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The Dartmouth College Gospel Choir took on a cloudy day and cold weather to bring together a mix of classical and traditional gospel music to help uplift their audience and bring a message of joy and inspiration to the College at its annual fall concert.
It is easy to think only about the actors when thinking about a play, but there is much more involved behind the scenes to make sure all of the parts run smoothly. For the theater department’s main stage production of “Don Juan Comes Back From the War,” almost 40 students played a role in the production team, from sewing the costumes to creating the set.
Ukuleles and Queen Elizabeth II rarely mix, unless Jake Shimabukuro is involved — he performed his songs for her. Shimabukuro, who has been playing the ukulele professionally since the 1990s and became famous for his viral video of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (1968), performed a range of original songs and covers of popular songs at the Hopkins Center last night.
Travel has always played a large part in artist Daniele Genadry’s ’02 life and work. During her time at the College, she spent a year in Italy between studying studio art and math. Since that time, she has lived in Rome, Beirut and London and has had her work displayed in exhibitions from Amsterdam to Greece.
How central are words to telling a narrative? That is the question that the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra will explore through the work of Verdi, Mozart and Tchaikovsky in its upcoming concert on Saturday.
Family betrayal, insanity, feuding daughters, on-stage fights, death. All of these issues and more played across the stage as the Rude Mechanicals performed William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” this weekend.
From Vranje, Serbia, to Zagorje, Croatia, from the 1930s to 2005, the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble will travel through time and place in their concert on Friday, Oct. 30 as they celebrate Eastern European and Eastern European-inspired music.
Over this weekend, three concerts and more than a dozen international musicians will honor the music and legacy of composer and former music and classics professor Christian Wolff in the performance series “The Exception and the Rule.”
Some of the details are so minute that the Hood Museum provides magnifying glasses so that visitors can see them all as they are transported to mid-18th century Venice, from the well-known sites such as the Grand Canal to imaginary landscapes. The Hood Museum’s exhibition “Canaletto’s ‘Vedute’ Prints” captures the complete collection of etchings created by Italian landscape artist and “grand master painter” Giovanni Canal, better known as “Canaletto.”
Students spilled onto the floor the Hopkins Center’s Bentley Theater to watch Saturday and Sunday’s productions of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” a rapid fire production of 30 plays in 60 minutes adapted by the College’s Displaced Theater Company.
In preparation for their Friday, Oct. 16 performance at the Hopkins Center, The Knights — a Brooklyn, New York-based orchestra collective — will have a five-day residency at the College, meeting with students, visiting classes and local schools and performing with student groups.
The combination of jazz, rock and traditional Latin American cumbia, may sound like a discordant combination, but the members of La Santa Cecilia, a Los Angeles-based quartet, combine these forms and more into Grammy award-winning music.
Contemporary comedians have increasingly explored political and social issues. From comedian Amy Schumer’s critiques of popular culture) to “The Daily Show” (1996) correspondent Aasif Mandvi’s social commentray a range of topics from religion to relationships have been worked through in comedy. Iranian-American comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh explores how politics intersects with comedy in her one-woman show “All Atheists are Muslim,” which she performed on Friday at the Hopkins Center.
As the fall term continues along, so does the process of student groups welcoming in new members. While all groups have their own rituals and traditions for how they bring new members into the fold, theater and improv groups use a mix of classic methods like wakeups and crazier tactics — think a trip to Everything But Anchovies and bowling.
What do zebras, World War I, battleships and alternate realities have in common? They all helped inspire Gibson/Martelli’s “MAN A,” the newest exhibit in the Hopkins Center.
They begin early, before noon and go late into the night. Sometimes, decisions are not made until the sun rises on Monday.
Since graduating from the College in 1994, Juliette Bianco, the Hood Museum of Art’s deputy director, began working at the museum in 1998 and has served in various positions including exhibition manager and assistant director, as well as helping to put together two books. In addition to overseeing the museum’s day-to-day management and long-term planning, Bianco has also overseen the creation of a $10 million endowment for the director’s position, the installation of a new piece of public art and an ongoing renovation, including an expansion of the museum which is supposed to begin in the spring of 2016.
Pieces by beloved classical composers such as Beethoven and Schubert will mix with the premiere of Dan Román’s “SyncopaXiones” (2012) at music professor and current pianist in residence Sally Pinkas’ piano concert tonight.
For David Levi ’00, his First-Year Trip was an experience that foreshadowed his environmental consciousness. After stints teaching high school and working as an apprentice for restaurants in Sweden and Italy, Levi became the executive chef of Vinland in 2012, a 100-percent locally-sourced restaurant in Portland, Maine.
Dance, freestyle rap and a cappella came together as SHEBA, DStyle and the Dartmouth Aires performed at Saturday night’s Spring Sing.