Are you tired of the same old Halloween parties? Do you need something different to do this weekend? Well, change things up! Here are some cool events happening Friday, Oct. 30 in Kendall Square:
FRIGHT FACTORS AT THE MIT MUSEUM
Why do we fear? What’s going on in our bodies and minds when we are frightened? Join us for an evening of “speed geeking” and learn about the biological basis of fear, zombies, outbreaks, and all sorts of terrifying topics! Move through the museum and talk to leading researchers and educators about the things that we fear and why we fear them.
Frightful medical tools:
Sara Alger – Director, Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Fear, stress and anxiety:
Ki Ann Goosens – Assistant Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Capturing the moment of fear in the brain:
Nouchine Hadjikhi – Associate Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Steven Schlozman – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Lecturer in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Horror through film:
David Thorburn – Professor of Literature, MIT and Director, MIT Communications Forum
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
DATE & TIME
Fri, October 30, 2015
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Ticket includes admission and two drinks. Costumes encouraged! Doors open at 6:30
JONNY GANDELMAN/J.S. BACH
Bach’s Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
First Annual Terry and Rick Stone Concert
Russian-born violinist Johnny Gandelsman’s singular musical voice comes from the spirit of collaboration. As a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, he has distilled the creative sensibilities of a wide range of master musicians from around the world. At MIT last January, Gandelsman returned to the classical repertoire with a pop-up, unadvertised recital, performing Bach’s Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin to a small but packed house. Lloyd Schwartz, describing the event on NPR’s Fresh Air, said, “I’ve heard some famous violinists attempt this epic feat, but none of them gripped me and delighted me as thoroughly as Gandelsman.” Gandelsman now takes his powerful interpretation of these landmark works to the concert hall, reprising his riveting performance for the first annual Terry and Rick Stone Concert in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium on October 30.
Johnny Gandelsman has worked with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Bono, Osvaldo Golijov, David Byrne, Bela Fleck, Kayhan Kalhor, Suzanne Vega, James Levine, Mark Morris, Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova, Nigel Kennedy, and Anna Sofie von Otter. Over the last several years he has premiered works by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, Vijay Iyer, Bela Fleck, Daniel Cords, Rubin Kodheli, Dana Lyn, Gabriel Kahane, Colin Jacobsen, Shara Worden, John Zorn, Christina Courtin, Ethan Iverson, Padma Newsome, Gregory Saunier, Evan Ziporyn, Bill Frisell and Nik Bartsch, as well as a violin concerto by Gonzalo Grau. In 2008 he founded In a Circle Records, releasing award winning discs by the Knights, Silk Road Ensemble, Nicholas Cords, and Brooklyn Rider.
Presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) as part of the 2015-16 MIT Sounding Series.
Reserve a Seat
Kresge Auditorium, W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
DATE AND TIME
October 30, 2015 / 8:00 PM