In mid-April, 18 Commonwealth students (more than 10% of the student body) formed four teams and participated in the Purple Comet! Math Meet, an international math competition for middle and high-school teams from 59 countries. One of our teams, comprising Nik Castro '16, Caleb Sander '17, Jeremy Chen '18, and team membership liaison Tarang Saluja '18, tied for fourth-place among high schools with enrollments of 1,200 or below.
Commonwealth Theater presents two performances of the Shakespeare play, directed by Susan Thompson. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St. Suggested donation is $5 for students, $10 for the general public.
Representing Egypt, Brazil, and Greece on a range of committees modeled after the United Nations, Commonwealth students joined students from other high schools in discussing and negotiating resolutions on a variety of issues.
Rumbarrocco self-describes as Latin-Baroque Fusion, though that label seems perhaps too modest, as what they are accomplishing reaches well beyond blending Latin-American sounds and rhythms with Baroque conventions. Director Laury Gutiérrez and her colleagues have created an ensemble that defies classification. Yes, they are using Baroque compositions for their arrangements, but with Latin-American rhythms, modal and tonal harmonies from Moorish and Sephardic traditions, even color and rhythm from North-American Jazz. Overall, the players bring to the source material a jazzy improvisatory technique that is simultaneously groundbreaking and completely authentic.