Archives for the month of: February, 2013

KMFATonight on the KMFA Classically Austin 89.5’s From the Butler School, hear Ying Zhang’s (DMA ’15) performance of the Steven Bryant Cello Concerto (2011) with conductor Robert Carnochan and the UT Wind Symphony. The recording was made during a concert in Bates Recital Hall in Austin, TX on Monday, December 3, 2012.

From the Butler School, hosted by composer Dan Welcher, airs live on Saturdays at 8:00 pm CST on KMFA 89.5 FM or streamed live online at www.kmfa.org.

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Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12) has joined the string quartet Quartetto “Diomedee” based in Foggia, Italy. Francesco maintains his positions as Artistic Director of the Associazione Amici della Musica “G. Paisiello” in Lucera, Italy and as Concert Series Director of Classical Music for the World in Austin, TX. Francesco returned to Austin in October 2012 to perform solo (Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor) with the Balcones Community Orchestra.

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Yuyoung Chung (DMA ’12) has joined the Civic Orchestra of Chicago—the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the only program of its kind affiliated with a major American orchestra—as a regular member during its 2012-13 season. Civic Orchestra concerts at Orchestra Hall are broadcast in Chicago on WFMT 98.7 FM and syndicated nationally to nearly three million listeners. More than 15 percent of the current members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are Civic alumni.

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