Music Faculty Performs at Spring Recital

The performance includes Joanne Kim, Trey Farrell and Andrea Di Maggio

Westmont’s talented music faculty members perform at the Spring Faculty Recital on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public. Faculty performers include Han Soo Kim (violin), Neil Di Maggio (piano), Andrea Di Maggio (flute), Robert Rockabrand (tenor), Paula Hatley (piano), Trey Farrell (oboe), Joanne… [Continue Reading]

Faculty to Perform Violin, Piano Recital

Dr. Han Soo Kim

Westmont music faculty members Han Soo Kim (violin) and Neil Di Maggio (piano) perform works by Mozart and Schubert at a violin and piano recital Friday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Wood Glen Hall (full recital); Saturday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in Faulkner Gallery at the downtown Santa Barbara Public Library (participating in… [Continue Reading]

Annual Reading to Honor Poet Stafford

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont and former poet laureate of Santa Barbara, hosts the 12th annual community poetry reading to honor the life and work of William Stafford (1914-1993) on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at the First Crossing Day Use Area in Los Padres National Forest, across from the Los Prietos… [Continue Reading]

Dance Concert Canceled this Weekend

Weekend performances of “On the Edge,” Westmont’s Fall Dance Concert,  have been canceled. A free, one-time only showing has been tentatively rescheduled to Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. If you have already purchased a ticket for the weekend and would like a refund, please email bwhitcomb@westmont.edu.. Susan Alexander, adjunct dance professor and… [Continue Reading]

Augustinian Painting Unveiled for Beebes

Gayle and Pam Beebe pose with the painting after chapel

Westmont trustee Walter Hansen and Bruce Herman, Lothlorien distinguished professor in fine arts at Gordon College, presented President Gayle D. Beebe and his wife, Pam, with a commissioned portrait of Saint Augustine on Oct. 27 in Westmont chapel. The gift honors the couple’s 10 years of service at Westmont. In Beebe’s book “Longing for God,”… [Continue Reading]

Annual Christmas Fest To Spread Love

The Westmont Christmas Festival

Westmont hosts its 13th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont To Light Beloved Pickle Tree

The Westmont Pickle Tree

Westmont ushers in the Christmas season with the 16th annual Pickle Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. at Kerrwood Lawn. Following holiday music and the Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. The event is… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers November Concerts

Singer Daniel Prykhitko

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at four free concerts this month, all of which are at Deane Chapel, located on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, featuring Westmont’s own student composers led by Steve Butler, is Friday, Nov. 3, at… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra, Winds Offer Fall Concert

The Westmont Brass Ensemble

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles will present their fall concert Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in Deane Chapel, on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. The concert will feature the Westmont Brass Ensemble, Chamber Woodwinds, Bassoon Quartet, and Chamber Orchestra under Paul Mori. They will perform several pieces, including “Canzona No.1” by… [Continue Reading]

Symposium Features Top Art Historians

Renowned critics, academics and Guatemalan art historians will be featured at a day-long symposium exploring Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day on Friday, Oct. 20, at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, is the culmination of… [Continue Reading]