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Bach Festival brings ‘Vive la France’ to Knowles

It was my unusual privilege on April 22 to attend the Bach Festival’s Vive la France concert in Rollins’ own Knowles Memorial Chapel. The Bach Festival Society, which saw its birth at Rollins in 1935, per the evening’s program, prides [...]

April 28, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Greek Life jams out at Lip Sync

This year, eight sororities and fraternities gathered in the Alfond Gym to show off their best dance moves for Lip Sync. While some organizations take the event very seriously, others view the event as a fun time to dance in [...]

April 13, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Music department shines in ‘Crazy for You’

On Friday, March 24, members of the Rollins and Winter Park communities took their seats for the opening night of Crazy For You: A Gershwin Musical Revue, directed by Dr. Marisa Arzillo. After the band warmed up, the show began [...]

March 30, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Music, Theater

Bach Festival welcomes Organist Todd Wilson

The plangent and multi-hued sounds of Knowles Memorial Chapel’s pipe organ filled the air last Friday, controlled by the sure hands (and feet) of Todd Wilson. The head of the Organ Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Wilson is [...]

February 23, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Feast of Funk and Soul Food a rockin’ good time

November 19 and 20 marked the debut of the first annual The  Feast of Funk and Soul Food festival, held at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. As the title of the festival reveals, this event was not only [...]

December 1, 2016 Features, Food, Music

Choral concert charms campus

The Fall Choral Concert was an amazing performance put on by a collection of choirs here at Rollins College. The concert showcased Rollins Choir, Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Women’s Vocal Jazz, and Rollins Singers. Because of the range of choirs [...]

November 10, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Trio Solisti performs with heart, emotion

The Bach Festival Society’s 2016-2017 visiting artist series began on Sunday afternoon with a remarkable performance by Trio Solisti on campus at Tiedtke Concert Hall. Founded in 2011, the trio consists of Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; and [...]

October 20, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Events, Music

Red Priest concert a huge success

If it can be argued that live Baroque music is in need of a facelift, the members of the period music ensemble Red Priest are the surgeons for the job. Clad in red shirts and black trousers, the British foursome [...]

January 27, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Vespers 2015 leaves chills, goosebumps

“Vespers is absolutely stunning, incomparable,” Yani Araujo says of the annual Christmas season service. “It’s an experience to be had, something you have to watch in order to comprehend.” As a long-standing tradition, the word Vespers derives from the Latin [...]

January 27, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Hulaween leaves spectators breathless

As I think back on my Hulaween experience, one word constantly comes to mind: magical. Although I had been the previous two years, it seemed that the entire festival staff pulled out the big guns this year; everything seemed to [...]

November 18, 2015 Arts & Entertainment, Music