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Artist spotlight: Isabel Dammann

Artist spotlight: Isabel Dammann

Photo by Angelica Hurtado When asked about her interests in both geology and violin, fifth-year senior Isabel Dammann says, “I have really enjoyed having one foot on each side of College Ave, so to speak. I am thoroughly involved in the Conservatory, but also have a fantastic community of geologists whom I can geek out

Dance Series presents “Another”

Dancers perform in “Another” as a part of Lawrence’s 2016-2017 Dance Series. Photo by Angelica Hurtado   “Another,” part of Lawrence’s 2016-2017 Dance Series, is a multi-disciplinary performance exploring the relationship between dance and improvised music composition, directed by Milwaukee-based performance artists Dawn Springer and Jon Mueller, who are interested in reimagining older performance styles

Jazz and Swing combine for an evening of fun

Junior Sasha Higgins and senior Tanner Stegink dance at the Jazz and Swing combined dance event.   Photo by Angelica Hurtado   Wednesday Jan. 18 marked the return of Rik’s Café—a jazz event held in the Esch-Hurvis Room of the Warch Campus Center. Members of the Lawrence University Jazz Band and Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble

Improvised Micro-operas confront gun violence

Junior Emma Reading, flute, performs in a micro-opera at “The Draw.” Photo by Angelica Hurtado On Monday, Oct. 24, a group of Lawrentians performed a series of improvised micro-operas called “Straight from the Hip” at an off-campus venue—a nearby art gallery called The Draw. The performances were directed by Matt Turner, Instructor of Music; Copeland

LSO premieres “Folk and Folklore”

The LSO performs under the baton of maestro Mark Dupere in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Photo by Angelica Hurtado Friday, Oct. 14 marked the first concert of the year for the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Additionally, it was their premier performance with Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Dupere. Titled

Duo Violão Brasil teaches Brazilian improvisation

Duo Violão Brasil teaches improvisational techniques in a small group setting. Photo by Angelica Hurtado At 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, Duo Violão Brasil came to Shattuck Hall in the Conservatory to present a workshop on popular rhythms found in Brazilian music. The workshop—a part of Lawrence University’s first ever improvisation festival, ImprovisationaLU—was open

Piano recital explores types of dance music

Associate Professor of Music Michael Mizrahi takes the Memorial Chapel stage to showcase different dance music for piano. Photo by Angelica Hurtado On Sunday, Sept. 18, Associate Professor of Music Michael Mizrahi treated Lawrence student and faculty concert-goers to an exploration of concert dance music in different musical time periods in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.

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