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Arts First at Harvard May 1-4

May 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

for the huge complete schedule: http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts

Most events are free!

Saturday 5/03

Japanese Tea Ceremony at 10:00 AM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
East Asian Languages Dept
Runs: 5/3
Traditional Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation of powdered green tea. More Details

Performance Fair Kickoff: SEESAW at 10:00 AM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the start of the Performance Fair with a vibrant morning of music on The Plaza hosted by actor John Lithgow ’67 and Director of the Office for the Arts Jack Megan. More Details

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater at 11:00 AM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Radcliffe Yard
Runs: 5/1 – 5/4
The Sunken Garden Children’s Theater will take place in the Radcliffe Sunken Garden.

For over 15 years the cast of Sunken Garden Children’s Theater has performed a new student-written edition of a classic fairy tale. The company has gained a reputation among children and parents of the Harvard and Cambridge communities for high quality, high energy, and high fun! Please join us in our wacky adventures. More Details

Performance Fair Kickoff: Harvard Jazz Band at 11:00 AM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the start of the Performance Fair with a vibrant morning of music on The Plaza hosted by actor John Lithgow ’67 and Director of the Office for the Arts Jack Megan. More Details

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments – special ARTS FIRST hours: 11AM-4PM at 11:00 AM Details

Presented by History of Science Department and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Science Center
Runs: 5/3
Scientific instruments tell the story of science and society from the Renaissance to the present. Of note, instruments connected to Galileo, Benjamin Franklin, William James, and Charles Lindberg. More Details

Performance Fair Kickoff: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring performed by Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra at 11:45 AM Details

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO) and ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the start of the Performance Fair with a vibrant morning of music on The Plaza hosted by actor John Lithgow ’67 and Director of the Office for the Arts Jack Megan. More Details

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater at 12:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Radcliffe Yard
Runs: 5/1 – 5/4
The Sunken Garden Children’s Theater will take place in the Radcliffe Sunken Garden.

For over 15 years the cast of Sunken Garden Children’s Theater has performed a new student-written edition of a classic fairy tale. The company has gained a reputation among children and parents of the Harvard and Cambridge communities for high quality, high energy, and high fun! Please join us in our wacky adventures. More Details

Performance Fair Kickoff: Welcome from John Lithgow ’67 and the Harvard Marching Band at 12:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the start of the Performance Fair with a vibrant morning of music on The Plaza hosted by actor John Lithgow ’67 and Director of the Office for the Arts Jack Megan. More Details

19th Annual Harvard Powwow at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Radcliffe Yard
Runs: 5/3
The Harvard Powwow is a student event featuring Native American drumming, dancing, and performances. More Details

A Midday Organ Recital at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/3
Members of the Harvard Organ Society present works on the historic 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. More Details

American Girl Book Club: Celebrating Ballet and Books at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Dance Center
Runs: 5/3
Exploring a love of reading and ballet through the stories of American Girl character Isabelle. More Details

Chris Heller ’12 Acoustic Set at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 5/3
Singer/songwriter Chris Heller ’12, Quincy House Resident Staff, performs piano pop. More Details

Create Your Own Ceramics at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Office for the Arts Ceramics Program invites you to take the wheel and make original pottery. More Details

DanceFest on the Plaza: Program A at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Bhangra
TAPS
Harvard Ballroom Dance Team
Corcairdhearg
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
The Flaming Gypsy
Youth: A Concept Video
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble
(PADAME)
Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan
Harvard South Asian Dance Company
Michelle Luo and Juan Aparicio
Ankita Jain
Harvard College Hellenic Society
Harvard Passus More Details

Food for Thought at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard
Runs: 5/3
The Harvard Generalist “sells” yummy treats in exchange for your creative ideas. More Details

Harvard College Piano Society at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/3
Members of the Piano Society perform delightful piano duets and solo pieces. More Details

Harvard Pops Orchestra at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
A mix of classical, film soundtrack, and popular music, usually accompanied by theatrical components. Principals: Alicia Alvero Kolski ’15, Emily Hu ’14. More Details

Harvard Story-Time Players Spring Musical at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Science Center C
Runs: 5/3
The Harvard Story-Time Players write and perform short plays for children in Boston hospitals. More Details

Mather Chamber Quartet at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
Classical genre, chamber quartet arrangement of two violins, one viola and one cello. Whitney Thornburg ’15, Brittany Jordan, Emily Rome, and Celia Raia. More Details

Music of Henry Purcell at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Memorial Church
Runs: 5/3
The Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Choral Fellows present a recital of Purcell and Handel. More Details

Round-Robin Duos at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/3
A variety of jazz duos by Chase Morrin ’15 and Kevin Sun ’14. More Details

That Body Art Thing at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard
Runs: 5/3
Experiment with making henna tattoos and being a blank canvas for body art with the Harvard College Art Society (hART). More Details

The Floor is Yours at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Memorial Hall
Runs: 5/3
Try out your best dance moves with the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team. More Details

The Intrinsics at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/3
The soul band brings the sounds of Memphis, Detroit, and New Orleans to Cambridge. Principals: Ethan Simon ’16, Rachel Horn ’14, Nadia Urrea ’17, Jeremy Sabath ’16, Tree Palmedo ’16. More Details

Theater Games and Music at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard
Runs: 5/3
Engage in interactive artistry with students from the Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education. More Details

Three Letter Acronym Improv Extravaganza at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Cambridge Queen’s Head
Runs: 5/3
A long form improvisation by the team. Principals: Gideon Nachman ’16, Zachary Braz‹o ’16, Alex Lee ’17, Eamon Linskey ’17. More Details

Your Solo is Waiting, Get in on the Drama at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard
Runs: 5/3
Enjoy the limelights on center stage with actors from Hyperion Shakespeare. More Details

Exhibition: For the Love of God and His Prophet: Islam Through the Arts at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by Arts @ 29 Garden and Sean Graney
Arts @ 29 Garden St.
Runs: 4/28 – 5/4
A collection of pieces created by Harvard students for Ali Asani’s course focusing on Islamic devotional life through the arts. A large part of the course consists of students creating their own works of art based on the history, culture, and Islamic religious concepts learned in the course. More Details

Acoustic Singer-songwriter at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/3
Original acoustic guitar and vocals by Jen Guidera ’15. More Details

DanceFest on the Plaza: Program A at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Bhangra
TAPS
Harvard Ballroom Dance Team
Corcairdhearg
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
The Flaming Gypsy
Youth: A Concept Video
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble
(PADAME)
Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan
Harvard South Asian Dance Company
Michelle Luo and Juan Aparicio
Ankita Jain
Harvard College Hellenic Society
Harvard Passus More Details

Harvard College Piano Society at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/3
Members of the Piano Society perform delightful piano duets and solo pieces. More Details

Harvard-Radcliffe MIHNUET (Music in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Using Entertainment as Therapy) at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Science Center C
Runs: 5/3
Showcase of pieces typically performed on weekly trips to local nursing homes. More Details

HCSUCS Presents: The Artsy Show at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Cambridge Queen’s Head
Runs: 5/3
Members of the Harvard College Stand-up Comics Society perform original stand-up comedy. Principals: Ben Martin ’15, Dan Fitzpatrick ’15, Sierra Katow ’16, Manny Fox Morone ’14. More Details

Miles Hewitt ’17 at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 5/3
Singer/songwriter performs original songs from his record Empire released last summer. More Details

Mozart Society Orchestra at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
Selections from our spring season. Principals: Maxwell Phillips ’15. More Details

Shani A Cappella at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/3
Traditional Jewish folk songs and modern Israeli pop. More Details

Songs and Arias at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
Liv Redpath ’14 and Melanie Burbules (BU) sing art songs and arias with Jessica Rucinski ’13 at the piano. More Details

The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
A revue of favorites from Gilbert & Sullivan. Principals: Eric Padilla ’14, Allison Ray ’14, Camille Crossot ’16, Kevin Hilgartner ’16, Alex Raun ’17. More Details

The River Charles Ensemble at 1:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
A conductor-less chamber orchestra, performing selections from Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. More Details

The Freshman Musical: HERO at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by The Freshman Musical
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 5/1 – 5/4
A kingdom divided. A land in crisis. It’s all up to the Hero… actually no, the kingdom is a city-state and perfectly united and well, there isn’t a Hero. A producer is in crisis though, because it’s her job to find a Hero. This is Camelot reborn, but random swords in stones and/or farcical aquatic ceremonies signifying divine providence are rather unreliable. The only fair way to find a Hero is a spectacular competition. Five contestants are left, three judges are stressed, and the press is LOVING IT. These people will do anything to be the Hero. But the kingdom might just become divided, and it is all up to the Hero and so really we’re right back where we didn’t start. More Details

BluePrint: Showcase of Christianity in Rock Music at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Cambridge Queen’s Head
Runs: 5/3
BluePrint-Under Construction’s rock band-performs mainstream and Christian rock. Principals: Ji Su Yoo ’15, Una Kim ’15, Andy Kim ’17, Dan Henderson ’15, Charlene Hong ’14. More Details

Camerata Obscura at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/3
Eight singers perform 4-8 part Renaissance polyphony. More Details

DanceFest on the Plaza: Program A at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Bhangra
TAPS
Harvard Ballroom Dance Team
Corcairdhearg
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
The Flaming Gypsy
Youth: A Concept Video
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble
(PADAME)
Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan
Harvard South Asian Dance Company
Michelle Luo and Juan Aparicio
Ankita Jain
Harvard College Hellenic Society
Harvard Passus More Details

Harvard KeyChange at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Memorial Church
Runs: 5/3
a cappella performance of R&B, hip-hop, neo-soul, and Motown. Principals: Lindiwe Rennert ’14, Stephen Kim ’15, Antonia Hylton ’15, Elizabeth Leimkhueler ’15, Amber Wade ’16. More Details

Mozart Society Orchestra at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
Selections from our spring season. Principals: Maxwell Phillips ’15. More Details

On Harvard Time: Live at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Science Center C
Runs: 5/3
Live performance of Harvard’s best (and only) comedy news show. More Details

RecKlez: Harvard’s Premier Klezmer Band at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/3
Harvard’s only Klezmer band plays Eastern European Jewish folk music, from “Dona Dona” to “Ale Brider.” Principals: Justin Szasz ’17, Sandra Korn ’14, Daniel Steinbrook ’12. More Details

Revolving Door Improvisations at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
A long-form, tag-team improvisation featuring a variety of musicians. Principals: Kevin Sun ’14, George Meyer ’15, Tree Palmedo ’16, Laila Smith ’17, Roger Diebold SEAS. More Details

Symmetry Breaking at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Farkas Hall
Runs: 5/3 – 5/4
Symmetry Breaking is an original performance installation within the building of Farkas Hall. Its performances will mark the culmination of a creative thesis for a joint Physics and Math concentration. It explores the concept of the Higgs boson, the celebrated newly-discovered particle, using a variety of perspectives characterized by a fusion of performing, visual and digital arts. Audience members will have the freedom to explore the space as they choose, stitching together a unique narrative from scenes they encounter. Touching upon the nature of scientific inquiry, the creative process and its destructive capacity, our fascination with origins, poetry, the limitations of communication and more through the lenses of dance, illustration, music, technology, and performance, the installation aims to create a comfortable space in which we can engage with physics and art together in new ways. More Details

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker for Two Pianos at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/3
A virtuosic arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite for two pianos, performed by Jason Lee ’16 and Sitan Chen ’16. More Details

Veri’s Songs at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 5/3
Acoustic pop songs written and performed by Veri Seo ’15 on keyboard and guitar. More Details

VoiceLab A Cappella at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/3
VoiceLab (GSAS) is Harvard’s premiere grad student a cappella group. More Details

Harvard Graduate Schools at ARTS FIRST at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Dudley House Dining Hall
Runs: 5/3
Students and staff from Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Medical School offer a variety of musical performances, dance, and more. More Details

‘Cliffe Notes Jam at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/3
The all-female RCS ‘Cliffe Notes present modern and classic a cappella songs. More Details

Bring Me Back at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Cambridge Queen’s Head
Runs: 5/3
A selection of songs from the R&B, soul, and jazz genres. Principals: Cynthia Meng ’15, Erich Dylus ’14, Eli Kozminsky ’14. More Details

DanceFest on the Plaza: Program A at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Bhangra
TAPS
Harvard Ballroom Dance Team
Corcairdhearg
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
The Flaming Gypsy
Youth: A Concept Video
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble
(PADAME)
Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan
Harvard South Asian Dance Company
Michelle Luo and Juan Aparicio
Ankita Jain
Harvard College Hellenic Society
Harvard Passus More Details

Harvard Chinese Music Ensemble at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Memorial Church
Runs: 5/3
Traditional and modern Chinese pieces performed on traditional Chinese instruments. Principals: Wesley Chen ’14, Alexandra Foote ’15, Hursuong Vongsachang ’16, Serena Blacklow ’17, Christian Sidak ’17. More Details

Harvard Krokodiloes at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/3
Harvard’s oldest a cappella group performs popular works from the Great American Songbook. More Details

Harvard Speaks: A Journey Through Self-Expression! at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Science Center C
Runs: 5/3
Harvard students speak on their paths to self-expression through art. More Details

Lambda Singers at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/3
Chamber choir music from the Renaissance. Principals: Melanie Rucinski ’15, Jordan Abbasi ’17, Nicholas Lee ’15. More Details

New Works for Voice and Piano at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/3
New compositions for voice and piano with texts by 20th century American poets. Principals: Jake Wilder-Smith ’16, Levi Roth ’14, Andy Troska ’17, Camille Crossot ’16, Allison Ray ’14. More Details

No One’s Writing Theses Anymore at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 5/3
Singer/songwriter performances by Kyra Atekwana ’14, Kait Boudah ’15, Simon de Carvalho ’14. More Details

Taiko at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
Traditional and contemporary music for taiko and fue ( Japanese drums and flute) by Carol Jin-Jin Chiu GSD and Ellie Tiglao. More Details

Three Improvisations at 2:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
Three improvisational compositions, each featuring a different instrument as soloist. Principals: Auburn Lee ’17, Taiga Abe ’17, Garrett Parish ’17. More Details

3 Part at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Cambridge Queen’s Head
Runs: 5/3
Three-part female harmony group with guitar accompaniment. Principals: Lami Olatuniji ’14, Bethy Dereje ’14, Lindiwe Rennert ’14. More Details

An Afternoon with Speak Out Loud at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Science Center C
Runs: 5/3
SOL hosts a guest poet, Megan Falley-come spit poems at our open mic or just listen. More Details

Cello Choir at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/3
The Harvard Cello Choir performs Impromptu by Klengel and Libertango by Piazzola, arranged by John Lee ’16. More Details

DanceFest on the Plaza: Program B at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Bhangra
Harvard Breakers
Harvard Ballet Company
Lea
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
Asian American Dance Troupe
Expressions Dance Company
Capoeira
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble
(PADAME)
Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Harvard Crimson Dance Team
Middle Eastern
High Pressure by Arthur Moore
When the Sun Rises
Harvard Passus More Details

Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones A Cappella Performance at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/3
One of Harvard’s premier a cappella groups, known for diverse musical styles. Principals: Sandy Uwimana ’14, William Horton ’15, Hannah Mohd-Amir ’16, Julia Biedry ’16, Steve Burke ’14. More Details

No One’s Writing Theses Anymore at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 5/3
Singer/songwriter performances by Kyra Atekwana ’14, Kait Boudah ’15, Simon de Carvalho ’14. More Details

Pop Partitas at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/3
Solo violin melodies played by Shannon Lytle ’16 over a medley of pop, electronic, and dubstep music. More Details

The Harvard Wind Ensemble at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
Original student compositions inspired by timeless dances. More Details

The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
A revue of favorites from Gilbert & Sullivan. Principals: Eric Padilla ’14, Allison Ray ’14, Camille Crossot ’16, Kevin Hilgartner ’16, Alex Raun ’17. More Details

The Radcliffe Pitches at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/3
Performance by Harvard’s oldest all-female a cappella group. More Details

Under Construction A Cappella at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Memorial Church
Runs: 5/3
Christian a cappella performance including a variety of genres. Principals: Charlene Hong ’14, Eric Graves ’14, Ji Su Yoo ’15, Lauren Mandaville ’17, Joan Zhang ’17. More Details

An Afternoon with Speak Out Loud at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Science Center C
Runs: 5/3
SOL hosts a guest poet, Megan Falley-come spit poems at our open mic or just listen. More Details

Brattle Street Chamber Players Showcase at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
A performance by the undergraduate string ensemble. More Details

DanceFest on the Plaza: Program B at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Bhangra
Harvard Breakers
Harvard Ballet Company
Lea
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
Asian American Dance Troupe
Expressions Dance Company
Capoeira
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble
(PADAME)
Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Harvard Crimson Dance Team
Middle Eastern
High Pressure by Arthur Moore
When the Sun Rises
Harvard Passus More Details

Dunster House Opera at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
Members of DHO’s Cosi fan Tutte perform selections from the opera. Principals: Allison Ray ’14, Amelia Ross ’14, Eric Padilla ’14, Camille Crossot ’16, Andrew Troska ’17. More Details

Harvard Din and Tonics Jazz A Cappella at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/3
A cappella performance by the premier all-male group. More Details

Harvard Fallen Angels at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Memorial Church
Runs: 5/3
An all-female a cappella group performs contemporary music. More Details

Harvard Glee Club Lite at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/3
All-male contemporary a cappella. More Details

iiii at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Cambridge Queen’s Head
Runs: 5/3
A band of four performs original music with influences from Bach to Dr. Seuss. Principals: Laila Smith ’17, Paul Bloom (Columbia), Connor Schultze (MSM), Jeremy Dutton (New School). More Details

Shostakovich Cello Sonata at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/3
Movement I, Allegro non troppo, and Movement II, Allegro, performed by Elizabeth Mahon ’16 and Amir Bitran ’16. More Details

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/3
A comedic piece that squeezes the whole Shakespearean canon into one performance. Principals: Taylor Cressler ’14, Matt Barrieau ’16. More Details

The Noteables at 3:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 5/3
Songs from musical theater and musical cinema. More Details

American Girl Book Club: Celebrating Ballet and Books at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Dance Center
Runs: 5/3
Exploring a love of reading and ballet through the stories of American Girl character Isabelle. More Details

Bach Cantata at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/3
A cantata performance by the Harvard Early Music Society. Principals: Sumire Hirotsuru ’16; Camille Crossot ’16 Connor Harris ’16, Jess Rucinski ’13, Taiga Abe ’17. More Details

DanceFest on the Plaza: Program B at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Bhangra
Harvard Breakers
Harvard Ballet Company
Lea
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
Asian American Dance Troupe
Expressions Dance Company
Capoeira
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble
(PADAME)
Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Harvard Crimson Dance Team
Middle Eastern
High Pressure by Arthur Moore
When the Sun Rises
Harvard Passus More Details

Harvard LowKeys at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 5/3
a cappella showcase. Principals: Alyssa N. Reimer ’14, Meghan Magee ’15, William Corbett ’16, Annie Arrighi-Allisan ’15, Ahmed Zaeem ’16. More Details

Harvard University Flute Ensemble at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
HUFE performs works featuring various types of flutes. More Details

Harvard VoxJazz at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/3
A six-person vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of challenging jazz arrangements. More Details

John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/3
Interlocking phrases in this two-piano duet echo the rhythms of spoken language. Principals: Benjamin Marks Woo ’13, Rachel Wong ’15. More Details

Knoxville Summer 1915 at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
Solo soprano recital of Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915″ by Charlotte McKechnie ’15, with Hilary Finucane ’09. More Details

On Thin Ice Improv at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Cambridge Queen’s Head
Runs: 5/3
On Thin Ice performs short-form improv comedy! Please do not bring animals, even talking animals. Principals: Gus Mayopolous ’15, Sam Clark ’15. More Details

Our Pound of Flesh at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Dudley House
Runs: 5/2 – 5/3
A participatory legislative theater performance about imagining alternatives to student debt. Led by Daniel Koff GSD. More Details

The Harvard Callbacks at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Memorial Church
Runs: 5/3
Co-ed contemporary a cappella by fourteen undergraduates. More Details

The Lighthouse Keepers at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/3
Folk, indie, and alternative music with violin, ukulele, and guitar. Principals: Abby Westover ’17, Ella Duncan ’17, Colby Knight ’17, Taylor Carol ’17. More Details

An Afternoon with Speak Out Loud at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Science Center C
Runs: 5/3
SOL hosts a guest poet, Megan Falley-come spit poems at our open mic or just listen. More Details

By the Fireside at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/3
Folktale, singing, percussion and dance by the Harvard Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble (PADAME). Principals: Jinzhao Wang ’14, Aisha Lee ’15, Sarah Odunga ’16, Kimberly Mihayo ’15, Iyeyinka Omigbodun ’16. More Details

Classical Piano Performance by Layla Siraj ’16 at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/3
A collection of classical piano pieces. More Details

Collegium Underground: A Pop Performance at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 5/3
Upbeat and fun a cappella repertoire. Principals: Maura Church ’14, Pamela Chen ’16. More Details

DanceFest on the Plaza: Program B at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Bhangra
Harvard Breakers
Harvard Ballet Company
Lea
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
Asian American Dance Troupe
Expressions Dance Company
Capoeira
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble
(PADAME)
Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Harvard Crimson Dance Team
Middle Eastern
High Pressure by Arthur Moore
When the Sun Rises
Harvard Passus More Details

The Dudley Consort: Monteverdi’s Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro del’amata at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/3
Performance of little-known sexually frank madrigals from Gardano’s 1542 and 1543 anthologies. Principal: James Blasina, GSAS. More Details

Falling Flowers, Night Contemporary Chinese Music at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/3
A contemporary yangqin piece composed by Wang Se, arranged with piano by Lin Yu, and performed by Reylon Yount ’16 and Jennifer Tu ’16. More Details

Harvard Mirch at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Memorial Church
Runs: 5/3
An a cappella group combining the best of South Asian and Western pop music. More Details

Magniphy @ ARTS FIRST at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Cambridge Queen’s Head
Runs: 5/3
Magniphy performs a mix of classic rock, R&B, top 40, and a touch of jazz. Principals: Gita Bhattacharya ’16, Tomo Kazahaya ’16, Julian Salazar ’16, Advik Shreekumar ’16, Rose Whitcomb ’16. More Details

The Harvard Opportunes at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/3
Harvard’s oldest coed a cappella group, singing mostly modern/pop music. Principals: Dylan Schaffer ’16, Erin Aoyama ’15, Sarah Reid ’15. More Details

THUD at 4:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD) perform an unconventional and exciting percussion piece. Principals: Dylan Munro ’16, Caitlin Andrews ’16, Ian Dunn ’14, Alex Amis ’15, Justin Oliver ’16. More Details

VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings at 7:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 5/1 – 5/3
Screenings of work by students in the Visual and Environmental Studies department, including senior thesis projects. More Details

Open Rehearsals for ALL OUR TRAGIC at 7:00 PM Details

Presented by Arts @ 29 Garden and Sean Graney
Arts @ 29 Garden St.
Runs: 5/3
Part I: Heroics This sections focuses mainly on Herakles, Medea, Phedre and Theseus. Please join us for the first of four evenings of casual presentations of the four sections of Sean Graney’s ‘All Our Tragic.’ (additional performances with a focus on a different theme will be May 6, 10, and 13th, 7-11pm.) More Details

Daisy at 7:30 PM Details

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 4/30 – 5/3
Amidst a nuclear bomb scare, Daisy and Lyndon seek refuge in an underground bunker. But as time passes, they learn that this shelter may be more dangerous than the world from which they’re trying to escape. Daisy is the story of how a place of safety becomes a place of suffocating hostility, and of how fear of the bomb may be more deadly than the bomb itself. More Details

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at 7:30 PM Details

Presented by Cabot House Theatre
Cabot House Underground Theatre
Runs: 4/25 – 5/3
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying centers on a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, who begins a meteoric rise from the mail room to Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Finch’s unorthodox and morally questionable business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with Secretary Rosemary Pilkington. More Details

My Soul Is Anchored at 8:00 PM Details

Presented by Kuumba Singers of Harvard College
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
Join the Kuumba Singers for a night of music and other forms of expression celebrating black creativity and spirituality in an annual Spring Concert honoring of the legacy of Dean Epps, one of the first black administrators at the College. More Details

Penelope at 8:00 PM Details

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center
Runs: 4/25 – 5/3
At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four men connive, plot and play for an unwinnable love, even as they face a certain and grisly death. Based on the final chapter of Homer’s The Odyssey, Penelope is an eloquent and wildly funny riff on love, life and the war at home. More Details

The Drowsy Chaperone at 8:00 PM Details

Presented by Office for the Arts
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/25 – 5/4
What do you do when you feel blue on a lonely night? For Man in Chair the answer is his music, and tonight he’s selected one doozy of a record to share with us: the famed 1920s musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. With a cast of characters straight out of the classic theater of the ‘20s – a drunken diva, a Latin lothario, and jovial gangsters posing as pastry chefs, to name a few – a plot as hilarious as it is improbable, show-stopping dancing, and a rollicking score to boot, the show bursts to glorious life in his living room. Join us as, alongside Man in Chair, we laugh, cheer, and discover the truly life-altering power of theater in the uproarious musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. More Details

The Freshman Musical: HERO at 8:00 PM Details

Presented by The Freshman Musical
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 5/1 – 5/4
A kingdom divided. A land in crisis. It’s all up to the Hero… actually no, the kingdom is a city-state and perfectly united and well, there isn’t a Hero. A producer is in crisis though, because it’s her job to find a Hero. This is Camelot reborn, but random swords in stones and/or farcical aquatic ceremonies signifying divine providence are rather unreliable. The only fair way to find a Hero is a spectacular competition. Five contestants are left, three judges are stressed, and the press is LOVING IT. These people will do anything to be the Hero. But the kingdom might just become divided, and it is all up to the Hero and so really we’re right back where we didn’t start. More Details

Fault at 8:00 PM Details

Presented by Independent Producers
Squash court in the Murr Center
Runs: 5/1 – 5/3
Fault will take place in the glass squash court in the Murr Center.

Reserve your free tickets by emailing fault.tickets@gmail.com with your name, desired showtime, and number of tickets!

Who do you blame when it was no one’s fault? Dr. Freeman, a clinical psychologist on a mental ward,must confront his own childhood trauma when three of his patients’ stories resemble his own. When these patients – Bora, Archie, and Olivia – delve into the depths of their own pain, Freeman begins to see his sister, mother, and stepfather in their stories. As his reality shifts from doctor to patient, Freeman must navigate his own memories and guilt.

This workshop production will take place during Arts First weekend, and then hopefully develop towards a summer theater festival in NYC. We look forward to seeing you there. More Details

1000 Nights Out Party at 9:00 PM Details

Presented by Harvard Square Youth Housing Initiative
Harvard Hillel
Runs: 5/3
For only $17, one of Boston’s homeless youth can spend the night in a safe, warm place. Come help us fund 1000 nights in by having an awesome night out at our 1000 Nights Out party!

1000 Nights Out will be a party to remember with free food, cheap alcohol, and featuring a ragin’ dancefloor with DJ Intemperance. AND a just added special acoustic performance in the courtyard by members of HOT BREAKFAST!

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 3RD
TIME: 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
WHERE: HILLEL (52 MT. AUBURN STREET)

GENERAL ADMISSION WITH 2 FREE DRINKS = $8
or BUY A NIGHT, 2 FREE DRINKS, and a T-SHIRT/TANK TOP = $17

(Tickets are available at the Harvard Box Office or at the door.)

Please come join us, bring your friends, and
OWN THE NIGHT! More Details

Adams House Spring Formal: Come Fly With Us at 10:00 PM Details

Sunday 5/04

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater at 11:00 AM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Radcliffe Yard
Runs: 5/1 – 5/4
The Sunken Garden Children’s Theater will take place in the Radcliffe Sunken Garden.

For over 15 years the cast of Sunken Garden Children’s Theater has performed a new student-written edition of a classic fairy tale. The company has gained a reputation among children and parents of the Harvard and Cambridge communities for high quality, high energy, and high fun! Please join us in our wacky adventures. More Details

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater at 12:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Radcliffe Yard
Runs: 5/1 – 5/4
The Sunken Garden Children’s Theater will take place in the Radcliffe Sunken Garden.

For over 15 years the cast of Sunken Garden Children’s Theater has performed a new student-written edition of a classic fairy tale. The company has gained a reputation among children and parents of the Harvard and Cambridge communities for high quality, high energy, and high fun! Please join us in our wacky adventures. More Details

Russian Bellringing Concert at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell House
Runs: 5/4
Traditional Russian peals and concert, featuring head bellringer from St. Danilov monastery in Moscow. More Details

Exhibition: For the Love of God and His Prophet: Islam Through the Arts at 1:00 PM Details

Presented by Arts @ 29 Garden and Sean Graney
Arts @ 29 Garden St.
Runs: 4/28 – 5/4
A collection of pieces created by Harvard students for Ali Asani’s course focusing on Islamic devotional life through the arts. A large part of the course consists of students creating their own works of art based on the history, culture, and Islamic religious concepts learned in the course. More Details

The Drowsy Chaperone at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by Office for the Arts
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/25 – 5/4
What do you do when you feel blue on a lonely night? For Man in Chair the answer is his music, and tonight he’s selected one doozy of a record to share with us: the famed 1920s musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. With a cast of characters straight out of the classic theater of the ‘20s – a drunken diva, a Latin lothario, and jovial gangsters posing as pastry chefs, to name a few – a plot as hilarious as it is improbable, show-stopping dancing, and a rollicking score to boot, the show bursts to glorious life in his living room. Join us as, alongside Man in Chair, we laugh, cheer, and discover the truly life-altering power of theater in the uproarious musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. More Details

The Freshman Musical: HERO at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by The Freshman Musical
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 5/1 – 5/4
A kingdom divided. A land in crisis. It’s all up to the Hero… actually no, the kingdom is a city-state and perfectly united and well, there isn’t a Hero. A producer is in crisis though, because it’s her job to find a Hero. This is Camelot reborn, but random swords in stones and/or farcical aquatic ceremonies signifying divine providence are rather unreliable. The only fair way to find a Hero is a spectacular competition. Five contestants are left, three judges are stressed, and the press is LOVING IT. These people will do anything to be the Hero. But the kingdom might just become divided, and it is all up to the Hero and so really we’re right back where we didn’t start. More Details

Vijay Iyer: Jazz on the Plaza at 2:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
ARTS FIRST Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/4
Stake out a place on the Plaza for an afternoon of exuberant jazz performed by Grammy-nominated composer, pianist, and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer. Hailed as one of “today’s most important pianists… extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic”(The New Yorker), Iyer combines an offbeat and diverse range of rhythms, melodies, and musical traditions to create the improvisation-driven jazz that expresses his highly inventive and whimsical musical sensibility.

Don’t miss the opportunity for a sneak preview of this extraordinary talents latest creative work before the Vijay Iyer Sextet performs at the Newport Jazz Festival this summer. Joining Iyer on the Plaza for an electric ARTS FIRST performance are Graham Haynes, cornet; Mark Shim, tenor sax; Steve Lehman, soprano sax; Harish Raghavan, bass; and Tyshawn Sorey, drums. These musicians will raise the Plaza Tent roof to cap the ARTS FIRST 2014 Festival! More Details

Dudley House Orchestra Concert: Rimsky-Korsakov & Mahler at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by Dudley House Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/4
Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade, Op. 35

Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D Major
More Details

1812 Overture at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Lowell House Courtyard
Runs: 5/4
Tchaikovsky’s famous overture as you’ve never heard it, with Russian bells and simulated cannon fire. More Details

American Gamelan Concert at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 5/4
Music for Gamelan and strings, featuring compositions by Lou Harrison. Principals: Jody Diamond, Artist-in-Residence, Department of Music; Louis Coppersmith ’14. More Details

Mather Chamber Music Program Concert at 3:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Mather House, Senior Common Room
Runs: 5/4
Duos, trios, quartets, students, and coaches perform a varied program of chamber music. More Details

Festival Choral Evensong at 4:00 PM Details

Presented by University Choir
Memorial Church
Runs: 5/4
The Harvard University Choir performs a service of festival choral evensong: the great Anglican evening prayer liturgy that has inspired classic music over the centuries from countless composers in both England and the USA. More Details

IGP Dinner Party Show at 6:30 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 5/4
A dynamic, all-improvised performance served alongside a yummy catered dinner. More Details

Prime at 9:00 PM Details

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Adams House Dining Hall
Runs: 5/4
Crowd-sourced short film about a Harvard senior considering taking a leap of faith. More Details

Lowell Bacchanalia at 9:00 PM Details

Presented by Lowell House Committee
Lowell House
Runs: 5/4

The Lowell House Committee and Senior Common Room invite you to Lowell’s Spring Formal, Bacchanalia!
Lowell Dining Hall and Courtyards
Sunday, May 4; 9pm-1am
Open Bar for 21+
Featuring:
The Intrinsics 9pm-11pm
DJ Ian 11pm-1am
HUID Required
$10 at Box Office or Lowell Dining Hall during meal hours; SEF Eligible More Details

Symmetry Breaking at 10:00 PM Details

 

May 1: Harvard Arts Medal: Author Margaret Atwood AM ’62, Litt.D. ’04

May 2: Party on The Plaza, 5-7:30 PM
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood in person, Brattle Theater, 7 PM

May 3: Harvard Dance Project in SEESAW, 10 AM; Harvard Jazz Band, 11 AM; Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, 11:45 AM; Harvard Marching Band, 12:30 PM
Performance Fair including DanceFest on the Plaza and “Make Art” stations, 1-5 PM

May 4: Vijay Iyer Sextet in concert under the Plaza Tent, 2 PM

Most events free!

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  • 1 karenperry // May 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    We love the Japanese tea ceremony! what do you like best?

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