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“Best Jazz Song” Independent Music Award winner Stanley Maxwell played original music with intricate group improvisations as part of the Music at the Russell House series on March 1, 2015, at the Russell House. The quartet features Andy Chatfield on drums, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on flickr.

 

The Connecticut premiere of Tari Aceh, nine female traditional Acehnese dancers featuring songs and body percussion from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, took place on February 27, 2015, at Crowell Concert Hall. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Members of the all-female group Tari Aceh taught Saman, a popular dance form from Indonesia that combines text, poetry, and movement, at a workshop on February 26, 2015, at Fayerweather Beckham Hall. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on flickr.

 

 

Organized and moderated by University Professor of Music Sumarsam, the panel discussed performing art as a space for expressing Indonesia-Islam encounters, on February 25, 2015, at CFA Hall. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Members of Tari Aceh taught Saman, a popular dance form from Indonesia that combines text, poetry, and movement, at a workshop at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center in Middletown, on February 25, 2015. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Performed on February 23, 2015, in the Olin Library lobby, A Body in a Library is part of A Body in Places, dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake’s first solo project, incorporating both performative and non-performative elements, and including the photography exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on flickr.

 

 

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presented and performed the fifth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, on February 22, 2015, at Crowell Concert Hall. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on flickr.

The Connecticut premiere of Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings, a solo work written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips based on his actual travel experiences, was performed on February 21, 2015, at the CFA Theater. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on flickr.

 

Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht shared a Romantic fifth: the famous Fifth Symphony of Charles-Marie Widor, Moonlight and Roses, and other schmaltz in an afternoon intermezzo for Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2015, in Memorial Chapel. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on flickr.

 

An artist talk at CFA Hall with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima was followed by a walking tour of the exhibition at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Davison Art Center, and College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, with a reception in each location, on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on flickr .

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