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Meditations on Music: Jazz Faculty Concert Wednesday, Sept. 14

To start off the year right, the Lawrence University Faculty Jazz Quartet played a concert on Sept. 14 led by Lecturer of Music Bill Carrothers. While the jazz faculty groups typically have at their core Carrothers on piano, Associate Professor of Music Mark Urness on bass and Professor of Music Dane Richeson on drums, this

Meditations on Music: Deep Listening Retreat

My ears, heart, soul and mind are full, yet I still have the desire to continue this form of listening, mindfulness and enriched sense of community. During the second half of reading period, Deep Listeners of Lawrence University (DLLU) had the unique experience of going to Björklunden with several guest artists to lead. DLLU—a collective

Meditations on Music: Hadyn’s “The Creation”

This past Friday, April 29, in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, Viking Chorale, Concert Choir, Cantala and three soloists—two alumni and a current student—came together to perform one of Franz Joseph Haydn’s most well-known works, “The Creation.” Throughout its three parts, the oratorio details the events of the beginning of Book of

Meditations on Music: Levels

“It felt natural and easy,” shared junior Sam Genualdi, guitarist of the chamber group Levels, speaking with me and the rest of the group the day after their first performance. The statement, while simple, really captured their first concert for me as well as the performers. Even at its most tense and chaotic moments, I

Meditations on Music: Andrew Bird’s “Are You Serious”

I have waited a long time for this album. Aside from some shorter releases—which were either primarily instrumentals or covers—Bird has not put out much new music since his two albums in 2012. While I have greatly enjoyed the releases between then and now, I was mostly looking forward to another album with not only