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Orchestra season opener brings sound to silent films

Though entitled "The Silent Years," the Brown University Orchestra's 2010-11 season opening concert was anything but. Under the direction of Senior Lecturer in Music Paul Phillips, the orchestra premiered a work by William Perry that accompanied 1920s silent film clips. The Friday and Saturday evening ...

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Dust and dirt as art in 'Divisibility'

Is wallpaper a mere decorative background or one of the fine arts? Providence artist Alison Owen takes up this question in "Divisibility," a new show in the David Winton Bell Gallery. Using found objects arrayed in rectilinear geometries, Owen plays off the gallery's architecture to create a delicately ...

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Goldberg Variations captivate listeners

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 ...

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Traveling flutist joins 'Flute Concerto' R.I. premiere

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.

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Orchestra dazzles with pops in rainy opener

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. Slated to be the group's first-ever outdoor performance, the season opener was moved inside due to a light drizzle.

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Christie's organ recital features the Baroque and Romantica

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. He performed the hour-long recital without an intermission, assuring the good-sized audience that it ...

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"Vampire" delivers midnight Halloween organ recital

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. Steinbach played a 45-minute program of works by composers ranging from J.S. Bach ...

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