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Orchestra concert explores music from the Americas

May this university never doubt the infinite range of music an orchestra can perform. To the layman, the word “orchestra” often suggests highly classical music that is difficult for anyone who is not a devoted musician to appreciate. On Sunday, Oct. 13, however, the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra played their first show of the year

Families foster connections to LU during Fall Festival

From Friday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 6, Lawrence held its annual Fall Festival, treating parents to a wide variety of events on campus. The Fall Festival is a weekend-long event that combines parents’ weekend with homecoming weekend. During this period, parents and alumni are given the opportunity to experience all parts of the Lawrence

Fast-paced Kaleidoscope showcases diversity of the Conservatory

  On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Lawrence University Conservatory presented the fourth incarnation of Kaleidoscope, a 75 minute, 300 student, 14 ensemble musical extravaganza. Kaleidoscope is performed every other year at the Fox Valley Performing Arts Center but was unfortunately cancelled last year due to conflicting dates with the visiting musical “War Horse.” The center

Placebo’s “Loud Like Love” deals with youth and celebrates teenage emotions

As the seventh studio album of the British alternative rock band Placebo, “Loud Like Love” presents itself as the voice of an angst-ridden teenager wailing about love. The high-pitched vocals of lead singer Brian Molko backed by the guitar riffs by guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal and the drum-thumping beats of Steve Forrest sing about craving love

Experimental music piece “Inuksuit” takes over Main Hall Green

Kicking off this season’s “New Music at Lawrence” series was an outdoor performance of “Inuksuit,” a piece written by contemporary composer John Luther Adams for up to 99 percussionists. Dean of the Conservatory of Music Brian Pertl encompassed the musical experience by sporting a shirt that read “Listen Deeply.” This work was composed to be

The Artist Spotlight: Anthony Capparelli

Tall, spindly, good-humored, straightforward and humble. These characteristics form a basic composite of the man who is senior Anthony “Tony” Capparelli, piano performance major extraordinaire. Capparelli has been involved in music for his whole life. From the looks of it, his enthusiasm for the art and practice seems unlikely to ever diminish. “I was always interested in

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