Dudley House

Located in Harvard Yard, Dudley House is the student center for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, offering intellectual, social, and recreational opportunities to GSAS students.

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Posted Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Our roundup of upcoming events at Dudley House, the GSAS graduate student center

Dudley World Music Ensemble Concert
Friday, May 1, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue (encore performance at 8:00 p.m. in the Dudley House Common Room).
The Dudley World Music Ensemble (WME), directed by Rujing Huang, presents “Musical Hues: Celebratory Music across Cultures.” WME is a collective of student musicians committed to exploring music beyond the Euro-American tradition through (re)arranging, composing, and performing. Enjoy live music brought to you by your fellow students while visiting the Peabody Museum’s impressive galleries. Let the ensemble’s music spark your imagination and inspire you to draw what you hear. Art supplies will be available. Regular museum admission rates apply. Free to holders of a current Harvard ID plus one guest. See museum’s website for other free admission policies. Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dudley House Orchestra Spring Concert
Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.
The Dudley House Orchestra in collaboration with the Dudley Chorus invites you to a spring concert as part of Harvard’s ARTS FIRST festival. Come top off an incredible weekend of arts and music with a program featuring Dvorak’s narrative and powerful Symphony no. 8, excerpts from Franz Schubert’s sublime Rosamunde (with the Dudley Choir, featuring mezzo-soprano Erica Brookhyser), and Messiaen’s impressionistic triptych Les Offrandes Oubliées. Total running time is approximately 80 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets are $10 general admission or $5 students and Harvard affiliates, available online, at the box office, or at the door. Visit the Dudley Orchestra concert page for more information.

February Senior Common Room Dinner with Professor Karen Thornber
Monday, May 4, 2015, with 5:30 p.m. reception in the Graduate Student Lounge and 6:00 p.m. dinner in the Common Room.
Please join us for an interesting talk on medicine and literature by Professor Karen Thornber titled “Rethinking Healthcare across Literatures and Cultures.” Thornber will consider the nuances of attitudes regarding health represented in different literary cultures and discuss how the medical humanities can help us understand the complexities of clinical and other medical encounters among individuals, caregivers, and communities. The talk will also include a discussion of the representation of HIV/AIDS by Kenyan writers, the depiction of health care for women in Egypt, and consideration of the possible limits of medicine in Alberto Barrera Tyszka’s work The Sickness. A three-course dinner is provided by Dudley House for this event. Tickets are free for Dudley members; please come to the third floor of Dudley House to sign up. Spots are limited and tickets run out quickly.

Dudley House Classic Films Presents: Fred Astaire “From Berlin to The Bandwagon
Friday, May 8, 2015, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the big screen in the Common Room.
Come celebrate Fred Astaire’s birthday with a selection of his best performances. Everyone welcome! 12:00 p.m., Follow the Fleet (1936); 2:15 p.m., Easter Parade (1948), followed by birthday cake and coffee; 5:00 p.m., “Fred Astaire: Beyond the Clichés,” talk by Astaire scholar Chris Bamberger; 6:00 p.m., Top Hat (1935); 7:45 p.m., The Bandwagon (1953).

Dudley Chorus Concert
Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Dudley House Dining Hall.
The Dudley Chorus, Harvard’s graduate mixed-voice choir, presents Songs of the North for its annual spring concert. All are welcome to an evening of choral music featuring works of Rúnnarsdóttir, Raminsh, Rajaton, and more. Refreshments will follow and admission is free.


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