Topic: Music

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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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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.

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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.