Symphony Space To Celebrate Schwartz’s 80th

jm_ElliottSchwartz256On September 21, 2016, Symphony Space in New York City will host a concert of music composed by Elliott Schwartz, Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus, celebrating his eightieth birth year.

Seven of Schwartz’s compositions will be performed, including “Remembering David” (a chamber quartet in memory of David Gamper ’67, incorporating fragments of electronic music Gamper composed as a Bowdoin undergraduate); “The Seven Seasons” for piano solo, performed by George Lopez; and the multimedia work “Darwin’s Dream,” which combines electronic sounds, live violin performance, and images of visual art created Schwartz’s late wife Dorothy Schwartz H’04.

Symphony Space is located at 95th and Broadway and the show, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 pm.

Nathaniel Vinton ’01 on Olympic Skier Bode Miller (Ski Magazine)

Vinton book cover Nathaniel Vinton ’01, an investigative journalist for the New York Daily News and author of The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge (W.W. Norton, 2015), has gained extraordinary access over the years to sometimes reclusive Olympic skier Bode Miller.

In the wake of Miller’s announcement that he won’t race this World Cup season, but hasn’t yet retired, Vinton has written an extensive article about Miller, “probably the best U.S. male racer ever to set a ski on edge,” for December’s Ski magazine.

 

The Last ‘Late Night’ for Matt Roberts ’93

Hari Kondabolu '04 and Matt Roberts '93 in the Ed Sullivan Theater on the set of "The Late Show with David Letterman," Monday March 16, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Hari Kondabolu ’04 and Matt Roberts ’93 in the Ed Sullivan Theater on the set of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Monday March 16, 2015, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tonight, as David Letterman bids farewell to TV Land with his final Late Show, head writer Matt Roberts ’93 will also say goodbye to the only place he’s worked since graduating from Bowdoin 22 years ago. Look for an excellent interview with Roberts in the upcoming spring issue of Bowdoin Magazine, in which he talks to fellow comedian Hari Kondabolu ’04 about college radio, career paths, comedy, and writing for Letterman.

Celebrating Longfellow on His Birthday (The Writer’s Almanac)

Each year an anonymous donor provides flowers to help the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library mark the occasion.

One of the College’s most illustrious graduates, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a member of the Class of 1825, was born February 27, 1807. The poet’s birthday and his connection to the College are highlighted this morning on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor.