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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... 

Dueling musicians roast students

Dueling musicians roast students
Dueling pianists Mark Michaels and Adam Browne played the audience’s song requests such as “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Sweet Home Alabama” on Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. The duo took turns playing music and engaging the audience on stage. Jezyca Hernandez, freshman computer science major, came on stage to sing and dance along with the performers to “The Chicken Dance.” / photo by... 

Michael Ryan charms showgoers

Michael Ryan charms showgoers
Music Department Associate Michael Ryan brings the Spirit of Ireland to Morgan Auditorium Sunday night in a sold out show. Accompanied by Irish dancers, he and his band performed popular hits along with some of his own compositions. / photo by Veronica Orozco  Read More →

Schubert concert evokes emotion

Schubert concert evokes emotion
Grace Xia Zhao, artist-in-residence, performs with Dennis Trembly, a bass player from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in the “Moment Musical” concert Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. / photo by Keenan Gilson Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer The music of Franz Schubert resonated through the walls and doors of Morgan Auditorium in the “Moment Musical” concert held on Feb. 16. The event, part of the monthly... 

Music Review: Broken Bells crack the code

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief “After the Disco,” the second collaborative effort from indie hallmarks Broken Bells, Shins frontman James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, sheds the skin of the duo’s self-titled debut and evolves into a gorgeously produced 11-track meeting of the minds. Born out of mutual admiration in 2008, Broken Bells felt like the obligatory... 

Guitar trio plays jazz extravaganza

Guitar trio plays jazz extravaganza
The jazz trio, The Cat, the Hag, and the Longstreet, performed Nov. 30 in Morgan Auditorium. The band includes Sean Hagstrom, Roberto Catalano and Sean Longstreet. This is their second year playing at the University. The first piece was “The Maze,” from jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock’s first solo album, “Taking Off.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Liz Ortiz Staff Writer After several... 

Artists present solo performances

Artists present solo performances
Sophomore music major Brianna Nemback, a soprano, rehearses with accompanist Carol Stephenson, music department associate, before the student recital in Morgan Auditorium Nov. 22. Nemback performed “Vissi d’arte” from Puccini’s “Tosca.” / photo by Jasmin Miranda Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor Three pianists and five vocalists came together to showcase the hard work and effort that they... 

Lagumbay gets caught up in the music

Lagumbay gets caught up in the music
Senior music major Emmanuel Lagumbay spends much of his free time composing music and trying out new compositions in the music library in Founders Hall. Last Thursday, Lagumbay was composing a new piece in the digital audio workshop, Cubase, using the MIDI keyboard to input notes into the program. / photo by Sarah Golden Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor Senior music major and video game enthusiast Emmanuel... 
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