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Ian Chan

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Arts

This Year in Animated Film: 1999

In 1999, the world of animated film was expanding more than ever before, concurrent with the advent of many digital technologies.

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Arts

This Year in Classical Music: 1987

In 1987, while the minimalist school arguably reached some of its greatest triumphs, contemporary-classical composers also wrote incredibly poignant, powerful music. Here are some highlights.

Theater

Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s ‘John Corigliano Portrait Concert’: A Journey of Many Proportions

Grounded around a beautifully wistful flamenco-esque tune, "Troubadours" undergoes a series of transformations that are transportative and reflectionary.

Arts

Roving Reporter: Boston Media, Arts & Ideas Mixer

Last Monday evening, the back room of Brattle Street’s Beat Brew Hall transformed into the second Boston Media, Arts & Ideas Mixer. Over drinks, popcorn, and pretzels, the event brought together creative individuals from the Boston area — across all academic and professional disciplines — in a vibrant, friendly, and inclusive environment. It fostered conversations about past accomplishments, current projects, and future ideas, and served to introduce creators (in many forms) to potential future collaborators. This Roving Reporter spoke to some of the mixer’s attendees to learn more about them and about Boston’s creative scene.

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Arts

Boston Modern Orchestra Project Image

Boston Modern Orchestra Project members at NEC’s Jordan Hall.

Theater

Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s ‘Time Release’ is a Masterful Display of Musical Juxtaposition

"Time Release” juxtaposed the notion of musical contrast against homophonic unity.

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Music

Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Si,’ Though Somewhat Familiar, Is Beautiful

“Si” integrates elements of classical art-song, film scoring and pop music in a way that innovates enough to be as interesting as it is ear-satisfying.

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On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Avanti S. Nagral ’20

Avanti S. Nagral ’20 is a singer, songwriter and performing artist currently studying in the Harvard/Berklee dual degree program — the first person to do so.

Music

35 Years Later, ‘She’s So Unusual’ Still Exudes Youthfulness and Vibrancy

The album still embodies the same dazzling, eccentric freshness as it did 35 years ago, when it was first released.

Theater

Parker Quartet Exemplifies the Beauty of Collaborative Performance

The Parker Quartet kicked this year off with their inaugural concert as part of the Blodgett Chamber Music Series.

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Visual Arts

Propaganda Postcards Tell a Story of Societal Fragmentation and Unity

Located in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibit “The Art of Influence: Propaganda Postcards from the Era of World Wars” transports viewers back to this time and invites them to perceive the energy, diversity, and gravity of this brusque, now-primitive form of media.

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