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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... 

Band plays in ‘Spirit of Ireland’

Band plays in ‘Spirit of Ireland’
Danny Oberbeck stands over Hai Muradian while performing “Finnegan’s Wake” during the Spirit of Ireland concert Sunday. Oberbeck and Muradian are musicians in the Michael Ryan and Friends band, performing both original and classic Irish-inspired songs. / photo by Daniel Torres Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor Michael Ryan and Friends took the audience to Ireland through a concert performing Irish... 

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... 
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