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Newsletter 2004

International Night, 2004

 

 

A chilly night in March was warmed by the talent and enthusiasm of the College’s multilingual and multitalented students. With
poetry readings in French and Italian and musical selections in German, Italian, and Spanish --including two original renditions of the classic Cuban folk tune Guantanamera and an entirely original piano piece by first year student Brian Kirchner-- the evening was fast-paced and varied. With the support of Professor Tim Averill, Russian students Alex Goncharova ’07 and Nikolay Pandoursky ’04 teamed up with Theatre students Kristin Greener ’06 and Nicholas Rogers ’07 to present a scene from Chekhov’s The Seagull in both English and Russian. The evening’s comic high point came when Dr. Kipa’s German students read selections from Wilhelm Busch’s twisted Max und Moritz cartoons. Kudos to Professor Flor María Buitrago, who marshaled student talent from the departments of Language, Literatures, and Cultures, Music, and Theatre and arranged a lovely spread of international desserts to follow the spectacle.