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Photo Gallery: Visitors Experience Prior Performing Arts Center at Community Day

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and Worcester residents tour the building and enjoy music, dance and theater open rehearsals and performances.

The College of the Holy Cross welcomed members of the campus and local communities to the Prior Performing Arts Center Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, giving visitors their first look inside the new $110 million academic building and performance …

Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross—a New Facility Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro—Welcomes the Campus Community This Fall

Construction on the Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross is complete, and the building is in use by the campus community. The performing arts center  is a multipurpose cultural center that includes the Luth Concert Hall, a …

Prior Performing Arts Center to Welcome the Campus and Local Communities During Community Day

Professor Kyle Frisina named as the center’s interim director for its inaugural year

The College of the Holy Cross will welcome the Holy Cross and Worcester communities to the newly completed Prior Performing Arts Center for a special Community Day event starting at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. The event, which will be …

Holy Cross Students Join Worcester Nursing Home Residents in Unique Storytelling Project

The Program Partners with the College's Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning and Arts Transcending Borders initiative.

06/06/22 by

Silence fell on the fifth floor of St. Mary Health Care Center in Worcester earlier this year. Kit Meszaros ’24 sat through similar stillness three previous weeks, as the room full of residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease waited for …

Renowned Composer and Music Professor Osvaldo Golijov Nominated for 2021 Latin Grammy

Workshopped at the Joyce Contemplative Center, ‘Falling Out of Time’ premiered on campus in October 2019

Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov was recently nominated for the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards in the “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” for his recent work “Falling Out of Time.” A much-anticipated release from Golijov, the “Falling Out …

Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Leverages Art in First-Years’ Education

Lessons incorporating a variety of artistic forms instill in students a sense of discovery—in themselves and in the world around them

07/26/21 by

Art is often a communal experience: sitting in a theater beside strangers in the dark or standing like sardines singing along at a concert, it offers the promise of coming together.

Arts Transcending Borders Receives $30,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

The award will support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester

Holy Cross’ Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) program has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester during the 2021-2022 season. …

Syrian-Armenian Visual Artist Kevork Mourad to Create Immersive Installation at Cantor Art Gallery

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, will host Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad for an artist residency this February in collaboration with the College’s Arts Transcending Borders program. Using his signature …

Grammy Award-Winning Composer and Music Professor Osvaldo Golijov Is Making National Headlines Once Again

Los Angeles Times | The New York Times

In 2000, with his “La Pasión Según San Marcos,” renowned composer Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola professor of music at Holy Cross, became “the international voice of a multicultural new millennium,” the Los Angeles Times said recently.  Today, Golijov—a member of the …

Out-of-the-Box Class on Creativity Challenges Students, Faculty

Team-led course outlines how creativity yields real-world benefits in any workplace

Today’s CreateLab class in Brooks Concert Hall hasn’t started yet, but already the space is buzzing. Six musicians from the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble — a musical collective founded by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma — mingle and warm up on …

Highlights From the Silkroad Ensemble Residency at Holy Cross

Visiting campus regularly in the last three years, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble has made a significant impact.

Throughout their multi-year residency hosted by Arts Transcending Borders at the College of the Holy Cross, Silkroad Ensemble has engaged the community in activities and conversations that explore the roles that passion and art can play in learning. Founded by …

NPR’s ‘Here & Now’ Gets Inside Look at Osvaldo Golijov’s New Work ‘Falling Out of Time’

National Public Radio

The premiere of renowned Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov‘s new song cycle “Falling Out of Time” is getting national media attention, from the Los Angeles Times naming it “one of the 13 best classical concerts to …

Photos: Renowned Holy Cross Composer Holds World Premiere of “Falling Out of Time” on Campus

Grammy Award winners Osvaldo Golijov and Silkroad Ensemble teamed up to showcase the long-anticipated song cycle

11/06/19 by

A few years ago, Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music in the music department, read David Grossman’s novel about the grief of losing a child, “Falling Out of Time.” Golijov was moved. So moved, in fact, that he was driven …

The Arts in Practice: Grammy-Award Winning Silkroad Ensemble Joins Holy Cross Students to Teach in Worcester High School

The student and Silkroad-led workshops engaged Burncoat High School's fine arts magnet students in cross-disciplinary thinking and practice

10/23/19 by

Listening to an improvised musical piece by a Grammy Award-winning musician on a variety of percussion instruments might not seem like a typical Monday morning for a college student. Illustrating that music with pencil and paper alongside 15 high school …

World Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s ‘Falling Out of Time’ on Oct. 31 at College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross will present the world premiere performance of “Falling Out of Time,” a new piece by renowned Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov. The event is set to take place on Oct. …

Video: Academic Conference Celebrates Students’ Wide-Reaching Research, Creativity

Over four days, 415 students of all class years showcased their work in a variety of disciplines through poster presentations, lectures and performances

04/30/19 by

“How many black women therapists do you think there are in the state of Massachusetts?” Olivia Fenty ’21, a psychology major with a concentration in Africana studies, asked a room full of students and faculty members at Academic Conference. The …

Follow the Question Marks: Holy Cross Students Blur the Lines Between Art and Science

Fueled by a weeklong residency of rock opera performers, students explore the many ways the symbolic and the scientific entwine

10/24/18 by

A drum circle in a math class. A music lecture in a marine biology class. A hunt for freshwater shrimp with a group of wader-clad Montserrat students. It was clear that something interesting was afoot on campus as artists, musicians …

Hundreds of High Schoolers, Resettled Peoples Find Connection Through Art

Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble bring music to unexpected places during a week-long residency at Holy Cross

Over the course of a week-long residency at the College of the Holy Cross, wherever the Silkroad Ensemble went — whether on campus or throughout Worcester — connection followed. The Grammy Award-winning musical collective, made up of musicians representing dozens …

Famed Choreographer Bill T. Jones Talks Art, Ambiguity in Intimate Roundtable with Students

The recipient of a McArthur 'Genius' Award and two Tony's offered a lecture and discussion sessions, his visit featured on WGBH's Open Studio

05/02/18 by

The morning after his engaging lecture, as part of a creative residency with members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at the College of the Holy Cross, legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones held an intimate discussion with students, majoring …

Legendary Choreographer and Dancer Bill T. Jones to Visit Campus

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Two-time Tony Award winning choreographer Bill T. Jones will be visiting campus tomorrow, March 21 to deliver a talk titled “An Evening with Bill T. Jones.” Jones’ upcoming visit was recently featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, along with …