Past performances - Fall 2007 - Spring 2008


Tues, Sept 11 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

READING: Stephanie Gayle

Gayle will read from her debut novel, My Summer of Southern Discomfort, published by Harper Collins in July 2007, then give a talk about the publishing process for those interested. Gayle is an administrative assistant in the Media Lab.


Tues, Sept 25 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

READING: Jeff Deck
Jeff Deck, an administrative assistant for the Center for Global Change Science, will read short stories. A Creative Writing major in college, Deck has written fiction steadily since. Last year, one of Deck's short stories appeared in the literary magazine The Furnace Review.


Tues, Oct 9 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Themes and Inspirations, featuring Lee Smith, piano, with Michael Denton, baritone
This recital will showcase Smith's original compositions plus a few of his favorite classical pieces. Smith works as an administrative assistant in Public Relations Services.


Tues, Oct 30 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CONCERT: Nicholas Altenbernd, piano
Simply Schubert! Nicholas Altenbernd will perform works of Schubert. He is a senior administrative assistant in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies.


Tues, Nov 20 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CONCERT : Ballads for a Scottish Odyssey, featuring Anne Kazlauskas, vocals, with Ishmael Stefanov, fiddle
Kazlauskas and Stefanov will perform traditional and contemporary Scottish music, including slow airs and dance tunes. The ballads specifically were chosen to illustrate Kazlauskas' path around Scotland during a 2002 trip there. Kazlauskas is a processing assistant for Rotch Libraries, and Stefanov is a research affiliate in RLE, as well as an MIT alumnus.


Tues, Dec 4 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CONCERT: John Melczer, guitar
Library assistant John Melczer is back to the ABD stage to perform his original compositions for voice and acoustic guitar.


Mon, Dec 10 at 12 noon • MIT Chapel

CONCERT: The Meridian Singers: A Pre-solstice Triptych of Song
Andrew Watchorn, director

Come hear three sets of three songs--French, Italian, and Latin--bookended by two seasonal favorites. The Meridian Singers offers this program of refreshing pieces to ease you into the home stretch of the holiday season.


Tues, Dec 18 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

CONCERT: Ruth Levitsky, flute
An administrative assistant in Economics, Levitsky will perform flute favorites.


Tues, Mar 4 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

PERFORMANCE ART : Valarie Poitier
Poitier's performance of written works about a southern woman is accompanied by her original art, including weavings, paintings, and quilts, which serve as a back drop to the stories. Poitier works in the Office of the Dean for Student Life, where she is an administrative assistant.

Jose Arguello

Tues, Mar 18 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Jose Luis Arguello, piano
Program TBD


Tues, Apr 1 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Kathryn McKellar, soprano
Kathryn McKellar, who recently performed the role of Josephine in the Fall 2007 MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players rendition of HMS Pinafore, will showcase opera scenes for this special ABD performance. In addition to her artistic pursuits, McKellar is an administrative assistant in the MIT Alumni Association's Finance and Operations Department.


Tues, Apr 15 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Georgiana McReynolds, clarinet
McReynolds is Humanities Reference Librarian & Info Services Coordinator for MIT Libraries. Her program will include Bb clarinet solo pieces and chamber works.


Tues, May 6 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Ray Hardin, tenor
Hardin will perform both classical and cabaret songs. He is an administrative assistant in Mechanical Engineering.


Tues, May 20 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Rachel Traughber, soprano

An administrative assistant in CSAIL, Traughber will delight the ABD audience with her recital of artsongs.




ABD is a subcommittee of the Working Group on Support Staff Issues (WGSSI), and is funded in part by WGSSI, the Council for the Arts at MIT and MIT Human Resources.

We'd like to thank MIT Audio Visual Services and CopyTech for their generous support.