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.

2019–2020 HMC Arts Schedule
Date and Time Events Details
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “A Manifesto of Art as Art”Students of ART 179E HM, Modern & Contemporary Art Practices, will read aloud a manifesto of art they have each written and attach it to the gallery. The exhibit runs through Oct. 10.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “ReadyMade”Students of ART 179E HM, Modern & Contemporary Art Practices, make a temporary display of their readymades in the courtyard.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “Monochrome”Students of ART 179E HM, Modern & Contemporary Art Practices, each display a monochrome of their own at Hixon Courtyard.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.The Claremont Concert Orchestra Oct. 26The Claremont Concert Orchestra and David Cubek, conductor present Elgar, Enigma Variations, and Haydn, Symphony No. 100 “Military.”
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Paul Livingstone, sitar, and Abhijit Banerjee, tabla: “Ragas & Rhythms of India”A concert of evening ragas will feature sitar and tabla in the creative improvisatory realm of the North Indian classical tradition. Livingstone and Banerjee have been performing classical South Asian music and crossover ragajazz music together for over 18 years.
Thursday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “Performance Happening”Students of ART 179E HM, Modern & Contemporary Art Practices, occupy Strauss Plaza and perform their works simultaneously.
Sunday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Jenny-Soonjin Kim, piano– “Two Styles Collide and Share the Stage”Works by Liszt, Scriabin and Kozeluch plus an interactive performance in which electronics expand the piano in dream-like evocations of Mozart, Bartók and others. Also featuring composer and computer scientist Dennis Thurmond.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Chi Li & the UCLA Chinese Music EnsembleTraditional “silk and bamboo” solo, chamber, and folk music featuring the erhu, qin, xiao and other instruments.
Thursday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “Video Art Video”Students of ART 179E HM, Modern & Contemporary Art Practices, play their video works simultaneously at Platt Living Room.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Los Angeles Clarinet Choir– “Serenade”Thirteen clarinetists celebrate their 15th anniversary with performances on sopranino, soprano, alto, bass and contrabass instruments.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m.Concert Series: HMC Early Music Ensemble & Claremont Concert Choir– “Music from Shakespeare’s England”HMC musicians break out the recorders and crumhorns to perform music of the Renaissance and Baroque. The concert features works by John Dowland, Thomas Morley, Thomas Ravenscroft, Vittoria Aleotti, Francis Pilkington and more.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “Relational Aesthetics”Students of ART 179E HM, Modern & Contemporary Art Practices, occupy Platt Lawn and engage the viewers and themselves in power dynamics that are either familiar or strange.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Maggie Parkins, cello– “Stellar Remnants”The concert features recent solo cello works with and without electronics, including pieces by Ellen Reid, Chinary Ung, Peteris Vasks and a world premier of a new work for cello, electronics and video by Federico Llach.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Student RecitalStudents will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary.
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m.Concert Series: Jazz– “Kinda Sorta Blue”The title of this concert is a loose reference to the 60th anniversary celebration of the Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue.” The jazz improvisation class will perform two tunes from the album in addition to tunes by other composers of the Blue Note period (1953-54).
Thursday, Dec. 12, 4 p.m.Visual Arts at HMC: “Another Manifesto of Art as Art”Students of ART 179E HM, Modern & Contemporary Art Practices, having considered various art movements throughout the semester, present their final manifestos of art.
Sunday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Roger Lebow, baroque cello, and Stephan Moss, harpsichordLesser-known masters of the High Baroque are performed on period instruments.
Sunday, March 1, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Daniel Corral– “Polytope”Electronic musicians perform in darkness to the dancing colors of glowing lights.
Sunday, March 8, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Jouyssance Early MusicL.A.’s only early music chorus performs “The Canterbury Tales: A Pilgrimage in Song.”
Saturday, March 28, 4 p.m.Concert Series: Senior Recital– Gabriel BesslerGabriel Bessler ’20 performs on piano.
Sunday, March 29, 7 p.m.Concert Series: L.A. HarptetteFour of L.A.’s leading harpists perform music originally written for harp quartet and transcriptions.
Sunday, April 12, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Aron Kallay, piano– “Beyond 12”Imagine music where any key on the piano can be any note and the layout of the pitches changes dynamically.
Sunday, April 26, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Microfest– HMC American GamelanThe bell-like sounds of HMC’s gongs and metallophones ring out with new microtonal works.
Wednesday, May 6, 8 p.m.Concert Series: Jazz Classics from the Great American SongbookHMC students perform
Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m.Concert Series: Student RecitalHMC students perform