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    QC Orchestra: From Russia with Love

    On Oct. 5, 2018, the Queens College Orchestra presented a concert called “From Russia With Love,” in which they performed works from Glinka, Liebermann and Tchaikovsky. Charles Neidich, an Associate Professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, conducted the performance. The audience was mostly filled with families, but there were also some members of the QC faculty present, mainly from the music department. The audience apparel ranged from formal to casual attire, while the orchestra members were clad in all-black formal clothes. Snacks and other food were served outside of the hall. The atmosphere was very classy and sophisticated, and most of the people there were very gentle and…

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    The next big music craze at QC

    Trebel, a music app, is being introduced to Queens College. It allows the user to listen, download and play music offline, with no data charges, for free. According to the Nielsen Company, a global information company, 66 million millennials listen to 44 hours of music per month each and 73 percent of listening happens outside. QC was picked to access the app before the general population because the campus is a hub for activity. Trebel is currently at 3,000 colleges and universities and 25,000 high schools across the country. “Trebel has changed the way I listen to music. Free music doesn’t hurt either,” freshman Lauren Pianko said. Trebel’s musical database…

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    Kupferberg Center hosts performance in honor of Martin Luther King Day

    The Kupferberg Theatre hosted the Dance Theatre of Harlem for a special performance on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Following a lack of events on campus to celebrate King in past years, Queens College President Felix Rodriguez proudly announced that every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day would bring a new on-campus event celebrating racial diversity and a presentation by a renowned African-American speaker. This year’s speaker was former U.S Congressman and Reverend Dr. Floyd Flake. He gave an empowering speech referencing Dr. King and his efforts to create a just society. “A fight for a just society is a fight that will never end. Only our power of oneness will keep us protected,”…

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    Audra McDonald performs at Kupferberg Center for the Arts

    Tony-award winning actress Audra McDonald entertained an audience with a night of musical theatre, jazz standards and intriguing anecdotes on Oct. 5 in Colden Auditorium as part of her nation-wide concert tour. McDonald is best known for her Broadway career in acclaimed musicals such as “Ragtime,” “A Raisin in the Sun” and the 2012 revival of “Porgy and Bess.” She also graced the small screen in the “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off “Private Practice” and guest appearances on “Law and Order: SVU” and “The Good Wife.” The concert contained a wide range of music covering many different genres. The Juliard alumnae’s soprano was highlighted by classics from Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Frederick…