Saturday, February 24, 2018

Category Archives: ARTS

Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s “Mozart and La Mer”

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 On Nov. 10, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra premiered the second program of its 2017-2018 Masterworks Concert Series, “ Mozart and La Mer.” While the Opening Night of the Symphony featured the music of Beethoven and the Japanese composer Kanno, November’s performance saw strict adherence to the classics. The program featured Berlioz’s Le… Continue Reading

“Love, Rosie” Is a Romantic Delight

BELLA BLUMENSCHEIN ’21 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Love, Rosie may seem like a trivial teenage romantic comedy at first, but as the plot progresses, it goes far beyond that. Released in 2014, the British drama stars Lily Collins and Sam Caflin, who play the eighteen-year-olds Rosie and Alex. The two best friends have known each other for… Continue Reading

AMANDA LAFFERTY ’21 A&E EDITOR Walking into the Wadsworth Atheneum theater, the audience was excited to experience “Alchemy and Faith.” Though there were no overwhelming preconceived notions, attendees’ reaction is best described as surprise throughout the night of Nov. 3. The two-part lecture started with Tara Nummedal of Brown University, who explained what alchemy is and… Continue Reading

Review: “The Soul of an Octopus”

MEG SMITH ’21 CONTRIBUTING WRITER The octopus is a bizarre, mysterious creature that evokes both extreme awe and terror. Its strength, agility, and cunning, both physical and behavioral, have earned it a reputation of intelligence and power. Sy Montgomery’s highly-acclaimed The Soul of an Octopus sheds light on the curious world of these beautiful creatures… Continue Reading

Review: Hartford Coffee Shot Spectra Wired

CAT C. MACLENNAN ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER For a food critic looking for the classic Starbucks-type coffee shop, stumbling upon this local café was a happy accident. Newly-opened Spectra Wired Café is located in the heart of Hartford and is named for its free WiFi and strong coffee. As a self-styled “unique café,” they combine coffee,… Continue Reading

Pakalolo Patrol performs Daytime Gig on Campus

Pakalolo Patrol performs Daytime Gig on Campus

TRIP SLAYMAKER ’18 AND AMANDA LAFFERTY ’21 A&E EDITORS Student band Pakalolo Patrol performed last Friday at an event planned by and for film students. Rocking out under a brooding sky that threatened rain, the surf-rock inspired band composed of (from photo left) guitarist Susie Martin ’19, drummer Jason McLeod ’19, and bassist James Rodiger… Continue Reading

“Macbeth” to be Performed at Austin Arts Center

“Macbeth” to be Performed at Austin Arts Center

TRIP SLAYMAKER ’18 A&E EDITORMacbeth poster002)Macbeth poster002) Approaching one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and most-performed plays is a daunting task for any director. Any performance draws from earlier iterations of the classic story, buta slight twist of premise also helps an adaptation stand out. Such is the case with the upcoming fall play Macbeth. The… Continue Reading

Scientific Map Returns to Soul-Jazz on New Album

AMANDA LAFFERTY ’21 A&E EDITOR For some the word fusion, when it comes to music or food, can seem wrong and unnecessary; why disturb a genre or cuisine that’s presumably already well-established? Nothing for Granted, Scientific Map’s first release in six years, proves that jazz-fusion deserves conceptual recognition and need not be part of the… Continue Reading

Songs For a New World premieres at AAC

TRIP SLAYMAKER ’18 A&E EDITOR Over the weekend, the Trinity College Music Department put on a performance of Songs for a New World in the Austin Arts Center. The show, which was directed by Julia Kiley and features the music of Jason Robert Brown, uses a minimalist black box theater. This choice places a greater… Continue Reading