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Arts First Harvard Sunday May 4

May 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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. DetailsSunken 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. Details

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater at 12:00 PM and at 11:00 AM 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. 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. 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. 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. 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! 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
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Details

Symmetry Breaking at 10:00 PM Details

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  • 1 karenperry // May 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Vijay Iyer’s review in the New Yorker is intriguing!!! What is your best choice for today?

    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.

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