The sounds of Azeri Mugham transported Slosberg Music Center to Azerbaijan on Saturday night. Fargana Qasimova and her ensemble performed a series of songs as the culmination of her residency at Brandeis through the MusicUnitesUs series.
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At 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Slosberg Music Center held a concert that featured six pieces composed by students but played by professional musicians.
In her introduction before Thursday’s poetry reading, Prof. Elizabeth Bradfield (ENG), Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence, noted that there is something special about hearing one’s own professors present their original artistic work.
This week, justArts spoke with Prof. Judith Eissenberg (MUS), the director of MusicUnitesUs, a program that brought Azerbaijani vocalist Fargana Qasimova to the University for an intercultural residency. justArts: Can you tell us a little about MusicUnitesUs?Judith Eissenberg: It’s a program I started in 2003, and its purpose is to deepen our understanding and appreciation of Other, with a capital “O,” cultures.
Students studying in the Farber Library Mezzanine might notice that as of Thursday some of the walls near the mezzanine’s entrance have drastically changed color.
Rose Art Museum curatorial interns Sofia Retta ’15 and Sarah McCarty ’15 stated that they made sure to play to their strengths in organizing Disrupted Spaces, a photography exhibit focusing on memory and cultural history. The pair spoke at an art talk on Thursday and described the choices they made during the curation process.
Campus will see its very first Improvisation Festival in just a couple of weeks—from March 27 through 29.
The opening night of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), performed by Hold Thy Peace on Thursday, had audiences rolling in their seats with laughter throughout the entire play.Squeezing every single one of Shakespeare’s 37 plays into an hour-and-a-half, the production included a great deal of audience interaction, the modern mixed with the period, many double entendres and some phallic jokes.
This past week, the Brandeis Department of Theater Arts announced their Fall 2015 shows—Songs for a New World and Macbeth. The plays will be directed by rising seniors Rachel Liff ’16 and Zoe Golub-Sass ’16, respectively. Songs for a New World will run from Oct.
How has the 2010 BP oil spill affected the lives of those living near it? While the media no longer gives attention to the spill, the effects of the disaster are still being felt by the environment and the people that it touched.
Recently, many television shows have come to an end, and this Friday night marks the end of another pop culture phenomenon: Glee is ending its run after six seasons.
This week, JustArts spoke with Sarah McCarty ’15 and Sofia Retta ’15, Rose Art Museum interns and the curators of Disrupted Spaces in the Farber Mezzanine.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee proves that much more than just spelling happens at a spelling bee.
In an age filled with so many sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots and spin-offs, a breath of fresh air can be nice once in a while.
Tommy Hartung’s feature-length film THE BIBLE (2014) is haunting and beautiful at once.
This week, the Office of the Arts announced the events for this year’s Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.The festival, which will run from April 23 to 26, will host various public arts installations and use the Rose Art Museum’s “Light of Reason” sculpture as a stage for performances.The festival has various activities each day, and a website for the festival is expected to launch within the next few days, according to Acting Director of the Office of the Arts Ingrid Schorr in an interview with the Justice.Thursday’s main events will be a creativity symposium; a seminar on women’s rights and activism; several workshops; two performances and extended hours at the Rose Art Museum.
This week, justArts spoke with Ingrid Schorr, the acting director of the Office of the Arts, about the finalized line-up for featured events for this year’s Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts. JustArts: I saw that there was a lot of new information released, which is really exciting.
“The hills are alive with the sound of music.” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is being re-released in theaters next month in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary, as well as a release of a 50th anniversary edition DVD and Blu-ray.
This week, justArts spoke with Sarah Hines ’15, director of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.justArts: How did you choose to perform this show?
As part of the 2015 Brandeis Improv Festival, Milford Graves joined a small group of fellow musicians and other attendees to speak about his experiences with musical improvisation, drumming and healing through music.