Author Archives: Emily Austin

Improv duo transcends

On Wednesday, Sep. 18, Lecturer of Music and pianist Bill Carrothers gave a faculty recital along with Instructor of Music and Improvisational Group of Lawrence University (IGLU) director Matt Turner on cello. The recital had no program, but pieces were announced from the stage to a packed house of students and community members. The stage

(Un)documents Performance—Jesus I. Valles

On Monday, Apr. 29,  students and faculty packed the Mead Witter room in Lawrence University’s Warch Campus Center in eager anticipation of the performance to come. Jesus I. Valles traveled from Austin, Texas, to perform and workshop their piece “(Un)documents.” In the spoken word work mixed with theatrical movement and occasional recorded music, Valles took

Stretching Nature: a senior composition recital

On Saturday, Apr. 13, at 5 p.m., David Fisher’s senior recital commenced with “Petrified, Splintered,” a string quartet played masterfully by senior violinists Katie Li Weers and Joanie Shalit, junior violist Julien Riviere and senior cellist Joshua Tan. Written in the fall of 2017, this earlier work in Fisher’s Lawrence career was based off the

A “Meme’s Eye View”: Alarm Will Sound presents a philosophical conversation

On the evening of Friday, Apr. 5, a crowd gathered in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel to watch the 20-member new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound give their Lawrence Artist Series concert. Out of those 20 musicians, three are Lawrence Conservatory professors: Associate Professors of Music Erin Lesser and Nora Lewis on flute and oboe, respectively,