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Musicians blossom in new orchestra

Musicians blossom in new orchestra
Adjunct music professor Danielle Cummins leads the La Verne Chamber Orchestra in a rehearsal Oct. 10. Cummins plays the violin next to junior music minor Eric Torres. The orchestra consists of University of La Verne students, high school students and members of the community. / photo by Uyen Bui Kristina Bugante Arts Editor A collectively unique-looking group of all ages, atypical to the musical ensembles... 

Orchestra evokes emotion with old favorites

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Pomona College Orchestra performed Saturday night at the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music at the Pomona College. The orchestra began by playing the prelude to “Hänsel und Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck and was followed by “Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson” by Aaron Copland, the prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin” and the prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan... 

Mariachi sounds spice things up

Mariachi sounds spice things up
Suemy Gonzalez performs “Las Mil Amores” on violin and vocals with Trio Ellas Sunday in Morgan Auditor­ium as a part of the Sundays at the Morgan program. The group describes its style as a mixture of mariachi sounds and classic romantic music. Gonzalez is currently a senior at USC Thornton School of Music. / photo by Stephanie Ball Cody Luk Staff Writer Acoustic sounds of violin, guitar and guitarron... 

Music Review: Teen prodigy humble in ‘Heroine’

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Youth and talent make for a particularly volatile combination in the music industry, as critics and fans can trace an artist’s musical development, and by extension personal maturation, from the point of discovery to that first Grammy and beyond. But some young artists ride a wave of celebrity to an early peak of notoriety before skidding and crashing on the rocks of train... 

Bringing out the ‘3rd St. Sounds’

Bringing out the ‘3rd St. Sounds’
Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson conducts 3rd St. Sound, La Verne’s new barbershop chorus, as it rehearses “Orange Colored Sky” Monday in the Chapel. Masters of Harmony president Ron Andreas and vice president Joe D’Amore gave the chorus a $500 grant from the internationally known a cappella organization. / photo by Helen Arase Cody Luk Staff Writer Every Monday evening the harmony... 

Cleveland entertains, organ style

Cleveland entertains, organ style
Douglas Cleveland performed at the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College on Sunday. Cleveland opened the performance with “Preludium in G Major” by Nicolaus Bruhns. He teaches organ at the University of Washington. / photo by Ryan Gann  Read More →

Music Review: Fall releases outshine summer hits

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer With the summer there came a noticeable lull in noteworthy music releases, forcing critics to dig deep for something to talk about. In hindsight, the summer lull was an indicator of big things to come in the world of music. That thing was the month of September. With fresh offerings from the Arctic Monkeys, Motorhead, Avicii, Placebo, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake and... 

Peppers bring Beatles back to life

Peppers bring Beatles back to life
Sgt. Peppers, a Beatles tribute band, performed Tuesday night on the Davenport Dining Hall patio and played a variety of the Beatles’ hits such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Hey Jude.” Dan Carson imitates Paul McCartney, David Kaufman plays George Harrison, Jim Laspesa is Ringo Starr and Don Mendonca portrays John Lennon. Police stopped the show early due to noise... 

Lee ‘Delights’ patrons with universal classics

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The lights dimmed and conversations halted as Genevieve Feiwen Lee took center stage at the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College for her “Keyboard Delights” concert on Saturday evening. Lee began the concert by performing the Sixth Prelude from “L’Art de toucher le Clavecin” and Huitieme Ordre in B from “Pièces de Clavecin,” both by François Couperin, on the... 

Old experiences influence Gratz’s groove

Old experiences influence Gratz's groove
Saxophonist Steve Alaniz and alum drummer Mike Bennett perform the piece “Potawatomi Trail” with the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. This concert was the first of a series called “Sundays at the Morgan.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The “Sundays at the Morgan” concert series kicked off with the jazzy sounds of the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Heads... 
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