Harvard Calendar

SPECIAL. Enjoy readings by Jorie Graham, Mary Karr, and Maxine Kumin, and panel discussions involving other poets and scholars at Poetry at Radcliffe: Celebrating Four Decades of Fellowship, on April 12. Sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute, the day-long event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden Street. Reservations are recommended. Call 617-495-8600 for further information.

Mark your calendar for the annual ArtsFirst 2003 festival, showcasing dozens of student performances, plays, and concerts in and around Harvard Yard on May 1 to 4.

 

MUSIC. At Sanders Theatre on March 2, the Harvard Wind Ensemble and the Northeastern Concert Band give a joint concert to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of composer Hector Berlioz. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra plays a program of Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, and Mussorgsky on April 4, and on April 11 the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performs contemporary masterworks, including Britten's Hymn to Saint Cecilia. The Harvard Jazz Bands appear with trumpeter Dave Douglas, among other guest artists, on April 12. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 617-496-2222, or visit the Harvard box office at www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall/.

 

NATURE. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics hosts free observatory nights, telescopic viewings, and lectures on the third Thursday of every month. Call 617-495-7461 for details.

 

FILM. Starting March 7, the Harvard Film Archive and the Goethe Institut in Boston present After the War/Before the Wall: German Film 1945-1960. Call 617-495-4700, or visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org for the spring schedule.

 

Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), Chaise Longue, 1936. Bent laminated birch veneers, bent plywood.

Courtesy Busch-Reisinger Museum, ©2003 President and Fellows of Harvard College (Harvard University Art Museums)

EXHIBITIONS. Marcel Breuer: A Special Installation of 1930s Furniture at the Busch-Reisinger Museum highlights recently acquired pieces by the Hungarian-born artist. Opening April 19 at the Busch-Reisinger is Kandinsky in 1914, a rare opportunity to view two major abstract works that are on loan to the museum. On display this spring at the Fogg is Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection. Starting March 22, the show offers 113 works, including a recently rediscovered Bruegel, seven pieces by Rembrandt, and examples of Dutch landscapes. Christopher Wilmarth: Drawing into Sculpture, which examines the creative shift from paper drawings to the artist's three-dimensional glass and steel structures, appears at the Fogg starting on April 5. At the Sackler, Byzantine Women and Their World ends April 27. Call 617-495-9400 or visit www. artmuseums.harvard.edu for further details.

Appearing at the Peabody Museum is These Shoes Were Made For...Walking? an eclectic array of footwear from around the world. Ongoing at the Peabody is a display of intriguing nineteenth-century Southwestern photographs by Charles Fletcher Lummis, A.B. 1881. For museum hours, call 617-496-1027. The Harvard Museum of Natural History offers the Third Annual Mineral Madness Family Festival on March 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 617-495-8647 for more information.

 

THEATER. The world premiere of Highway Ulysses, directed by Robert Woodruff, with music and text by Rinde Eckert, runs from March 3 through 22 at the American Repertory Theatre. The play tells of a disaffected classics professor whose journey leads him into magical relationships with ordinary people. For tickets, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.

 

DANCE. The Office for the Arts presents Dancers' Viewpointe III, new choreographed works by students and guest professionals at the Rieman Center for Performing Arts from April 10 through 12. For tickets, call the Harvard Box Office at 617-496-2222.

 

Listings also appear in the weekly University Gazette.          

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