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Victoria Skrivianos    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Mari Funabashi ’13, who not only sings and composes, but also plays guitar, flute, organ and piano, showed off her diverse musical talents in her non-traditional Senior Recital. Funabashi switched between multiple instruments during her recital. “Mari is remarkable for the breadth of her skills. She’s a truly accomplished musician,” said Christopher Walter, who currently has Funabashi as a student in his Music 485 class. Funabashi selected “Etude,” her mother’s favorite piece, as her...
Di Ouyang    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Miki Nagahara ’13 took to the stage with a burst of applause from the audience at her Senior Recital, a performance that marked the height and culmination of her musical career at Andover. Nagahara kicked off the evening with “Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 27” by Eugene Ysaye, a piece dedicated to the composer’s friend. “I find the melodies in [the] Ysaye very inventive. Other than focusing on one line, it focuses on multiple melodic lines, especially that violin is a one voice instrument...
Josh Kim    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Student musician Chris Teng ’13 showcased his passion and talent for two very different musical instruments, the piano and the bassoon, in his Senior Recital this past Sunday. Teng began his recital on the piano with the first movement of “Sonata No. 21 in C Major” by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Teng put a unique spin on the traditionally vigorous and spirited piece by playing it relatively slowly. Teng modified the “allegro con brio” tempo to give the composition a more cautious feel. Teng...
Josh Kim    Thursday, May 23, 2013
In their first ever recitals, two student pianists John Gibson ’15 and Bryan McGuiggin ’15, collaborated in a performance of highly technical pieces by renowned composers. The concert began with Gibson playing the first movement of “Romanian Dance No. 1” composed by Bela Bartók. The feverish, offbeat chords kept the chromatic melody quick and rhythmic. Gibson retained a flexible tempo, freely slowing down and speeding up, pausing a bit between dissonant chords to create tension. After...
Scarla Pan // Photos By Thomas Johst    Thursday, May 23, 2013
In celebration of a successful year, the Academy Concert Bands transformed the Cochran Chapel into a movie theater with energizing renditions of classic and contemporary film scores. The concert’s repertoire included numerous well-known scores from movies such as “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Wizard of Oz,” as well as a student-composed piece “Theme and Variations on Vladimir Shaisky’s ‘Gena the Crocodile’s Song,’” written by Mari Funabashi ‘13...
Photos And Article By Charlotte Berry    Thursday, May 23, 2013
A video of students eating college acceptance letters, a handmade book of drawings of early 20th century America and a collection of digital drawings representing the artist’s dreams are just some of the capstone projects of this year’s Art 500 students. The exhibition, which opened last Sunday, featured eight Art 500 independent artistic projects, which students in the course are required to complete for their final assessment of the year. Inspired by a poem by Jalaluddin Rumi, Sarah Lee...
Peyton Alie, Maggie Kobelski, Scarla Pan & Alexis Lefft photos By Emmie Avvakumova, Lucius Xuan & Maggie Kobelski    Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Theater and Dance Department’s first ever outdoor Spring Arts Festival was met with a large turnout at all four venues: the Great Lawn, the Theater Triangle, the Elson Art Center Courtyard and the steps of Samuel Phillips Hall. Steps of Samuel Phillips Hall A rhythmic arrangement of “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons invited audience members to clap along as performers Alli Carcoana ’16, Olivia Xiong ’16, Lauren Luo ’16 and Sky Takyi ’16 amplified the song’s beats by stomping and...
Di Ouyang    Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Fidelio Society showcased a varied repertoire ranging from French folksongs to traditional Irish ballads at its concert last Sunday. “We really tried to select all kinds of different music from different years and different styles,” said concert director Christopher Walter, Instructor in Music. The group, consisting of 18 members, performed different songs in Italian, French and English from the 16th century to now. “I like the dissonance, that they have a lot of pieces. I...
Charlotte Berry    Thursday, May 16, 2013
Clad in black morph suits, navy blue sleeveless sweatshirts, white gloves and their signature white masks, the all-male student dance group Enigma took the stage last Saturday in their show titled “Love is in the Air.” Enigma is modeled after a dance group called the JabbaWockeeZ, which won the first season of “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Many of Enigma’s performances were originally choreographed by the JabbaWockeeZ. Led by Derek Yau ’15, Enigma includes Matt Alpert ’15, Nick DiAdamo ’15...
Emma Crowe    Thursday, May 16, 2013
Last weekend, dancers of all grades and styles came together at Dance Open, a student-choreographed show featuring a range of performances from ballet to step. Graham Johns ’14 and Madeleine Silva ’13 directed the event. This year’s Dance Open was more successful than last year’s, with increased attendance that completely packed Steinbach Theater on both Friday and Saturday. “We’re so glad we could find it, and that they had room for us,” said Phyllis Blum and Gordon Salganik,...
Alexis Lefft &di Ouyang    Thursday, May 16, 2013
The 24th annual Asian Arts Festival took Andover by storm on Saturday, May 4, with a food bazaar and talent and fashion show organized by Asian Society along with other cultural campus organizations. Aromas of crispy, deep-fried Filipino empanadas and juicy Korean beef galbi filled the George Washington Hall mailroom as Asian Society opened the doors for the annual Asian Arts Festival Food Bazaar. With homemade food cooked by the many Asian heritage clubs on campus, the bazaar...
Peyton Alie    Thursday, May 16, 2013
Bringing a passion for rhythm, poetry and social justice, Anthony Morales ’98 returned to campus for a spoken word poetry performance last Friday in Kemper Auditorium. Raised in the Bronx, NY, Morales is a Puerto Rican-American “Nuyorican” teacher and spoken word poet. He was featured on HBO’s spoken word poetry television series, Def Poetry. Many of Morales’ poems centered on the social issues of those from underprivileged backgrounds. Morales started his performance with a poem...

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