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Performers sing the sound of spring

Performers sing the sound of spring
Conductor James Calhoun works through warm up exercises with the Chamber Singers and University Chorale before the start of the Spring Choral Concert in Morgan Auditorium May 11. The performance featured passionate renditions of songs by Mozart and Stevie Wonder, among others. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of La Verne choral and chamber singers came together and sang... 

Ensemble masters music of Steely Dan

Ensemble masters music of Steely Dan
Mark Masters prepares to conduct his ensemble during sound check for the concert “Everything You Did” in Morgan Auditorium April 26. The concert featured soloists Billy Harper on tenor saxophone, Tim Hagans on trumpet, Gary Smulyan on baritone saxophone, Peter Erskine on drums and Sonny Simmons on alto saxophone. / photo by Warren Bessant Mariela Patron Staff Writer The Mark Masters Ensemble brought... 

Melodies travel the world in hours

Melodies travel the world in hours
Concertmaster Ivan Shulman conducts the Los Angeles Doctor’s Symphony Orchestra in front of a large group of residents Sunday at The Meeting House, Hillcrest Retirement Home in La Verne. The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne sponsored the performance. / photo by Zachary Horton Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra performed to a full house in The Meeting House at... 

Band paves the way with eclectic sounds

Band paves the way with eclectic sounds
Peter Sprague, a San Diego based guitarist, plays with Bill Mays, pianist; Bob Magnusson, bassist; and Jim Plank, drummer, Monday in Morgan Auditorium. Sprague, who started playing guitar at 12 years old, has won more than 10 San Diego music awards and has been playing with the Coup band since 1978. / photo by Candice Salazar Valerie Dominguez Staff Writer Long time friends from San Diego performed... 

Strings come together in harmony

Strings come together in harmony
Gayle Blankenburg, Rachel V. Huang, Roger Lebow and Mark Menzies, members of Quartet Lykos, play in the Balch Auditorium at Scripps College as part of the Friday Noon Concert series. Quartet Lykos began with compositions by Robert Schumann and finished with the premier of an original song, “Morning Pastiche: Magpie and Fantail,” by Menzies, the violaist. / photo by Katherine Careaga Mariela Patron Staff... 

Music flows through Bridges Hall

Music flows through Bridges Hall
Musicians Gary Bovyer on clarinet, Genevieve Feiwen Lee on piano and Gwendolyn Lytle, soprano, perform in the concert, “Notes on Water,” for a small audience in the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont, Saturday. The repertoire included Franz Schubert’s Die Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 and Louis Spohr’s Sechs deutsche Lieder, Op. 103. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer Three... 

Cross-cultural music honors past

Cross-cultural music honors past
Vanessa Paloma performs a collection of Spanish-Jewish music March 29 in Morgan Auditorium that commemorated the exile of Jews from Spain in 1492. Paloma received a terminal degree for a master of music at Indiana University’s School of Music. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Tales of perseverance and celebration about the Sephardic Jewish culture were painted through music... 

Bonita bands swing big for fundraiser

Bonita bands swing big for fundraiser
Cassidy Furnari, Bonita High School senior, sang “How High the Moon” along with the Bonita High School Jazz Ensemble for “Swingin’ with the Big Bands” dinner and concert fundraiser March 2 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Furnari plans to be a Marine Biology major when she gets to college, and hopes to continue singing throughout her student career. / photo by Debora Escobar Ingrid Rodriguez ... 

Concert is a mix of jazz and politics

Concert is a mix of jazz and politics
Israeli-born Gilad Atzmon, a political activist known for his views on Israel and Palestine, played a jazz concert on Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert was originally planned for Atzmon to play solo, but he invited adjunct professor of music Gayle Serdan to join him. / photo by Katherine Carega Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Jazz musician and writer Gilad Atzmon played an energetic and exciting... 

Music builds a bridge from Africa to Appalachia

Music builds a bridge from Africa to Appalachia
Joti Rockwell tunes his mandolin before Trans-Atlantic Steel: Appalachian Strings and Zimbabwean Keys, a faculty recital in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall on Saturday. Rockwell performed an unusual combination of African and Appalachian music with Tony Perman, who played several Zimbabwean instruments including the Mbira, a keyed instrument used mainly in rituals honoring ancestral heritage. / photo... 
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