Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 3, 2013

Out & About: Women of the World at Cochran Chapel

Women of the World, a Boston-based collective of female musicians hailing from Japan, India, Italy, Haiti, Mexico and the U.S., comes to Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Since 2008, the core singers and their eclectic band perform original and traditional folk music in more than 17 languages. With tours in Japan and throughout North American, the group aims to spread the message of peace and unity through music.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m., a recital featuring Joseph Foley on trumpet and Bonnie Anderson on piano plays at Cochran Chapel. The pair are releasing a recording in 2014.

Foley is the principal trumpet player for the Rhode Island Philharmonic and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra of Houston, Texas, and is a professor of trumpet at Rhode Island College.

Anderson has performed both piano and flute in the U.S. and abroad and has won numerous prizes for her talents. She joined the piano faculty at Phillips in 2012.

Both concerts are presented by the Phillips Academy Music Department and are open free to the public at the chapel on Main Street. Contact the Music Department at 978-749-4260 or by email at for more.

Laser show for Indian spiritual leader

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Boston chapter of Sewa International USA, a Hindu faith-based, nonprofit organization, is presenting a 90-minute laser show this weekend that traces the Indian leader’s life journey and talks about his soul-stirring messages and contributions to religious harmony.

Dubbed the longest laser show in the world, it takes place Sunday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Collins Center at Andover High School on Shawsheen Road. It was created by Manick Sorcar, a two-time winner of the International Laser Display Association Award.

Vivekananda, who lived in the second half of the 19th century, is considered one of India’s greatest patriots and spiritual leaders. Through his travels and lectures, he is said to have awakened minds to their cultural heritage.

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