Music and the Bilingual Brain


Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:00pm


Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge - enter through the side door (Cambridge Street)

Photo of Project Lens Musicians

Ariel Mitnick, Rainer Crosett, and Alan Toda-Ambaras, Project LENS

Gigi Luk, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Project LENS is a Boston-based performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and other topics. The group’s diverse studies and passion for classical music have inspired them to start a conversation about the way music relates to topics as eclectic as evolution, law, and birdsong. For this event, Project LENS will join HGSE professor Gigi Luk to explore how the cognitive effects of bilingualism might relate to the benefits of learning music “as another language,” studying multiple instruments, or developing multiple musical styles.

Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival.

The Fitzgerald Theatre at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School was originally designed in 1979 by Argentinean architect Eduardo Fernando Catalano. In this recently renovated venue, every seat has an unobstructed view of the stage. Entrance to the Fitzgerald Theatre at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is located on Cambridge Street, (between Felton and Ellery), Cambridge, MA 02138

Image of venue

image of seats

Free parking is available at the Broadway Garage (7 Felton Street)

This program is free and open to the public.