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June 26, 2012

Alumni News: Ramiro Alvarez appointment and Nanette de Jong publication

AlvarezRamiro.pngRamiro Alvarez (D.M.A., cello) was recently appointed principal cello of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra starting this fall.
deJongNanette.pngNanette de Jong's (B.M., 1984, flute) book Tambú: Curaçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory was recently published on Indiana University Press.

D.M.A. Student Christa Saeger featured on Connie Evingson's CD

Christa Saeger (D.M.A. candidate, cello, student of Tanya Remenikova) is featured on Twin Cities vocalist Connie Evingson's new CD Sweet Happy Life in the song "Adventure." Read the Jazz Police review.

Faculty Member David Grayson's Papers, Article, and Pre-concert Talks

GraysonDavidSQ.jpgDavid Grayson (musicology) presented papers at three international conferences celebrating the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy's birth: "The Early Recordings of Pelléas" at the Cité de la Musique and Opéra-Comique in Paris in February, "Paysage sentimental: si doux, si triste, si dormant..." at the University of Montreal in March, and "Reflections on the new edition of Pelléas" at Gresham College in London in April. All three are scheduled for publication. Another article, "L'Édition scientifique de Pelléas" will be published later this year in "Pelléas et Mélisande" cent ans après: études et documents (Paris: Symétrie). He also gave several pre-concert talks for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

June 19, 2012

SOM Professor Paul Shaw Brings Case Study to Life for Carlson School of Management Students

ShawPaulSQ.jpgUniversity of Minnesota piano professor and Steinway artist Paul Shaw brought a case study life when he was invited to assistant professor Enno Siemsen's Global Operations Strategy class. Read more to find out what happened when business met the arts.

June 13, 2012

D.M.A. Student Christa Saeger featured in U of M video

U of M School of Music student Christa Saeger, cello doctoral student of Tanya Remenikova, is featured in this U of M video.

June 11, 2012

Bravo! Advanced Studies for the Serious String Player and Pianist starts this week

Bravo! Advanced Studies for the Serious String Player and Pianist was established in 1989 by Sally O'Reilly to meet the needs of the growing number of young musicians who choose to spend a portion of each summer focusing on their development as musicians and instrumentalists. Bravo! began on Sunday, June 10 and culminates on Saturday, July 7 at the Bravo! Gala concert at Ted Mann Concert Hall. For a complete schedule of events and information about the program, visit the Bravo! page.

Alumnus Adam Meckler and His Orchestra Perform at Summer Music Festival at Northrop

Adam Meckler (M.M., trumpet) will perform with his Adam Meckler Orchestra, an 18-piece band, on Wednesday, June 13 at noon at Northrop Plaza as part of the Summer Music Festival at Northrop. The concert will feature all original compositions and arrangements by Adam Meckler. The instrumentation is that of a traditional jazz big band, but the music is influenced by modern pop, rock, and gospel. It is one of the Twin Cities' only modern jazz big bands that plays all original music, and features some of the most exciting young jazz musicians from the Twin Cities. This event is free and open to the public.

June 4, 2012

Faculty News: Julia Bogorad-Kogan performance and reviews; Alex Lubet album release and essay publication; and Jeffrey Van performance and premiere

BogoradKoganJuliaSQ.jpgJulia Bogorad-Kogan (flute) performed Edgard Varese's Density 21.5 for solo flute on The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's Ordway and Ted Mann Concert Hall series on May 25 through 27. Of this performance, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Larry Fuchsberg wrote in his review titled "Juxtaposing Mozart with modernist by SPCO": "Julia Bogorad-Kogan, the SPCO's exceptional principal, offered both high drama and a remarkable range of timbres. Written for a platinum flute, the music seemed to deepen in color by being played on Bogorad-Kogan's gold-copper-silver instrument." The St. Paul Pioneer Press's Rob Hubbard called the performance "a tour de force" in his review "Mozart and modernist match up in SPCO concert."

LubetAlexSQ.jpgAlex Lubet's (creative studies & media) album Spectral Blues will be released on the Parma label and distributed by Naxos. The album contains two suites for acoustic guitar, performed by the composer. His article "Listening to Bob Dylan" will appear in the next issue of Cognitive Critique. His essay "Losing...My Religion: Music, Disability, Gender and Jewish and Islamic Law" will appear in the forthcoming Music and Identity Politics, Ian Biddle, editor (Ashgate).

VanJeffreySQ.jpgJeffrey Van (retired guitar faculty) performed with violin and harpsichord in works by Corelli and Ponce with the Hill House Chamber Players in February, played Astor Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango for flute and guitar on the South Dakota Symphony's Chamber Series in March, and performed in a concert with the Macalester College choir (Matthew Mehaffey, conductor) in April which featured Van's compositions Night Sings to Morning for choir and guitar, and the Minnesota premiere of his setting of The Garden by Moonlight for choir, flute, clarinet, violin and cello(commissioned by Macalester College).

Student News: Erik Rohde to perform as part of 2012 "Italy & USA" Alba Music Festival

Erik Rohde (D.M.A. candidate, conducting, student of Mark Russell Smith /M.M., 2011, conducting /B.M., violin, student of Mark Bjork) will perform a recital entitled "Road Music" as part of the 2012 "Italy & USA" Alba Music Festival. The recital will include all American music for violin and piano, including the Violin Sonata of U of M alumnus Elliott Miles McKinley (Ph.D., 2008, composition, student of Doug Geers and Alex Lubet).

Alumni News: Carolyn Cavadini to perform with Skylark Opera

Carolyn Cavadini (M.M., 2011, voice, student of Jean del Santoa and opera student of David Walsh) will perform the role of Mrs. Bent in Skylark Opera's production of Mademoiselle Modiste on June 8, 10, 14, and 16. Performances will take place at the E.M. Pearson Theatre at Concordia College. More information can be found on Skylark's website.