Topic: Music

Arts & Culture

Beethoven’s classic ninth honors Brown’s 18th

March 5, 2012 0 comments

The Brown University Orchestra and Chorus joined forces with the Providence College Cantori and Festival Chorus to pay tribute to President Ruth Simmons, who will be stepping down at the end of the academic year. Performing in front of a sold-out crowd of over 1,900 people Saturday night, the orchestra and choruses took on Beethoven’s seminal ninth symphony, one of the most influential and widely recognized pieces of Western music.

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Baritone portrays loneliness of lost poet

March 2, 2012 0 comments

Baritone Wolfgang Holzmair delivered a convincing performance as a wandering poet who had lost his way in a concert of Franz Schubert’s legendary song cycle “Winterreise” Wednesday night in the Martinos Auditorium of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

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‘Concert lecture’ examines modern Middle Eastern life

February 27, 2012 0 comments

In a concert entitled “The Last Resistance” Thursday evening, pianist Steven Spooner played pieces composed by Mohammed Fairouz that were influenced by issues involving the Middle East, including American sentiments toward the region preceding and following the 9/11 attacks.

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Times music critic chronicles career path

February 13, 2012 0 comments

Anthony Tommasini still thinks of himself as a teacher, a fact made evident by his ability to relate with ease detailed and funny stories of his role as the New York Times chief music critic to a packed Grant Recital Hall Friday afternoon.

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Lupo’s feels the funk Friday night

February 13, 2012 0 comments

  You thought you knew music? Funk what you heard. Bedecked in alien heads and tophats, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic took the stage at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Friday night in downtown Providence. The venue was packed with at least three generations, from hip college kids to local tough guys — don’t try to squeeze past them — to mustachioed old folks who have been grooving with P Funk for who knows how long.

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Jazz show energizes older generation

February 6, 2012 0 comments

Rhode Island jazz fans packed the Grant Recital Hall Sunday afternoon to hear world-renowned trombonist and Rhode Island native George Masso jam out with Paul Nagel on piano, Marty Ballou on bass, Steve DeConti on guitar, Bruce Abbott on saxophone and Paul Mason, teaching associate in the music department, on drums.

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Songstress lights up otherwise dark night

January 30, 2012 0 comments

Canadian pop starlet Lights — nee Valerie Poxleitner — has come a long way since her sugary first LP dropped in 2009. Her high-energy performance at The Met Friday night, mainly featuring tracks from her sophomore effort, “Siberia,” was more grit than girly.

Diamonds and Coal

Of Montreal

April 15, 2009 0 comments

From Outback Steakhouse commercials to onstage full-frontal nudity, Of Montreal has done it all.  That’s not too much of an exaggeration when you consider how long they’ve been around — twelve years and counting — and how committed they are to doing wacked-out stuff year after year.

Diamonds and Coal

Nas

April 15, 2009 0 comments

Since Nas released his debut album Illmatic in 1994, he’s been a legend with a lot to live up to. Illmatic was widely hailed as a great album when it was released, and it’s still frequently named as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time.