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Music flows through Bridges Hall

Music flows through Bridges Hall
Musicians Gary Bovyer on clarinet, Genevieve Feiwen Lee on piano and Gwendolyn Lytle, soprano, perform in the concert, “Notes on Water,” for a small audience in the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont, Saturday. The repertoire included Franz Schubert’s Die Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 and Louis Spohr’s Sechs deutsche Lieder, Op. 103. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer Three... 

Cross-cultural music honors past

Cross-cultural music honors past
Vanessa Paloma performs a collection of Spanish-Jewish music March 29 in Morgan Auditorium that commemorated the exile of Jews from Spain in 1492. Paloma received a terminal degree for a master of music at Indiana University’s School of Music. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Tales of perseverance and celebration about the Sephardic Jewish culture were painted through music... 

Norwegian pianist visits Pomona

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer All the way from Norway, for one night only, the talented pianist Annabel Guaita performed Saturday at the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College. With 120 people in attendance, the hall was filled with classical music fans, listening intently to the enchanting music of Norway. “The performance was interesting and impressing,” Moira Dietrich, a local resident, said.... 

Student composers, writers combine art forms

Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of Southern California students brought music and lyrics together by presenting their original compositions in a collaborative concert titled, “New and Newer: An Evening of World Premieres” on March 28 at the Boston Court in Pasadena. About 50 students and professors attended the concert. It was the second presentation for the “Writers and Composers” class... 

Practicing the craft

Practicing the craft
Myron Woods practices for his piano test on the top floor of the Campus Center on Monday. Woods, a junior criminology major, has been playing piano for about a year, and enlisted the help of freshman music major Khayree Jones to help him practice. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

Theater Review: ‘American Idiot’ fights ordinary beat

Alex Forbess Staff Writer When news spread that Green Day allowed musical drones from New York to create a Broadway musical based on their best-selling album “American Idiot,” I felt my heart sink. I never felt more betrayed to know my idols – wise men who raised me with the sacred gospel of punk – sold out in such a fashion that I considered sacrilegious. Before throwing them out of my life,... 

Band bursts from Icelandic forest

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor On Tuesday night at the Troubadour two members of the band Of Monsters and Men walked through the crowd and into their backstage dressing room without a single member of the sold out show noticing. Unlike the way the two bandmates went by unnoticed, their hit single “Little Talks” has become so well known that many claimed love for the band after one listen. Beverly Duncan... 

Bonita bands swing big for fundraiser

Bonita bands swing big for fundraiser
Cassidy Furnari, Bonita High School senior, sang “How High the Moon” along with the Bonita High School Jazz Ensemble for “Swingin’ with the Big Bands” dinner and concert fundraiser March 2 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Furnari plans to be a Marine Biology major when she gets to college, and hopes to continue singing throughout her student career. / photo by Debora Escobar Ingrid Rodriguez ... 

Concert is a mix of jazz and politics

Concert is a mix of jazz and politics
Israeli-born Gilad Atzmon, a political activist known for his views on Israel and Palestine, played a jazz concert on Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert was originally planned for Atzmon to play solo, but he invited adjunct professor of music Gayle Serdan to join him. / photo by Katherine Carega Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Jazz musician and writer Gilad Atzmon played an energetic and exciting... 

Music builds a bridge from Africa to Appalachia

Music builds a bridge from Africa to Appalachia
Joti Rockwell tunes his mandolin before Trans-Atlantic Steel: Appalachian Strings and Zimbabwean Keys, a faculty recital in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall on Saturday. Rockwell performed an unusual combination of African and Appalachian music with Tony Perman, who played several Zimbabwean instruments including the Mbira, a keyed instrument used mainly in rituals honoring ancestral heritage. / photo... 
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