Archives for the month of: August, 2015

Diana Burgess (BM ’15), as cellist of the orchestral indie band Mother Falcon, has signed a recording contract with Universal Music Classics. Mother Falcon’s first CD on the Universal label will be released in October. Mother Falcon will also tour the US with singer-songwriter and cellist Ben Sollee including stops in Nashville (City Winery), Philadelphia (World Café), Chicago (Thalia Hall), and New York City (Le Poisson Rouge). Diana directs the creative part of the tour including assisting with arranging pieces for the program. Complete tour dates are listed below:

The Fall Migration Tour w/ Ben Sollee
10/11 Brown Theatre Louisville, KY
10/12 City Winery Nashville, TN
10/13 Saturn Birmingham, AL
10/14 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
10/16 The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
10/17 The Howard Theater Washington, DC
10/18 Strand Capitol Theatre York, PA
10/20 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
10/21 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
10/22 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Troy, NY
10/23 First Church Congregational Cambridge, MA
10/24 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
10/25 3S Artspace Portsmouth, NH
10/27 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
10/28 Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary Newport, KY
10/29 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
10/30 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
11/01 The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
11/09 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
11/10 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
11/11 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
11/12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
11/13 HiFi Music Hall Eugene, OR
11/15 The Domino Room Bend, OR
11/16 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
11/17 Barboza Seattle, WA
11/18 The Bartlett Spokane, WA
11/20 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
11/21 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO

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Just two months after graduating from the UT Butler School, Chloe Hyojung Jang (MM ’15) returned to her native Korea to win a position as section cellist in Symphony S.O.N.G.

Symphony S.O.N.G. (Symphony Orchestra for the Next Generation) is led by artistic director Shinik Hahm, who is also music director and chief conductor of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Symphony Orchestra. “Four principles—innovation, purity, fairness and transparency—constitute Symphony S.O.N.G. I am a person who sticks to the principles and I don’t compromise with those breaking them,” Hahm said.

More about Symphony S.O.N.G.

James Burch (DMA ’16) appeared at the SoundSCAPE festival in Maccagno, Italy, this past July. Here he is performing Colin Frank’s Obsession with clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich, percussionist Christian Smith and double bassist Matt Kline.