Sep-3-2017 —

Michael Brown is featured as piano soloist with the Seattle Symphony in Olivier Messiaen’s Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine on that orchestra’s latest CD, released August 18 on its own label, Seattle Symphony Media.

Aug-24-2017 —

Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber (violin-bass duo) joins SAM roster of distinguished artists for exclusive worldwide management. 

Jun-29-2017 —

Pianist-composer Michael Brown, who has appeared multiple times with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra since his appointment as that orchestra’s New Generation Artist in 2011, will return to the NHSO stage twice during the 2017-18 season, while also beginning a two-year term as its composer-in-residence. On September 28, 2017, he will partner with cellist Nicholas Canellakis and violinist Elena Urioste in performing

Jun-29-2017 —

Marianne Sciolino, founder and executive director of Sciolino Artist Management (SAM), has announced that New York-based violinist Melissa White has joined the SAM roster of distinguished soloists. A first-prize laureate in the Sphinx Competition, Ms. White has enchanted audiences around the world as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

Jun-26-2017 —

Cellist Nicholas Canellakis, known to classical music lovers both for his busy concert career and for his witty web series “Conversations with Nick Canellakis,” reached a national radio audience on June 22, 2017, as guest host of American Public Media’s Performance Today. At the invitation of PT’s regular host, Fred Child, the cellist anchored a two-hour program that featured violinist Hilary Hahn in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Hillary’s Hoedown—one of 27 encore pieces she has commissioned in recent years—and, in the second hour, spotlighted Canellakis’s own talents as a chamber musician: in the Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello by Jean Francaix, recorded with two Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center colleagues at the Georgia Performing Arts Center.

Jun-21-2017 —

Amy Porter is the featured flute soloist in Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears on an all-Daugherty CD recorded by the Albany Symphony Orchestra and scheduled for release in March 2018 on the NAXOS label. The dramatic flute concerto depicts the forced removal of Native Americans from their ancestral lands in the American southeast during the 1830s, and, in Daugherty’s words, provides “a musical journey into how the human spirit discovers ways to deal with upheaval, adversity, and adapting to a new environment.” 

Jun-19-2017 —

On February 18, 2018, Tessa Lark will perform the world premiere of Love Letters, a new work for violin and orchestra by Michael Thurber, with Indiana’s Carmel Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Janna Hymes. Love Letters was written specifically for Tessa and incoporates elements of jazz, hip-hop, and rock as well as the fiddling tradition of her native Kentucky—a tradition that the violinist frequently showcases along with pieces from her large classical repertoire in both recitals and concerto engagements. Two other works on the Carmel Symphony’s February concert will also feature Tessa: Mozart’s Adagio in E Major, K. 261, and Saint-Saens’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

Jun-19-2017 —

Canada’s University of British Columbia has appointed Jose Franch-Ballester Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music, beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. He and his family will relocate to Vancouver from Spain during the summer of 2017. The appointment was announced by UBC on May 5, 2017. Click here for the full press release.

May-15-2017 —

The Grammy award-winning Harlem Quartet begin their three-year Royal College of Music residency with a week of events and coaching sessions from 8–14 May [2017]...the group will be special guests in the RCM’s annual Super String Sunday – a free all-day festival of string music, broadcast live at – and in a special concert celebrating the 80thbirthday of acclaimed RCM harp professor Marisa Robles. As part of their residency the group will also offer up an open rehearsal for RCM students, and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of performers in coaching sessions with musicians from both the Royal College of Music and the RCM Junior Department.

Feb-5-2017 —

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra has selected David Amado as one of three finalists for the music director post now held by William Boughton, who will be stepping down in May 2019. David and two other music director candidates will guest conduct the NHSO in the 2017-18 season.



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Gabriela Martinez, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 No. 3
Soka University
January 31, 2016

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