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Blair, Library honor Violins of Hope project with series of upcoming performances

Mar. 23, 2018—Twenty-two violins—most most of which were played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust—have arrived in Music City from Israel, where they will be heard once more as the Violins of Hope. Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have planned several special events in honor of the initiative in March and April.

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Mind’s Eye: Violins of Hope

Feb. 26, 2018—The power of hope—and a dark history—come to life through violin project Some say the violin is the instrument that most closely imitates the human voice. In March, 22 violins, most of which were played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust, will arrive in Music City from Israel, where they will...

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Musical Exchange: ‘¡BLAIR!’ expands the Blair School’s Latin American Efforts

Feb. 26, 2018—Building connections with Latin American musicians has been a major focus for the Blair School’s Thomas Verrier since first traveling to Central America in 2009. Now he and a group of like-minded Blair faculty members are formally focusing their Latin American efforts under the label “¡BLAIR!” An acronym for “Blair’s Latin American Initiatives and Resources,”...

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Design competition makes Vanderbilt libraries more meaningful for students

Feb. 13, 2018—Developing a formal plan to bring more librarians' expertise into the undergraduate research experience was among the winning ideas in the Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge for Vanderbilt students.

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Famed Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet returns to Blair

Jan. 29, 2018—The renowned Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will perform a free concert at the Blair School of Music's Ingram Hall Feb. 3 as part of its continuing collaborative relationship.

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Nothing Really Changes: Mozart’s Figaro as reality TV

Nov. 21, 2017—It would seem that Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, an old chestnut of an 18th-century comic opera, might have very little in common with, say, a present-day reality TV show like Big Brother. Until you speak to Gayle Shay. Shay, the director of Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and associate professor of voice at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of...

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Accolade: Michael Kurek

Nov. 21, 2017—Michael Kurek, associate professor of composition, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Album chart this summer with The Sea Knows, an album that continues his transition to more traditionally melodious music. The Sea Knows, on the Navona label, features a lush, gorgeous sound in the traditional style of masters like Beethoven, Ravel, Brahms...

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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

Nov. 16, 2017—African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ as reality TV

Nov. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt Opera Theatre, Vanderbilt University Orchestra and the Department of Cinema and Media Arts present Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro" Nov. 10 and 12 as a reality TV show in Ingram Hall.

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2017 Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN to feature Vanderbilt authors

Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.

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Soprano Ah Young Hong to perform, teach master class at Blair

Sep. 15, 2017—Acclaimed soprano Ah Young Hong will perform at Blair School of Music in October.

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Electric violinist Silverman to perform with VU Orchestra at OZ Arts Oct. 5

Sep. 12, 2017—Acclaimed electric violinist Tracy Silverman will perform with the Vanderbilt Orchestra Oct. 5.

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