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On March 1 Bard College Conservatory stepped off the beaten path to embrace the future, offering two premieres of compositions by students. The program opened with Samuel Barber’s first composition, entitled “First Essay for Orchestra” (1937–1938),...

On Friday night, Vassar College’s Campus Entertainment organization (ViCE) had its hands full. Cars streamed through the Vassar College’s looming neo-gothic Main Gate at an unusually high rate, struggling for parking in snow-choked lots. Students...

When Spanish conquistador Ponce De Léon left Puerto Rico for Florida, perhaps he might have travelled south instead of north. In southern Ecuador there is a small city of about 5,000 with an additional 1,000 westerners (aka gringos). In Vilcabamba...

We are disturbed by the massacre of trees that we continue to witness in the Village of Millbrook. We think it is time for the village to stop this visual atrocity and restore a measure of dignity to our small village. Let the trees remain. It is...

this universe we thought was ours: 

these stars and spaces—empty spaces—

worlds we know and other places, 

swirled immense in cosmic dark.

 

if the big bang never happened, then

all...

American foreign policy increasingly resembles computer warfare games where one develops economic and geographical strategies during warfare as a way of undermining one’s opponent. Such...

Said the Junco to the Sparrow, “You don’t have to flee when the Jay arrives.  He is so piggish, he is only interested in stuffing himself, which he does with such ill manners that he spills half his meal on the ground, where we can pick it up...

Carl Reinecke’s Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283 (1908) presents one of the last late-blooming flowers of Romanticism. Flutist Adrienn Kántor excelled in nuance, tone, and poetic edge in this seductive concerto, in which the flute often led and...

Carl Reinecke’s Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283 (1908) presents one of the last late-blooming flowers of Romanticism. Flutist Adrienn Kántor excelled in nuance, tone, and poetic edge in this seductive concerto, in which the flute often led and...

Modfest, Vassar College’s annual celebration of arts from the 20th and 21st century, is drawing to a close—but not before introducing the next generation of emerging modern artists. On Thursday night, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center hosted a...