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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... 

Cool cats’ gig entertains audience

Cool cats’ gig entertains audience
Ted Edeson and Steve Biondo play bass and drums for the jazz group OrganiZm in Morgan Auditorium. Gayle Serdan (not pictured) completed the trio on Hammond B3 Organ. Edeson, Biondo and Serdan all graduated from the University. / photo by Julian Burrell Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer The sound of bass, drums, and organ reverberated throughout Morgan Auditorium, getting the audience to clap their hands in... 

Trio takes audience to ‘Crossroads’

Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor A trio of musicians took the audience to the Mediterranean and the Near East at “Mediterranean Crossroads” on April 19 in Morgan Auditorium. Roberto Catalano, senior adjunct music professor and mandocello player; Mehdi Bagheri, a kamancheh and sitar player; and Peter Hanna, an oud player, performed as a trio for the first time with traditional music selections, original... 

Musicians present fantasy in recital

Musicians present fantasy in recital
Guest pianist Timothy Durkovic and violinist Sam Fischer perform music by Franz Schubert at Sundays at the Morgan with clarinetist Phil O’Connor. Fischer prefaced this piece with background information about the composer and context on the song for the audience. Along with Schubert’s music, works by Tartini, Broughton and Stravinsky were performed. The next performance is the L.A. Opera Placido... 
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