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Trumpet professor shares compositions

On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 29, the accomplished Associate Professor of Trumpet John Daniel performed a recital in the chapel with pianist Vincent Fuh accompanying him, the repertoire including two pieces he composed himself. A crowd of students and community members of all ages poured into the intimate seating directly on stage, chatting happily

Guest quintet performs

On Thursday night, Sept. 19, the Conservatory hosted a guest recital featuring Ralph Alessi and This Against That in Harper Hall. The quintet included Alessi himself on trumpet, Jon Irabagon on tenor saxophone, Andy Milne on piano, Drew Gress on bass and Mark Ferber on drums. Alessi has composed several other albums through the years,

Gamelan group returns to Lawrence

Çudamani, a Gamelan ensemble from Bali, Indonesia, paid Lawrence their first visit in seven years this Monday, Sept. 6. Gamelan is a unique form of orchestra comprised largely of percussion instruments, such as gongs (bonang) and xylophones (gambang kayu). Çudamani combines the orchestral music with theatrical performance and dance.  The Stansbury Theater stage was decorated

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

Iggy Azalea’s sophmore album complete success

Azalea’s sophomore studio release is an impressive demonstration of her rap and compositional abilities. The album is composed of mostly solid standalone tracks. Azalea delivers lyrically and pairs most of her raps with impressive backing melodies. Further, her use of guest artists is on point throughout the album, and the collaborations often foreshadow new chart

Bunke stars in “Sweetest Swing in Baseball” for senior project

Mental health issues, when discussed in creative works, walk that fine line between comedy and tragedy. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “The Magic Mountain,” “Girl, Interrupted;” it’s an endlessly fascinating topic that can be viewed with equal merit through a variety of lenses. Last weekend, the Lawrence University theater department performed a fine example

IGLU gets into the Halloween spirit with improvised music to “Nosferatu”

The Improvisation Group of Lawrence University (IGLU) kicked off the Halloween festivities on Wednesday, Oct. 30 with a unique project of performing live, improvised music alongside the classic horror film “Nosferatu.” This being their first concert of the year, they filled Harper Hall and brought new sounds, tension and humor to this well-known aspect of

Students and faculty play with Baroque Ensemble

On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Lawrence University Baroque Ensemble held a Faculty recital in Harper Hall in which they performed various pieces by great Baroque artists, such as Italian composers Tomaso Albinoni and Antonio Vivaldi and German composer Georg Philipp Telemann. The violin and viola section of the LU Baroque ensemble is comprised of freshman