Though Beethoven’s symphony and Stravinsky’s ballet are two of the best-known pieces in the classical repertoire, Zander emphasized in his remarks before the concert that his audience would experience something new and unexpected.
While Rihanna has dominated the radio and clubs for more than a decade, in her new album “Anti” she purposefully shifts away from her previous classic pop style to a tougher and more uncompromising sound. Unexpected and almost overwhelming, Rihanna’s bare, haunting, and risky eighth studio album serves as a tinted yet translucent window into her personal life.
Psychedelia might not be as relevant in 2016 as it was in its heyday, and “The Psychedelic Swamp” is unabashedly retro. But even if catchy tunes and disciplined production are out of style, “Swamp” is tremendously enjoyable. A triumph of the genre, “The Psychedelic Swamp” sets a high bar for the broader worlds of indie and popular music.
Benjamin Zander conducts the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on Friday evening at Symphony Hall.
Arianna Paz ‘19 listens as actor and vocalist Ana K. Gasteyer gives feedback on her singing Saturday afternoon. She sang “If I Loved You” from “Carousel” and was accompanied by Isaac L. Alter ’16 on the piano.
Skip L. Rosamilia ’17 sings “I’ll Be Here” from “The Wild Party” in front of Ana K. Gasteyer and the audience while Dylan Marcaurele ‘16 accompanies him on the piano on Saturday afternoon.
Asia T. Stewart ‘18 listens as Ana K. Gasteyer emphasizes the importance of expressing emotions while singing. Stewart sang “Your Daddy’s Son” by Ragtime and was accompanied by Liz Kantor ‘18 on the piano on Saturday afternoon.
George Bozeman plays “Prelude and Fugue in G Minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach in his first Memorial Church organ recital since 1984. The Tuesday night Sanctuary performance was the first of four slated for the Spring 2016 term.
Alan Palomo, songwriter of Neon Indian, performs with the rest of the band at the Paradise Rock Club last Thursday evening.
The Harvard Opportunes perform at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCP) Quarterfinals held at Berklee College of Music this past Saturday evening.