Archives for the month of: September, 2016

Yi Xin (DMA ’14), as part of the Color Field Quartet, releases a new recording of James Matheson’s String Quartet on the Yarlung Records label. Other artists on the recording include conductor Esa-Pekka Solonena and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The recording is available via multi-track surround sound download, at iTunes and on CD or vinyl.

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On September 24, 2016, Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12) opens the season for the Central Texas Medical Orchestra performing Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor in a benefit concert for Symphony of Soul. Now in its 16th year of serving Central Texas, Symphony of Soul is an Austin-based charity with a dual mission: we provide financial support to Austin’s beloved musicians by paying them to provide live music or “musical medicine for the soul” to people who are confined in care centers and facing challenging circumstances. For venue, ticket and more information, visit ctmorchestra.org.

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New Longhorn cellists Seulki Lee (DMA ’19) and Eunhye Lim (AD ’18) have won the Principal and Associate Principal cello positions with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra (RRSO). The RRSO is the premier orchestra and the largest arts organization in Williamson County, TX. Now in its 9th season, the RRSO is led by Music Director and conductor Stefan Sanders, who is also Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Lauren Peacock (MM ’16) has won a position in The Orchestra Now (TÕN). TŌN, a unique training orchestra and fellowship program founded by Bard in 2015, is preparing a new generation of musicians to break down barriers between modern audiences and great orchestral music of the past and present. At a TŌN concert, musicians and audience inspire one another, each following their curiosity with a shared sense of adventure. The musicians of TŌN hail from across the U.S. and eleven other countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan, and Venezuela. In addition to a concert series at their home base—the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College—they perform multiple concerts each season at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and offer complimentary concerts at venues across the boroughs of New York City in the Around Town series. At The Metropolitan Museum of Art they join Leon Botstein in the series Sight & Sound as he explores the places where musical and visual expression meet, pairing orchestral works with masterpieces from the museum’s collection.

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Frank Jenkins (DMA ’13) has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Concordia University beginning September 2016. Before coming to Austin to pursue his DMA at the UT Butler School of Music, Frank received his MM from Northwestern University and his BM from Peabody Conservatory of Music. Frank also serves as string orchestra director at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and as a tenured member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, visit www.concordia.edu .