Author Archives: Bridget Bartal

Contemporary music duo delights audience

  On Saturday, April 9, Harper Hall held a guest recital by The Arvay/Younglove Duo. The duo, made up of Brandon Arvay on percussion and Matthew Younglove on saxophone, presented a night of contemporary music that constantly demanded the attention of the audience. The duo played an interesting set of music that kept the audience

Tim Albright and Dane Richeson perform recital

Tim Albright and Dane Richeson perform in Harper Hall. Photo by Hikari Mine.   On Monday, April 3, Harper Hall was presented with the outstanding musicianship of Dane Richeson, Professor of Music, and Tim Albright, Assistant Professor of Music. With Richeson on percussion and Albright on trombone, as well as an assortment of other musicians

Choirs perform “Light Amid the Darkness”

Cantala performs in the Chapel. Photo by Kiran Mufty   On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Lawrence University Choirs performed their concert “Light Amid the Darkness.” Held in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, the concert consisted of performances by Viking Chorale, Cantala and Concert Choir. A total of 17 songs were performed, and the choirs were conducted

Album Review: Department of Eagles’ “In Ear Park”

In 2008, Department of Eagles released their second album, “In Ear Park.” Since finding this album about four years ago, I have been continuously blown away by its ingenuity. Daniel Rossen, one half of the Department of Eagles duo, is best known for his work with the band Grizzly Bear. “In Ear Park,” however, is

Visiting professor lectures on theatre traditions

The Elias String Quartet performs in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Photo by Hikari Mine   On Thursday, Feb. 2, Professor Gillian Rodger held a lecture in Harper Hall entitled “Negotiating the Unfamiliar World of Nineteenth Century American Popular Theatre.” An ethnomusicologist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rodger lectured on this obscure yet highly

LSO performs “Evocations”

The Lawrence Symphony Orchestra performs their program “Evocations” in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Photo by Kiran Mufty   On Saturday Jan. 28, the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra (LSO) performed their first concert of 2017. The performance was held in the Memorial Chapel and was conducted by Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies

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

Vocalist and pianist alumni perform moving concert

Alumni Funderburk and Benter perform in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel Photo by Taylor Blackson On Friday, Jan. 13, Lawrence alumni Lacey Jo Benter ’09 and Brent Funderburk ’09 returned to the Lawrence Memorial Chapel to perform a guest recital. Benter, a soprano opera singer, was accompanied by Funderburk on piano. Since graduating from Lawrence, both