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Violinist accents musical journey

Violinist accents musical journey
Vijay Gupta (violin) and assistant professor of music Grace Zhao (piano) warms up in Morgan Auditorium before an informal performance May 1. Gupta earned his master’s degree in music from Yale at age 19, then joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has founded a nonprofit performing group called Street Symphony. He was also a TED speaker. In January he was presented with the... 

Lamkin reminisces in last lecture

Lamkin reminisces in last lecture
Kathy Lamkin, professor of music history, gives her last faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Lamkin joined the University of La Verne faculty in 1981 and will retire after this semester. Her lecture went through her educational, familial and professional timeline. Throughout her 34 years at the University, Lamkin has served as the chairwoman of both the music department and fine... 

Zhao tells stories with piano

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer Sundays at the Morgan this month featured the La Verne Artist-in-Residence Grace Zhao. She performed a solo piano concert with six sets of pieces composed by Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and more Friday in Morgan Auditorium. “I thought her set list was really cool, to transition from Baroque to Romantic music to modern, it was like a historical timeline,” said freshman... 

Happenings

Directing Projects The theater department presents student directing projects at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Admission is free. ‘Scientific Magic’ The “Scientific Magic” exhibition will run through May 15 at the Harris Gallery. This exhibit features the recent sculptural paintings of Sarah Cromarty and photography works of Christopher Russell. The gallery reception... 

Happenings

‘Baal’ The theater department presents “Baal” by Bertolt Brecht, opening at 7:30 p.m March 25 in Dailey Theatre. The play will run through March 28. The story revolves around Baal, a drunken poet, who contradicts the practices of the bourgeois society. Piano Solo The Sundays at the Morgan series introduces ULV professor and award-winning international solo artist Grace Xia Zhao as she will... 

Recital commemorates Britten’s ideals

Recital commemorates Britten’s ideals
Grace Zhao rehearses for the “Peace in the Heart of War” faculty recital, which was held Sunday. Zhao played piano alongside tenor Jonathan Mack and soprano Carol Stephenson with Kristy Morrell on French horn. / photo by Sarah Golden Kristina Bugante Arts Editor A faculty recital found “Peace in the Heart of War” with selected works from English composer and war pacifist Benjamin Britten Sunday... 
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