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“¡Bienvenidos!” celebrates Hispanish Heritage month

“¡Bienvenidos!” celebrates Hispanish Heritage month

Symphonic band and wind ensemble performed a joint concert in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Photo by Taylor Blackson. This past Saturday, the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble played a concert dedicated to Hispanic Heritage Month and performed some contemporary pieces, including a piece by George Gershwin. The concert was titled

The first all-female Mbube group enthusiastically performs in Harper Hall

Nobuntu, an all-female Mbube group from Zimbabwe, performs in Harper Hall. Photo by Taylor Blackson. Harper Hall was packed with fans, community members and first year music majors on Monday night; they were all excited to see Nobuntu, an Mbube group from Zimbabwe. Mbube is a genre of music sung a cappella, known for its

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

Meditations on Music: Ryan Keberle and Catharsis

Guest artist Ryan Keberle playing trombone on stage. Photo by Taylor Blackson. The group Catharsis is trombonist Ryan Keberle’s vehicle for his compositions and distinctly arranged covers that dip in and out of jazz roots to bring together other traditions, echoing the leader’s background of playing with musicians such as Sufjan Stevens and Maria Schneider.

Guitar virtuosos return to Appleton

Guitarists bow after a standing ovation. Picture by Taylor Blackson. On Monday, April 9, Lawrence University welcomed the Brasil Guitar Duo as part of its yearlong World Music Series. The duo, comprised of João Luiz and Douglas Lora, is a past winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and has performed for audiences around

Chapel Welcomes Percussionist Colin Currie

Currie pictured on stage. Picture by Taylor Blackson. On Friday, March 30, Lawrence Memorial Chapel welcomed famed percussionist Colin Currie as part of Lawrence’s Artist Series. Before the performance began, Currie stated that the recital’s goal was to showcase modern percussion masterpieces by both popular and lesser-known artists. His program notes stated, “This allows an

Southern poet gives powerful reading

Heather Dobbins reads her poetry in the Wriston Art Galleries. Photo by Taylor Blackson. On Feb. 22, visiting poet Heather Dobbins gave a reading to a packed audience in the Wriston Art Galleries. Before Dobbins began, Assistant Professor of English Melissa Range gave a raving introduction. Both Dobbins and Range attended the same university and

Composition students showcased in collaborative recital

Student perform pieces composed by their peers in Harper Hall. Photo by Taylor Blackson On Sunday, Feb. 25, students and faculty from Lawrence’s composition studio showed off six new works—four of which were premieres—at the Winter Composition Studio Recital. The composers enlisted over thirty student musicians to perform. At Lawrence, composition majors are expected to

Silent films gain new soundtracks

Improvisation Group of Lawrence University performs to silent film in the Cinema. Photo by Taylor Blackson. The Improvisation Group of Lawrence University (IGLU) is an ensemble run by Instructor of Music Matt Turner. The ensemble, which currently has over 20 members, includes strings, winds, brass, percussion, vocals, electronics, piano and melodica. Some members participate on