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Emily Amused

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Lawrence University welcomed the Atlantic Brass Quintet (ABQ) to Memorial Chapel. Their concert was the first of the 2018-2019 New Music Series. Among Conservatory students, this was a highly anticipated event; the Quintet’s trombone player, Tim Albright, just so happens to be an Assistant Professor of Music at Lawrence. Albright is

Easily Amused: To the tuba (and the euphonium)

On Thursday, September 27, Lawrence welcomed the SymbiosisDuo for a performance in Harper Hall. The duo is comprised of Dr. Gail Robertson on tuba and Dr. Stacy Baker on euphonium. They are both veteran performers and teachers; Robertson currently teaches at University of Central Arkansas and Baker at Morehead State University. As a tuba player

Final Wind Ensemble concert moves audience

Lawrence University Wind Ensemble performs onstage in the Chapel. Photo by Taylor Blackson. On Saturday, May 19, the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble played its final concert of the school year. LUWE is composed of Lawrence’s top wind, brass and percussion musicians, and it is directed by Kimberly-Clark Professor of Music and Director of Bands Andy

Janet Planet’s studio performs wide span of music

Senior Mauranda Owens singing jazz vocals. Photo by Julia Balestri. The voice studio of Lecturer of Music Janet Planet gave a recital on Thursday, May 10 in the Pusey Room inside Warch Campus Center. Planet, an accomplished jazz singer, instructs students in jazz singing as well as general vocal technique. Five of Planet’s students performed

Pedrito Martinez gets the crowd dancing

On Wednesday, April 18, Lawrence welcomed the Pedrito Martinez Group as part of its World Music Series. The four-piece group, headed by Cuban-born percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez, put on an incredible show that featured traditional Afro-Cuban folk music heavily influenced by Latin and jazz styles. Pedrito and his band took the stage in the