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Meditations on Music: Robin Verheyen Quartet

Every now and then, the jazz department brings in lesser-known performers for both Lawrentians and the public to experience outside of the Jazz Series. On Tuesday, April 25, the Robin Verheyen Quartet graced the Nathan Marsh Pusey room in the Warch Campus Center. While the audience was small, those there listened intently, enjoying the eclectic

Meditations on Music: April 13-16 student recitals

This week, my inability to pick just one of my friends’ performances to attend out of all of those occurring during this recital-heavy period of spring term has me covering four, via short meditations that attempt to get to the essence of the recital or identify aspects that stood out. I. Sam Pratt, tenor saxophone,

Meditations on Music: Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth perform in Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Photo by Angelica Hurtado. Occasionally, I will see a concert I am to cover and leave able to appreciate it, but other than that, feel little else. This can be due to a plethora of reasons, some known immediately, some still not figured out and some in

Meditations on Music :The Slocan Ramblers

This past Friday, March 31, Canadian bluegrass band The Slocan Ramblers played a nearly sold out show at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. It was the quartet’s first time in Wisconsin, and their eagerness to share their music with the new listeners was quite apparent, matched by an enthusiastic audience that danced in their

Meditations on Music: “Hydrogen Jukebox”

Lawrence students perform in the opera “Hydrogen Jukebox” in Stansbury Theatre. Photo by Hikari Mine   This year’s main stage opera was “Hydrogen Jukebox,” the collaboration between minimalist composer Philip Glass and Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Director of Opera Studies and Associate Professor of Music Copeland Woodruff led the dedicated group of singers and musicians

Meditations on Music: Decoda…

After several events in Appleton, at Lawrence and Björklunden, non-profit chamber collective Decoda played a diverse program this past Sunday, Jan. 8. The New York-based collective has 30 members performing in different instrumentations around the world, providing interactive and informative performances, often customized for their audiences. Sunday’s concert featured Decoda members James Austin Smith on

Meditations on Music: Concert by Sam Pluta and Peter Evans

“Not too much, but it will probably be enough.” Electronic musician Sam Pluta’s words, while accurate in retrospect, did not begin to prepare me for the meditative cacophony that flowed into my ears for a continuous 45 minutes on Monday night, Nov. 7. A plethora of creative, improvising souls graced Harper Hall’s stage, but Pluta

Meditations on Music: LU Choir Concert

Cantala, The Lawrence University Women’s Choir, performs in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel for the LU Choir Concert. Photo by Veronica Bella This past Saturday, Oct. 8, Viking Chorale, Concert Choir and Cantala performed their first concert of the year. With programming that spanned many styles, in addition to compositional voices outside of the male heteronormative