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EXHIBITIONS. The Highest Peaks: Photographs by Bradford Washburn remains on view throughout the winter at the Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Call (617) 495-3045 for exhibit details.
At the Fogg, Rome and New York: A Continuity of Cities opens on November 1. Fragments of Antiquity: Drawing upon Greek Vases closes December 28. Continuing exhibits include The Art of Identity: African Sculpture from the Teel Collection; Investigating the Renaissance; Sublimations: Art and Sensuality in the Nineteenth Century; France and the Portrait, 1799-1870; Circa 1874: The Emergence of Impressionism; and The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures. At the Sackler, Gods, Kings, and Tigers: The Art of Kotah closes November 2, but an opportunity to see similar Indian art remains: The Art of Kotah at Harvard continues until November 30. Nearly 100 drawings by such contemporary American artists as Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra go on display December 13. Empress, Goddess, State: Depictions of Women on Ancient and Byzantine Coinage, Coins of Alexander the Great, and a new wall drawing by Sol LeWitt, in the lobby, remain on view. At the Busch-Reisinger, In/Tuition: A Seminar's Engagement with Joseph Beuys closes December 7. For further information, call 495-9400.
Call 495-9400 for a complete list of gallery talks at the University Art Museums, free with admission fees.
CHORAL MUSIC. The Harvard Krokodiloes and Harvard Din & Tonics present a light evening of a cappella on November 15 at 8 p.m. Call Sanders Theatre at 496-2222 for further information on this and most of the concerts listed below.
The Radcliffe Choral Society performs sacred music of the Renaissance and the twentieth century at Sanders on November 7 at 8 p.m.
Mass in G Minor, by Vaughan Williams, and Hymn to St. Cecilia, by Britten, form the program when the Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum gather for a joint concert in Sanders on December 6 at 8 p.m.
Listen to Bruckner and Stravinsky at the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus concert at 3 p.m. on December 7 in Sanders.
The University Choir's carol services take place at the Memorial Church, on December 14 at 5 p.m. and December 15 at 8 p.m. Call 495-5508 for more information.
Of special note: John Forster '69 performs his satirical songs (see "The Well-Tempered Satirist," November-December 1994, page 58) at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., November 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 492-7679 for details.
THEATER. A new adaptation of Euripides' The Bacchae opens at the American Repertory Theatre on November 21. Peter Pan & Wendy, adapted by Elizabeth Egloff from J.M. Barrie's classic, starts performances on December 12. Call the box office, 547-8300, for details.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players stage their production of The Mikado in Agassiz Theatre. Performances are December 4-6, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m., with additional shows on December 7 at 7 p.m. and December 13 at 2 p.m. The final performance, on December 13 at 8 p.m., is "Hack Night," when the actors play gags on one another. Call 496-hrgs for details.
|Godard, at the HFA|
FILM. Among the November and December offerings at the Harvard Film Archive are the rerelease of Godard's Contempt, starring Brigitte Bardot, a sharp new print of Hitchcock's Vertigo, and a rare opportunity to see the work of Chantal Akerman, this year's filmmaker in residence at Harvard. Call 495-4700 for an up-to-date schedule and ticket prices.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. On November 1, James Yannatos conducts the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra in the premiere of his Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, among other works, featuring as guest artists the Mendelssohn String Quartet. Dallapiccola, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky have their moment on December 5. Both concerts are at 8 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. Call 496-2222 for more information.
The Harvard Art Museums present a series of concerts in the Fogg (mezzo-soprano Nan Hughes and pianist Jeffrey Goldberg on November 2 at 5:30 p.m., chamber music by the Benjamin Loeb Ensemble on November 30 at 5:30) and in Adolphus Busch Hall (baroque violinist Maya Homburger and harpsichordist Malcolm Proud on November 24 at 8 p.m.). Call 495-9400 for details.
Organists Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, of Eastern Michigan University, and 1997 Dallas International Organ Competition winner Stewart Wayne Foster continue the Adolphus Busch Hall recitals, on November 2 and November 16 respectively. Concerts begin at 3 p.m. Call 495-5508 for further details.
On November 16, at 7:30 p.m., the Harvard University Art Museums present an evening of Kalavati Indian Classical Music in conjunction with the exhibit The Art of Kotah at Harvard. Call (508) 468-2289 for information about the concert, held in Paine Hall.
Contemporary music finds a home in Paine Hall when chamber works by Andrew Imbrie are showcased on November 21, and when the Harvard Group for New Music performs on December 12. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m. Call 496-6013 for specifics.
The Houghton Library Chamber Music Series continues with a performance of Mozart, Kodály, and Dvorák by the Blodgett Artists in Residence, the Mendelssohn String Quartet. Call 495-2449 for tickets to the concert at 8 p.m. on December 5.
The Harvard Wind Ensemble performs in Lowell Hall at 8 p.m. on December 6, in a program that includes the music of Henry Cowell, Alfred Reed, and Johann de Meij. Call 496-2263 for details.
Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan joins the Harvard University Jazz Band on December 13 at 8 p.m. in Lowell Hall. Call 496-2263 for more information.
Of special note: on November 21, at Fanueil Hall in Boston, the Harvard University Morning Choir joins the Boston Camerata, Youth pro Musica, and the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake in Shaker music for the season of Thanksgiving. Call 262-2092 for ticket information.
Note as well that pianist Max Levinson '93 (see The Well-tempered Performer) performs with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in an all-Mozart program in Sanders Theatre on November 30 at 3 p.m. Call 496-2222 for further details.
PROGRAMS AND LECTURES. Noted musicologist Joseph Kerman, of the University of California, Berkeley, completes the first half of his year-long engagement as the Charles Eliot Norton Lecturer when he speaks at Paine Hall on November 5 about "Getting Started," on November 19 on the topic "Particularity and Polarity," and on December 3, when he speaks of "Reciprocity, Roles, and Relationships." Lectures begin at 5 p.m. Call 496-6013 for more information.
The visual and environmental studies department presents guest lectures by artists Kiki Smith (on November 6), Bill Viola (on November 20), and Joel Shapiro (on December 4). Talks begin at 6 p.m. in the Carpenter Center Lecture Hall. Call 495-3251 for details.
The music department presents a lecture, on November 10 at 4:15 p.m. in the Davison Room, by Professor Michel Huglo on medieval manuscripts of chant. Call 496-6013 for details.
The Arnold Arboretum forges ahead with its free monthly tours: November 22 offers highlights of the autumn landscape, and December 27 features the holiday evergreen walk. Call 524-1718 for details.
Among the lectures offered this fall by Bunting Institute fellows are: "A Hurricane Named Desire," by Marion Bethel (November 5); "Fantasies and Failures of Youth and Modernity in Guatemala City," by Deborah Levenson-Estrada (November 12); "Sibling Relationships in Early Childhood," by Karen Rosen (November 19); "Recognizing Kin and Choosing Mates: Looking for Signposts in the Genetic Landscape," by Susan Alberts (November 24); "Weaving Work and Family: Working Mothers and the Construction of Meaning," by Anita Garey (December 3); and "The Green Tiger: Balancing Ecology and Economic Growth in the Philippines," by Barbara Goldoftas (December 10). Call 495-8212 for details.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics continues its observatory nights on the third Thursday of each month. Call 495-7461 for details about the lectures, or call 496-star for a recorded guide to the night sky.
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