Articles by: Jacqueline Betz

Colby orchestra mixes innovation with tradition in season opener

Colby orchestra mixes innovation with tradition in season opener

This weekend, the Colby Symphony Orchestra (CSO) opened their spring season with a diverse and exciting program filled with virtuosity, passion, and technology.  Despite the wintry weather—with the highs for the day only reaching single digits—Lorimer Chapel was packed with a full audience for the Saturday night concert. Led by conductor Jinwook Park, the CSO brought energy and refinement to […]

Kathryn Butler ’17 discusses original Senior Dance Honors Thesis

Colby’s Spring Dance Concert this weekend will feature an inventive performance of new choreography and dazzling multimedia. Billed as The Opulence of Integrity, it showcases work by guest artist Christal Brown and student Kathryn Butler ’17. Brown’s piece, a work inspired by boxer Muhammad Ali, uses varied media to “explore the struggle for identity for men of color in the […]

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

This weekend, the internationally acclaimed violinist Mari Kimura came to Colby, demonstrating her unique brand of avant-garde music with skill and showmanship. Kimura’s visit to Colby was an exciting opportunity for the community to see a new take on classical music from a notable source at the forefront of the subject. One of the world’s leading innovators in music technology […]

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

The daring and original play Stop Kiss opened at Colby this weekend, showcasing an original plot and heartfelt acting. Produced by Colby’s student-run theater group Powder and Wig, Stop Kiss features an intimate cast led by Chelsea Regan ’17 and Kaylee Pomelow ’19, and directed by Kelsey Book ’18. Stop Kiss is the story of two New York women who […]

Colby Museum shows off new exhibits in Open House

Colby Museum shows off new exhibits in Open House

Last Thursday evening, the Colby College Museum of Art invited Colby students, faculty, and members of the greater community to a lively—and snowy—Spring Open House. The Museum organized several hours of activities as part of a celebration of their new exhibitions, all geared towards welcoming new art enthusiasts and reintroducing past museum-goers to new exhibits. The unrelenting snowfall that day […]

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Colby Symphony Orchestra concludes concert season with wintry finale

Colby Symphony Orchestra concludes concert season with wintry finale

The Colby Symphony Orchestra finished its fall season this weekend with a stunning program of wintry fantasy. A fitting theme for a Colby ensemble at this time of year, the concert took the audience on a journey through the music of northern composers, from Norway to Russia.  Despite the snow that threatened to fall earlier in the day, Lorimer Chapel […]

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Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Last Thursday night, students and faculty crowded into Ostrove Auditorium to see a show put on by a rare group of performers: Colby’s language classes. A tradition stretching back for almost a decade, Worldvision is an annual event where Colby’s modern language students sing and dance to songs from their language’s culture. Modeled after the international Eurovision Song Contest, Colby’s […]

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An introduction to ‘The Master Builder’

An introduction to ‘The Master Builder’

Looking for an arts-themed evening activity? This weekend, the Theater & Dance Department is showing Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder, a complex and thought-provoking drama. This late nineteenth-century work is a landmark work, telling the story of a middle-aged builder struggling to navigate love, loss, and the passing of time. The Echo sat down with the director, Professor of […]

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Colby Museum of Art from outside perspective

Music and philosophy blend in concert and panel event

Last Thursday evening, the Colby Museum of Art hosted a performance and panel discussion on the music of contemporary avant-garde composer Morton Feldman. This event presented a unique alternative to the usual concert format by focusing on the implications of philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s work for listening to Feldman’s music. Part of the Music in the Museum series co-hosted by the […]

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BMR dazzles Colby with Broadway flair in fall show

BMR dazzles Colby with Broadway flair in fall show

This weekend, the only place you could find more sequins than the Kesha concert was at the fall performance of Colby’s Broadway Musical Revue (BMR). This student-led group is dedicated to performing the best songs from musicals with a signature dash of glitter and a load of humor. “There are lots of serious performance groups on campus,but we are not […]

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