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Original pieces highlight weeklong Pianofest

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The University of La Verne hosted its first Pianofest concert series for a week in Morgan Auditorium where a number of pianists performed on different days. The first concert began on March 11 with Reed Gratz and Gayle Serdan of ULV performing together on two different pianos. Gratz’s piano had its hood up and Serdan’s hood was down because he said it created a better sound... 

Young musicians display sophisticated talent

Classically trained violinist and singer Daniel Alvarez performs Violin Sonata No. 6 in D Major by Erich Wolfgang Korngold on Sunday in a concert featuring music from the early 20th century. He has been studying music for most of his life and is currently working on a teaching credential at La Sierra University in hopes of becoming a choral conductor. / photo by Chelsea Knight Karla Rendon Staff Writer Pianos... 

Bear Attack rocks Art after Hours

Bear Attack rocks Art after Hours
Brandon Bae, Eric Radloff, Mia Minichiello, Logan Shrewsbury, Nick Campbell, all students from USC and members of indie rock band Bear Attack, perform at the Pomona College Museum of Art Feb. 28 for the museum’s event, Art After Hours, which takes place every Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event has an art gallery and on certain nights, live music or lectures are presented. / photo by... 

Genevieve Lee performs at Pianofest

Genevieve Lee performs at Pianofest
Genevieve Lee, professor of music at Pomona College, performed a solo recital program titled “Keyboard Kaleidoscope,” as part of Pianofest 2013. Lee performed Jardins sous la pluie from Estampes by Claude Debussy, among several other works, in Morgan Auditorium Tuesday. The last performance of Pianofest will be Sunday, where Lee will perform with other professors. / photo by Katherine Careaga  Read More →

Ravelers bring back classic rock

Ravelers bring back classic rock
Guitarist Martie Echito and guitarist/lead singer Hai Muradian of the Ravelers perform in Morgan Auditorium Friday. The group has two other members, Pat Naish on guitar/vocals and Rob Haerr on drums. The group has been playing for 25 years and just came out with a new album, “Ravelers II.” / photo by Zachary Horton Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor Twenty-five years of playing together has not hindered... 

Audience gets into the Irish spirit

Audience gets into the Irish spirit
Adjunct Professor of Music Michael Ryan performs at the “Spirit of Ireland Concert: An Evening of Music, Song and Dance” Saturday. The night featured the band Craic Haus, who joined him in playing traditional and contemporary Irish songs. / photo by Christopher Mora Katie Madden Arts Editor The sounds of lively and traditional Irish tunes filled Morgan Auditorium as Michael Ryan and Friends presented... 

Concert Review: ‘Cold War Kids’ rock indie in O.C.

Katie Madden Arts Editor Long Beach indie rock group Cold War Kids performed at The Observatory in Santa Ana last Thursday. The show began as the openers, LA.-based Superhumanoids took the stage. Their lush electronic and experimental sound, paired with the lead singer, Sarah Chernoff’s ethereal voice put the audience into a dreamy, blissful state. However, when the band asked the audience if they... 

Country gets its turn in the Lavernapalooza spotlight

Karla Rendon Staff Writer LaVernapalooza is an annual concert event that offers students the chance to see their favorite artists perform. Past concerts have each been different by having groups of diverse musical genres. Previous acts included Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, LMFAO and J. Cole. But on Jan. 16, the ASULV Facebook page surprised students by announcing that the 4th annual LaVernapalooza will... 

Musicians display classical talents

Musicians display classical talents
Grace Xia Zhao, piano, and Karmen Suter, flute, play “Airs de Ballet d’ Ascanio,” composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, for the “Songs of Remembrance” concert Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Performers played a collection of classical music pieces to fit the theme. / photo by Jessica Harsen Mariela Patron Staff Writer Classical sonatas and German music captivated an audience Sunday in Morgan Auditorium... 

Guitar trio prefers to play with the ‘Blondes’

Erica Maurice Staff Writer Taking inspiration from the Marilyn Monroe movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” three gentlemen, The Cat, the Hag, and the Longstreet performed their show titled “Blondes Prefer Gentlemen” in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday. The gentlemen were Roberto Catalano, a music professor at the University of La Verne; Sean Hagstorm; and Sean Longstreet, a graduate of the University... 
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