Archives for the month of: April, 2014

Italy’s MTSmusictosee presents its second music video of Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12). Francesco performs the George Crumb Sonata for Solo Cello (1955) at Palazzo Sforza Cesarine in Genzano di Roma.

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Yi Xin (DMA ’14) advanced to the final round of live auditions for the Assistant Principal Cello position of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. He was one of only four cellists remaining from hundreds of applicants worldwide. This is the second year in a row that Yi made the finals of a major orchestra audition.

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, preceded only by the New York Philharmonic. Since September 2005, the American conductor David Robertson is the Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony, having been named to that position in December 2003.

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American Public MediaThe Longhorn Cellos are back on American Public Media’s Performance Today!

Heard today during the second hour of the broadcast is the Longhorn Cellos’ performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano and Cello Ensemble with soprano Mela Dailey and conductor Peter Bay. The recording was made during a concert in Bates Recital Hall in Austin, TX on Friday, September 14, 2012.

Performance Today is broadcast on 260 public radio stations across the country and is heard by about 1.3 million people each week. To find out where and when Performance Today is broadcast in your area, visit

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