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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... 

Musicians honor Gandhi

Musicians honor Gandhi
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum serves as a concert hall for Devashish Dey, on vocals, and Nandini Majumdar, on tampura, a guitar-like string instrument. Students at Claremont McKenna College held a reception and heard traditional Indian music in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. This visit marks the first visit to the United States for the group which consist of Dey, Majumdar, and Hemant Ekbote... 

Alumni return for evening of music

Alumni return for evening of music
Melissa Stahly, soprano, sings “Donde Lieta,” with Eunyong Sohng playing piano, in the University Chapel for the Music Department Alumni Recital. Stahly, who completed her bachelor’s degree in music at La Verne, has performed in many choirs and has also performed in the opera “The Medium.” Sohng graduated from La Verne as a major with an emphasis in piano and works as a music tutor for... 

‘The Soloist’ encourages creativity

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s music department present “The Soloist” featuring Dennis Trembly and Grace Xia Zhao, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom A. The small concert had a great turn out and a simple set up, consisting of a minimal number of empty seats and a large piano in the center of the stage, or just simply the front of the room. Together... 

Scripps offers Friday night easy listening

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer Offering a relaxing environment and good music, Scripps College presented Levitt on the Lawn on Oct. 1. “This is such a chill atmosphere,” Samantha Vasquez said, while she enjoyed her evening. People walked around with food and sat on the grass with their mats and lawn chairs while taking in the musical performance of Darla provided by Levitt Pavilions, a non-profit... 

Ryan Bueter gets down and dirty

Ryan Bueter gets down and dirty
Piano player Ryan Bueter invites Auneet Nijjar and Amanda Flores up front Monday night to sing along to his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Papparazzi.” Bueter took requests and played covers on his piano late into the night at the Campus Center Ballroom. Students also enjoyed nachos, hot wings and mocktails provided by the Campus Activities Board. Bueter is known for entertaining crowds at the bar Piano,... 

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir
James Calhoun, the new director of choral activities, said he hopes to promote a thriving choir by giving it stability and focus. He has played the piano since he was a young child and worked as an organist for the oldest African American congregation in Southern California for 24 years. /Photo by Warren Bessant Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The music department hopes new choir director James Calhoun... 

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd
Monday night’s jazz show featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, and his band of La Verne alumni musicians. Nine jazz compositions featured were all written by Gratz. The Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater was filled with standing-room-only for the performance./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer Jazz was in the air on Monday as Professor of Music Reed Gratz played the piano alongside... 
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