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Articles by Rafael Chaiken (8)

Arts & Culture

Orchestra season opener brings sound to silent films

October 18, 2010 0 comments

Though entitled “The Silent Years,” the Brown University Orchestra’s 2010-11 season opening concert was anything but.

Arts & Culture

Dust and dirt as art in ‘Divisibility’

September 10, 2010 0 comments

Is wallpaper a mere decorative background or one of the fine arts? Providence artist Alison Owen takes up this question in a new show in the David Winton Bell Gallery. 

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First-years treated to ‘eclectic’ midnight organ program

September 8, 2009 0 comments

The tradition of midnight recitals on Brown’s 3,355-pipe Hutchings-Votey organ is a relic from a time when the pipe organ was a popular concert instrument. While organs are nowadays more often viewed as staid and liturgical, University Organist and Instrument Curator Mark Steinbach proved Sunday night that the tradition continues to flourish as he kicked off the year’s midnight recital season.

Goldberg Variations captivate listeners

February 23, 2009 0 comments

As Senior Lecturer in Music Frederick Jodry performed the Goldberg Variations in a Friday evening concert, listeners were aurally transported to the princely courts of eighteenth-century Germany. Audience members nearly filled Grant Recital Hall to hear this landmark of Baroque counterpoint performed on the harpsichord.

Traveling flutist joins ‘Flute Concerto’ R.I. premiere

October 20, 2008 0 comments

The Rhode Island premiere of Christopher Rouse’s “Flute Concerto” was the centerpiece of a performance Saturday evening by the Brown University Orchestra. Repeated Sunday afternoon, the Sayles Hall concert featured flutist Carol Wincenc and also included works by Strauss and Wagner.

Orchestra dazzles with pops in rainy opener

September 15, 2008 0 comments

Inclement weather and minimal rehearsal time did not stop the Brown University Orchestra from delivering an exciting program of film and pops music to a packed Sayles Hall on Friday.

Christie’s organ recital features the Baroque and Romantica

February 4, 2008 0 comments

James David Christie delivered the annual E. J. Lownes Memorial Organ Recital Sunday afternoon in Sayles Hall, demonstrating that a top-notch concert need not include composers with household names.

“Vampire” delivers midnight Halloween organ recital

November 2, 2007 0 comments

Emerging out of a coffin dressed as Count Dracula, University Organist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Mark Steinbach delivered the annual Halloween Midnight Organ Recital to a full Sayles Hall Wednesday night.

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