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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... 

Happenings

Chamber Music Recital Piano instructor Grace Xia Zhao will direct a chamber collective from noon to 1 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Red Noses’ The Peter Barnes play “Red Noses” opened and will continue to be performed until Sunday. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Dailey Theater. Admission is $10 for the general audience, $8 for staff and $5... 

Lamkin discusses Haydn’s music

Lamkin discusses Haydn’s music
Kathleen Lamkin, professor of music, discussed Haydn’s musical contributions from 1770 to 1830 on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. The talk was titled “Haydn’s Heritage and Reception in the Moravian Communities of North America.” / photo by Candice Salazar Brianna Means Staff Writer Joseph Haydn was a classical composer whose music flourished in the United States from 1770 to the 1830s... 

Happenings

Guest Music Recital Violinist Paul Stein and cellist David Garret will hold a guest recital from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. Students can attend for free, general admission is $8. Student Recital Students in the piano workshop class will perform in Morgan Auditor­ium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 17. Admission is free. ‘Red Noses’ The theater department’s latest production,... 

Friday screenings revisit past ages of music

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Every Friday at 1 p.m. the Morgan Auditorium is turned into a time capsule that, when opened, transports you back in time with music from every era. Music Movie Fridays, started on Oct. 14, gives audiences a chance to watch movies that take viewers back to a time when music altered cultures. “I wanted to bring people into the auditorium that might not have... 

West African music celebrates a culture

West African music celebrates a culture
Steve Biondo, music department coordinator, leads the West African Drum Ensemble during a concert Thursday in Morgan Auditorium. The students of the West African Drumming class of fall 2010 performed 12 songs. The songs displayed various traditions from the different regions of West Africa. / photo by Warren Bessant Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s West African Drum... 

Music lives through ‘Love and Death’

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer More than 80 people gathered in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday to hear exquisite soprano Courtney Huffman and University of La Verne artist-in-residence and award-winning pianist Grace Xia Zhao. The University of La Verne’s Department of Music presented a soprano and piano performance called “Love and Death.” Zhao’s performance consisted of solos and collaborations... 

Pieces combine piano and singing

Pieces combine piano and singing
Mary Van de Brake, soprano, performs the song “Clawence” during the music department student recital in Morgan Auditorium on May 12. Eleven students performed during the event, some sang and others played the piano. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →
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