By Jane Archibald I’m supposed to write a report on Lisgar’s Senior Music Night (Thursday, October 19) but then I realized that you the reader probably couldn’t care less about the viola’s dynamic contrasts or the balance of the woodwinds... and if you do, you were probably there anyway. Or, you might be an ex-music … Continue reading Nobody Fell Off the Stage: Music Night 2017
According to a report done by CTV, when people that are shopping hear Christmas music, they are actually reminded to buy presents. Should this be allowed?
By Miriam Ahmad-Gawel The second music night of the school year, Winter Music Night, held on December 11th in the alumni auditorium, was a major success once again. Alisa Klebanov, a twelfth grade student, was featured as a soloist playing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, and received a standing ovation at the end of … Continue reading Music Night Recap
By Diana Lapland In an average Lisgarian music class, young people sit together in a predetermined formation, each with a small black wall in front of them. These black walls are heavy, and they hold sheets of flattened trees, which have things printed on them, such as a complicated series of black dots and … Continue reading Hinterland Who’s Who: Music Class
By Adriaan Witol On Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:00 am, while other Lisgar students slept calmly late into the afternoon on their day off, 71 musicians and 7 chaperones congregated at check-in at the Ottawa International Airport. After a short Ottawa-Toronto hop, the seven hours in the air from Toronto to Frankfurt were brutal … Continue reading A Good Time Had By All
By Tanvi S. Since Christmas is right around the corner, I’d say it’s more than time to get your playlists ready for the holidays. Even though we’re already close to halfway through December, I know there are a couple (or a lot) of procrastinators out there who could still use a helping hand to get … Continue reading My Top 5 Holiday Picks
By Rusaba A. Winter means one thing for music students: performance time. This year, due to the ongoing labour dispute, the music department had to adapt a little to keep the Winter Music Night tradition going, but thanks to the dedication of both staff and students, the show went on almost as planned. On Friday, … Continue reading Winter Music Day at Lisgar
By Tanvi S.:I’ma let you finish- but, in Kanye’s words themselves, y’all can’t spell G.O.O.D. without G-O-D, and that’s exactly what Mr. West wants his Cruel Summer compilation to be- a masterpiece. With friends like the illustrious Sean “JAY-Z” Carter (nicknamed Hov as the “Jehovah” of rap) and everyone’s favorite TWOOO CHAINZ, Yeezy surely knows how to … Continue reading REVIEW: Cruel Summer
By Liang Zhu: Mr. Arrigo has been a music teacher at Lisgar since 2000. Currently, he conducts the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Senior Jazz Band, but he has also led Lisgar’s Senior Orchestra. His many jokes and good humour help make classes and rehearsals that much more enjoyable. For those who don’t know you, could you tell … Continue reading An Interview With Mr. Arrigo
By Jennifer McAllister: I don’t know about everyone else, but the start of Christmas preparations on November 1st is a major debate in my house. My parents and sister don’t see why people take down Halloween decorations simply to replace them with their Christmas counterparts. My dad complains that radio stations constantly play Christmas music. I, on the other hand, think that the … Continue reading Christmas Season Got You Down?