Chinese, Thai and Indonesian Music will be presented by the Northern Illinois University Ethnomusicology Ensemble in Cabot Hall, South House at 8:30 pm. The Concert is free.
Marion Anderson, organist will perform at the Bush-Reisinger Museum in the Thursday Noon Recital Series.
The Boston Camerata, directed by Joel Cohen, will present Cupid Victorius, music of the Italian Renaissance, in Sanders Theatre at 8:30 pm. The concert will include music by Cipriano, Marenzio, Gesualdo and Gestoldi and readings of Italian love poetry by Nicholas Linfield of the Boston Lunchtime Theatre. Tickets are $5 and $3.50 at the Jordan Hall Box Office and at Strawberries II in Cambridge but rush tickets, at the door only, are available for $1.50. For more information call 536-2412 or 734-2611.
In Praise of Music, the Community Service Dept. of New England Conservatory will explore Black music and dance from its African origins to its present American flowering. Consuelo, formerly a dancer with Alvin Ailey, will make a special guest appearance along with percussionist Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Genesis. Genesis plays with Boston's own "Heat". Tickets are $3 and are available at the Jordan Hall Box Office. Funds raised will be used for the Community Service College's Scholarship Fund.
For enthusiasts of everything Russian from Tolstoy to dasha in Georgia, the Kirkland House Music Society is presenting Russian Concertos in Sanders Theatre. Gerald Moshell will conduct the Kirklandgrad Philharmonic in a programme consisting of works by Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No. 2) featuring Lydia Artymiw as solo pianist and Stravinsky (Violin Concerto) with violinist Lynn Chang, Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise" and Stravinsky's ""Dylan Thomas in Memoriam" will also be presented here at Kirkland House JCR at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $1 at the door.
Have you ever had a yen for the courtly traditions of elegance in love, etiquette and music? If so the Collegium Iosquinium may have just the thing to soothe your pageant-starved soul. Directed by Harvard lecturer Arthur Loeb, the group will present songs and dances from the Burgundian and French courts of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the suitably formal surroundings of the Fogg Art Museum's courtyard. The performance is one of a series of Sunday Afternoon Concerts sponsored by the museum and is free and open to the public...
There's a song on AM radio just now that breathes ecstatically about "Southern Nights" just now when summer looks when it might be making a final long-awaited appearance but if you are a properly brought up culture-vulture you will probably go for Hector Berlioz's "Nuits d'Ete." Janet Bedell, mezzosoprano, and Robert Cohen, pianist, will present this recital in Holmes Hall Living Room at 8 pm.
Thomas Johnson, on piano, and Egbert Hoogenberk, on 'cello will present works by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann in the Winthrop House JCR at 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
So you've kept that promise you made to your tearful waving-goodbye mother during that light-years-ago Freshman Week and you still tender your devotions regularly at Memorial Church on Sundays. If so, you will be familiar with the melodious handiwork of Lenora McCroskey, Assistant Organist and Choir Master there. She (not the cat's mother but McCroskey) will give a harpsichord recital in that be-steepled Greek temple opposite Widener that you might be going to 8:45 morning prayers at. Admission is free and the show sould be well worth listening to.
Susan Allen, contralto, will give a free concert in Holmes Hall at North House at 8 p.m.
Peggy Pearson, oboist and a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, will present a Recital of Solo Works for Oboe as part of the Radcliffe Institute Colloquia Series in their Colloquium Room at 4 pm. The recital will be followed at 5:30 by wine and cheese. In the room the women will come and go talking of not Michaelangelo but oboe.
The guitar is God's own instrument, John Major will be giving a recital of works for solo guitar, including premieres of "Improbable Rose" by Tison Street and "Iverson Songs" by Tim Mukherjee in Sanders Theatre. The surroundings will be grand but the Almighty might not be able to attend. However, the performance, starting at 8:30 should be worthwhile anyway.