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Musikabend concert explores German culture

Musikabend concert explores German culture
Musikabend, hosted by the Scripps College German and Music Departments on Tuesday, offered an evening of German poetry and music. Closing the evening’s event, Charles W. Kamm, conductor of the Claremont Concert Choir and the Claremont Chamber Choir of the Joint Music Program, directed two pieces, “Abendlied” and “Der Abend,” by Johannes Brahms. Kamm earned a bachelor’s degree from Earlham... 

Concert Review: Manchester Orchestra sells out Troubadour

Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor It is hard to believe that only three years ago Manchester Orchestra came out with a little known album called “I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child.” The album struck a chord with many people with its diverse sound of quiet guitars, rocking breakdowns, and emotional lyrics. Now the band has released their second full length album, “Mean Everything to Nothing”... 

Claremont Symphony hits all the right notes

Claremont Symphony hits all the right notes
The music of composers Carl Maria von Weber and Ludwig van Beethoven filled the air at the Garrison Theater on Saturday. / photo by Christopher Guzman Tiffany Spears Staff Writer The music of composers Carl Maria von Weber and Ludwig van Beethoven filled the air at the Garrison Theater on Saturday. During the Claremont Orchestra’s Winter Concert, performers enchanted an audience of about 120 people... 

Nico Vega shatters Glass House

Nico Vega shatters Glass House
The band Nico Vega, from Los Angeles, perform at the Glass House in Pomona on Feb. 25. The band’s lead singer, Aja Volkman, came out full of energy as the band showed its musical and vocal talents for the crowd of about 100. The band played the following day in Los Angeles for a much larger crowd which marked the final stop on its tour. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Carly Hill News Editor Sitting... 

Swellers expand through success

Swellers expand through success
Hailing from Flint, Mich., The Swellers have signed with Fueled by Ramen and are now traveling the country. Fueled by Ramen is an independent record label based in New York City dealing mostly with punk inspired rock/pop bands. Their new album, “Ups and Downsizing” focuses on our struggling economy and how to find the silver lining. The Swellers will also be touring in Eurpose during the Spring... 
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Music professor dazzles audience

Music professor dazzles audience
Yih-Mei Hu, a visiting professor at Scripps College, performed music of Claude Debussy, George Crumb and Franz Liszt as a part of the Friday Noon Concert series in Balch Auditorium on Feb. 19. Each piece was unique, including Crumb’s “Five Pieces for Piano,” which required not only the playing of the keys but the plucking of the piano strings. / photo by Christopher Guzman Carly Hill News Editor The... 

Music Review: Weatherbox stands out at The Wire

Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor A majority of Upland missed out on one of the best shows at The Wire venue in the downtown area on Thursday, Feb 4. Experimental rockers Weatherbox proved how satisfying it is to see a band with this much talent and individuality. Weatherbox, who hails from San Diego, stems from the mind of Brian Warren. With a reputation of flaky band rotation, Warren recruited three... 

Choir spreads the Christmas spirit

Dan Sayles Sports Editor On a chilly Saturday evening at the Church of the Brethren in La Verne, the University of La Verne’s music department hosted a Christmas concert with choir and instruments in an Antonio Vivaldi performance. “It was a great, heartwarming performance,” said Jonathan Reed, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who attended the performance. The concert was held inside... 

West African Drum Ensemble brings full house

Traditional rhythms are explored in the drumming group’s performance. Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Crowds gathered in the Dailey Theatre to witness Steve Biondo’s musical masterpiece, the West African Drum Ensemble as they entertained students Wednesday. The music department brought together both drumming classes to make this event possible and explored the traditional rhythms of what was once... 

Music Review: Jules’ long awaited act is an indie hit

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Strokes frontman, Julian Casablancas, has created a revolutionary album, straying from the norm of indie stardom created by the New York band, and stepping onto a synthpop, alternative platform. Yes, “Phrazes For The Young” differs greatly from the successes of The Strokes’ past albums, but Casablancas has done it yet again. It has been long awaited as other members... 
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