Thomas Kelly On "First Nights"

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Thomas Kelly On "First Nights"
6:54 minutes
Thomas Forrest Kelly
Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music

About the Teacher

Thomas Kelly has been a Professor of Music at Harvard University since 1994 and served as the chair of the Department of Music from 1999 to 2005.  Professor Kelly teaches the popular undergraduate course First Nights: Five Performance Premiers, which examines five musical premieres as significant moments of cultural history. His main research interest is in medieval chant, where he has identified and published an important repertory of early chant from southern Italy. 

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About this Video

Thomas Kelly and his students offer a inside look at one of Harvard's most enduringly popular courses: "First Nights: Five Performance Premieres."  For more on "First Nights," be sure to see Professor Kelly's lecture on Stravinsky and "Music for Mike," the final performance from the Fall 2011 iteration of the course--both can be found in the "Kelly Collection" section.

22 March 2012
Sanders Theater, Music Building, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Marlon Kuzmick, Camilla Finlay, Shelley Westover, Diane Andronica, Shanji LI GSD '14, Anthony Liu AB'14, FAS Media & Technology Services
Camilla Finlay, Chris Liberge AB'12, Marlon Kuzmick
Noam Hassenfeld AB'12, Matt Aucoin AB'12