Topic: Music

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Acoustic artists showcase solo skills

November 11, 2012 0 comments

Harmonies echoed over the steps of Faunce House Thursday and Friday nights as musicians armed with acoustic guitars played in the Brown Unheard Acoustic Showcase in the Underground, advertised with the slogan “Because only music brings sound.” 

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Fall concert to be held outdoors

September 14, 2012 0 comments

Punk band Titus Andronicus will perform on Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle Sept. 15, preceded by opening act TOKiMONSTA, at this year’s Fall Concert. The concert will officially be held outside, the Brown Concert Agency announced via its blog Wednesday.

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Gambino only glitch in strong lineup

April 23, 2012 0 comments

On a very summery Main Green, Spring Weekend laid forth its mottled bounty. Friday’s concert, featuring What Cheer? Brigade, Sepalcure and Childish Gambino, was characterized by tough crowds straining to catch a glimpse of Gambino’s altogether bland performance. But Saturday’s musicians – Twin Shadow, the Walkmen, Cam’ron and the Glitch Mob – put on a raucous, memorable show.

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Pakistani folk music inspires dance, joy

March 19, 2012 1 comment

People of all ages and ethnicities sang and danced with remarkable energy Saturday night during a performance by Arif Lohar, a beloved Pakistani folk singer with 150 albums, 50 international tours and 5 million hits on YouTube.

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Steinbach brings Vienna to Providence

March 19, 2012 0 comments

University Organist Mark Steinbach played a concert featuring the music of Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Anton Heiller in Sayles Hall Sunday evening. Baritone Andrew Garland, a voice teacher in the Applied Music Program at Brown, accompanied Steinbach for the Mahler songs. 

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Performers infuse classic opera with humor

March 19, 2012 0 comments

With the desks cleared out and chairs pushed aside, Foxboro Auditorium was transformed into a miniature concert hall Friday night for Brown Opera Productions’ chamber performance premiere of “Don Pasquale.” 

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Student band expertly blends genres

March 12, 2012 0 comments

The performance began with the lights completely off, leaving only a keyboard and a violin under a dim spotlight. There were no formal introductions or polite bows preceding the opening act. A member of the group, in a T-shirt and jeans, simply invited the audience to sit back and enjoy the semester’s first performance by Fermata, a student-led classical music group created last semester.

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Big band offers varied program in first concert

March 12, 2012 0 comments

The Brown University Wind Symphony performed five “big band” pieces and one percussion piece ranging in origin from 1949 to 2002 for its first concert of the semester in Salomon 101 Friday night.

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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.