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Ben Stewart’ 20, known artistically as folk-pop singer Tetrapod, plays guitar on the steps of the Stephen Robert '62 campus center.

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‘Not Quite Spring Weekend’ broadcasts musical artists, raises money for COVID relief

June 5, 2020 1 comment

Not Quite Spring Weekend, a virtual benefit concert organized by a group of University students, rocked the screens of many via BeLive and Facebook on May 30. The festival comprised 12 student performers and 10 professional acts, which altogether provided students and the public with over 10 hours of original music. 

Community MusicWorks plans to use their $500,000 Lewis Prize for Music toward the development of an alumni fellowship program.

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String quartet brings global sounds to Granoff

February 4, 2020 0 comments

On the evening of Feb. 1, community members streamed into the Granoff Center for Creative Arts to enjoy the Providence-based ensemble Musicworks Collective perform a series of string quartet pieces inspired by traditional music from the East to the West. 

Too Many Zooz members, Leo Pellegrino, Matt Doe and David “King of Sludge” Parks, are known for their humble beginnings in the New York City subways. They cite jazz, classical, electronic and hip hop music as some of their primary musical influences.

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‘Brass-house’ band Too Many Zooz set to thrill Fete

April 15, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Self-described as a “brass-house” trio, Too Many Zooz boasts an impressive sonic profile, with pop songs acclaimed by The FADER, a performance with Beyoncé at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and an appearance on the track “Daddy Lessons” of Beyoncé’s album “Lemonade.”

The Saturday concert featured music ranging from a 16th-century choral piece to a poetic song cycle composed by a Pembroke College alum.

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Chorus, Chamber Choir sings across centuries of music

March 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The elaborate domed ceiling of Central Congregational Church lent the University Chorus and Chamber Choir an air of both visual and acoustic grandiosity during their performance Saturday evening.

Brown Arts Initiative sponsored the most recent installment in the Songwriting Series, which featured performances by workshop attendees as well as a concert by Dar Williams after the masterclass.

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Williams leads songwriting masterclass

March 14, 2019 Comments are Disabled

With acoustic and electric guitars strapped to their backs, songwriters hailing from the Brown and Providence communities filed into the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday afternoon.

Chartreuse performed compositions that incorporated electronic components and experimental concepts. Five students and one faculty member composed pieces for the trio, working with the musicians during rehearsals.

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Visiting string trio debuts student, faculty compositions

February 7, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Chartreuse string trio performed contemporary and experimental music in a concert Tuesday night, playing compositions from their usual repertoire as well as new pieces composed by University students.

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Brown, Oxford University Wind Symphonies to perform together

December 5, 2017 Comments are Disabled

This Friday, the Brown Wind Symphony and Oxford University Wind Orchestra will team up for a joint concert in Sayles Hall.

The husband and wife musical duo performed stripped down acoustic versions of songs from the group’s 2006 album at the Martinos Auditorium at the Granoff Center Friday.

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Pop-folk duo ‘The Weepies’ perform at Granoff Center

November 7, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Two guitars, one piano, one couple: The Weepies, starring Deb Talan ’90 and Steve Tannen, performed at Granoff Center for the Creative Arts last Friday.

Annual free concert features works from composer Bach

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Annual free concert features works from composer Bach

November 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Sunday afternoon saw Providence community members filing into the MacMillan Reading Room for the Freda Bromsen Bolster Memorial Concert.

The University Orchestra performed under guest conductor Daniel Harp one week after Brandon Keith Brown was relieved of his conducting duties.

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University orchestra performs under guest conductor

October 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Several challenges may have been anticipated for the Brown University Orchestra when conductor Brandon Keith Brown was relieved of his orchestra duties.