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Student recital highlights new talent

Student recital highlights new talent
Maggie Moreno joined fellow students of adjunct professors Carol Stephenson and Moh-Wei Chen-Hribar for a student recital Nov. 18 in the University Chapel. Chen-Hribar accompanied the students on piano as they performed pieces they learned in one-on-one sessions with the professors. / photo by Christopher Guzman Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer The small University Chapel was filled with the sound of... 

Performers get lost in the rhythm

Performers get lost in the rhythm
Juan Carlos Blanco and Kati Hernandez perform the rumba yambú, a traditional Cuban couples dance, in Lyman Hall at Pomona College. Blanco, born in Havana, had been performing professionally for 15 years before coming to the United States and has also founded his own Afro-Cuban music company Omo Aché. Hernandez, also a native of Cuba, has been dancing since age 9 and graduated from the Escuela... 

Grace Xia Zhao’s faculty recital captivates viewers

Grace Xia Zhao's faculty recital captivates viewers
Artist in Residence Grace Xia Zhao was greeted with a packed house on Friday for her piano recital in the Steinway Studio. The recital included a selection of works by composer Franz Liszt, such as Piano Sonata in B Minor and Mephisto Waltz. Zhao received her doctorate in music at the University of Southern California; she is an award-winning, international solo and chamber music artist. / photo by... 

Heartstop keeps beating

Heartstop keeps beating
Heartstop, featuring Jake Hawkes on keyboard and Tristan Montgomery on bass, rocked out for students Wednesday in Sneaky Park as part of a week of Las Vegas-themed homecoming events at the University of La Verne. Heartstop, a Los Angeles-area band has performed at the University before, most recently in May with the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in the Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Christopher Guzman Christopher... 

Guitar concert hits right chords

Tennille Wright Staff Writer “A free show worth every penny,” joked musicians Roberto Catalano and Carlos Calvo during their acoustic guitar concert last week in the Campus Center Ballroom. The audience was abuzz with anticipation as the two performers came out with their guitars. Their enjoyment grew as the musicians played. The small but interactive crowd moved closer to the stage, creating a... 

Claremont faculty bring classics to life

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Sweet sounds bounced off towering, white walls as Concordia Clarimontis, the faculty period-instrument ensemble of Claremont Graduate University, began its opening piece Tuesday afternoon in Kresge Chapel. The ensemble’s first piece, a sonata by Dietrich Buxtehude, was a great sample of what these musicians could do together. Synthesizing the distinct sounds of each of their... 

Chris Williams gives audience all that jazz

Chris Williams gives audience all that jazz
Jazz vocalist Chris Williams and a band of six other musicians entertained the crowd Monday night in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Williams started off the night with an improvised blues number followed by a number of jazz classics, including “Come Fly With Me” and “Comes Love.” The band also featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, on keyboards./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Jason Cox Staff Writer Award-winning... 

Soprano crosses language barriers

Carly Hill Arts Editor Faculty from Claremont Graduate University provided a multicultural performance for listeners Tuesday at Mudd Theater in the Claremont School of Theology. The performance was given by adjunct professor Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano vocals, and accompanied by Kyungmi Kim on piano. Dressed in black and white, Kleinecke-Boyer put on a very emotional performance in four different... 

Students drum to African beat

Students drum to African beat
Steve Biondo, far left, leads his students, Brooke Ball, Paola Portillo, Christine Serrano, Christian Robles and Zac Florez through a West African drumming lesson. The unique sounds and rhythms can be heard outside of the Hanawalt House during the week as the new drumming class meets every Wednesday. Biondo teaches traditional drumming techniques to three different groups throughout the day. / photo... 

Music Review: Screaming is alarming

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer One of Britain’s most popular metal bands Bring Me the Horizon has released its third album “There Is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret” earlier this month with Epitaph Records. The band is made up of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and rhythm guitarist/keyboardist... 
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