The Listening Room Archive 2013
A curated collection of the finest works from MIT's Music Program  

David Deveau, Senior Lecturer of Music

Chopin: Ballade No. 1, Op. 23 in G Minor
Performed by David Deveau

 

Festival Jazz Ensemble, 1987

Tutu
Marcus Miller, composer 
Eric Ostling, arr.

Jamshied Sharifi, conductor
1987

Soloists
Dave Ricks, SB, SM, Ph.D., trumpet
Ray Zepeda,'88 SB, soprano saxophone
(pictured in photograph, by Scott Lichtman)

"'Tutu' was being played frequently on WGBH radio that year, and we were thrilled that Eric Ostling scored such an unusual part for the horns, and let the rhythm section have free reign with the groove."   
— Scott Lichtman, member of the FJE, 1987 

MIT Chamber Music Society

String Sextet No. 2, in G minor, Opus 36 (1864-1865)
I. Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Ari Umans ’13, violin
Tanya Liu '14, violin
Sunny Wicks (G), cello
Kyle Miller '12, cello
Stephen Chang (G), viola
Carolyn Chang '16, viola
Marcus Thompson, coach

MIT Chamber Music Society

String Sextet No. 2, in G minor, Opus 36 (1864-1865)
II. Scherzo - Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Ari Umans ’13, violin
Tanya Liu '14, violin
Sunny Wicks (G), cello
Kyle Miller '12, cello
Stephen Chang (G), viola
Carolyn Chang '16, viola
Marcus Thompson, coach

MIT Chamber Music Society

String Sextet No. 2, in G minor, Opus 36 (1864-1865)
III. Adagio
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Ari Umans ’13, violin
Tanya Liu '14, violin
Sunny Wicks (G), cello
Kyle Miller '12, cello
Stephen Chang (G), viola
Carolyn Chang '16, viola
Marcus Thompson, coach

MIT Chamber Music Society

String Sextet No. 2, in G minor, Opus 36 (1864-1865)
IV. Poco allegro
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 

Ari Umans ’13, violin
Tanya Liu '14, violin
Sunny Wicks (G), cello
Kyle Miller '12, cello
Stephen Chang (G), viola
Carolyn Chang '16, viola
Marcus Thompson, coach

Jean Francaix, composer

MIT Chamber Music Society

Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, and Strings 'a huit'  
I. Moderato-Allegrissimo
Jean Francaix (1811-1997)

June Park ‘16, violin
Merrit Boyd ‘13, violin
Josien van Wolfswinkel (Postdoc), viola
Alan deLespinasse ‘94, cello
Michael Chen (G), bass
Zuzanna Balewski ‘14, clarinet
Benjamin Steinhorn (G), bassoon
Gabriel Lesnick ‘16, french horn
Marcus Thompson, coach

MIT Chamber Music Society

Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, and Strings 'a huit'  
II. Scherzo
Jean Francaix (1811-1997) 

June Park ‘16, violin
Merrit Boyd ‘13, violin
Josien van Wolfswinkel (Postdoc), viola
Alan deLespinasse ‘94, cello
Michael Chen (G), bass
Zuzanna Balewski ‘14, clarinet
Benjamin Steinhorn (G), bassoon
Gabriel Lesnick ‘16, french horn
Marcus Thompson, coach

MIT Chamber Music Society

Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, and Strings 'a huit'  
III. Andante
Jean Francaix (1811-1897)

June Park ‘16, violin
Merrit Boyd ‘13, violin
Josien van Wolfswinkel (Postdoc), viola
Alan deLespinasse ‘94, cello
Michael Chen (G), bass
Zuzanna Balewski ‘14, clarinet
Benjamin Steinhorn (G), bassoon
Gabriel Lesnick ‘16, french horn
Marcus Thompson, coach

MIT Chamber Music Society

Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, and Strings 'a huit'  
IV. Valse
Jean Francaix (1811-1997)

June Park ‘16, violin
Merrit Boyd ‘13, violin
Josien van Wolfswinkel (Postdoc), viola
Alan deLespinasse ‘94, cello
Michael Chen (G), bass
Zuzanna Balewski ‘14, clarinet
Benjamin Steinhorn (G), bassoon
Gabriel Lesnick ‘16, french horn
Marcus Thompson, coach

Timeline | History of Jazz at MIT

 

2013 marked the 50th anniversary of formal jazz study and performance in Music and Theater Arts at MIT. Although jazz had been performed on campus for several decades before 1963, that year marked the arrival of Herb Pomeroy, and the formation of the group now known as the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble.

The timeline represents major activities, awards, and honors celebrated by the Festival Jazz Ensemble, MIT Music and Theater Arts, and the MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences over the past 5+ decades.   

Production credits: timeline created by Vanessa Gardner of the MIT Concerts Office, with input and research from Forrest Larson, Frederick Harris, Mark Harvey, Clarise Snyder and various FJE alumni.