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Harvard Music Department


September 2019

Elson Lecture: Barbara Hannigan at Harvard’s Paine Hall

September 23 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
John Knowles Paine concert Hall, 3 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Barbara Hannigan’s Elson lecture “Equilibrium” will explore the Canadian soprano and conductor’s philosophy of mentoring young professionals. Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of her field, with colleagues such as Christoph Marthaler, Simon Rattle, Sasha Waltz, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, and John Zorn. As a singer, conductor – or both simultaneously – Hannigan has given the world première performances of over 85 new creations. Hannigan sang the title role in the 2018 world premiere of Jarrell’s Bérénice at the…

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Composing Women w/Claire Chase and Liza Lim

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Harvard ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St.
Allston, 02134 United States
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From an exploration of musical memories to a work that draws from the intricate patterns of stuttered speech, excerpts of four new works for solo flute will be presented in a lecture-performance format at Harvard’s newly opened ArtLab. Sections of works by composers from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Composing Women program will be performed by students of virtuoso flutist and Harvard Professor of the Practice Claire Chase: Jessica Shand, Mai Nguyen, Jennifer Wang, and Taiga Ultan. Chase, a MacArthur…

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