Arts

Arts

The Sounds of Students

An intimate group of parents, teachers, students, and musicians gathered together on Wednesday afternoon for an impressive showing of musical talent. The student recital, which took place in the Timken Room of Graves Hall, included pieces of all genres and styles, with a diverse assortment of instrumentation. Unflustered with his role of opening the program,…

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Uncommonly Uncommon Women

Girl Power. Although not necessarily the type of girl power the Spice Girls would have endorsed, last Saturday’s Theatre Workshop directed by Ali Rosen ’03 brought into light a more sophisticated feminist version of the expression. The play, Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein, serves as a discussion of female empowerment and independence from…

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Going Solo: Faculty Jazz Concert Plays in Timken

According to Webster, “jazz is an American music developed especially from ragtime and blues and characterized by propulsive syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, varying degrees of improvisation, and often deliberate distortions of pitch and timbre.” To others, the word “jazz” brings to mind the intriguing melodies or fast motives on the saxophone or trumpet. Most…

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J.C. MacMillan: From Barbershop Boy to Basso Profundo

J.C. MacMillan ’03 takes part in nearly every possible performing arts program at Andover. His history of avid involvement in singing, music, and acting has contributed to his past three notable years at Phillips Academy. In the following interview, this diverse artist recounts his participation in the many facets of performing arts, both on and…

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