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November-December 2004

A full slate of events can be found in and around the University this season, ranging from English Restoration comedy, science-fiction films, and German artists to nature walks, the Kuumba Singers, and ballet theater. This sampler offers something for everyone seeking insight, culture, or spectacle in Harvard Square.

 

SEASONAL

 

The Game

November 20 at home

www.gocrimson.collegesports.com; 617-495-4848 or 1-877-Go Harvard


Harvard-Yale Football Concert

November 19 at 8 p.m. • Fans eager to start the festivities early may attend the annual concert, featuring the Harvard Glee Club. Sanders Theatre.

www.fas.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222


The Kuumba Singers Christmas Concerts

December 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. • Sanders Theatre. Free; tickets required.

www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222


The Radcliffe Choral Society and Harvard Glee Club

December 11 at 8 p.m. • First Church Congregational, Cambridge

www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets;617-496-2222


Christmas Carols at Memorial Church

December 19 at 5 p.m.; December 20 at 8 p.m. • Admission is free; doors open one hour before the service. Members of the Harvard community are invited to attend the event on Sunday, and the general public is encouraged to come on Monday. The Christmas Eve service is at 11 p.m.

www.memorialchurch.harvard.edu; 617-495-5508

 


THEATER

 

The American Repertory Theatre

November 27 to December 22The Provok'd Wife, by Sir John Vanbrugh. Mark Wing-Davey directs this zesty English Restoration comedy about a wealthy couple spicing up their marriage.

www.amrep.org; 617-547-8300

 


FILM

 

The Harvard Film Archive

November 2-16Adventures in Surrealism. The series includes screenings of Joseph Cornell's Rose Hobart and Luis Buñuel's L'age d'or and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and an evening of shorts by Maya Deren.

November 7 • Director and visiting lecturer Gina Kim screens and discusses her work, Invisible Light.

www.harvardfilmarchive.org; 617-495-4700

 


NATURE AND SCIENCE

 

The Arnold Arboretum

Free, guided walking tours are offered in November; classes and workshops take place in November and December.

www.arboretum.harvard.edu; 617-524-1718, ext. 162


The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Free observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month. Also on tap are "Sci-Fi Movie Nights," which include:

November 12Silent Running

December 4 Independence Day

and two lectures, in conjunction with the observatory nights:

November 18 • "Misunderstood Universe"

December 16 • "Mysteries of Titan"

www.cfa.harvard.edu/events.html; 617-495-7461

 


MUSIC

 

Sanders Theatre

November 5 at 8 p.m.Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum sings Tomás Luis de Victoria's Requiem

November 12-13, times TBAFestival of Women's Choruses (The Radcliffe Choral Society is joined by voices from Wellesley, Vassar, Mount Holyoke, and Cornell).

December 3 at 8 p.m. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra presents music of Yannatos and Bartók.

December 4 at 8 p.m. The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with an all-Mozart concert.

www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222


Lowell Hall

All concerts are at 8 p.m.

November 5The Harvard Sunday Jazz Ensemble

December 4The Harvard Wind Ensemble

December 11 The Harvard Jazz Bands

www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222

 


EXHIBITIONS

 

Busch-Reisinger Museum

Through January 2Dependent Objects, works by modern German artists.

www.artmuseums.harvard.edu; 617-495-9400/9422


Fogg Art Museum

Through January 30 • Prints: System, Style, and Subject examines the uniqueness of printmaking.

www.artmuseums.harvard.edu; 617-495-9400/9422


Sackler Museum

Through January 2 • Selections from Harvard's Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art. More than 40 Persian works spanning 1,000 years are on display, including many that have never been shown publicly before.

Opens December 23 Japanese Calligraphy and Painting

Continuing • Masterworks of East Asian Painting. A selection of works on paper and silk.

www.artmuseums.harvard.edu; 617-495-9400/9422


Carpenter Center for Visual Studies

Opens November 19 Huyghe + Corbusier: The Harvard Project focuses on the center's design by the legendary architect; reception with the artist, Pierre Huyghe, 6-8 p.m.

Through November 19Fabulous Histories: Indigenous Anomalies in American Art. Contemporary masterworks on display explore the relationship between self-taught and mainstream art-instruction styles.

www.ves.fas.harvard.edu; 617-495-3251


Semitic Museum

The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine includes a full-size, two-story replica of a village home.

www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic; 617-495-4631


Harvard Museum of Natural History

Origins: Life's First Three Billion Years. The exhibit examines ancient microscopic life and its evolution, which sparked a biological revolution. Special classes and workshops for adults and children are also offered this winter.

www.hmnh.harvard.edu; 617-495-3045


Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Opens December 1 (reception 5-7 p.m.) IMAZIGHEN! Beauty and Artisanship of Berber Life. A show of cultural artifacts such as leatherwork, jewelry, and textiles, made by the North African tribal group.

Continuing • Field Photography: The Marsh Arabs of Iraq 1934.

www.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-495-1027

 


LIBRARIES

 

At Lamont Library:

Through December 31 Harvard Poets: 1900-1945, a display of photographs and early writings by T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, and Stanley Kunitz, among others. 617-495-2455

November 18 at 5:30 p.m. • Prize-winning poet, novelist, and art historian Michael Fried reads from his work. 617-495-2454

www.hcl.harvard.edu/libraries


At Pusey Library:

Opens November 1Lots and Lots — Early Maps of Parts of Boston and Cambridge from the Harvard Map Collection. 617-495-2417

Through November 24 Russian Theatrical Designs. Costumes and sets from theater, ballet, and opera productions, from the Harvard Theatre Collection. See "Designs for the Dance." 617-495-2445

www.hcl.harvard.edu/libraries

 


THE SQUARE AND BEYOND

 

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

November 28 at 3 p.m., at Sanders Theatre • Premiere of Philip Glass's piano concerto celebrating the Lewis and Clark bicentennial.

www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222


José Mateo's Ballet Theatre

November 26-December 19The Nutcracker. Performed at the Sanctuary Theatre (Old Cambridge Baptist Church).

www.ballettheatre.org; 617-354-7467


Christmas Revels

December 10-28 at Sanders Theatre • The show pays tribute to French-Canadien musical and dance traditions.

www.revels.org; www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222

 


Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.