Spring 2017 Fetter Chamber Orchestra Concert #2

The lights in Lang Concert Hall dimmed as Concert and Production Manager Jeanette Honig took to the stage to commence the start of that night’s Fetter Chamber Orchestra Concert, I took my seat in the audience. What followed were groups of student

A Room Full of Spoons: A Review of The Room

As part of the promotion for his new film Best F(r)iends, Tommy Wiseau, known for his 2003 film The Room, made a public appearance at a midnight screening for The Room in Philadelphia. I, eager to see a film that was infamously

Such Sweet Sorrow: Yellow Stockings’ Take on Romeo and Juliet

For their Spring 2017 full-length production, Yellow Stockings, Swarthmore College’s student run Shakespeare group funded by the Drama Board, performed Romeo and Juliet. When audience members took their seats on opening night, they were not only treated with various comedic moments, but

Orchestra 2001: Sounds of Cinema

The audience members took their seats for Orchestra 2001’s Sounds of Cinema concert at 8pm on April 1. The event paired silent films with live narration and music, including two new film scores written by Swarthmore faculty and students, played by members

The Story of Slepoi

Aaron Slepoi ’17’s contribution to the arts at Swarthmore has spanned four years and countless projects in Swarthmore’s Music Department. From his work as a clarinetist in the College Orchestra to his role as an operations intern for Orchestra 2001, Slepoi has

Floating concerts spring up across campus

The Swarthmore Floating Concert Series, a pop-up concert project created by Jonathan Kay ’20 where students are given the location an hour before the event, has eight more shows lined up this semester. Various factors influenced Kay’s creation of the event, including

Swarthmore Concert Series Presents: Altair and Bazmati Vice

As part of Swarthmore College’s Concert Series, the Feb. 17th concert included Altair and Bazmati Vice, bands composed of students from Swarthmore and other schools. Swarthmore students gathered at Olde Club at 9:30 pm, as the final stages of preparation were underway.

“Sugarcoated Arsenic” Doesn’t Sugarcoat its Material

Students, faculty, and staff gathered in Science Center room 101 for a screening of “Sugarcoated Arsenic,” a film by University of Virginia Associate Professor of African American and African Studies and History Claudrena Harold, and U.Va Professor of Art Kevin Jerome Everson,

Petroff invites community to float his drawings

“Floating Drawings,” three-dimensional artwork, is composed of planar elements that “float” before the wall. Paper, wire, and cloth are displayed upon a silk screen, covered in gouache painting, and hang from the List Gallery wall. Meanwhile, the artist, Alexis Petroff, lectures to

Building Communities in Yellow Stockings

As the lights dim in Upper Tarble, the last of the audience members take their seats, and murmurs fade away into silence. The actors are scattered behind the curtain, some peeking through its narrow seam as others tightly clutch their props, preparing