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Who knew Pierce College had their own Enrico Caruso on campus? Juan Rodriguez, lead painter at Pierce, has been working for the college campus for about 10 years and is modest and discrete about his hidden talent of being an opera singer. With a strong voice that has sent chills up many peoples’ spines, Rodriguez [...]
As the holiday season slowly approaches and people prepare to tune their environments to match the universal mood of celebration, the choir staff at Pierce College anticipates success in their own embellishing of the students’ voices– tuning them up to perform at the upcoming holiday concert. “We are instruments of peace and [...]
All across Pierce College, students are eager to attend Coachella, a music and arts festival annually held in Indio, Calif. at the Indio California Empire Polo Club. “I’m excited for all of it,” said Ryan Morris, 18, a political science major, who plans on attending. Daniel Bolves, 18, a history major at Pierce, [...]
Room 3401 is no ordinary classroom on Monday nights. Every Monday, the room is filled with chairs and music stands instead of desks, and the students are musicians who have found themselves without a space to play due to construction on campus. The sounds of F sharps and D flats can be heard [...]
Students packed the music department’s recital hall to see the duo Wahid perform original songs. Artists Dimitris Mahlis and Chris Wabich who comprise the duo Wahid, performed an original five piece set for students, faculty, and the public. Wahid, which means “one” in Arabic, have been performing together for 15 years, and said they believe it’s [...]
Wahid is the latest of a number of musicians and musical groups that have performed for the Pierce College Afternoon Concert Series. Wahid, which consists of Dimitris Mahlis and Chris Wabich, is a musical duo that combines melodic sounds with traditional ethnic instruments. The group performed an original five-piece set for students, faculty, and the [...]
The Pierce College afternoon concert series continued Thursday afternoon with an exquisite performance by Russian cellist Biryukov, accompanied by pianist Maksim Velichkin, in room 3400 of the Music Building. The concert began at 1 p.m. and lasted for more than an hour. Biryukov started playing music at the age of seven. When he turned 11, he started performing internationally [...]
At the highest elevation on the Pierce campus, with one piano and two pianists, the ears of students were filled with classical music. 4HandsLA, a duo piano performing group with Steven Vanhauwaert and Danny Holt, hosted a free performance for Concerts at Pierce Thursday. They performed 4 pieces: Sonata in D.K. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, [...]
Getting into the choir may be easier than you think, take a glance inside the music of 501.
Most of us have done it. In a back alley. In the back seat of a car. Probably even during religious events. We’ve shared earbuds. But could these little pieces of magnets and wires cause major health issues?