Author Archives: Bridget Bartal

Panel presents documentary on performance anxiety

On Thursday, Jan. 5, the Warch Campus Center Cinema displayed “Composed,” a documentary by John Beder. The film showcased the realities of performance anxiety for classical musicians and was sponsored by visiting chamber collective Decoda, the Athletic and Conservatory Engagement Committee (ACE) and Lawrence’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI). The content can easily be

LUJE and Jazz Band celebrate Jazz Weekend

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend continued with performances from the Lawrence University Jazz Band and Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble (LUJE) in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. The song selection featured a wide range of jazz that excited and inspired the audience. The performance commenced with the Jazz Band’s first tune, “Rat

Babini gives guest cello recital

On Sunday, Oct. 30, Harper Hall welcomed renowned cellist Susan Babini. Accompanied by Associate Professor of Music and pianist Michael Mizrahi, the guest recital made for an exceptional night of music. Disappointingly, the moderately low attendance did not match the caliber of such a fine musician as Babini. Nonetheless, the listeners who were present seemed

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