Monthly Archives: October 2010

Spotlight: Adams ARTSpace

October 20, 2010

The Adams ARTSpace is one campus treasure that is too often overlooked. The space is a series of old converted squash courts in Randolph courtyard, a remnant of Adams House’s pre-randomization quirky character. The ARTSpace’s function is unique: to bring together experienced artists, novices, and everyone in between. A well-stocked studio, accessible to all...

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Preview: Night at the Sackler

October 20, 2010
Preview: Night at the Sackler

It may be “Night at the Sackler,” but this coming Thursday, October 21st from 7:00 to 9:00pm is a nod to another one of the Harvard Art Museums: The Fogg.  Director of the Harvard Art Museums, Tom Lentz will speak about the Renzo Piano renovation, scheduled for completion in 2013 (as well as to...

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Preview: 6 Characters in Search of an Author

October 20, 2010
Preview: 6 Characters in Search of an Author

A thought-provoking play by Luigi Pirandello, 6 Characters in Search of an Author tells the story of six characters who interrupt a rehearsal of another show, looking for a director to write down their story. This play is certainly something Harvard has never seen before. Directed by Jesse Nee-Vogelman ’13, the play was originally...

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Relish and Reflection: Daniel Stepner’s Potpourri with Violin

October 19, 2010

Performing in Paine Hall on October 3rd, Violinist Daniel Stepner presented a program of high-spirited and experimental works from composers and styles spanning four centuries—a potpourri, indeed. He began with his own setting of Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy in D Minor, rewritten for violin instead of harpsichord. As he explains in the program notes, there...

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Merritt Moore: A Semester with Boston Ballet

October 19, 2010

Taking a break one Sunday from her research in a Harvard physics lab, Merritt Moore ‘10/’11 generously spent one of her precious free moments talking with the Harvard Art Review about her experience taking a semester off from the College. She is currently dancing full-time as a company member with Boston Ballet in its...

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Bach Society Orchestra: Focused Exuberance

October 18, 2010
Bach Society Orchestra: Focused Exuberance

Harvard’s Bach Society Orchestra gave their first performance of the year Saturday night in Paine Hall. The program for the evening was the overture to the Rossini opera L’Italiana in Algeri, the Ives musical portrait Three Places in New England, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. BachSoc chose wisely for this first concert, all well-known...

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Humorous Hijinks: “Triple Threat” Delivers

October 18, 2010
Humorous Hijinks: “Triple Threat” Delivers

On Saturday evening, three of Harvard’s oldest a cappella groups—the Krokodiloes, the Pitches, and the Din & Tonics—came together to sing in the “Triple Threat” jam in Sanders. The Kroks led off the night, performing for the first half of the show, while the Pitches and the Dins shared the second half, each with...

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There’s Something About Mary

October 16, 2010
There’s Something About Mary

On its opening night last Friday, it was clear that Mary Stuart, directed by James Danner ’12, was a product of two worlds. On the one hand, the play is not immune to its fair share of technical shortcomings, seemingly forced blocking, and an ensemble cast that is not always fully engaged. Yet in...

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Fusion and Flair: Raunak 2010

October 15, 2010
Fusion and Flair: Raunak 2010

Fusion was the order of the evening at this year’s annual production of Raunak, held October 8th and 9th in Lowell Lecture Hall. Presented by the Harvard South Asian Dance Company (SADC), the show featured dance groups from eight universities, uniting both east and west in an eclectic blend of traditional South Asian, hip-hop,...

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