ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Senior Lecturer Martin Marks and Institute Professor John Harbison will take part in an "Aaron Copland at 100" celebration this week at Northeastern University. Mr. Marks will participate in a discussion todayon "Copland's Influence on American Film," part of an all-day festival showing six films scored by Copland. Professor Harbison will take part in a symposium tomorrow titled, "Boston Remembers Aaron Copland." For more information, call (617) 373-2249 or (617) 373-2671.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Wellesley College Theater will present the New England premiere of Music and Theater Arts Lecturer Laura Harrington's musical Joan of Arc from November 8-11. With music by Tony Award-nominated composer Mel Marvin, Joan of Arc will feature a cast of actors from both Wellesley College and the Boston theater communities. For tickets and information, call (781) 283-2000. On November 7-11, Ms. Harrington's Hallowed Ground will receive a full staging at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Set in the last days of the Civil War, Hallowed Ground recently won the University of Alabama's new play contest, called Janusfest.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ The MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players made an appearance on national television as an answer on the October 17 broadcast of the game show Jeopardy. The clue, "This Cambridge engineering school has a Gilbert and Sullivan Players group," was correctly answered, "What is MIT?"
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 25, 2000.