Top Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

William Ellzey, Guild Scholarship winner 2016

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who will be announced immediately following the event, will… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Church Worship Practices

Dr. Lisa DeBoer

Lisa DeBoer, Westmont professor of art history, examines various church worship practices in a talk, “Becoming the Body of Christ, or Not,” Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture is free and open to the public. Christians have commonly looked to… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Features Wagner, Korsakoff

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra, after a tour to our nation’s capital, performs music by Richard Wagner and Rimsky Korsakoff at the Spring Orchestra Concert Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for… [Continue Reading]

Theater Offers Passionate ‘Blood Wedding’

The Westmont College Festival Theatre offers “Blood Wedding,” a tragedy written by Federico García Lorca, one of Spain’s most revered and controversial dramatists, Feb. 24-25 and March 2-4, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. General admission is $12; $7 for students, children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice. “The bride has… [Continue Reading]

Award-Winning YA Novelist to Read

Author Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr, an award-winning young adult novelist, will read selections of her work Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The event, part of the Westmont Reading Series, is free and open to the public. A selection of her books will be available for sale and signing. Zarr has… [Continue Reading]

Women Composers Shine at Faculty Recital

Han Soo Kim

The spring 2017 Westmont Faculty Recital features works by women composers Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Dean Chapel on lower campus. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6040. “We will be recognizing the significant contribution these women have… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition Examines Borders, Immigration

ERRE's "Toy An-Horses" 2016, (66 in. x 24 in.)

Artists Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramirez ERRE explore issues related to borders, immigration, coexistence and social justice in an exhibition, “So Close and So Far,” Jan. 26-March 25 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. An opening reception with the two artists on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

Music, Theater to Deliver a Baroque Feast

Westmont’s music and theater departments collaborate to perform “A Movable Musical Feast,” featuring instrumental and vocal music of the 17th century, in three locations over three days: Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church; and Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Play at the Kennedy Center

The Westmont Orchestra performs at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Feb. 20

The Westmont Orchestra celebrates President’s Day by performing at the fourth annual 2017 Capital Orchestra Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They join at least two other accomplished symphony orchestras selected for the Monday, Feb. 20, event at the historic venue. For tickets or more information, please… [Continue Reading]

Willis Reads Poetry from ‘Gardisky Lake’

Paul Willis Teaching

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will read from his new book of poetry, “Getting to Gardisky Lake” (Stephen F. Austin State University Press), Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Students from Willis’ first-year honors seminar… [Continue Reading]