Posts Tagged ‘ Music ’

Cabot House Musical Lives On

April 19, 2011

This year’s Cabot House Musical is a production of Annie Get Your Gun, the fictionalized story of Annie Oakley. The show is particularly poignant for Cabotians as the first show to be produced without the guidance and encouragement of the late Susan Livingston, Cabot’s beloved housing administrator. Cabot tutor (and last semester’s Acting Resident...

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Bach Society Orchestra’s Japan Benefit

April 13, 2011

The Bach Society Orchestra gave a benefit concert to a sold out Sanders theater on March 26th, with proceeds going to the relief efforts after the earthquake in Japan. The change of venue—BachSoc usually performs in Paine Hall—was a challenge for the small orchestra, but it brought them a large, appreciative audience that gave...

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LHO’s Candide: A Vocal and Orchestral Showcase

April 7, 2011

After productions of Tosca, Otello, and Turandot, it was rather refreshing to see the Lowell House Opera return to the lighter fare of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.  Based on Voltaire’s famous satire, the opera is full of catchy tunes, hilarity, and moral lessons as the young Candid encounters many a trial and tribulation after he...

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A Place to Play: Informal Jams in Lowell House

March 30, 2011

Not enough music playing in your life? Haven’t had a chance to just jam in a while? Want to make some new musically-inclined friends in a relaxed environment? Just want to learn more about music? Consider joining Keerthi Reddy ’14 in the Lowell House band room on Wednesday nights for regular jams open to...

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Solid A Cappella Sampler for Junior Parents

March 29, 2011

The Junior Parents’ Weekend a cappella jam had a lot working against it, from its Friday afternoon time to its brevity to its awkward insertion after Drew Faust’s welcome address and a panel of speakers addressing junior parents. It would be unfair and impossible to compare it to Harvard’s more typical a cappella jams—packed,...

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HRO Gets its Romance On

March 14, 2011

Selling out Sander’s Theater is no easy feat, but one that the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra managed last Friday night as they presented an evening of Romantic Russian music to a packed house of students and excited parents. Although the program was not what one might call ‘diverse,’ HRO showed wonderful mastery of all three...

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Preview: Black Arts Festival 2011

March 2, 2011

Today, Thursday March 3rd, through Saturday March 5th , the Kuumba Singers and a wide range of other arts groups on campus will together present this year’s Black Arts Festival. The theme of the festival is “How it Feels to be Colored Me,” after the Zora Neale Hurston essay on when she felt “colored”...

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HRO’s Remembrance: Truly a Night to Remember

March 12, 2010

Four days after the bicentennial birthday of Frederic Chopin, the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra presented its 202nd season concert performing one of Chopin’s most celebrated works, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, featuring concerto competition winner Kenric Tam ’12 under the direction of Federico Cortese. The program also included Music for Orchestra,...

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An Evening of Fine Arts: Fine Entertainment

March 12, 2010

The Black Men’s Forum’s Haiti benefit concert, Evening of Fine Arts, was greeted by a small but enthusiastic audience. The concert, which took place on Saturday, February 26th at 7:00pm in Lowell Lecture Hall, raised money for the CARE organization’s work in Haiti, and featured classical music, visual art, and dance. As the audience...

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LHO’s Puccini’s Tosca: An Admirable Adaptation

March 12, 2010

There’s nothing better than a heavy dose of Puccini’s passion to transform a dreary evening in a dining hall to a spectacular musical experience. This remedy for the mid-term blues, provided by Lowell House Opera (LHO), comes in their current production of Tosca, one of Puccini’s most beloved operas.  Stage directed by Michael Yashinsky...

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