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A wonderful semester with FAA 110

Written by LinJie Yang

The class I most look forward to during the summer break is Faa 100  and it is a really good course. The two professors are really nice and the most of the performances we attened are  excellent.

Event 1  Krannert opening night

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Event 2 Erica Gressman:Limbs

Event3  Marcus Tardelli guitar Ellnora

Event 4 Between the Buildings:Art from Chicago

Event 5 A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum

Event 6 La Boheme

Event 7 Itzhak Perlman, violin with Rohan

Event 8 Cynthia Oliver/CoCo Dance Theater


To sum up, faa is such a great course that enables me to enjoy so many woderful performances throughout the semester.  The course also makes me realize what kind of art I am interested in. I ‘ve reviewed the program next semester yet and marked several  events that I will go to by myself.

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Krannert

It’s Thursday again! And Thursday is for KRANNERT!!

written by LinJie Yang

The show for this week is ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum’. It’s a pretty old comedy first played on Broadway in 1962 and the show I watched tonight is an updating modified version.             Continue reading

Chicago between the paintings

In a sunny peaceful afternoon, I went into the krannert museum,starting a new exploration.

Written by Linjie Yang

Since  I only have been to Chicago downtown only one time, I do not know much about this city. I just want to command some of these paintings.

The first painting  left me a strong impression is this “three women”. This painting wants to illustrate the women in different colors own the same right and should be treated equally.What’s more, this painting was finished in the late 19’s. At that time, only a few people had the awareness of advocating women’s rights. From this particular detail, I think Chicago is an elightning city.


The second piece is this giant painting. During my first glance, I was shocked. Because the style of the painting is very Japanese.  Due to there is no annotation along sides this painting, I can not find further information on this piece. I am conjecturing if there is a special relationship between Chicago and Japanese.

 The last one is this pretty metal style piece. The only item I could recognize in the painting is a robot. I spent much time in front of this painting, and I like the color of it. I don't know why but I just felt this painting looks very 'Chicago.' Maybe this painting leaves me the same impression as Chicago did.                


A Wonderful Evening

I went to the Marcus Tardellis concert this eveing which provided me a brand new experience.

written by LinJie Yang

It is my first time attending a guitar concert this evening and I find so much difference between listening record at home and at listening in the concert hall.   

To begin with, let me talk about several pieces that I really like during the performance. One is the first piece which places me into a peaceful summer afternoon, and there is a river along with me. Another is the third piece,  I feel familiar with the rhythm, and then I realize that it is the piece I chose to play in a contest last year. 




Let’s talk about the difference. Firstly, attending the concert forces me to listen to the music vigorously. Regularly, it is impossible for me to listen to the music without doing anything else. I find myself being able to discover more from the music when I listen to it in a formal situation. Usually, I will only notice the rhythm of the piece. While when I sit in the concert, I will try to imagine the image fits for the piece.

Secondly,  a concert gives me an opportunity to encounter new music pieces. I am kind of person really do not like accept unfamiliar stuff, always putting several songs in repeat. I realize I miss pretty many impressive pieces because of my habit. Thus, going to the concert is a desirable complement to me.                                                            

Such a ‘Peculiar’ Performance

I watched the first performance I’ve watched in Krannert art museum last night.

written by LinJie Yang

I just had a quick review of the material professor given us before the performance. To be honest, it made me really uncomfortable to see such a dreadful ‘statue’ standing in the center of the hall when I just entered in.  The statue looked like a monster with 3 human-like faces, four arms, and four legs. Its limbs were all tied by strings.                                                                                           

photoed by Linjie Yang Continue reading