Harvey Mudd Arts

Harvey Mudd Concert Series

Recital hall.

Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall

The Harvey Mudd Concert Series is held in the Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall at Harvey Mudd College.

All events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. Call  909.621.8022 for more information.

Visual Arts at Harvey Mudd

People in art gallery.

Caryll Mudd and Norman F. Sprague Jr. Gallery

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts hosts exhibitions at two gallery spaces on campus. In the hallways of the Parsons building, student, faculty and staff artwork emphasizes the breadth of ideas being explored at Harvey Mudd College. The Caryll Mudd and Norman F. Sprague, Jr. Gallery boasts high ceilings and versatile indoor/outdoor space and welcomes a variety of media and concepts.

Contact gallery@g.hmc.edu for more information.

2018–2019 HMC Arts Schedule
Date and Time Events Details
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “for symmetry”Sprague Gallery is pleased to announce for symmetry. The third open call exhibition features student artwork from Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer Colleges and Claremont Graduate University. Please join us at the opening on Thursday, October 25, 6-7pm!
Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Los Angeles Clarinet ChoirFifteen clarinetists, performing on soprano, sopranino, alto, bass and contrabass instruments, present compositions by Toshinari Iijima, Theresa Martin, Daniel Rodier, Andy Scott and Masato Tajino and arrangements of old favorites by Christin Hablewitz and Matt Johnson.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Harvey Mudd College Early Music EnsembleThe HMC Early Music Ensemble is a new student group that performs European music of 14th to 17th centuries on wind instruments, strings and keyboard.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, All dayVisual Arts at HMC: “Fall Semester Exhibition”Sprague Gallery is pleased to feature two Harvey Mudd College courses: ART 33 HM Photography and ART 188 HM Undisciplined Art. Please join us at the opening on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6-7pm!
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Student RecitalStudents will perform works by Isaac Albéniz, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, John Duke, Alan Menken, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Robert Schumann and Alexander Scriabin.
Saturday, Dec. 15, All dayHMC Arts: Open Call for 2019 Video FestivalSprague Gallery staff invite all students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges to apply. Submit up to three videos (up to 5 min; must be linked to a video sharing platform) with brief work descriptions (title, year, duration) and/or a statement at gallery@g.hmc.edu by Dec. 15.
Sunday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Student Computer Music ConcertYou are invited to the annual Computer Music Concert presented by students of HMC Music 88: Introduction to Computer Music.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, All dayVisual Arts at HMC: “A Definition of Art as Art”Ninety-nine artists read aloud a definition of art they have each written and attach it to the gallery. "A Definition of Art as Art" opens on Jan. 29, 4:15-5:30 p.m., and runs through Feb. 11.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: The Wright, Lebow, Moss TrioChamber music for violin, cello and piano by Gabriel Pierné and Frank Bridge performed by Jonathan Wright, Roger Lebow and Stephan Moss.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “Readymade”Ninety-nine artists make a temporary display of their readymades in the courtyard at Sprague Gallery.
Sunday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Aron Kallay– cancelledCancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience
Sunday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Brightwork newmusic, “Lost and Found, again …”L.A.'s premiere sextet explores what it means to be lost over and over again, only to be found, albeit for a fleeting moment. This program presents works by Sean Friar, Takuma Itoh, A.J. McCaffrey, a world premiere of new works by Bill Alves and Jonathon Grasse, and a world premiere of new arrangements by Molly Joyce and Liviu Marinescu.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “Monochrome”Ninety-nine artists make a temporary display of their monochromes at Hixon Court, Harvey Mudd College.
Sunday, March 3, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Nadia Shpachenko, Piano and GuestsShpachenko will perform selections from her new CD "The Poetry of Places" and contemporary trio works with guest artists Megan Ihnen, mezzo-soprano and Michael Hall, viola. Unique architecture and places inspired the compositions by Victoria Bond, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, Lewis Spratlan, Nina C. Young and Jack Van Zandt.
Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m.The Claremont Concert OrchestraThe Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges presents THE CLAREMONT CONCERT ORCHESTRA David Cubek, director Saint-Saëns, Danse Macabre Fauré, Dolly and Pavane Ravel, Ma mère l’oye Garrison Theater – Scripps College 241 East 10th Street, Claremont Reserve your free tickets at: www.jointmusicprogram.org/tickets Donations Appreciated Suggested Donation: $10 General Public
Thursday, March 14, 4 p.m.Performance HappeningNinety-nine artists perform simultaneously at Strauss Plaza, HMC. "Performance Happening" opens on Thursday, March 14 at 4:15pm and ends at 5:30pm.
Monday, March 25, 4 p.m.HSA Talk: “Race and Post-Racial America: Can Shakespeare Help?” Margo HendricksJoin us for a talk by Margo Hendricks, professor emerita UC Santa Cruz, followed by a reception.
Sunday, March 31, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble– A German Renaissance RoadshowJouyssance Early Music Ensemble is an L.A.-based early music vocal ensemble that regularly presents inspiring and educational concerts of pre-1700 music from around the world. Jouyssance will be joined by instrumental ensemble Commercium Musicum on a musical journey from the Renaissance to the early Baroque, featuring works by composers such as Schein, Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius, Scheidt and Hassler.
Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Jayme Stone’s Folklife– “Perennials for the People”Stemming from the Lomax Project, Jayme Stone’s Folklife treats old field recordings not as time capsules, but as heirloom seeds passed down from a bygone generation. Planting these sturdy seeds in modern soil, this versatile gathering of musicians has cultivated vibrant Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes for contemporary listeners. Their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences that prove folk songs are indeed perennials for the people.
Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: HMC American Gamelan– MICROFESTHMC's ensemble of metallophones and gongs ring out as part of L.A.'s festival of microtonal music. Special guests Shalini Vijayan, violin, and Alison Bjorkedal, harp, will join the HMC American Gamelan in performances of works by Lou Harrison and Bill Alves.
Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Senior Recital – Haoxing Du, Nora Hu and Maggie LiThree Harvey Mudd College seniors will perform works by Isaac Albéniz, Mily Balakirev, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Franz Schubert.
Thursday, May 2, 9 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “Our Good Photographs”The exhibit highlights student artwork from HM Art 33 Photography (spring 2019). The exhibition runs through May 9.
Thursday, May 2, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “A Manifesto of Art as Art”Nearly 100 students will present their own manifestos of art on Sprague Courtyard, Shanahan Center, at HMC. The event represents artwork from HM Art 179E Modern & Contemporary Art Practices.
Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Student RecitalStudents will perform works by Béla Bartók, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Ernest Charles, Frédéric Chopin, César Franck, Edvard Grieg, Barbara Harbach, Franz Joseph Haydn, Fritz Kreisler, Sergie Rachmaninoff, Robert Schumann, John Tavener and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.HMC Concert Series: Senior Recital – Emily Kim and Ivy LiuTwo Harvey Mudd College seniors perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Cluade Debussy, Louis Ganne and Charles Griffes.