IAP 99 Non-Credit Activities by Sponsor

Music and Theater Arts

Becoming a Musical Semiconductor
Larry Isaacson , Teresa Marrin, Thomas Chen
Wed, Mon, Jan 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 04-06:00pm, Killian Hall

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Limited to 10 students.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Signup by: 07-JAN-99
Prereq: Music reading ability
Fee: 5.00 for copies for score books
Have you ever wondered about the role of the conductor who leads a music ensemble? This class will cover the conducting basics of keeping time and reading a score. Through use of conducting exercises and a selected list of music, we will seek to develop a "vocabulary of gestures" which can be used to communicate with musicians in an orchestra. Classes will start with some verbal instructions and then focus on getting people to the podium and actually practicing the art of conducting with a string quartet. No previous conducting experience is required, but an ability to read music is a must. [Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and play for their classmates.] A video recorder will be available to capture the moment when you transform into the next Leonard Bernstein or Seiji Ozawa! A nominal fee may be charged to administer the class.
Contact: Thomas Chen, 13-4153, 253-6907, tchen@mit.edu

Melodic and Percussive East African Music Experience
James Makubuya
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Jan 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 11am-01:00pm, N52-199

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Limited to 15 students.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Seven hands-on workshops will provide participants with an intensive melodic and percussive music experience from selected East African musical traditions. Sessions will offer hands-on practice and performance on various traditional musical instruments. Pre-register by contacting James Makubuya by e-mail by December 21. First-come, first enrolled.
Contact: James Makubuya, 14N-221B, x3-4964, makubuya@mit.edu

The Aurelius Ensemble Presents Poulenc Potpourri
Elaine Chew
Fri Jan 29, 08-10:00pm, Killian Hall, Also on January 30 at 8pm

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none
Two performances celebrating the 100th birthday of Francis Poulenc. Largely self-taught, Poulenc's music is readily recognizable by its simple clarity, strong rhythms, and innovative harmonies. In the 1920s, Poulenc was part of Les Six, a group of young French composers who wanted to divorce Impressionism and Germanicism from French music and create an amalgam from Igor Stravinsky, Eric Satie, and popular forms. We bring to you some of his chamber music classics -- the clarinet and violin sonatas, his sonata for piano-four-hands and his Sextet for winds and piano. The players are: Agnieszka Stachowiak, flute ('01); Eran Egozy, clarinet (G); Susan Dacy, oboe (G); Joseph Davis, bassoon (G); John Chapin, horn (fac); Nina Chen, violin (G); Elaine Chew, piano (G); Ronni Schwartz, piano (staff); Yukiko Ueno, piano For information, view our web sites at http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/poulenc.html
Web: http://web.mit.edu/mta/www/music/aurelius
Contact: Elaine Chew, 14N-207, x3-3210, eniale@mit.edu

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