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Orchestra reaches to new heights

Orchestra reaches to new heights
The La Verne Chamber Orchestra, formed last semester, has added a piano, flute and trumpet to the ensemble. Conductor Emmanuel Lagumbay directs a rehearsal in Morgan Auditorium. Directly in front of him is adjunct professor Danielle Cummins, violinist, founder and musical director of the ensemble. To the right are Alicia Rodriguez and Catherine Bacus on the cellos. Their next performance will be May... 

Music Review: Azalea’s ego exceeds album quality

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief Aside from Nicki Minaj, the current canon of female rappers who have permeated mainstream music is scant. Do some digging and you will unearth gems like Angel Haze and Azealia Banks, two MC’s who have carved out a groove in the hip hop community despite radio and TV passing over them. Until recently, Aussie export Iggy Azalea fit this category, but her debut LP, “The New... 

Cool cats’ gig entertains audience

Cool cats’ gig entertains audience
Ted Edeson and Steve Biondo play bass and drums for the jazz group OrganiZm in Morgan Auditorium. Gayle Serdan (not pictured) completed the trio on Hammond B3 Organ. Edeson, Biondo and Serdan all graduated from the University. / photo by Julian Burrell Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer The sound of bass, drums, and organ reverberated throughout Morgan Auditorium, getting the audience to clap their hands in... 

Trio takes audience to ‘Crossroads’

Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor A trio of musicians took the audience to the Mediterranean and the Near East at “Mediterranean Crossroads” on April 19 in Morgan Auditorium. Roberto Catalano, senior adjunct music professor and mandocello player; Mehdi Bagheri, a kamancheh and sitar player; and Peter Hanna, an oud player, performed as a trio for the first time with traditional music selections, original... 

International singers shine

International singers shine
Kihun Yoon, the only baritone from the group of five singing in Sunday’s performance, presents the opening song. Pianist and head coach Nino Sanikidze summarized the numbers to give the audience context and background, as the opera songs were not in English. This performance of Sundays at the Morgan featured four other artists of the LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists, all of which... 

Music Review: Hegarty releases three decades of work

Amanda Nieto Special to the Campus Times Matt Hegarty and his five-piece band, Matthew and the Atlas, released their long anticipated debut album “Other Rivers,” an album that is said to be 30 years in the making. Released Tuesday, “Other Rivers” is not the typical freshman album. Hegarty’s weather-worn and aged vocals, coupled with tracks filled with resonating emotions, make a 30 year developing... 

PianoPiano is a key place for fun

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer The audience cheered as pianists Steven and Jim dueled at Claremont’s PianoPiano on Tuesday night. Dueling pianos is audience driven entertainment. Two pianos are positioned in a face-off center stage. Audience members on each side of the piano become part of a team. Pianists take requests from the audience and switch off playing. Genres range from hip-hop, contemporary... 

Musicians present fantasy in recital

Musicians present fantasy in recital
Guest pianist Timothy Durkovic and violinist Sam Fischer perform music by Franz Schubert at Sundays at the Morgan with clarinetist Phil O’Connor. Fischer prefaced this piece with background information about the composer and context on the song for the audience. Along with Schubert’s music, works by Tartini, Broughton and Stravinsky were performed. The next performance is the L.A. Opera Placido... 

La Verne Idol begins audition process

La Verne Idol begins audition process
Freshman biology major Abril Casias sings a Bruno Mars song at day one of La Verne Idol auditions March 26. Casias got the “golden ticket” to go on to the next stage of the competition. The finals will be April 17. / photo by Stephanie Ball Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer Singing in front of judges for the first time may not be the easiest thing to do, but for University of La Verne students, it was... 

Claremont store doubles as museum

Claremont store doubles as museum
The Folk Center Music in the Claremont Village began as a tiny shop in 1958 and today it continues its legacy by providing unique instruments, skilled instrument repair and lessons to Claremont’s eclectic residents, as well as the surrounding communities. The Center holds open mic nights the last Sunday of every month and is open to all ages and all styles of music. / photo by Katie Madden Karla... 
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