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Lydian Quartet. The acclaimed group in residence at Brandeis University performs works written by students in Professor John Harbison's composition class. The performers and the composers (Pelarin Bacos '94, Adrian Childs '94, Alan deLespinasse '94, Adam Lindsay '94, Yumi Oshima '94, Mary Beth Rhodes '94, and Mark Althans) will discuss the pieces after the concert.

March 11, 12 noon1:15 p.m. Room 2-190

MIT Concert Band Tour Finale. John Corley, diretor. John Bavicchi's Canto III, Jack Jarrett's Prelude and Canticle with euphonium soloist Wayne Baumgartner '96, Paul Dickinson's Symphony for Winds (Alan Pierson '96, guest conductor), Mass composed by Adrian Childs '94, and Three Sussex Sketches by Jeffrey Bishop.

March 11, 8 p.m. Kresge Auditorium

Information: 253-2826

MIT Logarhythms. Concert by MIT's all-student all-male a capella singing group, known for informal appearances, high spirits, and humor.

March 12, 7:30 p.m. Room 10-250

Information: 729-7035

MIT Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven, Violin Concerto; Copland, Billy the Kid; Wagner, Overture to the Meistersinger. Craig Smith, guest conductor. Rose Mary Harbison, violin.

March 12, 8:30 p.m. Kresge

Tickets: Free in lobby 10 before the concert or $1 at the door

Information: 253-2906

New Music from MIT. Part of the "Windows on MIT" series, this concert looks at MIT's acclaimed Music Section, hosted by Professor Peter Child, featuring presentations by Assistant Professor Evan Ziporyn and Dr. Elena Ruehr of MIT's Music Section. Performance by student ensemble under the direction of Professor Marcus Thompson.

March 15. Cocktails-5:30 p.m.; Dinner-6:15 p.m.; Presentation follows.

Preregistration required by March 8 for dinner.

Tickets: $25 MIT Club of Boston members; $30 non-members

Concert is free

Information/registration: 253-8222

Brass Ensemble. Lawrence Isaacson, director.

March 16, 8 p.m. Kresge

Information: 253-2906

Chapel Concert Series. Kammerton: Todd Beckham, harpsichord/organ; Guiomar Turgeon, Baroque violin; Jonathan Talbot, Baroque violin; Na'ama Lion, traverso; Annika Pfluger, Baroque cello. Baroque music from Sweden and Denmark by Roman and Buxtehude.

March 17, 12 noon. MIT Chapel

Information: 253-2906

Orange Then Blue. MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and the Harvard University Jazz Band in an open rehearsal with Orange Then Blue and George Schuller. Sponsored by the MIT Office of the Arts and Boston's IBA Arte y Cultura.

March 17, 7 p.m. Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, 85 W. Newton St. Boston

Information: 262-1342

MIT Affiliated Artist Concert. Lawrence Isaacson, trombone, and the Boston Pops Jazz Trio: Bob Winter, piano; Fred Buda, drums; Mark Henry, bass. Claude Bolling's Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio and works of Dorsey and Jorgensen.

March 17, 8 p.m. Killian Hall

Information: 253-2906


MIT Shakespeare Ensemble. Love's Labour's Lost, by William Shakespeare.

March 1012, 1719, 8 p.m. Sala de Puerto Rico

Admission: $7 general, $5 MIT students with ID

Information: 253-2903


Lecture-Demonstration/Performance-Rosalind Newman with Irving Burton. Dancer/choreographer Rosalind Newman has been Artist-in-Residence at MIT during Spring 1994. Newman will be joined by her uncle, actor/dancer Irving Burton, and her five-year-old daughter to discuss and present excerpts of a tribute to her father, Out of Dreams. The piece investigates how Korean theater, her Eastern European background, and work in the New York City art-world have combined to shape the sense of the surreal, the bizarre, the imaginative, and the poetic that predominates her current choreography.

March 11, 8 p.m. Kresge Little Theater

Information: 253-5623


Roadkill Buffet with Guilty Children. Live and completely unrehearsed improvisational comedy with a professional improvisational comedy troupe from Boston.

March 12, 7 p.m. Room 6-120.

"Pay what you can"


Architecture Lecture Series. "Rethinking the Project of Modernity in Turkey." Department of Architecture conference of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT.

March 1113, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. except Sunday 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Killian Hall

Information: 253-7791

Dan Graham: Self Portrait in a Mirror. Lecture by artist Dan Graham.

March 15, 7 p.m. Bartos Theater-20 Ames St., lower level

Information: 253-4680

Museum Family Program. "You're the Architect." Program presented by Marcia Conroy, education specialist, MIT Museum.

March 12, 2 p.m. MIT Museum

Information: 253-8329


List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St.:

Dan Graham: Public/Private. American conceptual artist Dan Graham uses film, video, performance, architectural models, and glass and mirror structures to engage the viewer in recognizing the physical, psychological, and social interactions that occur within public and private spheres.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso: Recent Sculpture. Colombian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso creates elegant, Minimalist-inspired sculpture from materials exotic to a North American audience and addresses cross-cultural communication, particularly as it relates to the presentation and interpretation of art, as well as the often-charged relationships between humans and other species.

Jan. 15 through March 27

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 126; Wed. 128; Weekends 15; closed holidays

Information: 253-4680

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MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.: Holography: Artists and Inventors-The Museum of Holography Moves to MIT. In 1993, the MIT Museum acquired the complete holdings of the Museum of Holography in New York, which had the largest, most comprehensive collection in the world. The show explores the history of holography as well as technical and artistic applications. Curated by renowned holographers Professor Stephen Benton, head of MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences, and Betsy Connors, a former fellow with the MIT Center for Advances Visual Studies and former instructor with the MIT Media Lab's Spatial Imaging Group.


Public reception: March 5, 25 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson and the Design of Monticello. The MIT Museum celebrates the 250th anniversary of Jefferson's birth with an unprecedented exhibition documenting the design evolution of Monticello.

Feb. 10 through April 24.

Crazy After Calculus: Humor at MIT. The history of MIT "hacks."

Doc Edgerton: Stopping Time. Photographs, instruments and memorabilia documenting the invention and use of the strobe light by the late Harold E. Edgerton ScD '27.

Light Sculptures by Bill Parker '74. Vivid interactive light sculptures, each with its own personality and set of moods.

Math in 3D: Geometric Sculptures by Morton G. Bradley Jr. Colorful revolving sculptures based on mathematical formulae.

MathSpace. Hands-on exploration of geometry is the theme as visitors tinker with math playthings.


TuesFri 95, SatSun 15

Free to members of the MIT community, seniors, and children under 12. For all others there is a requested donation of $2.

Information: 253-4444

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Strobe Alley:

Optical Alchemy. Full-color fluorescent photographs of corals and anemones by Charles H. Mazel SM '76, a research engineer in the Department of Ocean Engineering, taken during night dives. Matched pairs of images offer a comparison between the subject under "normal" reflected-light photography and under illumination with ultraviolet light.


Information: 253-4444

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Hart Nautical Gallery,

55 Massachusetts Ave.:

Course 13, 1893-1993: From Naval Architecture to Ocean Engineering. Exhibition includes historic photos, models, and computer graphics, and highlights a sampling of current research including that performed by the department for Bill Koch's '62 successful America's Cup campaign with America3. (Ongoing)

Boston Fisheries 1900-1920. Photographs documenting Boston's T Wharf area.

Weekdays 98

Information: 253-5942


Rune, the MIT Journal of Arts and Letters. Seeking short stories, essays, poetry, plays, photography, pieces of and about music, and works of visual art for its Spring issue. Submit hard copies in the Rune mailbox in the Undergraduate Association office, W20-401, or e-mail your pieces to rune-staff@mit. Submit all works that cannot be sent by e-mail in the mailbox in N52 or W20. Include your name, e-mail address, class year, and telephone number. The Rune staff requests that submissions be made as early as possible.

Deadline: March 18

Information: For literary arts, send e-mail to rune-staff@mit. All else, call Dave at 262-7693.

Vera List Prize Competition. Second annual contest inaugurated to encourage students to look at and respond to contemporary art. This year's focus is the role of contemporary art at MIT. The competition awards a total of $500 in prizes to three full-time MIT undergraduates or graduate students who demonstrate creative and engaging thinking on some theme of contemporary visual arts. Judges for the competition comprise experts in the fields of contemporary art and expository writing from the Institute and the larger Boston area. Official rules may be obtained in room E15-109.

Deadline: April 4, 5 p.m.

Information: Ron Platt, 253-4400; E15-109;

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