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Diverse melodies unite cultures

Diverse melodies unite cultures
Mehdi Bagheri, composer and master of the kamanche, plays Saturday in Morgan Auditorium along with Peter Hanna and Robert Catalano. Bagheri hails from Iran and holds concerts around the world. The kamanche is an Iranian bowed string instrument that is played with a variable-tension bow. He started his musical career as a percussionist playing the tonbak. / photo by Alexandra Arkley Emily Lau Metro... 

European opera captivates

Sierra Dasher Staff Writer Classical notes from a grand piano and a strong baritone captured the attention of audience members Thursday at the intimate Drinkward Recital Hall in Claremont. Baritone Frank Strnad and pianist Tatiana Thibodeaux took the stage to perform Hugo Wolf’s “Wandern with Wolf,” works by Ottorino Respighi, and David Sisco’s “Missed Connections.” “I just love to come... 

Open mic performers open hearts

Open mic performers open hearts
Snaps and applause filled the Dailey Theater Tuesday, February 17 during the “What is Love?” Open Mic Night presented by University of La Verne’s Slam Poetry team. Audience members were given the opportunity to get up to the microphone and perform their own poetry or sing songs to a receptive and encouraging crowd. Junior music major, Christian Garay, and sophomore history major, Patrick Swart,... 

Bird songs take audience on flight

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Classical and contemporary songs about birds, titled “Bird Songs – Flights of Avian Fancy” were sung with glee at noon last Friday at Scripps College. The performance was harmonized and presented by five faculty members: Anne Harley (soprano), Charles Kamm (tenor and harpsichord) and Rachel Huang (violin) from Scripps College, Ellen Rentz (soprano) from Claremont Mckenna... 

German hymn sets soothing tone for spring

Emily Lau Metro Editor The Contori Sine Nomine choral ensemble filled the room with sounds of a soothing German solemn hymn at the first Sundays at the Morgan concert of the spring semester Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Led by Maestro Stephen Gothold, the choir, accompanied by an organist and cellist, performed “Musikalisches Exequien,” a sacred choral piece composed by Heinrich Schütz for the... 

Symphony orchestra unites the community

Symphony orchestra unites the community
Catherine Bacus, La Verne resident and former gerontology professor at the University of La Verne, lives out the La Verne Symphony Orchestra mission of performing music written by international composers with students and community members. The orchestra rehearses every Thursday night in Morgan Auditorium. The orchestra is preparing for its Winter Concert which is at 7 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium.... 

Wecksell’s one-man show connects audience

Wecksell’s one-man show connects audience
CAB hosted comedian Evan Wecksell in Morgan Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 18. Wecksell invited freshman Jason Souriolle to act as a roommate who is constantly on the computer, and listening to KISS as Wecksell sang about the character. Wecksell also sang about what it is like to be a student at the University of La Verne and took ideas from the audience for the final song. / photo by Megan Peralez Yaya... 

Songs remember lost ones

Songs remember lost ones
Sarah Alonzo, Katie Ochoa, Cora Kane and Annie Johnson, members of the Sister Notes, perform a medley on songs at the “Songs of Remembrance” concert in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday. The recital showcased the chamber and barbershop singers as they performed songs about loved ones who died. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor As barbershop quartet Make No Mention swiftly unbuttoned... 

Concert Review: Elfman’s theatrical scores come to life

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer Jack Skellington took to the stage, chilling the audience to the bone with his clear and distinguished vocals Saturday at Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Danny Elfman’s “Music from the Films of Tim Burton” concert left all in a standing ovation. Elfman is well known for his vocals as Jack Skellington as well as his 25 years as a composer collaborating with director Tim... 

Mu Phi Epsilon strums up Halloween fun

Mu Phi Epsilon strums up Halloween fun
Trick-or-treaters enjoyed candy given out at the Kids’ Concert by students on Halloween. Mu Phi Epsilon members Christian Garay, Albert Khalbourji and Donovan Allen hand treats out to Johnson and Lily Ye. Children enjoyed music by the University’s quartets in Sneaky Park. / photo by Megan Peralez Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The cool breezy fall evening air blew through Sneaky Park as quartets... 
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