Concerts in the MIT Chapel


Upcoming Concerts:





FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 | 8PM | Piano Recital: Antonio Moya-Latorre, G



Bio

Antonio Moya is an architect by the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a pianist by the Conservatory of Valencia "Joaquin Rodrigo". He recently completed his master's degree in modern and contemporary music thanks to an Excellency Scholarship from the Valencian Government. Antonio regularly performs recitals in Spain and Mexico, and as a soloist he has performed at the head of various instrumental ensembles. Some of his recent performances include Maurice Ravel's First Piano Concerto and George Gerhswin's 'Rhapsody in Blue', whose recordings can be found on his professional Youtube channel. Antonio combines his activity as a musician with his career as an architect and urban planner. Thanks to the La Caixa fellowship program, he is currently studying the Master in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Antonio works in the diffusion of art as a tool to contribute to the progress of vulnerable populations in Spain and Latin America and supports a universal access to culture. His professional career can be followed on his platform A+M (www.amaseme.net), a space where he reflects on urban regeneration through architecture, music and art.



Program

1. F. Chopin: Étude Op. 10 Nr. 1 in C Major (2')

2. W. A. Mozart: Piano Sonata KV. 310 in A Minor (15')

3. F. Chopin: Étude Op. 10 Nr. 12 in C Minor "Revolutionary" (3')

4. L. van Beethoven: Sonata Op. 57 in F Minor "Appassionata" (25')



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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11 | 8PM |
Crepusculum Choir presents Evening



Crepusculum is a student-run chamber choir based in Boston, MA, with members attending the world-renowned Berklee College of Music and other schools in the Boston area. Crepusculum, Latin for twilight, strives for the perfect blending of light and dark voices. The choir’s set, Evening, journeys through the many colors and characteristics of nighttime, with music by Susan LaBarr, Frank Ticheli, Morten Lauridsen and others!



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Applications for performances in the MIT Chapel will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. To be considered for a concert in the MIT Chapel, please submit the following:

☐ A brief program proposal (description, proposed repertoire, etc.)

☐ Individual or ensemble biography and CV (if applicable)

☐ 1-2 audio or video recordings



via email or mail to:

chapelconcerts@mit.edu

MIT Office of Religious Life

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Ave. Building W11

Cambridge, MA 02139



Details:

There is no charge for use of the Chapel for these concerts. You may not sell tickets, but you may collect free-will donations at the door as well as sell CDs or other merchandise at the concert.

 

An organ and upright piano are available in the Chapel and are maintained on a regular basis; the cost for any additional tuning will be the responsibility of the performers. It is the responsibility of the performers to provide and transport any other instruments or sound equipment.

 

Basic set-up needs will be accommodated, such as music stands and chairs for the performers.

 

Some publicity within the MIT community will be provided, but the performers are responsible for program and publicity design and printing.



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Past Concerts



MONDAY JUNE 26 | 7PM |
MIRYAM presents Lamentations: Music by Emilio de’ Cavalieri, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Salomone Rossi



Soprano: Alicia DePaolo and Elise Groves

Alto: Bryan Pollock

Tenor: Sean Lair

Bass: Ari Nieh

Viola da gamba: James Williamson

Organ: Juan Mesa

 

MIRYAM is a Boston-based vocal and instrumental ensemble that performs baroque and renaissance settings of Jewish texts, with the goal of presenting music that was composed and historically performed in a Christian setting and reinterpret it in a Jewish context, in addition to performing works by Jewish composers and from the Jewish communal tradition.

 

Join us for an evening of Lamentations settings by Cavalieri and Victoria and Jewish liturgical settings by Salomone Rossi. Suggested donation $10.

 

You can learn more about MIRYAM, check for upcoming events, and sign up for the mailing list at facebook.com/miryamensemble.



SATURDAY MAY 20 | 8pm | music for a chapel

This concert will offer interactions between movement, communication, sound, and spirituality in the MIT Chapel. The relationships between breathing and ritual, air and music, and performance and reflection will be explored within the resonant framework of Eero Saarinen’s architectural design. New chamber works will incorporate spatiality via site-­specific musical, visual, and physical elements, written by Boston-based composers Eygló Höskuldsdóttir Viborg, Eva Redamonti, Rahul Nair, Eden Rayz, and Will Ponturo.

SATURDAY MARCH 11 | 8pm | Dunham Shoe Factory

Dunham Shoe Factory is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach and Dave Haughey. They are a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion and cello,  their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical and Indian music.

TUESDAY MARCH 21 | 7:30pm | Meravelha presents The Fourth Doctor, a celebration of Hildegard von Bingen

The ladies of Meravelha, in celebration of the naming of Hildegard von Bingen as the fourth female doctor of the church, perform her music and readings from her prose. Poet, composer, mystic, theologian, medicine woman and expert cookie baker, Hildegard was a “Renaissance” woman before such a term even existed! Free and open to the public ($15 suggested donation)



Featuring:

Barbara Allen Hill

Teri Kowiak

Jaya Lakshminarayanan

Clare McNamara

Catherine Stein