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Josh Kim    Thursday, May 16, 2013
In a collaborative Senior recital, violinists Skanda Koppula ’13 and Eric Ouyang ’13 celebrated their music careers at Andover with a wide selection of violin pieces that complemented each other. Ouyang and Koppula, accompanied by Harvey Wu ’14 on the piano, alternately performed their solo pieces until the end of the program when they played in the classical duet “Double Violin Concerto” by J.S. Bach together. “We wanted our selection to encompass a diversity of styles and...
Josh Kim    Thursday, May 16, 2013
In a passionate end to his successful cello career at Andover, Sasha Scolnik-Brower ’13 performed his Senior Recital in the Timken Room of Graves Hall last Saturday night. Scolnik-Brower immediately hit his stride, launching into the first movement of Beethoven’s “A Major Cello Sonata.” His interpretation of Beethoven featured a powerful, moving theme which contrasted the delicate sound of the piano. Before moving on to “Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85,” composed by Edward Elgar,...
Emma Crowe    Thursday, May 16, 2013
Taking the stage with a wide vocal range and impressive technical skill, Ben Croen ’13 performed an eclectic repertoire of vocal pieces during his Senior Recital on May 5. Croen came to the stage with a selection of nine pieces, each of which he has collected over the past two or three years, he said. The songs included compositions by Vincenzo Bellini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Gabriel Fauré. “The majority of my songs were in German,” said Croen after his performance...
Peyton Alie    Thursday, May 16, 2013
Student pianist Dak Song ’13 marked the end of his Andover piano career with a thrilling Senior Recital that featured a selection of highly-technical classical piano pieces. The performance began with Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 889.” Song contrasted quick, trilling notes in intricate layers with rapid crescendos. Song followed with “Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op 31, No. 2” by Ludwig van Beethoven. Beginning slowly and contemplatively, the “Largo-Allegro...
Madeleine Mayhew    Thursday, May 2, 2013
William Thomas, Instructor and Chair in Music from 1975 to 1989 and Director of Performance from 1989 to 2008, passed away on Sunday at the age of 62. During his time at Andover, Thomas breathed life into the Andover Music Department, establishing various music programs such as the Gospel Choir and the Chamber Music program. “He was almost like a legendary figure in the way he created these programs all by himself. He raised the Music Department to the level it is now,” said Christopher...
Peyton Alie    Thursday, May 2, 2013
Combining the unique tonalities of their two instruments, cellist David Shin ’14 and pianist Harvey Wu ’14 chose a combined repertoire that featured masterpieces with contrasting musical qualities. The concert commenced with Shin and Wu’s duet of FranzSchubert’s “Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821: Allegro Moderato.” According to the program, the piece’s juxtaposition of classical context with emotional themes was inspired by Romantic literature. The piece sped up while...
Maggie Kobelski    Thursday, May 2, 2013
A cozy crowd shuffled eagerly into the Timken Room in anticipation of the joint Senior Recital of flutist Ayaka Shinozaki ’13 and violinist Catherine Choi ’13 this past Sunday. Shinozaki was accompanied by pianist Abbey Siegfried, Instructor in Music. Her rendition of J.S. Bach’s “Sonata in E Major for Flute: Adagio ma non tanto” was characterized by her interpretation of the subtle, smooth dips between modulating notes and unusual musical accidentals. “[For Sonata in E Major] I would...
Alexis Lefft    Thursday, May 2, 2013
In a musical theater-inspired performance, soprano singer Anna Stacy ’13 marked the final months of her eventful Andover musical career with a selection of classical and modern vocal pieces in her Senior Recital this past Saturday. After months of preparation, Stacy began her recital with John Dowland’s “Come Again, Sweet Love,” a melancholic piece accompanied by Peter Lorenco, Instructor in Music, on the guitar. Stacy performed the bittersweet melody with exceptional emotional depth and...
Claire Carroll    Thursday, May 2, 2013
As the sunny weather of spring arrives at Andover, this cold, thirst-quenching beverage will help reduce the frequency of your daily Susie’s runs. Making a homemade frosty milkshake is easy, tasty and affordable. First, choose your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt being served. Chocolate frozen yogurt tastes best for a milkshake, but strawberry or vanilla will work too. Take a mug from Paresky Commons and fill it to the brim with frozen yogurt. Next, let the mug sit for about 40 seconds to...
Victoria Skrivanos    Thursday, May 2, 2013
Can girls be funny? Caroline “CC” Robinson certainly thinks so. Inspired by the campus gender debate, Robinson used her experience as a former member of Just Add Water, Yale University’s improv troupe, to start Ladies Laugh-In, an improvisational theater group for girls at Andover. Robinson is an Instructor in English and faculty advisor to Under the Bed (UTB), Andover’s co-ed student improvisational group. “I felt personally responsible when I started hearing [claims] that in the past...
Victoria Skrivanos // Photos by Alex Tamkin    Thursday, April 25, 2013
Charlotte Berry    Thursday, April 25, 2013
Featuring footage from Jackie Robinson’s first Major League Baseball game and a news report covering attacks by the Ku Klux Klan, “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and Struggle for Civil Rights Exhibition,” the new exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art, uses different types of visual media to capture the significance of the American civil rights struggle. Curated by Maurice Berger, professional guest curator, the exhibition is arranged to enhance the artistic experience....

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