On Friday, Nov. 5, at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, a crowd rush kickstarted a struggle that became a tragedy. In a crammed audience of around 50,000 attendees, momentum led to collapse, air loss and trampling, resulting in nine deaths.
It might come as a shock to some of you that Stony Brook University is not a school made for the arts. Perhaps the abundance of science buildings with the humanities packed in a corner, or simply its reputation as an internationally renowned research university.
On Friday, Tribeca editors announced that their annual film festival would adapt to a new digital landscape. This includes an innovative virtual reality film program that will be presented in conjunction with Facebook’s Oculus.
Young entrepreneurs and co-founders Marcus and Joe Welch envisioned a scene where musical talent could be found among college students who would one day lead in all facets of society. Quadio ensures that musicians could reach their own by incorporating the capability of communicating with members of universities from across the country.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Stony Brook University Orchestra performed renditions of Claude Debussy’s “Fetes” from “Trois Nocturnes” and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2” led by conductor Susan Deaver at the Staller Center for the Arts. Winner of the 2019 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition, Thomas Lei, was the featured soloist and he performed Aram Khachaturian’s “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra” with the orchestra.
In our current era, there are so many musical performers and artists that winning an award is an achievement all on its own. However, there is a musical group that has released more than 30 recordings and has won Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year,” three Gramophone Awards, nine Grammys and the Avery Fisher Prize, in addition to having worked with many different famous musical artists over the years. Have a guess at what group this may be?