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Xavier Music Series triumphs with Judicaël Perroy

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier welcomed internationally- renowned classical guitarist Judicaël Perroy as part of the Music Department’s Music Series. The concert was held on Jan. 25 to an ecstatic audience. Perroy was born in Paris in 1973. He began his guitar career at age 7, after being recognized as a prodigy, and has received great acclaim ever since. He both plays guitar and … Continue reading

Jazzy Bone Voyage band swings and sways

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ Jazz is very much alive at Xavier University. As part of its 2015 “Master of Swing Series,” Xavier hosted the Bone Voyage Jazz Band, featuring local jazz singer Nancy James, on Jan. 18 at the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. Since 2001, Bone Voyage has been entertaining audiences across the U.S. and Europe. Even with the passing of original trombone and trumpet … Continue reading

Inaugural XU Honor Band Festival succeeds

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier community welcomed to campus a variety of high school students who all shared a love of music from Jan. 16-17. These students selected from Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, came together to form Xavier University’s first ever Honor Band. “The High School Honor Band is a fantastic way for us to increase our visibility as a band and music program … Continue reading

Upcoming Events for Arts & Entertainment

3 p.m., Dec. 14 Kennedy Auditorium A capella Concert Harmon-X and AcaBellas a capella choral groups will hold a combined Christmas concert featuring holiday standards. Admission is free. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 19, 21, 22 Gallagher Student Center Theatre Chamber Opera Concert The Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble will perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors” featuring MadCap Puppets … Continue reading

Symphonic winds to collaborate in Christmas Music Festival

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ This coming week will feature many ensemble performances for the Christmas Music Festival. It will include a performance by the Xavier University Symphonic Winds in conjunction with the Filmore Wind Band at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. Admission is free. Interim Director of Instrumental … Continue reading

Owners renovate Woodward Theater

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Woodward Theater, the Over- The-Rhine live music venue, officially reopened for business on Nov. 7. Owners Dan McCabe, Christopher Schadler, Chris Varias and Matt Barth, who also own MOTR Pub across the street, have renovated the 101-year-old building and transformed it into a beaux-arts style theater. Located at 1404 Main … Continue reading

Berta Rojas delights

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ As part of the 2014 Xavier University Music Series, the Xavier community was treated to a solo performance by renowned classical guitarist Berta Rojas on Nov. 9 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The two-hour program had classical Latin folk songs, waltzes and salsas by composers such as Manuel M. … Continue reading

“Fear of the Dark” incites applause and awe

By: Zenam Saeed ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Singers delivered a brilliantly entertaining Halloween performance in their show “Fear of the Dark.” The auditioned performance group, which is comprised of 12 talented and dedicated students under the direction of Danny Manning, sang, danced and spooked on the stage of the Gallagher Student Center Theatre on Oct. … Continue reading

Fall Music Festival

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ The 2014 Xavier University Fall Music Festival began on Oct. 27 as a kickoff to the Xavier musical season. This annual Fall Music Festival will be held over the course of the week, showcasing many of Xavier’s wide variety of ensemble music groups, including the Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Winds. … Continue reading

Showcase: Xavier a capella choirs

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s men’s and women’s a capella groups are both anticipating a year full of music and entertainment. Both Harmon-X, the all-male group, and AcaBellas, the all-female group, currently consist of 15 members and serve to provide entertainment through acappella music and performance to the Xavier community and beyond. Harmon-X, which … Continue reading

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