Campus Events
Campus Events
August 19, 2017
Conservatory

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

8:00pm Faculty recital:Bill Carrothers, jazz piano
Location: Harper Hall
ill Carrothers has been a professional pianist for 35 years. He has played many venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including the The Village Vanguard, Village Gate, Knitting Factory, Birdland, Blues Alley, New Morning (Paris), the Monterey Jazz Festival, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, the Audi Jazz Festival, the Nevers Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Middelheim, AngraJazz, and the Marciac Festival in France. In October of 2000, Mr. Carrothers headlined the prestigious Rising Star Tour throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has been a leader on twenty-six recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim. His sideman credits include some of the greatest names in jazz including Scott Colley, Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Drew Gress, Tim Hagans, Billy Hart, Billy Higgins, Ari Hoenig, Freddie Hubbard, Dave King, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Bill Stewart, Ira Sullivan, Toots Thielemans, and Benny Wallace. Mr. Carrothers has been an adjunct professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin since 2011.

Monday, September 18, 2017

8:00pm World Music Series:Calan Band
Location: Stansbury Theatre

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.

They blast their way through some of the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs.

Following the release of their debut album, Bling in 2008, which attracted four star responses from the critics, the five-piece have been playing to big audiences and rave reviews at concerts and festivals around Britain and Europe, including the coveted Cambridge Festival; Celtic Connections, Glasgow; Shrewsbury Folk Festival; Moseley Folk Festival; Derby Folk Festival; Bromyard Folk Festival, Whitby Folk Festival a concert tour of Italy, Austria and Belgium along with a number of performances at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany, where they've received the award for the best group.

The group, who've raised some eyebrows with a deliberate policy of eye-catching clothes and presentation, despite the ancient roots of their music, see themselves as a new generation of ambassadors, striving to take their new sound to new audiences, while raising the profile of Welsh traditional music on an international level.

With their unique instrumental blend fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer who dances in a style unique to Wales

They have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music - in Wales and beyond. Audiences in Belgium, Italy and France as well as all over the UK have given them a terrific reception they are now on their fourth tour of North America.

The band began by busking in the streets of Cardiff raising money to pay for university fees. By 2015 they were performing alongside Bryn Terfel and Sting at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of Bryn Terfel's 50th birthday party.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

7:00pm Faculty recital:Mark Urness, bass, with Mary Van De Loo, piano
Location: Harper Hall
Mark Urness is a versatile bassist, composer, and educator. His diverse performance experience encompasses orchestral, chamber, solo, jazz playing. He was awarded first prize in the International Society of Bassists Jazz Competition. His unaccompanied jazz CD, Foreground, was released in 2009. Bass World magazine described his playing as "completely in command of the instrument and the tunes, rife with good ideas, melodic instinct, and groove, not to mention killer intonation on the double stops and chords." Recent performances include chamber music broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Radio, and jazz performances with Bill Carrothers, Danilo Perez, Peter Erskine, and Joe Locke. Prior to his appointment to the faculty of Lawrence University, Mr. Urness taught at the University of Iowa, Coe College, and the University of Northern Iowa. He received a Master of Music in double bass performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Northern Iowa, and studied music and computer science at the University of Iowa. Mary Van De Loo teaches piano pedagogy and coordinates the keyboard skills program at the Lawrence Conservatory, as well as maintaining a studio of pre-college students. A member of MTNA, she is a sought-after workshop clinician and adjudicator, and she has had articles published in Clavier and Keyboard Companion magazines. Prior to her position at Lawrence, Ms. Van De Loo was Director of the Division of Preparatory Music at Indiana State University, where she taught piano and coordinated all activities for the pre-college piano program. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from Lawrence University and a Master of Music degree in piano and piano pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. She has studied piano with Theodore Rehl and Digby Bell and pedagogy with Kathleen Murray, Jane Magrath, and E.L. Lancaster.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8:00pm Guest recital:Katie Ernst Twin Talk
Location: Harper Hall

Chicago band Twin Talk has been steadily gaining notoriety for their offbeat melodic approach to creative improvised music. Drummer Andrew Green, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, and bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst have focused their creative energies on exploring collaborative musical communication. Much like the phenomenon of cryptophasia ("twin speak") in identical twins, the band shares an ever-expanding musical language that is deeply personal and highly connected.

The three musicians have an affinity for melody and nuance, but the fabled Chicago tradition of improvised music has had its affect on the band. Chicago's legacy of creative improvisers has had a profound influence on the band's defiant risk-taking and spontaneity.

Twin Talk has been featured at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Chicago Music Summit, and tours frequently throughout the US.


Friday, September 29, 2017

7:00pm ImprovisationaLU
Location: Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis)
A two-day music festival that is designed to share and promote improvisational music within our community.
Lectures and Art

Monday, August 21, 2017

12:00pm Salads at Sabin
Location: Sabin House 114 - Community Room
Please join us for a healthy potluck of salads and fixins. We provide the lettuce, dressing, plates and diningware...guests provide the additional items. Mondays, June 26 July 10, 17, 24, 31 (We will skip the week of Independence Day) August 7, 14, 21. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
12:00pm Volleyball/Pickleball
Location: Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
Volleyball/Pickleball

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

12:00pm Noon Basketball
Location: Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
Noon Basketball
12:00pm Yoga
Location: Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
Practice yoga this summer. Beginners always welcome

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

10:00am Movement and Mindfulness in the Mudd
Location: Seeley G. Mudd Library First Floor
You've heard about mindfulness and the scientifically-proven benefits that practitioners enjoy, including increased productivity, improved concentration and mental clarity, heightened compassion and self-awareness, better sleep, and deeper relaxation. Join us to learn some simple mindfulness techniques and gentle yoga stretches you can do at your desk. The practice is simple. Showing up is the challenge!
Athletics