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Andrea Vargas    Thursday, March 3, 2011
Snapping, clapping and sweet melodies filled Cochran Chapel as Azure started off the Unaccompanied Minors Concert this past Sunday. Guest performances and fresh passion distinguished the concert as especially enthusiastic. The group of girls with matching black shirts and smiling faces brought a positive vibe to the stage. Azure performed various songs including “Fireworks” by Katy Perry and “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green, which concluded their portion of the show. Azure performed “Fireworks...
Nicole Ng    Thursday, March 3, 2011
A medley of thirteen classical music ensembles entertained a cozy group of Andover community members in the Timkin Room last Saturday at the Academy Chamber Music Concert. In the seasonal performance of the Academy Chamber Music Society, small groups of student musicians harmonized without conductors in an intimate setting, sometimes accompanied by faculty coaches. Saturday’s concert opened with an Alegretto fanfare of brass instruments from George Frideric Handel’s “...
Sarah Lee    Thursday, March 3, 2011
The word “muse” often evokes imagery of Anient Greek goddesses, but the Art 300 class, “Discovering the Addison Collection,” reinvigorates the definition in the student-curated exhibition “Muse,” which opens at the Addison Gallery of American Art this Tuesday. The exhibition is organized into two galleries, which compare sources of inspiration. Form, such as the human body, inspires some to produce art, while individual presence and charisma inspires others. The students developed the...
Emilia Figliomeni    Thursday, March 3, 2011
A large audience attended the Chamber and Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday night in the Chapel, eager to listen to the diverse pieces that students were about to perform. The Corelli Ensemble opened the concert with the “Concertino for String Orchestra,” composed by Samuel Adler. The piece, divided into three sections, the allegro molto, the andante and the allegro con brio brought variation to the concert, swinging from lively trills to slower whole notes. The strong tones...
Ollie Peng    Thursday, March 3, 2011
If you’ve never played a videogame in your life, then why not start now? There really is no better way to kill 20 minutes of your day and still feel like you’ve accomplished something. Each of the games that will be mentioned in this column are extraordinary experiences, and if you still don’t want to play them, hopefully you can at least respect them. Now, let’s introduce this week’s game: Super Meat Boy. Along with a bunch of other real awards it has already...
Arts Staff Report    Thursday, March 3, 2011
This weekend, Theater 520 will catapult the audience back to a time of Roman political conflict and violence in their production of “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare. Directed by Kevin Heelan, Instructor in Theater, Julius Caesar challenges the role of femininity through the primarily female cast despite the numerous roles tradationally played by men. The play also takes a modern interpretation of the script, incorporating a pin-stripe suit for Caesar and beautiful gowns for the women...
Caroline Sambuco    Thursday, February 24, 2011
Featuring student performances and authentic Indian cuisine, both Indopak charity dinners were an immense success, not only in educating Phillips Academy students about Indian culture, but also by raising a large sum of money for charity. The evening began with traditional Indian appetizers, papar and samosas. While students, faculty and parents munched on the delicious snacks, they admired the South Asian inspired decorations that gave the Underwood room a taste of India. “The decorations...
Nicole Ng    Thursday, February 24, 2011
Performing his one-man show, “Mr. Glass,” Jonathan Dent ’05 explored racism and identity through personal experiences and humor. Dent, a Phillips Academy and Brown University alumnus, presented his one-man show as part of Af-Lat-Am’s Black Arts Weekend’s festivities. Dent detailed his journey of self-identification by taking on different personas and touching on serious issues that pertained to race. “I’m trying to portray how necessary it is for people to be honest about...
Arts Staff Report    Thursday, February 24, 2011
This Friday 25th, the Academy Symphony Orchestra and the Amadeus ensemble will accompany seniors, Marilyn Harris and Stephanie Liu for their Senior Concertos. Marilyn Harris ’11 “Music is probably my greatest joy,” said Marilyn Harris ’11, one of the six senior concerto performers. Selected out of fifteen applicants, Harris was awarded the opportunity to perform a vocal performance that would be accompanied by the school orchestra. “When I found out I was one of the performers,...
Zoe Chazen    Thursday, February 24, 2011
Inca Son, a music and dance ensemble acclaimed for its vibrant performances of Andean folk music visited Phillips Academy to perform in the Chapel this past Sunday afternoon. Faculty, students and families clapped along as four men on stage, dressed in traditional Andean garb, captivated the audience with their lively tunes. “We try to bring as many different musical cultures [to Phillips Academy] as possible. It’s wonderful to try to bring people who play music from a very...
Emilia Figliomeni    Thursday, February 24, 2011
Hip Hop artist, Zee Santiago, immediately captivated the audience with an impromptu competition to see which side of the den could cheer loudest for him. Enthusiastic about a promising evening, the den erupted with applause, welcoming Santiago to the stage. Santiago introduced his performance by reciting the names of artists he had opened for. The artists included Drake, Fabulous, Big Sean, Lupe Fiasco, and others. The performance began with the song titled “Hard Times,” which was...
Phillipian Staff Report    Thursday, February 24, 2011
Student performers embraced a variety of unpredictable dance routines en route to creating this year’s Dance Open performance. “We really wanted pieces that had strong choreography, and tried to pick pieces that were different,” said Carolyn Harmeling ’11, Dance Open Director. The Dance Open is a student run production that features 13 student-choreographed performances, which premiered this past Thursday in Steinbach Theatre. Due to the popularity of prior performances, this is the first...

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