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Josh Kim    Thursday, May 30, 2013
Trading her usual violin for the viola, which she only picked up her Lower year, Tiffany Lam ’13 showcased her development as a violist at her Senior Recital this past Saturday. Lam opened with “Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor” by J. S. Bach, originally a piece for the cello but transcribed for the viola. “I was very nervous in the beginning because I had never had my own recital before. But I started to feel more comfortable on stage as the recital progressed,” Lam said. Lam then took...
Di Ouyang    Thursday, May 30, 2013
Members of the audience closed their eyes and nodded to the rhythm of the blues echoing in Cochran Chapel from Andover’s Academy Jazz Band concert on Sunday. This term’s concert featured a guest artist brought by the Thomas D. Chapin Fund, a fund in honor of the Class of 1975. The Academy Jazz Band invited the Leo Blanco Trio, which consists of Leo Blanco on the piano, Bruno Raberg on the bass and Henrique De Almeida on the drums. A student trio with pianist Harvey Wu ’14, bassist Amo...
Photos And Article By Charlotte Berry    Thursday, May 23, 2013
A video of students eating college acceptance letters, a handmade book of drawings of early 20th century America and a collection of digital drawings representing the artist’s dreams are just some of the capstone projects of this year’s Art 500 students. The exhibition, which opened last Sunday, featured eight Art 500 independent artistic projects, which students in the course are required to complete for their final assessment of the year. Inspired by a poem by Jalaluddin Rumi, Sarah Lee...
Peyton Alie, Maggie Kobelski, Scarla Pan & Alexis Lefft photos By Emmie Avvakumova, Lucius Xuan & Maggie Kobelski    Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Theater and Dance Department’s first ever outdoor Spring Arts Festival was met with a large turnout at all four venues: the Great Lawn, the Theater Triangle, the Elson Art Center Courtyard and the steps of Samuel Phillips Hall. Steps of Samuel Phillips Hall A rhythmic arrangement of “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons invited audience members to clap along as performers Alli Carcoana ’16, Olivia Xiong ’16, Lauren Luo ’16 and Sky Takyi ’16 amplified the song’s beats by stomping and...
Stephanie Hendarta    Thursday, May 23, 2013
In the first ever campus celebration of the Hindu festival Holi, the Gelb Lawn exploded with color as over 50 students threw blue, yellow, purple, green and red powder at each other. This past weekend, the Hindu Student Union (HSU) held Andover’s Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, a traditional Hindu festival marking the first day of Spring. To enliven the traditional holiday, HSU staged the event as a cluster competition. Students were divided by cluster and armed with their...
Charlotte Berry    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Students and faculty learned the meticulous process of crafting multi-colored and multi-patterned origami paper under the tutelage of Richard Alexander, co-founder of Haverhill-based origami studio, Origamido, and Michael LaFosse, his fellow co-founder and renowned origami artist, last Sunday. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. The artist is traditionally only allowed to work with one, square piece of paper that can only be manipulated through folding. Paper-making, Alexander...
Peyton Alie    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Paul Monette ’63 was an outcast while at Andover, but on the 50th anniversary of his graduation, his classmates ensured that the gay writer and activist will not be forgotten. In memory of Monette, who died of AIDS in 1995, members of the class of 1963 donated ten pieces of art addressing issues faced by gay males to the Addison Gallery of American Art. According to a flier for the event, titled “Prose...
Victoria Skrivianos    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Mari Funabashi ’13, who not only sings and composes, but also plays guitar, flute, organ and piano, showed off her diverse musical talents in her non-traditional Senior Recital. Funabashi switched between multiple instruments during her recital. “Mari is remarkable for the breadth of her skills. She’s a truly accomplished musician,” said Christopher Walter, who currently has Funabashi as a student in his Music 485 class. Funabashi selected “Etude,” her mother’s favorite piece, as her...
Di Ouyang    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Miki Nagahara ’13 took to the stage with a burst of applause from the audience at her Senior Recital, a performance that marked the height and culmination of her musical career at Andover. Nagahara kicked off the evening with “Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 27” by Eugene Ysaye, a piece dedicated to the composer’s friend. “I find the melodies in [the] Ysaye very inventive. Other than focusing on one line, it focuses on multiple melodic lines, especially that violin is a one voice instrument...
Josh Kim    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Student musician Chris Teng ’13 showcased his passion and talent for two very different musical instruments, the piano and the bassoon, in his Senior Recital this past Sunday. Teng began his recital on the piano with the first movement of “Sonata No. 21 in C Major” by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Teng put a unique spin on the traditionally vigorous and spirited piece by playing it relatively slowly. Teng modified the “allegro con brio” tempo to give the composition a more cautious feel. Teng...
Josh Kim    Thursday, May 23, 2013
In their first ever recitals, two student pianists John Gibson ’15 and Bryan McGuiggin ’15, collaborated in a performance of highly technical pieces by renowned composers. The concert began with Gibson playing the first movement of “Romanian Dance No. 1” composed by Bela Bartók. The feverish, offbeat chords kept the chromatic melody quick and rhythmic. Gibson retained a flexible tempo, freely slowing down and speeding up, pausing a bit between dissonant chords to create tension. After...
Scarla Pan // Photos By Thomas Johst    Thursday, May 23, 2013
In celebration of a successful year, the Academy Concert Bands transformed the Cochran Chapel into a movie theater with energizing renditions of classic and contemporary film scores. The concert’s repertoire included numerous well-known scores from movies such as “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Wizard of Oz,” as well as a student-composed piece “Theme and Variations on Vladimir Shaisky’s ‘Gena the Crocodile’s Song,’” written by Mari Funabashi ‘13...

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