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Diverse melodies unite cultures

Diverse melodies unite cultures
Mehdi Bagheri, composer and master of the kamanche, plays Saturday in Morgan Auditorium along with Peter Hanna and Robert Catalano. Bagheri hails from Iran and holds concerts around the world. The kamanche is an Iranian bowed string instrument that is played with a variable-tension bow. He started his musical career as a percussionist playing the tonbak. / photo by Alexandra Arkley Emily Lau Metro... 

European opera captivates

Sierra Dasher Staff Writer Classical notes from a grand piano and a strong baritone captured the attention of audience members Thursday at the intimate Drinkward Recital Hall in Claremont. Baritone Frank Strnad and pianist Tatiana Thibodeaux took the stage to perform Hugo Wolf’s “Wandern with Wolf,” works by Ottorino Respighi, and David Sisco’s “Missed Connections.” “I just love to come... 

Bird songs take audience on flight

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Classical and contemporary songs about birds, titled “Bird Songs – Flights of Avian Fancy” were sung with glee at noon last Friday at Scripps College. The performance was harmonized and presented by five faculty members: Anne Harley (soprano), Charles Kamm (tenor and harpsichord) and Rachel Huang (violin) from Scripps College, Ellen Rentz (soprano) from Claremont Mckenna... 

German hymn sets soothing tone for spring

Emily Lau Metro Editor The Contori Sine Nomine choral ensemble filled the room with sounds of a soothing German solemn hymn at the first Sundays at the Morgan concert of the spring semester Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Led by Maestro Stephen Gothold, the choir, accompanied by an organist and cellist, performed “Musikalisches Exequien,” a sacred choral piece composed by Heinrich Schütz for the... 

Happenings

‘What is Love’ Open Mic Campus Activities Board is hosting an open mic from 10 p.m. to midnight Tuesday in Dailey Theatre. The slam poetry team will perform and refreshments will be served. Theater Auditions Auditions for “The Dog’s Will” by Ariano Suassuna will be held Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. A one minute monologue is... 

JazHarp Quartet brings the funk

JazHarp Quartet brings the funk
Jazz harpist Lori Andrews performed her first song of the night, “Plucking Blues,” as part of the Sundays at the Morgan series. She has performed for celebrities, former U.S. presidents, and even the king and queen of Spain. Andrews performed at the University of La Verne about 15 years ago. / photo by Amanda Duvall Cody Luk Arts Editor The sounds of harp, bass, drums, piano and saxophone joined... 

Happenings

‘Dramatis Personae’ The theater department presents “Dramatis Personae” featuring alumna Kris Bicknell 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 17 and 18 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. The play is written and directed by Sean Dillon. ‘Pictures of Everything’ Harris Gallery’s exhibit, “Pictures of Everything” features abstract paintings from 10 different artists. The exhibit runs through Oct. 30. Admission... 

Pianos astonish families at ‘B’ak’tun’

Kellie Galentine LV Life Editor Two pianos sat side by side on the stage at Bridges Hall of Music during the highlight piece of the “Music for a New B’ak’tun” concert Sunday. “Bounce,” composed by Adam Schoenberg, proved to be the audience favorite of the six piano pieces performed by Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, a Los Angeles-based composer and Cal Poly Pomona associate professor of music... 

Concert ‘Awakens’ spirit

Concert  ‘Awakens’ spirit
Senior music major Paolo Kespradit, a singer and songwriter, performs the song “Anthem” from the musical “Chess” at the “Paolo: The Awakening” concert Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. Kespradit is a performance scholarship recipient and has studied under Doug Frank. / photo by Stephanie Ball Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The stage was set, the lights dimmed and the audience anticipated the musical... 

Happenings

‘Measure for Measure’ William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” directed by Sean Dillon, will run at 7:30 p.m. April 24 to 26 and May 1 to 3 and 2 p.m. May 4 at Dailey Theatre. General admission is $12; faculty, staff and seniors is $8; student is $5. ‘Paolo: The Awakening’ The Music Production Club is presenting “Paolo: The Awakening” at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Morgan... 
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