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Former choral director, singer remembered

Cody Luk Staff Writer Bruce Hirsch, former choral director at the University of La Verne for 13 years, died Nov. 5. In 1981, Mr. Hirsch moved to La Verne after leaving Juniata College in Pennsylvania, where he and his wife, Marge, established a successful choral music program. Mr. Hirsch was the choral director from 1984 to 1997. He was also the Church of the Brethren music director and chair of the... 

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‘Bette and Boo’ Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” will show at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Nov. 21-23, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in Dailey Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for faculty, staff and seniors; and $8 for students. ‘44 Days’ Carlson Gallery is displaying photographer David Burnett’s “44 Days – Iran and The Remaking of The World”... 

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music
Pianist Grace Zhao presents “In a Remote Place” Monday in the Presidents Dining Room. Zhao graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and completed her doctorate in musical arts. / photo by Jessica Harsen Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Simple piano lessons from Jewish composers Wolfgang Fraenkel and Julius Schloss, turned China’s classic folk musician, Sang Tong,... 

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Student Recital There will be a student recital at 7:30 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Faculty Recital Danielle Rosaria Cum­mins and Nicodemus Mara­cut will perform with the La Verne Chamber Or­chestra at 7:30 p.m. Satur­day in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. ‘Catching Fire’ Limited free tickets to a special advance screening “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”... 

‘League of Legends’ inspires student’s music

'League of Legends' inspires student's music
The Lordsburg Brothers, formally known as the Leo Singing Dudes, performed a Retro Game Medley on Oct. 25 during the Fall Choral Showcase. The song was a medley by various composers and arranged by Student Director Emmanuel Lagumbay. Lagumbay put this concert together as part of his senior project and paid respect to the video game composers who have shaped his musical ear and compositional techniques.... 

Recital commemorates Britten’s ideals

Recital commemorates Britten’s ideals
Grace Zhao rehearses for the “Peace in the Heart of War” faculty recital, which was held Sunday. Zhao played piano alongside tenor Jonathan Mack and soprano Carol Stephenson with Kristy Morrell on French horn. / photo by Sarah Golden Kristina Bugante Arts Editor A faculty recital found “Peace in the Heart of War” with selected works from English composer and war pacifist Benjamin Britten Sunday... 

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Open Auditions There will be open auditions for theatre student directing projects 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. today at Dailey Theatre. There are more than 45 roles available for 10 minute plays. Everyone is welcome to audition and no previous acting experience is necessary. Student Recital The University of La Verne will hold a student recital at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Faculty... 

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Choral Showcase The Chamber Singers, University Chorale, the Leo Singing Dudes and the A Team will perform a showcase at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $10 and students are free. ‘44 Days’ The Carlson Gallery is displaying photographer David Burnett’s exhibit, “44 Days – Iran and The Remaking of The World” through Dec. 13. Admission is free. There will... 

Musicians blossom in new orchestra

Musicians blossom in new orchestra
Adjunct music professor Danielle Cummins leads the La Verne Chamber Orchestra in a rehearsal Oct. 10. Cummins plays the violin next to junior music minor Eric Torres. The orchestra consists of University of La Verne students, high school students and members of the community. / photo by Uyen Bui Kristina Bugante Arts Editor A collectively unique-looking group of all ages, atypical to the musical ensembles... 

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Choral Showcase The Chamber Singers, University Chorale, the Leo Singing Dudes and the A Team will perform a showcase at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $10 and students are free.  ‘44 Days’ The Carlson Gallery will display photographer David Burnett’s exhibit, “44 Days – Iran and The Remaking of The World.” The exhibit opens Oct. 21 and runs through Dec.... 
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