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March-April 2007

Listings by category:



Seasonal

• March 18, at 2 p.m.
www.boxoffice.harvard.edu; 617-496-2222
Jane Goodall speaks at Sanders Theatre, receives an award, and then signs copies of Dale Peterson’s Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man.

• March 25 at 2 p.m.
www.boxoffice.harvard.edu; 617-496-2222
Sanders Theatre
Longfellow Bicentennial Gala
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra celebrates the poet’s 200th birthday with Julian Wachner’s setting of “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” (see page 84).

• May 3-6
www.fas.harvard.edu/arts; 617-495-8699/76
It’s the annual Arts First undergraduateperformance fair. Composer John Adams ’69, M.A. ’71, is the Arts Medalist.

 

Theater

The American Repertory Theatre
www.amrep.org; 617-547-8300

• Through March 24
The Dickens classic, Oliver Twist.

 


Film

The Harvard Film Archive
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa; 617-495-4700
Visit the website for complete listings.


• March 16-21
March Rhapsody: Selected Films of Ann Hui (a Hong Kong filmmaker).


• April 20-21
The Night of Truth, by Burkina Faso director Fanta Régina Nacro, who will be present to receive an award for her work.

 

Libraries

www.hcl.harvard.edu/libraries

Houghton Library 617-496-3359

• Through April 1
Leonard Bernstein’s Boston explores the composer’s local roots.

• Through April 24
Public Poet, Private Man: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at 200 highlights the poet’s effort to expand the international dimension of American literature.

Pusey Library 617-495-2413

• Through March 15
Shorelines: Mapping Coastal Massachusetts traces the cartographic history of the region, including some crude early drawings of the land.

• Through April 27
Demons, Fairies, and Clowns: The Spell of Victorian Pantomime. Artwork, manuscripts, prints, and programs illustrate age-old traditions.

 

Exhibitions

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
www.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-495-1027


• Opening April 11
Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921–1925

• Continuing: Imazighen! Beauty and Artisanship in Berber Life, which features artifacts from this North African population that have never before been displayed.


Harvard Museum of Natural History
www.hmnh.harvard.edu; 617-495-1027

• Continuing: Echoes in the Ice: Collages of Polar Explorers. Artist Rik van Glintenkamp depicts Arctic and Antarctic explorations over four centuries.

Fogg Art Museum
617-495-9400/9422

• Opening April 7
The Last Ruskinians: Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore, and Their Circle explores John Ruskin’s influence on a select group of American watercolorists.


Sackler Museum
617-495-9400/9422

• Through April 8
Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art. Learn why the pine, bamboo, and Chinese plum are referred to as “Three Friends of Winter” in Chinese art and literature.

 

Nature and Science

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
www.cfa.harvard.edu/events.html; 617-495-7461
Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street
Stargaze and learn about the planets on the third Thursday of every month (March 15 and April 19). Free and open to the public.

 

Music

Sanders Theatre
www.boxoffice.harvard.edu; 617-496-2222
All concerts begin at 8 p.m.

• March 16
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary with a program of twentieth-century American choral works.

• April 21
The “Pre-Frosh Special Concert” of Renaissance and recent folk music, as well as Harvardiana, showcases the Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum.

• April 27
The 150-voice Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus presents “War and Repentance,” featuring Arnold Schoenberg’s Kol Nidre and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s testament to peace, Dona Nobis Pacem, which includes a setting of texts by Walt Whitman.

 

Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.