MIT Music and Theater Arts April Calendar
APRIL 2014
2 | Wed | Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. Dario Garcia-Dominguez ‘15, piano. Beethoven, Bagatelles, Op. 33, Sonata in E Major, Op. 109; Chopin, Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38; Prokofiev, Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28; Libermann, Gargoyles, Op. 29. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
3 | Th | MTA Composer Forum presents: Keeril Makan: Letting Time Circle Through Us and other recent music, a preview for the concert of Keeril Makan’s music by Either/Or on 4/5 in Killian Hall. 5pm, Lewis Music Library, 14E-109.  Free. A reception will follow.
4 | Fri | Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. Eleanor Bors (G), cello. Chausson, Op. 39; Britten, Suite for Solo Cello, No. 1, Op. 72; Schumann, Fantasy Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 73. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
4  | Fri | MIT Guest Artist Series presents: the Jupiter String Quartet in the third concert as part of the complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle performances at MIT. Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1; Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. General admission $5; Free in advance via Eventbrite to the MIT community with an MIT email address. Tickets: and at the door.  Funded in part by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology and MIT Music and Theater Arts.
5 | Sat | MIT Faculty Series. Either/Or presents works of MIT composer Keeril Makan. Keeril Makan, Letting Time Circle Through Us (World Premiere). Jennifer Choi, violin; Russell Greenberg, percussion; Taka Kigawa. piano; Wendy Law, cello; Dan Lippel, guitar; David Shively, cimbalom. 8pm, Killian Hall.  Free. 
6 | Sun | Polish percussionist Hubert Zemler and Evan Ziporyn, clarinet, perform percussion solos and duos with clarinet.  7pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
A member of several independent bands that originated in Warsaw, Zemler has experimented with different music genres: improvisational music (Horny Trees, SzaZaZe, Kapacitron, Piętnastka), contemporary music (Arturas Bumsteinas, Zdzisław Piernik, Tadeusz Wielecki), world music (Ritmodelia, Calle Sol) and ambitious pop (The Saint Box, Incarnations, Frozen Bird, Babadag, Neurasja, Natu). Determined to pursue his own way, he created his own, original sound backed by unique sensitivity, ingenuity and exceptional technique. Lado ABC released an album (Moped) of one of his concerts.   For information about Evan Ziporyn, please visit
9 | Wed | Emerson Scholar Student Recital, Andrew Wang (G), piano.  Bach, Prelude and Fugues BWV 870 and 880 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II; Wang, Variations on Five Characters from Marvel; Brahms, Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24; Graham Gordon Ramsay, Six Preludes for Piano. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
10-12 & 17-19 | MIT Theater Arts and Dramashop present The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
 directed by Janet Sonenberg. 
7:30pm, Kresge Little Theater. Admission is free.  Reserve tickets at  For further information, contact
11 | Fri | Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. Peter Godart, jazz piano. Ran Blake, Horace is Blue, Thelonious Monk, Little Rootie Tootie and works by Peter Godart. Noon, Killian Hall.  Free.
11 | Fri | 12th Annual Prokopoff Violin Concert. 1pm, Lewis Music Library, 14E-109, Hayden Library Building.  Free.
11 | Fri | Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. Carl Lian ‘15, piano. Debussy, Estampes; Bolcom, Nine Bagatelles; Chopin, Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58.  5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
11 | Fri | Annual MIT Campus Preview concert and FAQ session about Music at MIT with Frederick Harris, Music Director of MIT Wind and Festival Jazz Ensembles. 7pm: Q & A about the MIT music program and 7:30 Concert: MIT Wind Ensemble Saxophone Quartet, and MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble performs music of Horace Silver, Thad Jones, Elllington, and Mingus. Killian Hall.  Free.

12 | Sat | Ellipsis Trio; Amanda Wang ’03, violin; Patrick Owen, cello; Konstantinos Papadakis, piano. Amy Beach, Piano Trio, Op. 150; Roberto Sierra, Trio Tropical; D.J. Sparr, Lost in the Old South Tower (premiere); and Bloch, Three Nocturnes. 7:30pm, Killian Hall. Free to MIT affiliates; $10 general; $5 with FB event response.

13 | Sun | MITHAS presents khayal master Pandit Jesraj accompanied by the world famous Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla, 4 pm, Kresge Auditorium. Admission: $30 (adults); $10 (students).  Free to MIT students with ID. Please visit or contact for tickets and final listing.
16 | Wed | Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. June Park ‘16, violin; Eileen Huang, piano.  Debussy, Violin Sonata; Franck, Violin Sonata, Ravel, Habanera. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
17 | Th | Shambhavi Dandekar, lec-demonstration on Kathak Dance, 7:30 pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
18 | Fri | Emerson Scholar Student Recital. Stanislav Tsitkov ‘15, clarinet; Eileen Huang, piano. Françaix, Tema con Variazioni; Salieri, Carnivale de Venezia; Schumann, Fantasiestücke; Bruch, Eight Pieces for Clarinet and Viola. Noon, Killian Hall.  Free.
18 | Fri | MIT Chamber Chorus, William Cutter, music director. Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb, Hymn to St. Cecilia, Flower Songs, Cantata Misericordium. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium.  General admission $5; Free to the MIT community with an MIT email address. Tickets: and at the door.
19 | Sat | MIT Gamelan Galak Tika, Dewa Alit, guest director. Performing a new work by Dewa Alit and Christine Southworth’s Supercollider for electric gamelan and string quartet. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium.  General admission $5; Free in advance via Eventbrite to the MIT community with an MIT email address.  Tickets: and at the door.
23 | Wed | Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. Albert Wu ‘14, piano. Chopin, Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35; Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
23 | Wed | Senior Recital by Daniel Manesh ‘14, piano.  Beeethoven, Sonata Op. 27, No. 1; Liszt, Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata; Barber, Nocturne, Op. 33 and Sonata for Piano, Op. 26; Chopin, Two Nocturnes, Op. 48. 8pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
24 | Th | Emerson Vocal Master Class by Kevin Wilson, Director, Graduate Vocal Pedagogy Degree Program and Voice Faculty at the Boston Conservatory. 7:30pm, Killian Hall.   Free.
25 | Fri | Emerson Scholars Student Recital.  Divya Pillai ‘15, soprano; Eileen Huang, piano. Donizetti, Selections from Composizioni da Camera and Quel guardo il cavaliere…So anch’io la virtu magica from Don Pasquale; Dvorák, Gypsy Melodies, Op. 55; Granados, Tonadillas al estilo antiguo. Noon, Killian Hall.  Free.
25 | Fri | Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. Abhishek Sarkar (G), piano. Scriabin, Deux Danses, Op. 73 and Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64, White Mass; Rachmaninoff, Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
25 | Fri | 7th Annual Herb Pomeroy Memorial Concert. MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director, with special guests, MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, John Harbison, Director.  Music by and associated with Boston jazz legend Herb Pomeroy, premiere of a piece for FJE and VJE by Peter Godart, ’15, and music by Ellington, Strayhorn, John La Porta, and others.  8pm, Kresge Auditorium.  General admission $5; Free in advance via Eventbrite to the MIT community with an MIT email address.  Tickets: and at the door.  Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.
26 | Sat | MIT Senior Lecturer in Theater Arts Anna Kohler in collaboration with Bozkurt Karasu in a reading of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice, a monologue set in Paris, where a middle-aged woman is on a phone call with her lover of the last five years. He is to marry another woman the next day, which causes her to despair. The monologue traces the woman's mental breakdown.  7:30pm, Killian Hall.  Free.
26 | Sat | Mark Harvey and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. New works for jazz orchestra including an Elegy for the victims of the Marathon bombing and SpaceWays, a centennial tribute to Sun Ra, as well as a performance of Harvey's No Walls, the official song of Jazz Week 2014.  This concert celebrates Jazz Week in Boston and Jazz Appreciation Month in America. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium.  Free.
28 | Mon | IT’S ALIVE!!! presents It wasn't me, a new work by Kristof Magnusson, a multi-lingual reading in collaboration with Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT as part of the series of staged play readings featuring, by students, professional actors, and faculty directed by Anna Kohler. 7:30pm, Killian Hall. Free.
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