Celebrating V-Day with love and sirens

CNU’s University Chorale and Chamber Choir brought life to the Trible Library On Friday, Feb. 14, the CNU University Chorale and Chamber Choir performed a Valentine’s Day concert in the Trible Library Rotunda. The choir ensembles were under the direction of conductor and Voice Director of Choral Studies at CNU, Dr. John Irving. This lovely…

Music and science, an unlikely match

CNU’s Dr. Tfirn begins research surrounding the science of sonification For centuries, scientists have used visual mediums in order to transform sets of data into bar graphs, line graphs, chart graphs, etc. More recently, scientists have been using a different method called sonification to represent numerical data. Sonification is the process of turning numerical data…

Celebrating classical & contemporary

A dynamic performance by the Ambrosia Quartet emphasizes the diversity and beauty unique to four string instruments Monday night in Peebles Theater (Jan. 27) featured the music of the Hampton Roads Ambrosia Quartet: four musicians who formed a bond through their love for chamber music. Since 2002, violinists Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano, along with…

A night full of “TV Theme Songs”

TheaterCNU presents the year’s first performance of Captain’s Cabaret Hosted by the Theater Department’s very own students,“TV Theme Songs,” a Captain’s Cabaret event, was a charming night full of throwback songs that everyone knew and loved. On the night of Jan. 25, there were five Christopher Newport students who hosted and presented for the event:…

The perfect get-out-of-bed playlist

Having a difficult time waking up for your 8 a.m.? Stream this playlist to make it easier New year, new music. Considering it’s the beginning of a new semester and year, I figured a playlist that consisted of quirky tunes would be essential to start off. Personally, over the winter break, I broke free from…

“The Kacey Musgraves’ Christmas Show”

Grammy award-winning singer shines in star-studded special  A jubilant production of all things festive, “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” is a must-see this holiday season.  Premiering on Amazon Prime this past Saturday, anyone with an Amazon Prime account can sit down with a hot cup of cocoa, wrapped up in their favorite winter blanket and…

Ten uplifting classical tunes

Since finals are just around the corner, we could all use a mood booster, whether it be in the form of a snack, friend or classical instrumentation. 1. La Rejouissance, Georg Friedrich Handel 2. Water Music, Georg Friedrich Handel 3. Symphony No 79, Franz Joseph Haydn 4. Brandenburg Concerto No 1 & No 5,  Johannes…

H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A

Jay-Z is a gift to the world It’s not hard to believe that a man with one billion dollars in net worth not only changed the rap game, but also married one of this decade’s most exciting and iconic artists, Beyoncé Knowles.  In the words of his hit song Izzo (H.O.V.A), “Ladies and Gentleman, let’s…

Review: “Big Bootie Mix”

Two Friend’s hour-long tracks incorporate quirky sounds in order to stand out in the remix realm People have been sleeping on Two Friends and their various “Big Bootie Mixes”. I mean what isn’t to like? They have “The Office,” “Drake and Josh,” “Zoey 101,” a ton of pop and classic rock songs and so much more. …

Neurodiversity through music

An $80,000 grant helped the VSO provide sensory-friendly productions Art is one way that people of all ages and abilities can connect to one another and can experience the world. For many however, performance events such as those that take place in theaters are not accessible for those with varying disabilities, especially those with Autism…