The voices that rang out in Founders Auditorium last Thursday enchanted listeners to stand, clap their hands and stomp their feet to the spirited sound of gospel music.
Captivating patterns of sound enclosed the dimly-lit University of La Verne Dailey Theatre last Friday night with a smooth blend of spellbinding musical brilliance and enravishing creativity.
Pangs of an electric guitar; smoothness of the saxophone; thumps from the bass; clashing of wooden sticks on drums and cymbals; and the wailing of wind through a trumpet or trombone. Collectively, these sounds could not prevent the bobbing of heads and tapping of feet during the ULV Jazz Ensemble’s concert Friday night.
A talented and diverse group of University of La Verne students entertained their fellow students, faculty, family and members of the La Verne community in a memorable performance Thursday, Dec. 3.
Initial reaction to seeing basketball star Dennis Rodman or singer Jon Bon Jovi on the big screen is laughter. Same goes for actors making a crack at singing. So, what other response is expected toward three professional surfers producing an album?
It takes one to know one. That could be a theme for the University of La Verne’s Music Department. The professors and students of the department have been releasing music on compact disc and cassette.
Last Saturday, the University of La Verne Music Department presented, “Michael Ryan: An Evening of Classical Guitar and Renaissance Songs.” The concert was held at the Dailey Theatre.
Six feet six inches tall, bare feet, shorts and guitar. Who else could it be other than Brian Lapp?