The evening of Saturday, Sept. 23 was a momentous occasion for the College as the 18 member self-conducted orchestra A Far Cry opened the onStage series in Palmer Auditorium. The concert opened with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 played by a smaller complement of the orchestra, reflecting Bach’s original scoring.
After attending a delightful onStage performance by the orchestra A Far Cry featuring Simone Dinnerstein on piano at Palmer Auditorium, I headed over to the Barn for my second campus concert of the evening. Having arrived late, my friends and I stood on the growing line in the cold, desperately waiting for the students guarding the entrance to announce there was room for “three” rather just the lonely “one.”
For those of you out of the loop, the Barn is the retired squash court next to the Sprout Garden. Its only resemblance to a legitimate barn is its fading red paint job.
The time is 9:20 in the evening- 10 minutes until the show begins- and we’re sitting in the room of MOBROC Co-President, Connor Gowland. Of course things are a bit rushed. The guitarist just got back from the ER after splitting open his finger in the door, but for the love of music, the show must go on!