Beinecke hosts Venetian music

Four hundred years before Rick Steves, artists and composers in Venice labored to make the City of Canals a destination for visitors from around the world. Thisafternoon, though, Venice will come to Yale. Yale’s Collegium Musicum, an ensemble that focuses on music beforeand duringthe Renaissance, will play Venetian music in a public performance at the […]

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Classical Indian musicians perform, reflect

On Tuesday night, North Indian classical musicians Rabindra Goswami and Ramchandra “Ramu” Pandit performed at Battell Chapel in the third stop on their latest tour of the United States. Sitar player Goswami and percussionist Ramu, who plays the tabla, have performed as an award-winning duo for 36 years worldwide. Ramu worked for 30 years as […]

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Beinecke acquires only known copy of lost O’Neill play

To its vast collection of Eugene O’Neill documents, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has added another treasure – “Exorcism,” a one-act play that has been missing for over 90 years, according to a Tuesday afternoon press release. The play, which was inspired by O’Neill’s 1912 suicide attempt in a New York boarding house, […]

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REVIEW: Bjork “Biophilia” app brings it

Yearning to hear Björk sing about the harmony of our “yoo-nee-verss,” the moon, crystals, anxiety, thunder, and menstrual cycles? There’s an app for that. The eclectic Icelandic singer-songwriter has developed an elaborate iPhone application to accompany her latest album, “Biophilia” – and the results are mixed. “Biophilia” is a concept album with a capital C. […]

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Orchestra branches out

With four residential college orchestras, the Yale Symphony Orchestra and the School of Music’s Philharmonia, it might seem that Yale already has a glut of instrumental ensembles. But Gregory Robbins MUS ’12 sees room for one more. The Delphi Chamber Orchestra, which Robbins founded last spring, started out as a way to play music not […]

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Science writing professor talks tapeworms over dinner

On Monday, Sep. 26, science writer and Morse College fellow Professor Carl Zimmer ’87 gave a Masters’ Tea on “Contagion” — the movie, but also the real thing (turns what happens in the movie is fairly plausible!?) Zimmer, an English major, is the author of ten well-acclaimed books and writes regularly for the New York […]

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