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Founders Auditorium gets revamped

Founders Auditorium gets revamped
Founders Hall Auditorium will be renamed the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium after its renovation is complete in the spring. The majority of those who donated money for the renovation required that it be renamed as a condition of their donation. / photo by Warren Bessant Michael Phillips LV Life Editor This January the University of La Verne will unveil the renovated Founders Auditorium. Completion... 

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir
James Calhoun, the new director of choral activities, said he hopes to promote a thriving choir by giving it stability and focus. He has played the piano since he was a young child and worked as an organist for the oldest African American congregation in Southern California for 24 years. /Photo by Warren Bessant Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The music department hopes new choir director James Calhoun... 

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd
Monday night’s jazz show featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, and his band of La Verne alumni musicians. Nine jazz compositions featured were all written by Gratz. The Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater was filled with standing-room-only for the performance./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer Jazz was in the air on Monday as Professor of Music Reed Gratz played the piano alongside... 

Happenings

‘The Soloist’ Students are invited to attend “The Soloist: Celebrating Beeth­oven and Virtuoso Double Bass” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Ludwick Conference Center. Dennis Trembly, the principal bassist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Grace Xia Zhao, a university artist-in-residence, will perform. Harris Gallery Seth Kaufman’s solo exhibit on display until Oct. 14 at the... 

Chamber Music class provides entertainment

Jose Hernandez Staff Writer Sounds of the Americas were heard last Friday afternoon in the University Chapel as the Chamber Music class provided entertainment from vocal to instrumental performances as part of their Spring recital. The performance, hosted by the ULV Music Department and music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon, featured an array of selections that involved the students and some faculty members... 

Choir spreads the Christmas spirit

Dan Sayles Sports Editor On a chilly Saturday evening at the Church of the Brethren in La Verne, the University of La Verne’s music department hosted a Christmas concert with choir and instruments in an Antonio Vivaldi performance. “It was a great, heartwarming performance,” said Jonathan Reed, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who attended the performance. The concert was held inside... 

West African Drum Ensemble brings full house

Traditional rhythms are explored in the drumming group’s performance. Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Crowds gathered in the Dailey Theatre to witness Steve Biondo’s musical masterpiece, the West African Drum Ensemble as they entertained students Wednesday. The music department brought together both drumming classes to make this event possible and explored the traditional rhythms of what was once... 

The Reed Gratz Band plays in the Campus Center

The Reed Gratz Band plays in the Campus Center
The Reed Gratz Band performed an intimate concert Friday night in the ballroom of the Campus Center. Gratz played the piano, accompanied by Andrew Ford on bass, Mike Bennett on the drums and Steve Biondo on percussion. Gratz is professor of music; Ford graduated from La Verne in 1982; Bennett graduated in 2004. Biondo is the music department coordinator and founder and director of the West African... 

Happenings

‘Blood Wedding’ Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding,” will be again held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12-14 in Dailey Theater. A matinee performance will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are priced at $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students with an I.D. For more information, contact the Theater Arts Department at 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Reed Gratz Band Reed Gratz will... 

Gratz inspires with piano

Gratz inspires with piano
Musicians Andrew Ford, Mike Bennett, Steven Biondo and Reed Gratz filled the President’s Dining Room Monday with music Monday as the quartet performed songs written by Gratz during recovery from back surgery last Spring. The faculty lecture was titled “New Compositions for Voice and Anthroplasty.” The musicians were given the score one week prior to the performance which gave the audience a... 
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