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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... 

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... 
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