Seulki Lee (DMA ’19) has won a Section Cello position in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Based in the capital city, Little Rock, the ASO is comprised of the state’s most sought after professional musicians and is heard by more than 165,000 Arkansans each year at the Robinson Performance Hall and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

In the spring, Seulki will also join Richland College in Dallas as adjunct faculty.

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Just beginning the second year of his master’s degree, Matthew Gustavson (MM ’20) has been offered a section cello position in the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Congratulations, Matthew!

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Just posted to YouTube… Hyugrai “Ray” Kim (DMA ’19) appears on JHMJams Cover No.366 with Ken Kubota on cello, Josh Henderson on piano/violin, Aaron Schwartz on violin and José Guzmán on guitar.

This weekend, on Sunday, July 21, Nora Karakousoglou (DMA ’16) appears with the Austin Chamber Music Center in their production of “The Tempest,” a special blend of music with prose in ACMC’s fourth annual collaboration with Austin Shakespeare, setting live chamber music to a costumed reading of scenes from this Shakespearean masterpiece. For ticket, venue and more information, visit austinchambermusic.org.

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Musicalis Daunia 2019 continues with piano quartets of Faure (op. 15) and Schumann. Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12) performs with violinist Francesco Peverini, violist Rocco De Massis and pianist Domenico Monaco. Watch the live stream on FaceBook…

Dylan Rieck (MM ’09) has won the Principal Cello position in the Portland Opera Orchestra, of which he has been a member since 2015. Founded in 1964, Portland Opera is based at The Hampton Opera Center in Portland, Oregon. Its performances take place in the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre, both part of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.

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Seth Russell (DMA ’20) has won the top prize in the 2019 New York International Artists Cello Competition. New York International Artists Association will present Seth, as well as winners from other instruments, in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in October.

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Austin Camerata’s season finale will take place on Saturday, May 18, at 7:30pm, in the ImagineArt Gallery. The program will explore Romani music’s wide ranging influence on European musical traditions, including classical music, flamenco, and klezmer. As the program centerpiece, Cory Blais (MM ’19) will collaborate with local flamenco dancers for Gaspar Cassado’s Suite for Solo Cello. The show will also feature selections from classical composers who were heavily influenced by Romani musical traditions.

Enjoy complimentary Spanish wine and desserts as you are dazzled with a showcase of dance, storytelling, and chamber music!

For ticket, venue, parking and more information, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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On Friday, May 3, at 2pm, Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12) appears at Texas State University to present a special lecture-recital with Dr. Nico Schüler on relationships and interactions between music and mathematics.

For venue, ticket and more information, visit math.txstate.edu.

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Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12) returns to Austin this weekend to perform in two events. On Saturday, April 27, at 7:30pm, Francesco appears with conductor Robert Radmer and the Central Texas Medical Orchestra in a benefit concert for the Capital Area Dental Foundation. Then, on Sunday, April 28, at 4:00pm, Francesco performs a solo recital for Classical Music for the World’s spring festival Embracing Freedom.

For venue, ticket and more information, visit ctmorchestra.org or www.classicalmusicfortheworld.org.

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