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Original pieces highlight weeklong Pianofest

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The University of La Verne hosted its first Pianofest concert series for a week in Morgan Auditorium where a number of pianists performed on different days. The first concert began on March 11 with Reed Gratz and Gayle Serdan of ULV performing together on two different pianos. Gratz’s piano had its hood up and Serdan’s hood was down because he said it created a better sound... 

Musicians display classical talents

Musicians display classical talents
Grace Xia Zhao, piano, and Karmen Suter, flute, play “Airs de Ballet d’ Ascanio,” composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, for the “Songs of Remembrance” concert Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Performers played a collection of classical music pieces to fit the theme. / photo by Jessica Harsen Mariela Patron Staff Writer Classical sonatas and German music captivated an audience Sunday in Morgan Auditorium... 

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Theater Senior Projects Theater arts department students will present their senior projects Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For reservations call 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Piano Recital Music students taught by Grace Xia Zhao will perform their final recital at 1 p.m. Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Winter... 

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‘Dissent’ The Carlson Gallery presents “Alumni Alle­gories: Dissent,” a collaborative project between photography and writing. Students from Sean Bernard’s Writing 307 class will write an accompaniment to photographs by 22 alumni of the photography department. The exhibit will run through to Dec. 7. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. ‘Site’ The Harris... 

Mothers celebrated in song

Mothers celebrated in song
Joy Song Thompson played the cello at “No Ordinary Women,” a Mother’s Day Celebration Concert in Morgan Auditorium Sunday. Thompson began playing at 12-years-old and studied at the Juilliard School. She was accompanied by artist-in-residence, Grace Xia Zhao on piano and violinist Alex Russell. The concert also featured soprano Courtney Huffman. / photo by Cassandra Egan  Read More →

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Spring Choral Concert The University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform their Spring Choral Concert, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music James Calhoun, at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Morgan Auditorium. The music department suggests a $5 donation from community members, free for students. Voices of Revolution Speech communication students in the Voices of Revolution class will deliver original... 

Under Zhao’s direction East meets West

Under Zhao’s direction East meets West
Grace Xia Zhao, top-prize winner in the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, performed “One Passion, Two Stories: A Concert Featuring the Classic Piano Works of Western and Chinese Composers” on Sunday. Zhao played various works, including “Estampes” by Claude Debussy. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer Grace Xia Zhao, director of piano studies and artist in... 

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Chamber Music Recital Piano instructor Grace Xia Zhao will direct a chamber collective from noon to 1 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Red Noses’ The Peter Barnes play “Red Noses” opened and will continue to be performed until Sunday. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Dailey Theater. Admission is $10 for the general audience, $8 for staff and $5... 

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Organ Trio The Gayle Serdan Organ Trio will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight in the Morgan Auditorium as part of the faculty performance series. Admission is $8 for the general public and free for students. Piano Recital University piano instructor Grace Xia Zhao will perform from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Morgan Auditorium as part of the faculty performance series. Admission is... 

Music lives through ‘Love and Death’

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer More than 80 people gathered in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday to hear exquisite soprano Courtney Huffman and University of La Verne artist-in-residence and award-winning pianist Grace Xia Zhao. The University of La Verne’s Department of Music presented a soprano and piano performance called “Love and Death.” Zhao’s performance consisted of solos and collaborations... 
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