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‘Violins of Hope’ The 2015 Kristallnacht Lecture will feature the author of “Violins of Hope,” James A. Grymes, at 4 p.m. Nov. 8. The book looks at the Holocaust through stories of different violins played by Jewish musicians. Sundays at the Morgan Violinist Vijay Gupta and pianist and artist-in-residence Grace Xia Zhao will perform “Chamber Meets Beethoven: Beauti­fully Blended” at 6... 

Ford talks life on the road

Celene Vargas Arts Editor Andrew Ford, electric bass instructor and music business professor, is set to release an EP called “Soul on the Latin Side” around February, after years of playing for other artists while also producing and composing. The EP will have about five songs that mix soul music with Latin styles and feature guest musicians and vocalists. “I was never interested in doing this... 

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Fridays at Noon The music department’s Fridays at Noon concert series will feature a student recital on Friday at Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Guest Speakers Actress Vannessa Vasquez, from the Hulu original series “East Los High,” is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. A talk by Broadway actress Lexy Fridell has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Nov.... 

Renowned vocalist jams with ULV quartet

Renowned vocalist jams with ULV quartet
Award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, accompanied by pianist Gayle Serdan and the University of La Verne faculty jazz quartet performed well-known jazz and R&B songs, along with Kosins’ original compositions during Sundays at the Morgan. Kosins and the band explored a variety of genres from the up-tempo bossa nova to the mellow songs of Curtis Mayfield. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Camila Rios Staff... 

Choir director returns to classroom

Choir director returns to classroom
Entering her 17th year of teaching and conducting choirs, Irene Messoloras is starting her first year as director of the University of La Verne Choir. Originally from western New York, Messoloras worked with professional choirs for two years. After receiving her DMA from UCLA in 2008, Messoloras said over those two years she missed the experience of starting with a group from scratch, ultimately deciding... 

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Jazz Music Sundays at the Morgan presents Kathy Kosins and the University of La Verne faculty jazz quartet at 6 p.m. Sunday in Morgan Auditorium.  The jazz quartet features Steve Alaniz on saxophone, Reed Gratz on piano, Andrew Ford on bass and Bob Dominguez on drums. Admission is free, but donations to the music department are accepted. ‘Chalk Boy’ The theater department will open its show, “The... 

Eastern sounds open Sundays at the Morgan series

Eastern sounds open Sundays at the Morgan series
Yukiko Matsuyama rehearses the same set repeatedly for the East Meets West World Music Concert in Morgan Auditorium Sunday. Matsuyama practices her koto while the Koto Yuki Band coordinates with her as the stage is being set. All ticket donations for the Sundays at the Morgan concerts go toward music scholarships at the University of La Verne. / photo by Terrence Lewis Celene Vargas Arts Editor The... 

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ULV Music Yukiko Matsuyama will perform traditional and contemporary Japanese music with the koto, a traditional 13 string instrument, 6 p.m. Sunday in the Morgan Auditorium as part of the Sundays at the Morgan series. Admission is free for students. West Gallery The “Hiroshima and Nagasaki Posters” exhibit will open on International Peace Day Monday at 6 p.m in the West Gallery. The exhibit is... 

Lamkin’s legacy honored in concert

Lamkin’s legacy honored in concert
Cellist Rick Mooney accompanies the La Verne Chamber Singers in a concert in Morgan Auditorium that was a culmination of choral music that professor of music Kathy Lamkin taught in her classes during her 34 years at the University of La Verne. / photo by Bailey Maguire Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Kathy Lamkin, professor of music, was honored for her 34 years of service at the University of... 

Orchestra performs movie soundtracks

Orchestra performs movie soundtracks
The music department and the La Verne Symphony Orchestra presented “Music of the Movies” Saturday at Morgan Auditorium. Conductor Emmanuel Lagumbay led the orchestra in songs from “The Hobbit,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The orchestra is made up of students enrolled in MUS 119 taught by Danielle Rosaria Nahas.... 
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