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 —

Violinist Elena Urioste will make her solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic August 18-19, 2017, at the LA Phil’s summer venue, Hollywood Bowl. Elena is featured as soloist in the ravishing Entr’acte to Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, op. 66, on a pair of all-Tchaikovsky concerts led by guest conductor Bramwell Tovey, music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Tovey’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” program, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, also includes selections from The Nutcracker and Eugene Onegin; Variations on a Rococo Theme (with cello soloist Thomas Mesa); and a perennial favorite, the 1812 Overture performed with fireworks

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.



Oct-23-2016 —

Recorded in the Concert Hall of The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York on a Steinway piano, Gabriela worked with multi-Grammy award-winning producer David Frost and Tim Martyn, senior audio engineer/technical director for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Festival.

Aug-20-2016 —

Violinist Elena Urioste and pianist-composer Michael Brown announce the release their debut duo CD on the BIS label.

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