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‘Cry Me A River’

'Cry Me A River'
Senior music major Stephenson Holder performs “Cry Me a River” by Arthur Hamilton during his senior recital Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. Holder was accompanied by pianist and artist-in residence Grace Xia Zhao, Music Department Manager Steve Biondo on drums and senior Ernie Reyes on guitar. Holder’s favorite from his set of classical, jazz and pop Broadway numbers were “All I Need” by Jonathan... 

Mayo sings ‘At Last’ to La Verne Idol win

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Sarah Mayo, senior sociology major, was crowned the reigning champion of Mu Phi Epsilon’s fifth annual La Verne Idol singing competition Wednesday night. After an audition process and a few dozen competitors later, Mayo was selected the winner by a panel of three judges out of the four remaining finalists. Her prizes included a $100 gift card, a trophy and her... 

Zhao tells stories with piano

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer Sundays at the Morgan this month featured the La Verne Artist-in-Residence Grace Zhao. She performed a solo piano concert with six sets of pieces composed by Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and more Friday in Morgan Auditorium. “I thought her set list was really cool, to transition from Baroque to Romantic music to modern, it was like a historical timeline,” said freshman... 

LineVernapalooza

Students wait in line Wednesday morning for LaVernapalooza concert tickets for rapper 2Chainz. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Fox Theater in Pomona, and doors open at 7 p.m. The ticket line extended from the Campus Center to Fasnacht Court to get a limited number of pit tickets. Complementary T-shirts were also given out with the free tickets. / photo by Michelle Leon  Read More →

Latin history inspires music

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Latin American history and harmonies of string instruments echoed the halls of Balch Auditorium at noon on Friday at Scripps College. The departments of music at Pomona and Scripps College presented “Music of Latin America,” a concert of mid-nineteenth century to late twentieth century pieces by famous Latin American composers. Performers included Rachel V. Huang (Scripps)... 

Annual show illustrates South Asian culture

Celene Vargas Staff Writer The 2015 Sanskriti 5C South Asian Cultural Show featured dancing, music and a skit with a unifying theme of love Saturday in Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College. The show embraced the South Asian culture by featuring performances that demonstrated different aspects of the Indian culture, like classical dancing and songs that praised their Hindu beliefs. However, the show... 

Students learn about Indonesia through Bali

Brooke Grasso Staff Writer Music and dance group Gamelan Burat Wangi put Balinese music and culture center stage Saturday night at Pomona College with traditional Indonesian music and dance for an audience of more than 200 people. The concert was composed of eight performances. Performers played unique instruments such as gongs, jegogans and ugals along with the traditional dances Kecak and Legong... 

La Verne Idol contestants advance to semifinals

Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer Morgan Auditorium was filled with excitement, applause and talent at Mu Phi Epsilon’s La Verne Idol semifinals on Wednesday. Wesly Tan and Kat Simonelli started off the night with a mash-up of Taylor Swift’s “Style” and “Blank Space.” “I have a lot of fraternity brothers performing,” said senior kinesiology major Mikie Jimenez. “It’s always a fun event... 

Performers pay homage to ‘Women in Music’

Brooke Grasso Staff Writer Students of the Claremont Chamber Choir honored brilliant, yet unrecognized women composers from the 19th century Thursday night in Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium. The concert, “Women Composers in Post-Civil War America: 1865-1900,” featured many songs that had never been played for an audience because women composed them at a time where men dominated the music... 

Band plays in ‘Spirit of Ireland’

Band plays in ‘Spirit of Ireland’
Danny Oberbeck stands over Hai Muradian while performing “Finnegan’s Wake” during the Spirit of Ireland concert Sunday. Oberbeck and Muradian are musicians in the Michael Ryan and Friends band, performing both original and classic Irish-inspired songs. / photo by Daniel Torres Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor Michael Ryan and Friends took the audience to Ireland through a concert performing Irish... 
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