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Musicians take audience on daytrip to France

Musicians take audience on daytrip to France
Performers Zach Pulse, Hedy Lee and Alex Rosales Garcia perform Poulenc’s “Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano – Tres vif.” They are members of the chamber group Cardinal Winds. The Fridays at Noon series, sponsored by the music department, presented “The French Hour” at Morgan Auditorium Nov. 20 at noon. / photo by Karla Rendon Camila Rios Staff Writer The University of La Verne department... 

Renowned violinist shares altruistic values

Renowned violinist shares altruistic values
Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Vijay Gupta and Assistant Professor of Music Grace Zhao practice the first movement of Ludwig Beethoven’s “Sonata (‘Spring’) No. 5 in F major, Opus 24” Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Gupta was the youngest member of the L.A. Phil when he joined in 2007 at the age of 19. The concert highlighted pieces by Beethoven and featured performances by Gupta, Zhao, Trio... 

Happenings

Jazz Music Sundays at the Morgan presents Kathy Kosins and the University of La Verne faculty jazz quartet at 6 p.m. Sunday in Morgan Auditorium.  The jazz quartet features Steve Alaniz on saxophone, Reed Gratz on piano, Andrew Ford on bass and Bob Dominguez on drums. Admission is free, but donations to the music department are accepted. ‘Chalk Boy’ The theater department will open its show, “The... 

Eastern sounds open Sundays at the Morgan series

Eastern sounds open Sundays at the Morgan series
Yukiko Matsuyama rehearses the same set repeatedly for the East Meets West World Music Concert in Morgan Auditorium Sunday. Matsuyama practices her koto while the Koto Yuki Band coordinates with her as the stage is being set. All ticket donations for the Sundays at the Morgan concerts go toward music scholarships at the University of La Verne. / photo by Terrence Lewis Celene Vargas Arts Editor The... 

Orchestra performs movie soundtracks

Orchestra performs movie soundtracks
The music department and the La Verne Symphony Orchestra presented “Music of the Movies” Saturday at Morgan Auditorium. Conductor Emmanuel Lagumbay led the orchestra in songs from “The Hobbit,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The orchestra is made up of students enrolled in MUS 119 taught by Danielle Rosaria Nahas.... 

Bands open concert series with classic covers

Bands open concert series with classic covers
Lead singer of the Fab 8 Hai Muradion performs at the Claremont Village Square Public Plaza for the first concert of Claremont’s Friday Nights Live. The Fab 8 covers songs by the Beatles. Friday Nights Live will run through Oct. 30 with various bands performing at three different locations in Claremont. / photo by Michelle Leon Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Claremont residents and visitors gathered for... 

Concert unites musical ensembles

Concert unites musical ensembles
The New Orford String Quartet was joined on stage by members of Street Symphony for a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet at Morgan Auditorium, Monday evening. The Canada-native New Orford String Quartet picked up where the historic original Orford String Quartet left off, performing Canadian works old and new, along with obscure pieces from the last century. The New Orford String Quartet has... 

Latin history inspires music

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Latin American history and harmonies of string instruments echoed the halls of Balch Auditorium at noon on Friday at Scripps College. The departments of music at Pomona and Scripps College presented “Music of Latin America,” a concert of mid-nineteenth century to late twentieth century pieces by famous Latin American composers. Performers included Rachel V. Huang (Scripps)... 

Students learn about Indonesia through Bali

Brooke Grasso Staff Writer Music and dance group Gamelan Burat Wangi put Balinese music and culture center stage Saturday night at Pomona College with traditional Indonesian music and dance for an audience of more than 200 people. The concert was composed of eight performances. Performers played unique instruments such as gongs, jegogans and ugals along with the traditional dances Kecak and Legong... 

Performers pay homage to ‘Women in Music’

Brooke Grasso Staff Writer Students of the Claremont Chamber Choir honored brilliant, yet unrecognized women composers from the 19th century Thursday night in Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium. The concert, “Women Composers in Post-Civil War America: 1865-1900,” featured many songs that had never been played for an audience because women composed them at a time where men dominated the music... 
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