Sonos Montecito to Perform April Concerts

Sonos Montecito: Paul Mori, Joanne Kim, Trey Farrell, Andrea DiMaggio and Steve Gross

Sonos Montecito, a new wind quintet in residence at Westmont, performs a free, public concert Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. The quintet, comprised of Westmont’s applied music faculty, will play works by Carl Nielsen, Jacques Ibert and Eric Ewazen. Sonos Montecito features Andrea DiMaggio, flute, Trey Farrell, oboe, Joanne Kim,… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Finale Includes ‘Lord of the Rings’

The 2014 Westmont College Orchestra

Michael Shasberger, Westmont’s Adams professor of music and worship, conducts the Westmont Orchestra during the Concerto Concert on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, and Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. General admission is $10… [Continue Reading]

Senior Art Show Offers a Sense of Location

Westmont Senior Show 2014 revision

Sixteen graduating art majors present their capstone projects while paying homage to the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art on April 3-May 3. The public is invited to a free, opening reception Thursday, April 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. The senior exhibition, “34°26’59.33”N, 119°39’43.29”W,” reflects the longitude and latitude coordinates of the museum that… [Continue Reading]

April Comes Alive with the Sound of Music

Trombonist Daniel Fraats

The Westmont Music Department comes alive this spring with several concerts during the first few weeks of April, beginning with the Men’s and Women’s Chorale and New Sounds on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street. All performances are free unless otherwise listed. For more information, please call (805)… [Continue Reading]

Fringe to Feature Record 24 Performances

Chris Wagstaffe and PaigeTautz in Fringe 2012

Nearly 50 Westmont students have created or will be performing in a record-setting 24 pieces during the Westmont Fringe Festival April 10-11 and 13 at 7 p.m. and April 12 at 3 p.m. beginning at Porter Theatre and moving throughout campus. General admission is $10; $7 for students, seniors and children. Purchase tickets online at… [Continue Reading]

Offringa Directs, Acts in ‘Last Five Years’

Ben Offringa in 'Pirates'

Westmont senior Ben Offringa stars and directs in Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years,” a story of a couple’s rocky, five-year relationship, March 21-23 at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets to the performance, which is a fundraiser for the Westmont Choir’s Lithuania tour in May, cost $14; $7 for students and seniors. Offringa… [Continue Reading]

‘Pirates’ Lands National Accolades

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Westmont’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” won three national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts recognized outstanding work from eight regional festivals held Jan. 7-March 1 across the United States. “Pirates” earned Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Scenography for a… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Free Family Folk Festival

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The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art hosts Family Day: American Folk Art Festival on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in and around the museum and Adams Center at Westmont. The festival is a day of free activities, crafts, music, dance, storytelling, food, and more, all celebrating the vibrant culture of America. The family… [Continue Reading]

Westlake Village Cellist Wins Scholarship

Music Guild Finalists 2014

Cellist Timothy Beccue of Westlake Village won Westmont’s Music Guild Competition on March 1, earning $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont. Each of the other five finalists, violist Erik Fauss of Santa Rosa, violinist Melissa Wong of San Gabriel, harpist Alexandra Nieuwsma of Martinez, bassoonist… [Continue Reading]

Teens to Compete for Music Scholarships

Violinist Lalia Mangione of Belmont, Mich., won last year's competition

Six high school seniors will be competing for Westmont music scholarships at the annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel. The performances are free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship will receive up to $10,000 in annual music scholarships funds (up to… [Continue Reading]