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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... 

Recital features variety

Hannah Burton Staff Writer Students, faculty and family members gathered in Morgan Auditorium last Friday for a student piano and voice recital. Music department associate Carol Stephenson welcomed the audience as she presented the Department of Music’s hard work. Sixteen students performed in the recital, exhibiting varying ability and individuality. Brianna Nemback opened the show as she played... 

Concert ‘Awakens’ spirit

Concert  ‘Awakens’ spirit
Senior music major Paolo Kespradit, a singer and songwriter, performs the song “Anthem” from the musical “Chess” at the “Paolo: The Awakening” concert Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. Kespradit is a performance scholarship recipient and has studied under Doug Frank. / photo by Stephanie Ball Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The stage was set, the lights dimmed and the audience anticipated the musical... 

Happenings

‘Measure for Measure’ William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” directed by Sean Dillon, will run at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Dailey Theatre. General admission is $12; faculty, staff and seniors is $8; student is $5. Shakespeare Lecture La Verne Shakespeare Experience is sponsoring the “Sovereigns, Citizens and Saints” lecture 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday... 

Orchestra reaches to new heights

Orchestra reaches to new heights
The La Verne Chamber Orchestra, formed last semester, has added a piano, flute and trumpet to the ensemble. Conductor Emmanuel Lagumbay directs a rehearsal in Morgan Auditorium. Directly in front of him is adjunct professor Danielle Cummins, violinist, founder and musical director of the ensemble. To the right are Alicia Rodriguez and Catherine Bacus on the cellos. Their next performance will be May... 
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