Media Mentions - September 2014

Midland Symphony Orchestra caps season with trips to Prague and Vienna
Alumnus Bohuslav Rattay '97 is featured. Karim Al-Zand, associate professor of composition and theory at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.

More than just a soundtrack: The music behind video games
Janet Rarick, associate professor of music career development, is quoted in an article about the evolution of video game music.
The Michigan Daily

Pre Arte Quartet ends the party where it all began
Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured for his music style and new clarinet quintet, Howl.
Madison Magazine

David Grubbs' latest project surveys listening practices
Musician David Grubbs will play solo guitar at James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Rice campus Sept. 27.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Top 5 arts videos: From devil fiddle to dancing on water, Houston is a creative powerhouse
An Apollo Chamber Players' performance video is included in alumnus Joel Luks' '03 list of talented Houston performers.
CultureMap Houston

Culture scene: Sept. 25-Oct. 1
The chamber music group "Context" will perform at Rice's Alice Pratt Brown Hall Sept. 28.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Video: 'Bohemian Inception, American Inspiration': Apollo Chamber Player's world premiere
The Apollo Chamber Players' performance at Rice's Shepherd School titled "Bohemian Inception, American Inspiration" is played.
Houston Public Media

Symphony's Orozco-Estrada hits new high with Strauss
The Houston Symphony performed "Karnavalingo" by alumna Gabriela Lena Frank '94 at the season's opening concert.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Violinist Sarah Chang joins the Houston Symphony for a performance of Barber's Violin Concerto Oct. 2
Alumnus Cristian Macelaru ’06 will lead the Houston Synphony in Karim Al-Zand’s three-part City Scenes.
Broadway World (This article also appeared in Lake Houston Observer, Humble Observer and Kingwood Observer.)

Sprague graduate playing in the NFL of orchestras
Alumnus Brian Johnson '10 is now a bass player for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Statesman Journal

Culture scene: Sept. 18-24
The Fisher Duo will perform at Rice's Alice Pratt Brown Hall Sept. 19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Symphony gala welcomes new conductor with open arms
Colombian violinist and conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, who will bring the Houston Symphony to Rice's Alice Pratt Brown Hall for concerts and a discussion, conducted the opening concert at the Houston Symphony. Robert Yekovich, dean of Rice's Shepherd School of Music and the Elma Schneider Professor of Music, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle

Colleges and universities that claim to meet full financial need
Rice is included in a list of colleges and universities reported to have met 100 percent of financial need for full-time undergraduates in fall 2013.
U.S. News & World Report

Music in the making: Sept. 14, 2014
The Shepherd School of Music performs George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" conducted by Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting.
Houston Public Media

Media Mentions - Summer 2014

Houston Symphony's 1st Latino music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada
Colombian violinist and conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada will bring the Houston Symphony to Rice's Alice Pratt Brown Hall for concerts and a discussion.
NBC News

Cleveland Orchestra cellist Martha Baldwin counts herself lucky on multiple fronts: Meet the musicians

Alumna Martha Baldwin ’98 is featured.

Texas gains recognition as the new music mecca: Emotional music changes all — as special concert shows
Composer and pianist Chad Robinson will play music from living Texas composers at the Texas New Music Ensemble inaugural concert, which includes chamber music by Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
CultureMap Houston

Richman’s final season as KSO music director opens Sept. 18 and 19
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, will join maestro Lucas Richman and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for its 79th season opener.
Crossville Chronicle

Heavenly songs from classical music's unlikely rock stars
Alumna Mother Cecilia with The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, a secluded group of nuns living in the farmlands north of Kansas City, have become the unlikely rock stars of traditional classical music.
CBS News 

Rice grad student wins Ima Hogg Competition
Clarinetist Lin Ma, a Rice University graduate student, won first prize Saturday in the Houston Symphony's annual young-artists competition.
Houston Chronicle

Tonys to honor program led by former Awty instructor
Alumnus Steven Jamail '02 will be honored with the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2014 Tony Awards in New York City.
Houston Chronicle

Media Mentions - April/May 2014

The sounding world
Rice's Shepherd School of Music and Nameless Sound will co-present a performance that includes Professor of Clarinet Richie Hawley at the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace.
Arts and Culture Texas

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center scores at Library of Congress performance
The Library of Congress hosted a performance of recent music Thursday including Professor and Chair of Composition and Theory Pierre Jalbert's 'Visual Abstract.'
Washington Post