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Lamkin’s legacy honored in concert

Lamkin’s legacy honored in concert
Cellist Rick Mooney accompanies the La Verne Chamber Singers in a concert in Morgan Auditorium that was a culmination of choral music that professor of music Kathy Lamkin taught in her classes during her 34 years at the University of La Verne. / photo by Bailey Maguire Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Kathy Lamkin, professor of music, was honored for her 34 years of service at the University of... 

Orchestra performs movie soundtracks

Orchestra performs movie soundtracks
The music department and the La Verne Symphony Orchestra presented “Music of the Movies” Saturday at Morgan Auditorium. Conductor Emmanuel Lagumbay led the orchestra in songs from “The Hobbit,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The orchestra is made up of students enrolled in MUS 119 taught by Danielle Rosaria Nahas.... 

Alonzo revisits childhood with music

Alonzo revisits childhood with music
Sarah Alonzo, junior music major with a minor in biology, performed at the Fridays At Noon Student Recital in Morgan Auditorium May 15. Alonzo did three different numbers, and the last song she soloed, “I Bought Me a Cat” by Aaron Copland, is an old children’s song, where she had to sing animal noises. / photo by Celine Dehban  Read More →

Students jam to ‘Little Talks’

Students jam to ‘Little Talks’
Freshman music major Andrew Medina and senior sociology major and music minor Jessica Felix perform “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men Tuesday in Sneaky Park. The jam session was sponsored by the Mu Phi Epsilon fraternity, of which Medina and Felix are members. The concert was open to anyone who wanted to perform. / photo by Celene Vargas  Read More →

La Verne stays T.R.U. to 2 Chainz

Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor Students formed circles in the pit and danced exuberantly at the sixth annual LaVernapalooza concert May 7 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. The Associated Students of the University of La Verne and Campus Activities Board hosted the event featuring this year’s headliner, rapper 2 Chainz, who took to the stage before hundreds of students and friends. LaVernapalooza, the... 

Album Review: Mumford and Sons diverge from folk origins

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer If you are a fan of Mumford and Sons, then you are well aware of their musical formula. Mumford and Sons, a folk rock band that has brought banjos to a modern age, utilizes catchy lyrics and soulful music to paint beautiful pictures for fans. However, their new album “Wilder Mind” abandons folk and produces a much more electronic alternative vibe. The album is slightly... 

Bands open concert series with classic covers

Bands open concert series with classic covers
Lead singer of the Fab 8 Hai Muradion performs at the Claremont Village Square Public Plaza for the first concert of Claremont’s Friday Nights Live. The Fab 8 covers songs by the Beatles. Friday Nights Live will run through Oct. 30 with various bands performing at three different locations in Claremont. / photo by Michelle Leon Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Claremont residents and visitors gathered for... 

Violinist accents musical journey

Violinist accents musical journey
Vijay Gupta (violin) and assistant professor of music Grace Zhao (piano) warms up in Morgan Auditorium before an informal performance May 1. Gupta earned his master’s degree in music from Yale at age 19, then joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has founded a nonprofit performing group called Street Symphony. He was also a TED speaker. In January he was presented with the... 

Musicians showcase their ‘Best’

Musicians showcase their ‘Best’
Pianist Jennifer Cruz accompanies mezzo-soprano, Vicky Campos, and baritone, Stephenson Holder, for the song “First Date/Last Night” from the musical Dogfight as a part of the Best of La Verne’s Music Faculty and Students recital at Morgan Auditorium Sunday, May 3. The recital included classical, jazz, and popular pieces performed by faculty of the music department and performance scholarship... 

Concert unites musical ensembles

Concert unites musical ensembles
The New Orford String Quartet was joined on stage by members of Street Symphony for a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet at Morgan Auditorium, Monday evening. The Canada-native New Orford String Quartet picked up where the historic original Orford String Quartet left off, performing Canadian works old and new, along with obscure pieces from the last century. The New Orford String Quartet has... 
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