A Teaspoon Full of Folk
Recently, WEEKEND sat down with the coolest of cool Tangled Up in Blue side project: The Teaspoons. Set to release their last and latest album this summer, title open for debate but most likely “Teaspoons/EP/thealbum/all my pets are dead,” the group gave WEEKEND a dollop of perspective on the recording process, the pleasure of folk music and the art of collaboration. With Tommy Bazarian ’15, Lauren Tronick ’15, Jenner Fox ’14, and Jacob Paul ’13, Hans Bilger ’16 and Ethan Schneider ’14, the group exudes a grounded, substantive spirit. And, in interview with two of the members, WEEKEND got to hear about the joys of recording, songwriting and going on tour.
Sir Gilbert Levine: Conductor, Mediator, Salovey-enthusiast
Renowned conductor Sir Gilbert Levine graduated from the Juilliard School of Music, received an A.B. from Princeton and completed his M.A. here at Yale. He studied with some of the most noted names in music, from Milton Babbitt to Nadia Boulanger. Sir Gilbert’s dynamic and impressive musical career has since propelled him to international stages--from Italy, to Krakow, to Chicago--but this Saturday he will grace our very own Woolsey Hall’s. Inspired by cultural figurehead Leonard Bernstein from a young age, Sir Gilbert has also presented music to millions through public television. Among his notable performances, he conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony for Pope John Paul II. February 22 promises to be another special spectacle, as Sir Gilbert helps the Yale Symphony Orchestra channel the spirits of composers Richard Danielpour and Gustav Mahler. The program includes narration from President Peter Salovey, soloists from the Yale Camerata, and musicians from the Yale School of Music. Earlier this week, Sir Gilbert sat down with “Weekend” for a pre-rehearsal chat.
The Disciplines Want Company
Last December, “Impulse” was featured among Macaulay’s Top Ten Dance Favorites of the year. The renowned critic had just one request: “More, please.”
Debunking the Manderley Myth
For those that crave the macabre over the cloying this Valentines’ Day weekend, try venturing into “The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs” at the Yale Cabaret – if you dare. Québécois playwright Carole Fréchette summons up echoes of Gothic romance (think Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel “Rebecca”) but ultimately conjures voices less supernatural than quotidien.
A Dance Through the Fires of Love
Throughout the performance, none of the couples utter a single word. For those Hugh Grant fans especially fond of his Prime Minister dance sequence, you can expect your choreography appetite to be satisfied — just in a mellower, hot-chocolate-y sort of way, until the pieces start to … you guessed it … burn your tongue a little.
Well Worth Appraisal
“Owners” certainly makes it, too. Carmen Martinez’s GRD ‘13 professional scenic design creates artful interludes between the silence and sound of the play’s moving, three-dimensional characters. Their world, and the problems that threaten to break it up – sexism, social injustice, racism, can still call out today.
Hitchcock’s “Psycho” tore him out of his seat when he was just a kid and the film took New York City by storm. In a poem honoring Henry Hudson’s discovery of the New York harbor, the last lines of “The Great Gatsby” melted into his final product. He once had a manx cat named Jeepers and “Cats” the musical, did you know, gusted out of T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” This is the poet John Koethe, as told by John Koethe.
WEEKEND | A vacation in Maya’s Room
If you still find yourself plagued by a case of spring break withdrawal syndrome, the antidote lies tucked away in Silliman’s Maya’s Room. In “Delusions of Grandeur,” student photographer Kathryn Brown ’12 provides a haven within New Haven, a mini-vacation for those who didn’t really have one over spring break. Or for those who did, »
Deiss discusses duties
On Wednesday, members of the Yale community gathered for a Jackson Institute town hall meeting with Joseph Deiss, president of the United Nations General Assembly. Deiss, a Swiss politician and economist who served as president of the Swiss Confederation in 2004, was elected president of the 65th session of the General Assembly on June 11, »
‘GUTENBERG!’ sets a high bar for low budget
“GUTENBERG! the Musical!” is just as unexpected as the combination of words in its title. The show, which opened off-Broadway in New York in 2006, has circulated back (appropriately) to Yale’s own Off-Broadway Theater and is, indeed, a musical about the printing press. The show continues to fulfill expectations, however, in being unexpectedly coherent for »
‘Tappy Potter’ stupefies reviewer
If TAPS Dance Company’s annual show, “Tappy Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stomp,” were a flavor of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, it would be coffee. The show provides an energizing kick, (not to mention literal kicks, probably thousands over the course of the hour), and satisfies a craving — a craving for our favorite adolescent »