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Emerson String Quartet to play Hop WWI series

Nine-time Grammy Award winners The Emerson String Quartet will perform at the Hopkins Center on Tuesday evening. The program will consist of string quartet works from composers Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel and Dmitri Shostakovich.


Javelin duo to headline Friday Night Rock show

Production and electronic duo Javelin used to bring a collection of painted boomboxes — in addition to all of the regular equipment — to shows. Each tuned to the same frequency, the boomboxes, either tethered outside the venue or placed decoratively onstage, could broadcast the performance live.

The Clayton Brothers Quintet will perform a concert in Spaulding Auditorium on Saturday evening.


Jazz artists visit classes before concert

Jumping straight from tuning to playing, bassist John Clayton treated an audience of a dozen students, music professors and community members to an original movement spliced with excerpts of a Koussevitzky concerto during his recent Hop Garage performance.


Students pursue summer arts opportunities

From playing street performances in Provincetown, Massachusetts, to attending screenings at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Dartmouth students engaged in various summer arts activities.


Class makes documentary film about local comedian

Ten minutes before the start of 10A classes last Thursday, Jake Greenberg ’17 strolled into the Black Family Visual Arts Center’s video editing suite with a hot mug of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. While other students spent the previous night celebrating Green Key, Greenberg and his classmates from Film Studies 39, an advanced video making class, were busy applying the final touches to their original documentary, “Good Vibes and Duct Tape: Stories with Cindy Pierce.”


Annual Step Show draws students, alumni for dance

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host the 23rd annual Green Key Step Show this Saturday evening in the Hopkins Center’s Moore Theater. This year’s “FIFA World Cup” theme will be incorporated through costumes and video clips shown during the performance.



Barbary Coast to recognize seniors

As the opening notes of Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra’s “Moten Swing” sounded on Thursday evening last week, conductor Don Glasgo was at ease. Only a close observer could notice the slight motions of his wrist keeping tempo — a contrast to the stereotypical conductor armed with a baton, elaborately motioning through the rhythms. Through the opening passage, guitarist Zack Cutler ’14 anchored the chord progression with a walking bass line provided by Andrew Shea ’17. Floating on top, pianist Becky Zegans offered variation. Suddenly, there was a blitz of brass which stopped as quickly as it started.


Performance to mix biology, music

The processes of microbial evolution, for many, would not inspire art. Yet this is precisely what composer Fay Kueen Wang used to create “STEM Arts: Music and Biology,” a composition she will perform tonight in the Oopik Auditorium in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center.


Spring DHMC exhibit features artists, staff

A woman stood up from her waiting area chair on the third floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Faulkner Building to inspect a photograph. On the wall before her were over 20 images captured by Vermont photographer Hunter Paye. “Wow, so pretty,” the woman said, leaning in to bring her face within inches of one photograph.


Michael Blum ’15 releases first jazz guitar CD, ‘Initiation’

Though the son of two musicians, Michael Blum ’15 did not plan to pursue a career in music when he arrived at the College. Blum has studied music most of his life — his father was his first guitar teacher — but it was not until he played in the orchestra for the College’s production of “Hairspray” his freshman year that he considered pursuing music professionally, he said.