Monday, April 22, 2019 - 3:09pm
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As I left the theater, I found that I had forgotten that this was a student production. Had I walked out onto Time’s Square in New York City, I would not have been particularly surprised.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:45pm
The Prize

It is the inclusion of new works to this homogeneous classical music canon, I now realize, that must be celebrated, whether they be works of hip-hop or works by female composers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:34am
Sammy Sussman

The play began to feel as though it were a series of interviews with unrelated subjects, each one addressing the audience to detail the horrible effects that the crisis had on their life. The great disparity between the messages of these characters, however, diluted any central narrative or take away that might have developed.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:07pm
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In an email to staff and faculty in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance sent out on Feb. 14 by SMTD dean David Gier, the school announced it will be replacing all faculty, staff, practice room and instrument storage doors to include transparent panels. The change has not been announced publicly, but according to the email it is due to a “heightened climate … surrounding sexual misconduct prevention.”

Gier’s email explained the specifications of the doors, which will be installed over the summer.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:46pm
It takes a community

This past weekend, I was responsible for recording a performance of the opera “Alcina.” I was stationed with my little recording unit on a platform above the stage of the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre — though I could see everything happening below me, neither the performers nor the audience could see me.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:58am
Evan Ware

Throughout his early career, Ware described treating his art as refuge from this abuse. During his doctoral studies, however, Ware decided to write a symphony about his experiences. This work, which eventually became Ware’s first symphony, dealt with the trauma male survivors frequently face in a society with rigid definitions of masculinity and masculine emotions.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:57pm
Courtesy of Sadhana Ramaseshadri

So as I’ve often asked myself, could I live without music? The events of this past weekend forced me to reconsider this question and the answer that I’ve long held to it.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 1:00am
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The London Philharmonia’s performance for the University Musical Society in Hill Auditorium this past Thursday was a tour de force in late-19th-century German orchestral music. After a Tuesday night performance of conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “Cello Concerto” and Stravinsky’s complete ballet version of “The Firebird,” the orchestra settled on two staples of the repertoire: Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” (“Transfigured Night”) and Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 7 in E Major.”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:45pm
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What matters in the long run, I’ve begun to realize, is the quality of the art being created, not the means by which it is created. If an artist needs to make art for their own sake, so be it.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:13pm
"The Exonerated"

The sudden change from extremely dark subject matter to inspiring legal challenges made me question the plot, particularly the selection of these six specific cases and the degree to which they are representative of the larger American criminal justice system.