Faculty News: David Baldwin album release, Guerino Mazzola concert series and book release, Matthew Mehaffey featured in "Choral America" article, and Adriana Zabala reviewed in "The Tennessean"
David Baldwin (trumpet) released the album Christmas in Minnesota: Warm Thoughts with the Summit Hill Brass Quintet. The album features holiday favorites arranged by Baldwin.
Guerino Mazzola (creativity, improvisation, and mathematical music theory) will perform in a series of concerts in Japan: Geisser-Mazzola-Onuma X'mas Concerts 2014 (December 22-26). Performances will take place in Tokyo (Knuttelhouse Club) and Yokohama (Airegin Club). While in Japan, the group will also record a DVD. Mazzola is also co-author of the book Computational Musicology in Hindustani Music, which was recently released by Springer. This publication is part of Springer's Computational Music Science series.
Matthew Mehaffey (choral) and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota were featured in an article on the Chorus America website. The article, "The Music of Downton Abbey," discusses the Oratorio Society of Minnesota's Downton-inspired concerts. The organization will perform A Downton Abbey Christmas on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis. Concert info. Read the article.
Adriana Zabala (voice) recently performed the role of Joanna in the Nashville Opera's production of Carly Simon's Romulus Hunt at the Noah Liff Opera Center. Zabala's performance was reviewed in The Tennessean article "Nashville Opera takes an unusual journey in 'Romulus Hunt'." Highlights from the review include, "Mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala is particularly lovely as Rom's mother, Joanna, delivering a heartfelt rendition of 'It's My Downfall.' And Nashville's own Lawrence 'Gus' O'Brien makes an excellent Nashville Opera debut as Romulus. He and Zabala share an especially sweet chemistry in 'Voulez-Vous Danser?'"