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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... 

First person experience: Mayday Parade concert is a night to remember

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer “And I swear that you don’t have to go…” Those words will be forever echoing in my ears after last night – the night I had been waiting over four months for, the night that was filled with bright lights, loud music and screaming fans. The night I saw Mayday Parade. Mayday Parade is a pop punk band that formed in 2005 that originates from Tallahassee, Fla. They... 

Cummins brings evening of delights

Cummins brings evening of delights
Danielle Cummins plays “Greensleeves (What Child is This)” after the performance of the La Mer Duo with Nicodemus Maracut on piano in Morgan Auditorium Saturday. Cummins was excited to have played one of her original compositions during the performance titled “Crystal Cove,” written last month. Cummins ended “Greensleeves” by announcing, “Christmas is coming.” / photo by Jasmin Miranda. Rachel... 

Vocalists, pianists serenade La Verne

Alana Glenn Staff Writer An evening of talented vocal and piano performers at the University of La Verne showcased 12 of its applied music students for the year’s first student recital last Friday. Among the performers came those of vocal and instrumental talents. “It was nice to see such an array of talent tonight with great piano performances and singers,” junior environmental biology major... 
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