Deep bass tones vibrated through Faulkner Recital Hall, paired with the strum of high guitar notes. This partnership was distinct, as both sounds came from the same instrument: music department senior lecturer David Newsam’s eight-string electric guitar.
The Handel Society will perform a moving concert on Tuesday that will convey drama and inner despair. The group will channel the tragic life and death of Holocaust victim Anne Frank through the raw emotion of British composer James Whitbourn’s 2004 piece “Annelies,” alongside works by Johannes Brahms.
Sculptor David Hess ’86 stopped by the College last Thursday to give an alumni lecture on his work. Hess, who focuses on found materials, has shown his work in collections including the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, John Hopkins Hospital and Sinai Hospital.
The work was inspired by his experiences serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Public Affairs Officer, including his January 2007 to February 2008 deployment in Iraq’s Anbar province.
The fight to elevate the arts is nothing new. For centuries, painting, drawing and printmaking were not even included in the academic definition of the liberal arts. To this day, many intellectuals like to claim that if numbers and textual support are absent in a subject, then it cannot be considered knowledge.
For three hours on Friday, Dartmouth became an autumnal scene at Girton College in Cambridge, England. Bright red and fading brown leaves, both real and fake, created the craggy backdrop to the Girton women, who walked on stage wearing just white bloomers. They exclaimed about a black bicycle, a novel invention for 1896.
Returning to Dartmouth after performing a solo concert in 2011, Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny will grace Spaulding Auditorium’s stage for a lively show on Saturday. This time, he will be leading and playing as a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, a five-man troupe consisting of Metheny, saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams and all-around performer Giulio Carmassi.