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Symphony orchestra unites the community

Symphony orchestra unites the community
Catherine Bacus, La Verne resident and former gerontology professor at the University of La Verne, lives out the La Verne Symphony Orchestra mission of performing music written by international composers with students and community members. The orchestra rehearses every Thursday night in Morgan Auditorium. The orchestra is preparing for its Winter Concert which is at 7 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium.... 

Happenings

Student Recital The music department will host a student recital at noon Friday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. ‘We Sold a Winner’ The Carlson Gallery exhibit “We Sold a Winner: On Resilient American Dreams” by Edie Bresler runs through Dec. 12. Admission is free. Barbershop Show The Holiday Barbershop Show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free... 

Songs remember lost ones

Songs remember lost ones
Sarah Alonzo, Katie Ochoa, Cora Kane and Annie Johnson, members of the Sister Notes, perform a medley on songs at the “Songs of Remembrance” concert in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday. The recital showcased the chamber and barbershop singers as they performed songs about loved ones who died. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor As barbershop quartet Make No Mention swiftly unbuttoned... 

Mu Phi Epsilon strums up Halloween fun

Mu Phi Epsilon strums up Halloween fun
Trick-or-treaters enjoyed candy given out at the Kids’ Concert by students on Halloween. Mu Phi Epsilon members Christian Garay, Albert Khalbourji and Donovan Allen hand treats out to Johnson and Lily Ye. Children enjoyed music by the University’s quartets in Sneaky Park. / photo by Megan Peralez Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The cool breezy fall evening air blew through Sneaky Park as quartets... 

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... 

Chris Williams and company jazz up the Morgan

Chris Williams and company jazz up the Morgan
Paying tribute to Ray Charles, jazz vocalist Chris Williams and friends perform “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” to close the first Sundays at the Morgan event Sept. 7. Williams, who grew up in the Pentecostal faith, had a childhood similar to that of Ray Charles. Williams said he connected with Charles, who “…was kind of a rebel for writing this song because he was not allowed to say Hallelujah... 

Happenings

‘The Laramie Project’ The theater department’s production of “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman will run in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret at 7:30 today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $12. Faculty, staff and seniors are $8 and students are $5. ‘Pictures of Everything’ Harris Gallery’s exhibit, “Pictures of Everything” features abstract paintings from... 

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... 

Chamber orchestra debuts talent

Chamber orchestra debuts talent
Sophomore music major Caelin Eager plays with violinist Danielle Rosaria Cummins at the La Verne Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The duo played two pieces, “Sonatina” by Schubert and “Arioso” by Bach. The concert was the finale of the orchestra’s studies this semester. / photo by Austen Beck Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor Musicians of different ages and different... 

Student drum concert is a cultural hit

Autumn Simon Staff Writer Morgan Auditorium was filled with celebration and appreciation for West Africa during the West African Drumming classes’ performance on Wednesday. “I thought we did really well,” said music department manager Steven Biondo, who teaches the class. “We met once a week every Wednesday, which is about 12 or 13 times to rehearse for this recital, so I thought in that amount... 
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