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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... 

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... 
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