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4/17/15a conversation with 2015 Jazz Masters in Residence GEORGE COLEMAN and HAROLD MABERN
Tenor saxophonist George Coleman and pianist Harold Mabern—natives of Memphis, Tennessee, whose distinctive “hard bop” sound incorporates influences from rhythm and blues, gospel and blues—will discuss their careers during a public conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Jazz Bands.

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4/16/15a conversation with composer TANIA LEÓN
David DeBoor Canfield of Fanfare Magazine hails the artistic voice of Tania León as “utterly distinctive, and once one has listened to her music for any length of time, it will not be mistaken as the work of any other composer.” León will discuss her career—which encompasses composition as well as conducting, teaching and arts leadership—with Alejandro L. Madrid, Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Cornell University. Tania León is the Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor through the Department of Music, co-sponsor of this event.
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4/10/15a conversation and demonstration with the VIJAY IYER TRIO
Pianist, composer and bandleader Vijay Iyer—a MacArthur Fellow, a Grammy nominee, and, since 2014, the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard—will conduct a conversation with his award-winning trio (Marcus Gilmore, drums; Stephan Crump, bass) on improvisation, collaboration, and the creative process moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African and African American Music. The Vijay Iyer Trio will appear in concert on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, at Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, with shows at 7:30 pm and 10 pm each night.
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4/06/15public conversation: “Slavery, Dissent, Reconciliation: Harvard Histories”
Join artist Brian Knep, Sven Beckert (Harvard University), Kellie Carter Jackson (Hunter College) and Salamishah Tillet (University of Pennsylvania) and moderator Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Harvard University) for a public conversation about Harvard University's relationship to the many legacies and memories of the Civil War. Sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School, and Hutchins Center for African and African American Research in conjunction with Brian Knep’s site-specific installation “Deep Wounds” in the Memorial Hall Transept, April 4-May 7, presented by the OFA Public Art program.

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4/02/15music producer JONATHAN SHECTER and musician/producer DAN FREEMAN: “Entrepreneurship in the Digital Music Industry”
Jonathan Shecter ‘90, aka Shecky Green, a music and media professional who co-founded the hip-hop music and culture magazine “The Source” and is now editor in chief of the online publication “Cuepoint,” and Dan Freeman ’97, aka CØm1x, a producer/bassist and music technologist, will discuss their careers in electronic music production and promotion—which includes Shecter’s launch of the Game Recordings label and Screen Werks DJ-centric video platform; and Freeman’s real-time performances using the Ableton PUSH instrument and his experience as an instructor at New York City’s Dubspot. Co-sponsored by Harvard’s Office of Career Services.
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3/24/15conversation with conductor MARIN ALSOP, recipient of the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award
Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, is the recipient of Harvard University’s Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award, which perpetuates the values and teaching skills represented by the late Professor Vosgerchian, the Walter W. Naumberg Professor of Music Emerita in the Department of Music at her retirement from Harvard University in 1990. Alsop will participate in a public conversation moderated by Diana Sorensen, Dean of Arts and Humanities, followed by a brief ceremony honoring her with the award.
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3/09/15a master class with composer ANDREW LIPPA
Composer/lyricist for the Broadway musicals “Big Fish” and “The Addams Family,” as well as the Off Broadway cult hit “jon & jen,” Andrew Lippa will lead a master class for Harvard undergraduate vocalists.
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3/04/15a master class with organist CAMERON CARPENTER
A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, and the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album, Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organists and the organ. His repertoire—from the complete works of J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions, and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists—is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. He will lead a master class for student organists using his International Touring Organ—a monumental digital instrument of his own design, playable throughout the world. This event is co-sponsored by Celebrity Series of Boston.

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2/27/15Reggie Wilson: Master Class
Reggie Wilson is a choreographer, performer, and founder and Artistic Director of Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group. Wilson draws from the movement languages of the blues, slave and spiritual cultures of Africans in the Americas and combines them with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create what he calls “post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances.” Wilson is a 2002 BESSIE-New York Dance and Performance Award recipient and recently received the 2012 Joyce Foundation Award. He will teach a contemporary master class.

Co-presented by Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy and Learning From Performers
 
Participants: Advanced dance experience required
Pre-registration for participants: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/50205136176952 
 
All Dance Program master classes are open to participants 18 years of age and older

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2/26/15A Conversation with Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks
Wendy Whelan is one of America’s most celebrated ballerinas. Whelan was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for 30 years and amongst her awards are The Jerome Robbins Award and Bessie Award. Ms. Whelan is currently on a 3-year national tour of her Restless Creature project, and is also working on other freelance projects in dance and opera. “She has enlarged the art she serves.” New York Times.

Brian Brooks is an accomplished choreographer, dancer, and educator. He is the founder/artistic director of the New York based Brian Brooks Moving Company. Recent achievements include choreographing for Julie Taymor’s Midsummer Night’s Dream; creating commissioned work for a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Joyce Theater’s Artist Residency.

Ms. Whelan and Mr. Brooks will discuss their artistic collaboration, including their work together on the Restless Creature project.

Co-sponsored by Celebrity Series of Boston and Learning From Performers.

Brian Brooks Moving Company with special guest Wendy Whelan will perform Saturday, February 28 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 1 at 3 pm at the Citi Shubert Theatre presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston. For more information and tickets, call 617.482.6661 or http://celebrityseries.org/brooks/index.htm.
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2/02/15CANCELLED: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Harvard
Due to today’s snowstorm, the event at 6 pm with the director and cast members of “Motown the Musical” has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Currently on tour at Boston’s Opera House after a record-breaking run on Broadway, “Motown the Musical” tells the story of Berry Gordy, Jr., founder and president of the iconic, Detroit-based record label, and his personal and professional relationships with such legendary Motown artists as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson. At Harvard, the show’s director, Charles Randolph-Wright, and cast members (to be announced) will discuss the history and cultural impact of Motown during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Harvard’s Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. Co-sponsored by Lexus Broadway in Boston.
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1/28/15CANCELED: conversation and clinic with BRANFORD MARSALIS
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis will conduct a conversation on his career and creative process and lead a clinic with students in the Harvard Jazz Bands. This event is co-sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston.
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1/22/15master class with pianist ANGELA HEWITT
Named “Artist of the Year” at the 2006 Gramophone Awards, and made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 and awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006, Angela Hewitt regularly appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Hewitt will conduct a master class sponsored by OFA Learning From Performers, the Celebrity Series of Boston, New England Conservatory of Music (NEC), and The Harvard College Piano Society, which will highlight the Harvard-NEC joint degree program in music performance by featuring two student pianists from each school.
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12/04/14A conversation with composer/instrumentalist DAVID AMRAM
Composer of more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, two operas, many scores for Broadway theater and film—including the classic scores for the films “Splendor in The Grass” and “The Manchurian Candidate,” as well as the landmark 1959 documentary “Pull My Daisy,” narrated by novelist Jack Kerouac—David Amram will discuss his career during a conversation moderated by Mark Olson, Interim Director of Harvard Bands.
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11/21/14a Q&A with composer/lyricist Larry O’Keefe '91 and his 'Bat Boy' collaborators
Composer and lyricist of the Off Broadway cult classic “Bat Boy: The Musical,” as well as musical stage adaptations of the films “Legally Blonde” and “Heathers,” Larry O’Keefe will discuss “Bat Boy” with his collaborators Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming during a talk-back immediately following a performance of the show produced by and featuring Harvard undergraduates. In particular, O’Keefe will talk about the addition of new material especially for the Harvard production, which will be incorporated into future productions of “Bat Boy.”
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11/06/14trumpeter/composer WALLACE RONEY
One of the most in-demand trumpeters on the professional circuit, Wallace Roney holds the distinction of being the only trumpet player the legendary Miles Davis ever personally mentored. Their association peaked in 1991 when Roney was chosen by Davis to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux, Switzerland. He will discuss his career and creative process during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music.


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10/30/14master class with pianist JONATHAN BISS
A pianist the New Yorker has described as “playing with unerring sophistication,” Jonathan Bliss will lead a master class for undergraduate musicians. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). Presented in association with the Harvard Piano Society.

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10/25/14Beatboxing workshop with CHESNEY SNOW
Experience the history and art of beatboxing, or vocal percussion—producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice—at this workshop and “beatboxing battle” led by Chesney Snow, an award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, co-sponsored by Harvard’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.

Space is limited; RSVP to Deena Anderson, dmanders@fas.harvard.edu Snow is executive producer of the documentary “American Beatboxer,” which will be screened at Askwith Lecture Hall at the Graduate School of Education on Friday, October 24, at 5:30 pm; admission is free (RSVPs are not required).
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10/24/14film screening: AMERICAN BEATBOXER with director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of Hip Hop culture, “American Beatboxer” depicts the first ever American Beatbox Championship, held in July 2010 in Brooklyn, New York. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. Contestants of all races and from all over the United States competed in the 2010 Championship, with the film portraying the artistry and dedication of the eight finalists. A post-screening discussion will include director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow. Presented by Learning From Performers, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.
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10/16/14violinist REGINA CARTER
Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled “Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American South,” co-sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Moderated by Prof. Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music, the conversation will cover Carter’s career and her latest recording, “Southern Comfort,” which she describes as “music suggested by my grandfather’s roots in Alabama”—interpretations of Cajun fiddle music, early gospel, and coal miner’s work songs in addition to some more contemporary tunes.

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9/26/14master class with actor/vocalist CAROLEE CARMELLO
Currently playing the role of Mrs. du Maurier in the new musical “Finding Neverland” at the American Repertory Theater, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Carolee Carmello will lead a master class for undergraduate singers. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). This event is presented in collaboration with American Repertory Theater.

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4/28/14filmmaker M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN
Creator of the acclaimed 1999 film “The Sixth Sense” and other supernatural thrillers, M. Night Shyamalan will participate in a conversation about his career, and answer audience questions. Presented by Learning From Performers and the Harvard South Asian Association.
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4/03/14screenwriter/director/producer VINCE GILLIGAN
Vince Gilligan, creator of the awarding-winning and critically acclaimed AMC drama “Breaking Bad,” will discuss the series’ evolution and impact during a conversation moderated by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at Farkas Hall. Admission is free (tickets or RSVPs are not required); seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Doors open at 3:30 pm. This event is sponsored by Learning From Performers and the Office of the President, Harvard University.
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3/29/14open rehearsal with JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
The Juilliard String Quartet—violinists Joseph Lin ’00 and Ronald Copes, cellist Joel Krosnick and violist Roger Tapping—whose “mixture of seamless precision and depth of tonal character” (The Guardian, UK) has earned them accolades from audiences and critics throughout the world, will conduct an open rehearsal at 11 am, followed by a master class with Harvard undergraduate musicians at 2 pm, at Paine Hall. Admission is free for both events (tickets or RSVPs are not required).
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3/29/14master class with JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
he Juilliard String Quartet—violinists Joseph Lin ’00 and Ronald Copes, cellist Joel Krosnick and violist Roger Tapping—whose “mixture of seamless precision and depth of tonal character” (The Guardian, UK) has earned them accolades from audiences and critics throughout the world, will conduct a master class with Harvard undergraduate musicians at 2 pm, at Paine Hall. Admission is free (tickets or RSVPs are not required)
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3/26/14ukulele player/composer JAKE SHIMABUKURO (SOLD OUT)
Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso and composer Jake Shimabukuro—renowned for his 2006 performance of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," one of the first videos to go viral on YouTube with 12 million views and counting-will lead a workshop on playing the ukulele. No experience with musical instruments is necessary, and ukuleles will be provided!
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3/12/14puppeteer JOSHUA HOLDEN
Award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden will teach the fundamentals of puppetry in a master class from 4 to 6:30 pm. After the course, participants will have a basic understanding of how to breathe life into an inanimate object and how to handle a new puppet in an audition setting. Admission free and open to Harvard students only; RSVP by March 11 to pillowmanpuppets@gmail.com.

Want to learn even more about puppets? Joshua is also the puppet coach for "The Pillowman" on the Loeb Mainstage, and along with the Learning from Performers master class, "The Pillowman" puppetry rehearsals will be open to all Harvard students. If you're interested in observing, please contact director Lily Glimcher.
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3/05/14director BARTLETT SHER
A Tony Award winner for his acclaimed direction of Lincoln Center Theater’s 2008 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” Bartlett Sher will discuss his career directing a variety of musical and dramatic productions on Broadway, regional theater and international opera stages. Admission is free and open to the public (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating is first-come, first-served, based on venue capacity.
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2/24/14actress LAVERNE COX
Laverne Cox, one of the stars of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” will discuss her career in television and film, as well as her advocacy on behalf of transgender people. Admission is free (tickets or RSVPs not required), seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Presented by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, BGLTQ Student Life, Queer Students and Allies, and Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus and Learning From Performers.
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2/12/14playwright and screenwriter ALFRED UHRY
Alfred Uhry, whose 1987 play “Driving Miss Daisy” won the Pulitzer Prize and was adapted for a film version that garnered four Academy Awards including Best Picture, will discuss his career during a conversation moderated by Derek Miller, Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University. Admission is free (tickets or RSVPs not required), seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Sponsored by Learning From Performers and the Department of Music.

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1/23/14actor/vocalist BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL
Dubbed “The Last Leading Man” by the New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway, television and film, along with appearances in the America’s greatest concert halls. He will lead a master class for undergraduate singers, and observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). This event is co-sponsored by Celebrity Series of Boston. (Click on details for more information and to RSVP.)
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1/23/14documentary photographer/filmmaker LAUREN GREENFIELD
An award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker who directed the acclaimed 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles,” Lauren Greenfield ’87 will discus and screen clips and stills of her work during a presentation entitled “From Gordon Gekko to the Queen of Versailles: A Journey in Picture, Film and Culture.” (Click on details for more information and to RSVP.)
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12/03/13director/writer/actor LONNY PRICE
A multiple Emmy Award winner for his televised productions of several Stephen Sondheim musicals and a leading stage director, performer and writer, Lonny Price will lead a master class for Harvard student vocalists, including members of the undergraduate production of Sondheim’s “Company,” which plays at Farkas Hall December 5-8.

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11/16/13Discussion with scriptwriter LORING MANDEL (immediately following performance of “Conspiracy”)
Emmy Award-winning scriptwriter Loring Mandel will participate in a discussion immediately following a performance of “Conspiracy,” his stage adaptation of his 2001 television film based on the 1942 Wannsee Conference, which convened Nazi party officials who planned the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” during World War II. Presented by the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, “Conspiracy” is directed by Caleb Thompson ‘14 and produced by Sam Leiter ‘14, Scout O'Beirne ‘15, Hannah Phillips ‘15.
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11/14/13Trumpeter EDDIE HENDERSON
Trumpeter and flugelhorn player Eddie Henderson will be a special guest artist for “The Musical Worlds of Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage,” the first of this year’s two-part tribute to jazz master Hancock, who will deliver the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard next February-March. During a public conversation, Henderson will discuss his career, including his stint with Hancock’s trailblazing Mwandishi sextet throughout the 1960s. Admission is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served.
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11/12/13visual artist JANET ECHELMAN
Lowell House will be screening a TED talk by Janet Echelman ’87, GSD ‘08, whose large-scale public art works have garnered praise and awards worldwide. She will be available for questions afterwards. Sponsored by the “Live at Lowell” series at Lowell House, with support from Learning From Performers. Admission is free and open to Harvard affiliates only, with valid ID.

Please RSVP to davidaferbark@gmail.com or afl809@mail.harvard.edu
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11/04/13mathematician/author SIMON SINGH: “The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets”
Author of the bestsellers “Fermat’s Enigma,” “The Code Book” and “The Big Bang,” Simon Singh will discuss his newest book, “The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets,” which offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series “The Simpsons.” Singh claims that the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers—indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course. Sponsored by Learning From Performers and the Department of Mathematics.

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10/23/13Celtic harpist HELEN LAWLOR
Dr. Helen Lawlor, a lecturer in Irish music and ethnomusicology at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin, will give a lecture-demonstration entitled “Religion, Revival, Recital: Perspectives on Irish Harping in the Twentieth Century,” in which she will appraise the recent history of the Irish harp in its social, cultural and musical contexts. Presented by The Harvard Library and Learning From Performers, this event is free and open to Harvard ID holders only.

Seating is limited; please RSVP to Lynn Sayers, sayers@fas.harvard.edu.
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10/18/13pianist YUJA WANG
Hailed as “quite simply, the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today” by Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Yuja Wang will discuss her career and creative process, and answer audience questions. Sponsored by Learning From Performers, Celebrity Series of Boston and the Harvard Piano Society.
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10/01/13photographer/cinematographer SANDESH KADUR and Biology Professor KAMAL BAWA: “Himalaya: Mountains of Life”
Distinguished Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Massachusetts/Boston Kamal Bawa and photographer/cinematographer Sandesh Kadur will share breathtaking photographs and stories from their new book, “Himalaya: Mountains of Life,” to spark a conversation about why the preservation of this land is so important, not just for us, but for the future of all life on Earth. Following their presentation, a panel of distinguished Harvard professors, representing the arts, humanities, and environmental disciplines, will lead a discussion with the authors on the interconnectedness of art and the humanities in building awareness of and potential solutions to global environmental challenges. Sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Office for Sustainability at Harvard and Learning From Performers.

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4/04/13vocalist/actor BARBARA COOK - Event is SOLD OUT
Legendary performer Barbara Cook, a 2011 Kennedy Center honoree and star of the original Broadway productions of “The Music Man” and “Candide,” among others, will conduct a master class with Harvard undergraduate singers.
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3/13/13organist OLIVIER LATRY
Lauded by the New York Times as a “brilliant instrumentalist ... splendidly clear, steady and buoyant,” Olivier Latry, titular organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, will conduct a master class with Harvard organ students. Observers are welcome, admission free (tickets or RSVPs not required). Sponsored by Learning From Performers and The Memorial Church.
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3/06/13storyteller XANTHE GRESHAM
Hailed by “British Theatre Review” as “a truly great storyteller who unwraps each story like the petals of a lotus flower,” Xanthe Gresham will conduct a conversation and workshop on the art of storytelling presented by Harvard Art Museums, Arts @ 29 Garden and Learning From Performers. Gresham will also perform the epic Persian poem “The Shahnama,” presented in conjunction with the Art Museums’ exhibition “In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art,” on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 pm in the Sackler Museum Auditorium, 485 Broadway (admission free).
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2/14/13a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK
The incomparable vocal group presents “Sweet Honey in the Rock: The Experience,” a discussion/Q&A with musical interludes, hosted by Andrew Clark, Director of Choral Activities at Harvard. This event is co-sponsored by the Radcliffe Choral Society (RCS), which will present Sweet Honey in the Rock in concert with RCS and the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College on Friday, February 15 at 8 pm, Sanders Theatre, part of the 2013 Festival of Women’s Choruses.
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2/07/13author, editor and music curator FRANCIS FALCETO
One of the world’s leading experts on contemporary Ethiopian music, Francis Falceto will discuss his career as a record producer, festival curator and author, moderated by Kay Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African American Studies. While at Harvard, Falceto will also participate in “Africa Remix: Producing and Presenting African Musics Abroad,” a day-long conference presented by the Mahindra Humanities Center on February 8.
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2/02/13soprano RENÉE FLEMING
Grammy Award winning soprano Renée Fleming will conduct a master class with cast members of the Dunster House Opera Society production of Jules Massenet’s “Cinderella,” and answer questions from the audience. Admission is free, tickets required; ticket distribution for Harvard affiliates (2 per person, with valid ID) beginning Tuesday, January 22; for the public (2 per person) beginning Thursday, January 24. Harvard Box Office Harvard Box Office, 617.496.2222 (phone and online ticket orders subject to service fees).
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1/25/13actor/vocalist CHRISTINE EBERSOLE
Acclaimed for her Tony Award-winning tour-de-force performance in the hit musical “Grey Gardens,” Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage (“42nd Street,” “Blithe Spirit”), in television series and specials (“Saturday Night Live,” the current “Sullivan and Sons” on TBS), films (“Amadeus,” “Tootsie”), concert appearances, and on recordings. She will conduct a master class with Harvard student vocalists co-sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Observers are welcome; admission is free and open to the public (tickets or RSVPs not required), seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
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1/24/13comedy writers TOM GAMMILL ’79 and MAX PROSS ‘79
So exactly how hard is it to write comedy? Find out what it takes to make ‘em laugh with veteran TV comedy writers Tom Gammill ’79 and Max Pross ‘79, who will discuss their careers and screen clips of their work at this Wintersession seminar.
Admission is free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Co-sponsored by Learning From Performers and the Harvard Alumni Association.

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1/22/13INTRODUCTION TO MOMENT WORK: EXPLORING THE ELEMENTS OF THE STAGE, with SCOTT BARROW, company member, Tectonic Theater Project
Open to Harvard undergraduates only, this three-day Wintersession workshop will actively engage participants with the elements of the stage—exploring lights, sound, costumes, movement, text, architecture and other elements—to discover their full theatrical potential and the poetry inherent in each element. This experiment in theatrical language and form encourages students to think creatively, to unlock their theatrical imagination, and to discover the multitude of ways that the elements of the stage can communicate. Students are taught to analyze and critique the work from a structuralist perspective. The workshop culminates in a presentation of all the “moments” created over the course of the three days. Moment work is a technique for creating and analyzing theater developed by Moisés Kaufman, founder of Tectonic Theater Project, best known for the Matthew Shepard docudrama “The Laramie Project.”
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12/07/12actor/vocalist KRISTIN CHENOWETH
Kristin Chenoweth—who originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the hit Broadway musical “Wicked” and won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway revival of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” as well as an Emmy Award for the ABC series “Pushing Daisies”—will discuss and answer audience questions about her career. Sponsored by Learning From Performers and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, this event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
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