The University of La Verne has some great musicians! This is the first concert where we’ve all gotten together to perform in one piece pf music. Emmanuel Lagumbay, the conductor of the La Verne Symphony Orchestra, composed a piece that incorporated ULV choral groups, the ULV Pep Band, the West African Drum Ensemble, and the La Verne Symphony Orchestra. We had one afternoon to put all the ensembles together and then give the concert. It was an amazing day and we had an outstanding audience. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated! Here’s the video of the performance. With this and future ULV performances we hope to raise awareness about the great musical opportunities at ULV.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post any new videos or articles, but believe me we’ve been working behind the scenes. We have some exciting new videos coming your way, including this one taken recently in Morgan Auditorium. Caelin and I have been working on Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata these past few weeks, a project which has been a real joy and pleasure. In the video you’ll probably see another reason why I’ve been so busy, since our first baby is going to be born this summer. She’s already enjoying being in orchestra and on stage for our chamber music endeavors. I hope you enjoy the music!
On Sunday, April 19 at 6:00 PM, the Music Department at the University of La Verne will be holding it’s first ever All Ensemble Concert. The concerts will feature music groups from ULV including the West African Drum Ensemble, University Pep Band, Guitar Ensemble, 3rd St. Sound, Carol and the Bells, Chamber Singers, and the La Verne Symphony Orchestra. The groups will play individually, then as the finale, all ensembles will perform together the piece entitled “Opportunity” written for this concert by ULV alumnus Emmanuel Lagumbay. The concert is being given in order to showcase the many wonderful ensemble opportunities at the University of La Verne and to encourage community involvement in the musical scene at the university. We hope you will attend!
The concert will take play in the beautiful Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, University of La Verne, 1950 Third Street, La Verne, California 91750. Admission will be free. donations for the ULV Music Department will be appreciated.