Presto: The Music Tour with a Mission
Music and outreach converged in the 2019 Presto Tour,
featuring Lawrence's New Music & Select Jazz Ensembles

 


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The Lawrence University Conservatory of Music brought their music tour with a mission, Presto, to Houston! Lawrence visited high schools, worked with community organizations, and performed a one-night-only concert featuring the Lawrence New Music & Select Jazz Ensembles, as well as Lawrence voice professor and award-winning Texas native, John Holiday.

 

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Days of music, education and community work

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Houston-area high schools

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Community Partners: Workshop Houston and Scarborough Elementary

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Powerful performance at MATCH
 

It all culminated with a public concert at Midtown Arts & Theater Center of Houston (MATCH), featuring the Lawrence New MusicSelect Jazz Ensembles, as well as Lawrence voice professor and award-winning Texas native John Holiday. 

The Lawrence University Conservatory of Music provides students with both a world-class conservatory and a leading college of liberal arts and sciences. It offers the ideal learning environment, preparing 21st century musicians for 21st-century musicianship.

 

About the Ensembles

 

New music ensemble rehearsing in classroomThe Lawrence University New Music Ensemble (Michael Clayville, director) unites faculty and students to present evocative and challenging works from the past 50 years, from classical to crossover, minimalism to modernism.

 

Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble PortraitThe Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble (LUJE), (Patty Darling, director) has a longstanding reputation as one of America's finest collegiate jazz groups, which was reaffirmed when DownBeat Magazine named LUJE as the "Undergraduate College Winner" in the 2018 DownBeat Student Music Awards large jazz ensemble category. This was the fourth time in its history LUJE has been honored by DownBeat

The Lawrence University Conservatory of Music provides students with both a world-class conservatory and a leading college of liberal arts and sciences. It offers the ideal learning environment, preparing 21st century musicians for 21st-century musicianship. 

 

 

Get a preview of Presto with this inside look at last year's tour in Chicago!