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Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Driving melodies and intricate harmonics filled Chism Hall on Wed. March 8, as the Adastra Piano Trio performed Maurice Ravel’s famous composition, the “Ravel Piano Trio,” a powerful and technically complex work they had worked intensely to master. The Trio, whose name is a combination of the...

Junior Principle Player Exudes Passion for Violin

Junior Principle Player Exudes Passion for Violin

Emma Dahl
November 21, 2013
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

Junior Ryan Jacobsen, the concertmaster of the Whitman College Orchestra, has been playing violin since he was five. Music and violin performance are his passions, and there is nothing else he'd rather pursue. Jacobsen said in an email interview that as soon as he could talk, he started askin...

Katherine Lee

Katherine Lee

Mallory Martin
February 27, 2013
Filed under A&E

This week, The Pioneer sat down with violinist Katherine Lee. A junior English/music double major who hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, Lee spends most of her time adjusting to the cold, practicing her violin, learning piano and helping out Professor Sharon Alker as a Writing Fellow for the Encounters program. Lee's recital will be Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Chism Auditorium. ...

The Musician-Athlete

Sarah Debs
November 29, 2012
Filed under SPORTS

Musician-athletes are few and far between. The dedication, practice time and focus demanded of musician-athletes is incredibly high both in the practice room and on the field. While music and sports are seemingly separate activities, there is overlap in mental preparation and self-discipline. Whitman student musician-athletes senior Katri Gilbert and sophomore Cheney Doane balance ...

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