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Organ trio merges personal styles

Organ trio merges personal styles
Gayle Serdan performs “Svoogaloo” as part of the Gayle Serdan Organ Trio on Dec. 2 in the Morgan Auditorium with Seth Greenberg on guitar and Mike Bennett on drums. In addition to teaching at ULV, Serdan also teaches piano and music appreciation at Etiwanda High School. / photo by Warren Bessant Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor The University of La Verne community and an array of guests... 

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... 

Happenings

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... 

Stein, Garrett reverberate philharmonic duets

Stein, Garrett reverberate philharmonic duets
Paul Stein and David Garrett performed two duets by Ludwig van Beethoven and Zoltan Kodaly, and a sonata by Maurice Ravel in the Morgan Auditorium on Tuesday. Stein, playing the violin, and Garrett, playing the cello, are members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and teach violin and cello respectively at studios around Southern California. Stein is also a former faculty member of the University of La... 

Friday screenings revisit past ages of music

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Every Friday at 1 p.m. the Morgan Auditorium is turned into a time capsule that, when opened, transports you back in time with music from every era. Music Movie Fridays, started on Oct. 14, gives audiences a chance to watch movies that take viewers back to a time when music altered cultures. “I wanted to bring people into the auditorium that might not have... 

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary
Professor of Music Reed Gratz performed personal compositions in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 on Sunday. The concert, titled “Music Meditation – A Decade After,” attracted an audience for an evening of jazz, meditation and reflection and remembrance. / photo by Candice Salazar Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor Reed Gratz, professor of music, and Gary Colby, professor of photography, collaborated... 

West African music celebrates a culture

West African music celebrates a culture
Steve Biondo, music department coordinator, leads the West African Drum Ensemble during a concert Thursday in Morgan Auditorium. The students of the West African Drumming class of fall 2010 performed 12 songs. The songs displayed various traditions from the different regions of West Africa. / photo by Warren Bessant Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s West African Drum... 

Mu Phi Epsilon wraps up the year in song

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Mu Phi Epsilon has achieved many great things this year. The fraternity has tripled in size, it was recently awarded “most improved group on campus,” and it was also named “best club” by the student’s choice awards. Last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, members of Mu Phi Epsilon stepped in front of the curtain and showcased their own diverse talents for the students... 

Jazz singer Barbara Morrison bares her soul

Jazz singer Barbara Morrison bares her soul
Morgan Auditorium was filled with the sound of cool jazz and soulful blues as Barbara Morrison performed on Tuesday. She has performed with such jazz and blues greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra. Her musical performance was punctuated by humorous stories and audience participation. / photo by David Bess Genesis Miranda Staff Writer During her Tuesday... 

Commentary: Musical recitals are a good start

<i>Commentary</i>: Musical recitals are a good start
Christina Collins Burton, Arts Editor With four weeks left of school, I am happy to see a generous amount of culture coming to the campus in the form of music. Since the opening of the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, the sound of singing has been echoing throughout Founders Hall. As good as it is that our music is finally able to be heard on campus, where are the rest of our arts? There is a healthy... 
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