Past Performances - Fall 2006  - Spring 2007

 

   

Wed, Sept 20 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CONCERT: John Melczer, guitarist/composer

John Melczer, Assistant, Rotch Visual Collections, will play original compositions on the guitar. Melczer has performed in the last two all-staff library concerts.

   

Wed, Oct 4 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: José Luis Argüello, piano

Join ABD for a program of classical piano, as José Luis Argüello performs some of the repertoire's best. Program includes McDowell's "To a Water-lily" and "To a Wild Rose," Ravel's "Une barque sur 'océan," Beethoven's Sonata, Op. 31, No. 2 in d minor, and Gershwin's "Three Preludes." Argüello is an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Architecture.

   

Wed, Oct 11 at 12 noon • Chapel (W15)

CONCERT: Meridian Singers, Laura Doughty, director

The Meridian Singers is a mixed classical and madrigal a cappella chorus, which is open to all in the MIT community. The group rehearses on Mondays at the noon hour, hence the name, Meridian.

   

Wed, Oct 18 at 11:30am • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CHILDREN'S THEATRE: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, based on the book by Jon Scieszka

The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with three little pigs.

   

Wed, Nov 1 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Lee Ridgway, harpsichord

Ridgway will perform music from the 17th and 18th centuries, featuring the works of Johann Jacob Froberger, François Couperin, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

   

Wed, Nov 15 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CONCERT: Silverwood Trio featuring Cindy Woolley, flute and soprano

The Silverwood Trio celebrates its 10th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of music by Needham composer Rob Polansky. Other pieces include Four Songs by Andre Previn (text by Toni Morrison), and trios by Kuhlau and Gaubert. Cindy Woolley is an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Biology.

   

Mon, Dec 4 & Tues, Dec 5 (all day) • BLDG 13 Lobby and Stata Center Atrium

ARTS AND CRAFTS : ABD Craft Fair
Get ready to shop! Join us for our semi-annual craft fair, featuring handmade jewelry, original artwork, knitted accessories, and more.

   

Wed, Dec 6 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Melanie Howell, saxophone
Melanie Howell is a local Boston musician with a love of many different types of music. She will perform pieces for saxophone, from both classical and jazz genres. Howell is a Local Technology Expert at Rotch Library.

   

Wed, Dec 20 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Alecia Batson, soprano, with David McGrory, piano
With a penchant for the more obscure, Alecia and David will present a recital of some overlooked works with bemusing texts. Composers include Gershwin, Persichetti and Thompson; poets include Dickinson, Stein and Rumsfeld. Batson is an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the President.

   

Wed, Feb 21 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

READING: Edward Dolan, storyteller

Edward Dolan, IS&T, presents stories about choice and loss; integrity and decision; poignancy and hope; letting go and "coming to oneself." Spend an hour listening and reflecting as the stories carry you along.

   

Wed, Mar 7 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

READING: Karyn Crispo Jones, poet
Jones' poems have appeared in Atomic Petals and Facets Magazine and are forthcoming in Alimentum. Jones recently spoke alongside Thomas Lux at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She will be reading from her recent work. Jones is an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

   

Wed, Mar 21 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CONCERT: Kelli Eagan, singer-songwriter

This Boston-based musician has been performing for over 15 years and has lived and performed in both Los Angeles and New York. She has been singing since youth and playing guitar since she was 14. Eagan has had classical voice training and, more recently, classical Hindustani vocal lessons. Her performance will include original pop and folk music. Eagan is an Administrative Assistant in the Center for International Studies.

   

Wed, Apr 4 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

READING: Conor J. Murphy, writer

Murphy will read his own short stories and autobiographical essays, which have been described as hilarious, witty, and touching. Murphy has worked in both radio and television, and has contributed his sardonic wit to several obscure online journals. Murphy is an Administrative Assistant at the Sloan School of Management.

   

Wed, May 2 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CONCERT: "Tell Me the Truth About Love" featuring Rebecca Chamberlain, mezzo-soprano, with Brian Moll, piano, and Jason Fisher, viola

Rebecca Chamberlain will perform a program of love songs from a variety of composers, including Brahms, Britten, Debussy, Duke, Elgar, and Vaughn-Williams, plus Gerome Kern and Cole Porter.

   

Mon, May 7 (all day) • Bush Room (10-105)

ARTS AND CRAFTS : ABD Craft Fair
Get ready to shop! Join us for our semi-annual craft fair, featuring handmade jewelry, original artwork, knitted accessories, and more.

   

Wed, May 16 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: José Luis Argüello, piano
Join ABD as it celebrates the culmination of its 20th Anniversary Season with a special encore performance by the spectacular José Luis Argüello.

   

Wed, May 16 at 7pm • Kresge Little Theater (W16)

CONCERT: Joya in Concert
Joya in Concert (hosted by Bao Tran '10) will represent Soul, Hip Hop, and R&B with a fierce live band, original music, MIT dancers, poets, musicians, and YOU. Guest Band: Gutter Music Project. For more info, click here.

   
 

 

   

ABD is a subcommittee of the Working Group on Support Staff Issues (WGSSI), and is funded in part by WGSSI, the Council for the Arts at MIT and MIT Human Resources. We'd like to thank MIT Audio Visual Services and CopyTech for their generous support.