Archives for the month of: January, 2015

Chloe Hyojung Jang (MM ’15) has been chosen as one of the finalists of the Lewisville Lake Symphony International Competition for Strings. Chloe will perform the Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor during the Final Round, which will take place on Saturday, March 14 in Denton, TX on the UNT campus.

The competition is open to all string players enrolled at an accredited university, college or conservatory between the ages of 18 and 30. The winner will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra at the opening concert of the 2015-16 Season in September 2015.

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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.

APM’s Performance Today is America’s most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on 293 public radio stations across the country, and reaches approximately 1.4 million listeners each week. To find out where and when Performance Today is broadcast in your area, visit

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Doug Machiz (MM ’11) and his Friction Quartet will be performing in “String Quartet Smackdown 2” as part of Graham Reynolds’ Golden Hornet Project at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The quartet will also appear on the UT campus in Jessen Auditorium the evening prior on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Golden Hornet Project is an Austin-based presenting and commissioning organization founded by composer/musician/bandleaders Graham Reynolds and Peter Stopschinski. Since 1999 GHP has premiered over 60 new alt-classical works by more than 50 composers rooted in wildly different musical backgrounds. In 1999 the alt-classical movement barely existed. In 2014 it is thriving in cities around the world. Golden Hornet Project continues to be a vital member and leader of that global community and their commissions and productions strive to synchronize the rock club and the concert hall.

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Today, Diana Burgess (BM ’15), as member of the orchestral indie band Mother Falcon, begins an eight-city Northeast US tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC. The tour continues through New York, NY (Littlefield and Joe’s Pub), Providence, RI (Columbus Theatre), Philadelphia, PA (World Cafe Live), Baltimore, MD (Creative Alliance), Raleigh, NC (Kings) and ends in Birmingham, AL (Bottletree Cafe). For individual dates, venue, ticket and other information, visit

SXSW profile of Mother Falcon…