Past performances - Fall 2008-Spring 2009


Wed., Sept.24 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

VISUAL ART EXHIBITION and LITERARY PRESENTATION: Valarie Poitier, Visual Artist and Host
Poitier works in the Office of the Dean for Student Life, where she is an Administrative Assistant.


Jeff Pearlin

Wed., Oct. 8 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Jeffrey Pearlin, guitar
Performing  great songs, especially ones that are not commonly known, but should be.  “A great song can be found anywhere!"  Pearlin is a Computer Support Assistant in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature..


Chelsea Ashton

Wed., Oct. 22 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Chelsea Ashton, Mezzo-soprano
Performing a showcase of Broadway tunes. Ashton is an Administrative Assistant at the Broad Institute.

Moroccan art

Wed., Nov. 19 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

READING and DANCE: Najat Kessler
Performing a medley of poetry, Moroccan dance and Art of Hypnotherapy. Kessler is an Administrative Assistant at the Center for Real Estate.



Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 4 & 5


MIT Stata Center
Building 32-- First Floor
TIME:  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


MIT Whitaker College

E25 Atrium -- Lobby area
TIME:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Wed., Dec.17 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

READING: Tim Poisson

Tim will conduct a presentation/reading about his work. He writes and draws comic books and graphic novels. Poisson is the Director of Alumni Fund Marketing and Participation for the Alumni Association.


Meridian Singers

Thurs., Jan. 22 at 12 noon • MIT Chapel (W15)

Concert: Meridian Singers

"Lead, Kindly Light," a program of a capella choral music spanning 7 centuries. Todd Beckham, Director. Meridian Singers is MIT's mixed classical and madrigal a capella chorus, which is open to all in the MIT community.


Wed., March 4 at 11:30 • Kresge Auditorium

MIT Excellence Awards : An exhibit of work by MIT employees


Tues., March 10 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

Recital: Peter Allen, Singer and songwriter

Peter's program Wholly Word presents word for word selections from the King James Holy Bible. Each selection is set to original contemporary Christian music. The Bible rocks!

Peter works for Nuclear Science and Engineering as a Project Technician.


Tues., March 24 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

Recital: Darlene Strother, Singer

Gospel music

Darlene, a native Bostonian, has sung Contemporary Gospel as long as she can remember. An accomplished Psalmist, she’s traveled to Monrovia, Liberia; London, England; and Düsseldorf, Germany, spreading the Gospel through song and teaching about the power of Praise and Worship. Not a stranger at her home church, she’s touched many lives in Boston, North Carolina, and Florida, recently appearing on several live productions at BNNtv.

She will sing several pieces from her premier CD “I Choose Life” along with newly created music, from her 2nd CD, scheduled for release in 2010.


Tues., April 7 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

Recital: Molly Ruggles, Mezzo-soprano, songwriter, pianist



Tues., April 14 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Hao Wen, pianist



Tues., May 5 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Jose Luis Arguello, pianist



May 7 & 8, 9 AM to 5 PM • Stata Center and E25-Atrium Lobby



May 7 & 8, 8 PM • outside Bldg. 33 (off Carlton Street)


by Anton Chekhov
Adapted and directed by Jonas Kubilius
 Performance sponsored by Artists Beyond the Desk


Tues., May 19 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)

RECITAL: Rachel Traughber, soprano
Performing art songs from Finland, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States.



Mon., June 15 at 12 noon • MIT Chapel (W-15)

CONCERT: Meridian Singers

English Partsongs: A Madrigal History Tour.
A musical journey through the history of polyphonic a cappella music of


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.

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