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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... 

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‘Copenhagen’ The theater department’s production of the Tony Award-winning play “Copenhagen,” by Michael Frayn, will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dailey Theatre and will run from Nov. 12-14 and 19-21, with a 2 p.m. show on Nov. 22. “Copenhagen” is directed by Associate Professor of Theater Arts Sean Dillon and centers around a re-imagining of the controversial 1941 meeting between... 

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‘Violins of Hope’ The 2015 Kristallnacht Lecture will feature the author of “Violins of Hope,” James A. Grymes, at 4 p.m. Nov. 8. The book looks at the Holocaust through stories of different violins played by Jewish musicians. Sundays at the Morgan Violinist Vijay Gupta and pianist and artist-in-residence Grace Xia Zhao will perform “Chamber Meets Beethoven: Beauti­fully Blended” at 6... 

Musicians showcase their ‘Best’

Musicians showcase their ‘Best’
Pianist Jennifer Cruz accompanies mezzo-soprano, Vicky Campos, and baritone, Stephenson Holder, for the song “First Date/Last Night” from the musical Dogfight as a part of the Best of La Verne’s Music Faculty and Students recital at Morgan Auditorium Sunday, May 3. The recital included classical, jazz, and popular pieces performed by faculty of the music department and performance scholarship... 

‘Cry Me A River’

'Cry Me A River'
Senior music major Stephenson Holder performs “Cry Me a River” by Arthur Hamilton during his senior recital Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. Holder was accompanied by pianist and artist-in residence Grace Xia Zhao, Music Department Manager Steve Biondo on drums and senior Ernie Reyes on guitar. Holder’s favorite from his set of classical, jazz and pop Broadway numbers were “All I Need” by Jonathan... 

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Piano Recital ULV professor and award-winning international solo artist Grace Xia Zhao will perform selected piano pieces featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Tan Dun at 6 p.m. Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Poetry and Translation’ The Department of Modern Languages is sponsoring “Poetry and Translation: Three Nights of International Poets” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday... 

Recital presents Hispanic heritage

Recital presents Hispanic heritage
The music department kicked off its Fridays at Noon concert series Oct. 10 with a recital of songs and arias from Spain and Latin America, performed by soprano Myra Garcia, accompanied by pianist Grace Xia Zhao, assisted by Caelin Eager. Following the performance, the musicians attended a small reception with audience members in Fasnacht Court. / photo by Daniel Torres Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor Songs... 

La Verne’s Finest offers diversity

La Verne's Finest offers diversity
Sophomore music major and soprano Brianna Nemback performs “Vissi D’arte” by Tosca in Morgan Auditorium Sunday for the La Verne’s Finest concert with pianist and adjunct professor of piano Jennifer Cruz. It was the last Sundays at the Morgan performance for the semester. The show ranged in variety from contemporary classical, jazz, barbershop quartet and classical. / photo by Austen Beck Hayley... 

Schubert concert evokes emotion

Schubert concert evokes emotion
Grace Xia Zhao, artist-in-residence, performs with Dennis Trembly, a bass player from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in the “Moment Musical” concert Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. / photo by Keenan Gilson Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer The music of Franz Schubert resonated through the walls and doors of Morgan Auditorium in the “Moment Musical” concert held on Feb. 16. The event, part of the monthly... 

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music
Pianist Grace Zhao presents “In a Remote Place” Monday in the Presidents Dining Room. Zhao graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and completed her doctorate in musical arts. / photo by Jessica Harsen Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Simple piano lessons from Jewish composers Wolfgang Fraenkel and Julius Schloss, turned China’s classic folk musician, Sang Tong,... 
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