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African, Japanese drummers pound out emotion

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer Wednesday’s performance of the West African Drum Ensemble was a celebration of rhythm, culture and African dance. The performance, riveting with energy and culture, captured the audience that filled Morgan Auditorium. The night began with TaikoMix, a Japanese drumming group. “It was wonderful,” Kat Young, an audience member from Claremont, said. “I was inspired. Their... 

Festival voices sing strong

Festival voices sing strong
Julia Yeung performs during the Interfaith Festival of Sacred Music at Hillcrest Homes on Saturday with her fellow University of La Verne Chorale and Chamber Singers. The event, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Society of La Verne, featured performances by the Kishin Daiko Drummers, Harpist Mary Dopkin, and Native American Hoop Dancers, among others. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

Students sing classics two by two

Students sing classics two by two
Senior art history major Margo Cash sings “Lasciatemi morire!” from “Ariana” by Claudio Monteverdi during the student recital, May 4 in Morgan Auditorium. Pianist Kevin Wiley from the music staff at Mt. SAC accompanied Cash’s performance. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of La Verne music students showcased their vocal talents to friends and family in a recital... 

Happenings

Spring Choral Concert The University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform their Spring Choral Concert, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music James Calhoun, at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Morgan Auditorium. The music department suggests a $5 donation from community members, free for students. Voices of Revolution Speech communication students in the Voices of Revolution class will deliver original... 

Happenings

Student Recital A student recital of the voice class will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. ‘Dog Run’ “Dog Run,” an exhibition of black and white photography of a community of dogs by Michael Crouser, is now on display in the Irene Carlson Gallery. Admission is free. The exhibit runs through May 11. For more information, call 909-593-3511, ext. 4281. ‘La... 

Drummers feel the beat

Drummers feel the beat
La Verne students Lauren Medina, Alondra Hernandez, Heather Bland, and Christian Winnewisser play an impromptu concert in Sneaky Park on April 25. Steve Biondo’s West African Drumming class practiced outdoors in preparation for its upcoming concerts May 5 at the Church of the Brethren and May 16 in Morgan Auditorium. /photo by Scott Mirimanian  Read More →

Gospel choir nurtures student voices

Gospel choir nurtures student voices
Tenor David Vorobyov, a freshman biology major, reviews his part with James Calhoun, director of choral activities, as the Chamber Choir prepares to participate in the Istoria Judia-Law Convivencia Musical last month. The choir performed with the Koi HaEmek Chorale and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. The event was a musical celebration of Spanish and Jewish culture and commemoration of the 1492 expulsion... 

Practicing the craft

Practicing the craft
Myron Woods practices for his piano test on the top floor of the Campus Center on Monday. Woods, a junior criminology major, has been playing piano for about a year, and enlisted the help of freshman music major Khayree Jones to help him practice. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

Organ trio merges personal styles

Organ trio merges personal styles
Gayle Serdan performs “Svoogaloo” as part of the Gayle Serdan Organ Trio on Dec. 2 in the Morgan Auditorium with Seth Greenberg on guitar and Mike Bennett on drums. In addition to teaching at ULV, Serdan also teaches piano and music appreciation at Etiwanda High School. / photo by Warren Bessant Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor The University of La Verne community and an array of guests... 

Under Zhao’s direction East meets West

Under Zhao’s direction East meets West
Grace Xia Zhao, top-prize winner in the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, performed “One Passion, Two Stories: A Concert Featuring the Classic Piano Works of Western and Chinese Composers” on Sunday. Zhao played various works, including “Estampes” by Claude Debussy. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer Grace Xia Zhao, director of piano studies and artist in... 
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