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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.