensembles will perform single movements from the works listed below. String Quartet in F major, IV. Vif et agité - Maurice Ravel Natalie Hodges ’19, violin; Cecilia Yao ’18, violin; Faith Pak ’19, viola; Kartik Papatla ’18, cello Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87, I. Allegro - Johannes Brahms Emma Frucht ’17, violin; Sasha Scolnik-Brower ’17, cello; Alex Beyer ’17, piano Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155, I. Allegro, ma non tanto - Antonín Dvořák Brandon Duffy ’20, violin; Diana Wang ’20, violin; Jennifer Mao ’20, viola; Spencer Kim ’20, cello; George Hu ’20, piano Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114, I. Allegro - Johannes Brahms Erica Chang ’19, clarinet; Sang Bin Park ’19, cello; Evelyn Mo ’20, piano Serenade for two violins and piano, Op. 56, I. Tempo di Marcia, II. Andante, III. Allegretto - Christian Sinding Lexi Smith ’18, flute; Jeffrey He ’20, violin; Emily Brother ’19, piano Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 "Ghost," III. Presto - Ludwig van Beethoven Duana Chan GSAS, violin; Memie Osuga ’20, cello; Alan Yang ’18, piano Trio for violin, cello and piano, I. Modéré - Maurice Ravel Christine Hong ’19, violin; Daniel Giebisch ’19, cello; Daniel Kim ’19, piano Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke," I. Allegro moderato Ludwig van Beethoven Monet Lee ’19, violin; Mackenzie Lee ’17, cello; Matthew Wu ’17, piano Woodwind Quintet, Op. 43, I. Allegro ben moderato (E major), II. Menuet (A major) - Carl Nielsen Kristen Fang ’19, flute; Amy Zhao ’18, oboe; Hyukjoo Hwang ’19, clarinet; Steven Ekert ’20, bassoon; Alec Jones ’19, horn

Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Harvard Choral Fellows, Ed Jones, conductor, ARTS FIRST 2016. Photo: Jake Belcher.


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SPECIAL THANKS Harvard University Board of Overseers, 2016-2017 Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University, ex officio Kenji Yoshino ’91, President, Board of Overseers Paul J. Finnegan, Treasurer, Harvard University, ex officio

Harvard Arts Resource Council (HARC) Advisory Committee to the Office for the Arts at Harvard Carlton Cuse ’81, Robert Kraft ’76, Co-Chairs Neal Baer EDM ’79, AM ’82, MD ’96 Paul Buttenwieser ’60, MD ’64, KSGEE ’00 Lynn Chang ’75 Sandy Climan ’77, MBA ’79, SM ’79 Barry Cohen ’74, JD ’77, MBA ’77 Ron Daniel MBA ’54, LLD ’05 (hon.) Greg Daniels ’85 Susanne Daniels ’87 Andrew Farkas ’82 Lucy Fisher ’71 Alan Gilbert ’89 Lauren Greenfield ’87, GSASP ’88 Charles Hirschhorn ’79

Stanford Makishi ’87 Tom McGrath ’76, MBA ’80 Jeff Melvoin ’75 Andrea Miller-Keller ’63 David E. Moore, Jr. ’78 Jim Nuzzo JD ’94 Keri Putnam ’87 Mia Riverton Alpert ’99 Sylvia Scheuer David Scudder ’57 Tom Viertel ’63 Irene Weigel ’70 Lisa Wong ’79 Ed Zwick ’74

Thanks to Harvard community members who provided talent, time, energy and support for ARTS FIRST 2017. 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. As always, a standing ovation to: The incredible Harvard Facilities staff!

Save the dates for ARTS FIRST 2018: April 26-29


FESTIVAL CREDITS ARTS FIRST 2017 Operations Team Jack Megan, Director, Office for the Arts (OFA); Producer, ARTS FIRST Marin Orlosky Randow ’07-’08, ARTS FIRST Coordinator Lara Adams, Common Spaces Deena Anderson, OFA Tara Benedict, Marshal’s Office Tina Bowen, Memorial Hall/ Lowell Hall Complex (Mem/Low) Andrew Camuso, Harvard Dining Services Tina Chance, Office of the Governing Boards Eric Engel, Mem/Low Elizabeth Epsen, OFA Petrina Garbarini, FAS Physical Resources & Planning Christine Haverty, Harvard Events Brice Norton Hennelly, OFA

Ben Janey, Mem/Low Dana Knox, OFA and Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) Thomas Lee, OFA Jason Luke, Custodial & Support Services, Campus Services Cathy McCormick, OFA Erin Northington, Harvard Art Museums Ruth Polleys, Mem/Low Aimee Ricciardone, OFA Eva Rosenberg ’10, Harvard Ed Portal Emily Rutter ’13, Marshal’s Office Teil Silverstein, OFA Public Art Stephanie Troisi, OFA Amy Vest, Office of Student Life Emily Warshaw HGSE ’15, TDM Matt Weinberg, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

Student Producers Performance Fair (PF) Margaret Canady ’20 Xue Snow Dong ’19 Sam Hagen ’18 Jiha Min ’18 Molly Nolan ’19 Annie Schugart ’18 Jake Stepansky ’17 Georgia Stirtz ’17 Sabrina Wu ’20 ARTS FIRST Intern Tiffany Lau ’19

PF Kickoff Eric Engel, Director Devon Guinn ’17 Lilly Riverón ’17 Diondra Dilworth ’18 Fatima Fairfax ’18 Dan Milaschewski ’17 Nina Morales ’18 David Shayne ’19 Derek Speedy ’18 Rachel Stromberg ’17 Nafisa Wara ’19 Nathan Wolfe ’19 Amy Zhao ’18

DanceFest Gabe Martinez ’18 Laurel McCaull ’18 Steffan Paul ’19 Curricular Music Liaison Carlos Snaider ’17 ACT ONE Elise Alexander ’19

Volunteer Coordinators Sheryl Chen GSE ’13, Staff Assistant, TDM Lisa Wilks Ball, Manager of Financial Operations, Department of Chemistry

Guide Thomas Lee, Editor Marin Orlosky Randow ’07-’08, Production Manager Emily Vides, Designer and layout Stoltze Design, Consulting designers; front cover/logo design

Festival Signage Stoltze Design Cyr Sign, Production and installation


CO N G RATULAT IONS TO TH E 2 017 A RTI ST DEVELOPMENT F EL LOWSHI P RECIPIENTS

Aisha Bhoori ’18 Chloe Brooks ’19 Audrey Chen ’18 Madison Deming ’18 Nica Franklin ’18 Dominique Kim ’17 Ju Hyun Lee ’18 Beckett Mullen ’18 Lance Oppenheim ’19 Leon Pan ’18 Talia Rothstein ’17 Derek Speedy ’18 Annie Wu ’18 The Artist Development Fellowship program invests in promising undergraduate artists to allow them the opportunity to pursue extraordinary opportunities for transformative creative 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

Share your favorite moments of the Festival with us! Post about #ARTSFIRST on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Participate in an audience feedback survey: ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts-first-survey Send us an email: arts@fas.harvard.edu Thank you, and see you next year at ARTS FIRST 2018!

April 28 – May 7: Celebrating the Arts in Greater Boston artweekboston.org


IT BEGAN 25 YEARS AGO... Picture the moment if you can: Tony Award-winning and Oscarnominated actor John Lithgow ’67 strides into a formal dinner of Harvard’s Board of Overseers, that august governing body of the University. This visionary group of leaders has agreed to sponsor the University’s first festival of the arts. In a moment of great solemnity, John rises from the oaken table. He nods a welcome to his fellow Overseers, then does something atypical for such an occasion: disrobes. First the jacket. Then the black tie. At last the shirt. And there beneath – not Superman’s “S,” but the newly minted ARTS FIRST logo on a bright red T-shirt. The board rises in celebration. “It was,” as John said, “the first and perhaps last striptease ever performed for the Overseers.” So it began: ARTS FIRST, Harvard’s annual four-day festival celebrating our creative community. Who could have imagined all that would be unveiled in the ensuing 25 years! Tens of thousands of students – actors, dancers, choreographers, composers, playwrights, musicians, studio artists, filmmakers and videographers – have participated in this annual festival. Many are household names today – leaders in their creative fields. Celebrating this rich artistic legacy, the 25th festival begins with Thursday’s Harvard Arts Medal ceremony honoring Mr. ARTS FIRST himself, John Lithgow, and continues with a 25th anniversary bash at Sanders Theatre on Friday night directed by Diane Paulus ‘88, Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater, followed by Saturday’s Performance Fair overflowing with dance, music and moments of magic and, on Sunday, a blowout celebration with performances by Professor Yosvany Terry, an international jazz sensation, and his band. And sprinkled throughout the weekend: “In the Beginning...,” a tongue-in-cheek ARTS FIRST creation story; the Visual and Environmental Studies Thesis Show; a performance by Silk Road Ensemble percussionists and students; the Theater, Dance & Media concentration’s production of Caryl Churchill’s play Far Away; an array of student-produced shows; and Impulse, a public art installation created by alumni of the Graduate School of Design. Twenty-five years and counting. And the best truly is yet to come. Welcome to ARTS FIRST 2017! Drew Gilpin Faust President, Harvard University

Rakesh Khurana AM ’97, PhD ‘98 Dean, Harvard College

Jack Megan Director, Office for the Arts at Harvard Producer, ARTS FIRST

Kenji Yoshino ‘91 President, Harvard Board of Overseers


JOHN LITHGOW ’67, ArD ‘05 Recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal

April 27–30, 2017

2017 Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival Guide  

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