Media Mentions - September 2016

Berry College will host baritone opera singer for concert
Alumnus Christopher Holloway ’98 is mentioned.
Rome News-Tribune
http://bit.ly/2dekxzA

Rebels with a cause
Alumni Tracy Jacobson ’10 and Garrett Hudson ’10 are mentioned.
The Herald-Palladium
http://bit.ly/2cytgNp

Esteemed string quartet wraps up Midland residency with free concerts
Alumna Jennifer Leshnower ’89 is mentioned.
San Angelo Standard-Times
http://bit.ly/2cRwUDE

Faculty chamber recital features Lee’s Smith and friends
An article mentions that Geoffrey Herd attended Rice.
Times Free Press
http://bit.ly/2cqZQ3J

Houston symphony to perform with Young Composer Competition winner's music and Mahler's Symphony No. 1
Alumnus Benjamin Krause ’14 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2dgyQnF

Conductor Grow to open Southern Tier Symphony season
Alumnus Benjamin Grow ’06 is mentioned.
The Bradford Era
http://bit.ly/2cy7kOF

Barbara Shuler: Cabrillo Festival names Macelaru new musical director

Alumnus Cristian Macelaru ’06 is featured. The article mentions that Macelaru studied with Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting.
Monterey County Herald
http://bit.ly/2cLQHRf

Special guests, events to highlight Rachleff's last season conducting the R.I. Philharmonic
An article mentions that Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, is the music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.
Providence Journal
http://bit.ly/2cpNsNj

Verona Quartet opens 2016-2017 recital series at Center for the Arts
Rice’s Shepherd School of Music is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2cLtSzZ

Musiqa to present free 'Right Here, Right Now' loft concert
Alumna Hilary Purrington ’13 is featured.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2d0QzfY

Colorado Public Radio Classical welcomes renowned conductor Scott O’Neil to the airwaves
Alumnus Scott O'Neil ’98 is featured.
Colorado Public Radio
http://bit.ly/2cj4FgA

UGA faculty and guests to perform in string quintet
Ivo-Jan Van Der Werff, professor of viola, is mentioned.
The Red & Black
http://bit.ly/2czashu

Houston Chamber Choir opens 21st season with the complete choral works of Maurice Duruflé
The Houston Chamber Choir opens its 21st season at Rice’s Organ Hall Sept. 24. Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2claohX

Cabrillo Festival Announces New Music Director and Conductor Cristian Macelaru
Alumnus Cristian Macelaru (MM '06 '08) has been appointed as the Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2c6hB9y

Cabrillo Festival announces new music director and conductor Cristian Macelaru

Alumnus Cristian Macelaru ’06 is featured. The Broadway World article mentions that Macelaru studied with Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting.
Broadway World (A similar article appeared in the San Francisco Classical Voice.)
http://bit.ly/2cdqRUo

Mesko to perform at HSU
Alumna Sarah Mesko ’10 is featured.
The Daily Siftings Herald
http://bit.ly/2cl9emS

Musiqa to present free 'Right Here, Right Now' Loft concert
Alumna Hilary Purrington ’13 is featured.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2bRafCF

Canada's Rolston String Quartet takes top honors at Banff competition
An article mentions that the Rolston String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
The Toronto Star
http://on.thestar.com/2c3ToKT
Rolston Quartet wins Banff International String Quartet Competition $150,000 top prize

An article mentions the Rolston String Quartet, the Shepherd School’s graduate quartet-in-residence.
The Strad
http://bit.ly/2ca9d6H
The Scoop -- Canadian Rolston String Quartet wins 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition
An article mentions the Rolston String Quartet, the Shepherd School’s graduate quartet-in-residence.
Musical Toronto
http://bit.ly/2cheeLh
Rolston String Quartet wins Banff Competition
An article mentions the Rolston String Quartet, the Shepherd School’s graduate quartet-in-residence.
Strings
http://bit.ly/2ckjC0b

Conroe Symphony Orchestra announces 2016-2017 season lineup
Will Rice junior Katherine Audas, will perform with the Conroe Symphony Orchestra’s “A Christmas Celebration” concert in December..
Extreme News Houston
http://bit.ly/2caic6N

Making the piano sound like an entire orchestra
“Shepherd School Professor of Piano, Jon Kimura Parker, will perform Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in The Ann Arbor Symphony’s 2016-17 opening season concert."
Ann Arbor Observer
http://bit.ly/2bIcIlE

Lee University Performing Arts Series to welcome Dash and Bowden
Alumnus David Dash ’01 and trumpeter Mary Bowden will open the Lee University Performing Arts Series.
The Chattanoogan
http://bit.ly/2cesjKK

Music review: New classical music a hit at FlynnSpace
An article mentions a composition by Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus
http://bit.ly/2bM4KHs

Rhode Island Philharmonic announces 2016-17 season with director Larry Rachleff's last year, Sept. 17
An article mentions that Larry Rachleff, the Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, begins his 21st year as music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2bR7Nv5

Arts guide: Opera season features exceptional shows

Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, will perform with the Houston Chamber Choir Sept. 24.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2b9wiYZ

Media Mentions - Summer 2016

Annual faculty lecture features Associate Professor of Composition and Theory Karim Al-Zand
Karim Al-Zand speaks to this year’s incoming students at the annual O-Week Faculty Lecture.
Rice University News and Media
http://bit.ly/2b4Ouiw

BWW interview: Rachel Womble of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ to take the Fox Theatre by storm
Alumna Rachel Womble ’12 will perform in the new stage adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” at the National Theatre.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/28MX4UX

Thousands visit Houston for organists' convention
The Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall and Grand Organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music will be one of the sites featured during the American Guild of Organists’ national convention in Houston this week. Alumnus Daryl Robinson ’14 is mentioned.
NBC DFW
http://bit.ly/28MBfm5

Houston hosts a joyful sound
The Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall and Grand Organ at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will be one of the sites featured during the American Guild of Organists’ national convention in Houston this week. Alumnus Daryl Robinson ’14 is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/28JevpP
Over 1,200 people to visit Houston for organists' convention
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/28JkwjX
http://bit.ly/28J2UBD
KRLD
http://bit.ly/28Jc3jT (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Longwood expands reach of organ face-off
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at the Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Chadds Ford Live
http://bit.ly/28K8Mpc

2016 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition winner announced
Graduate student Tomasz Kowalczyk is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1V14srp

Travel music: Harmony in the air delights Houston’s airport passengers
“Imagénes de Cuba,” a composition by Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Art + Culture
http://bit.ly/1WMF12W

Young talents ready to show at Texas Music Festival
An article mentions that faculty from Rice’s Shepherd School of Music will participate in the 27th Annual Texas Music Festival.
The Daily Cougar
http://bit.ly/1tmhXvo

Is Caroline Shaw really the future of music?
Alumna Caroline Shaw ’04 is featured.
The Guardian
http://bit.ly/1VQBboe

Jennifer Hie Jin named as grand prizewinner of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016 Ovation Award
An article mentions that Jennifer Jie Jin attended Rice.
Radnor Patch
http://bit.ly/24FzIS5

Media Mentions - May 2016

Houston-raised violinist wins 2016 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition
Alumnus Luke Hsu ’12 won the 41st annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition.
The Katy News
http://bit.ly/28q7YFM

The beauty of listening to classical music live
An article mentions the Rolston String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
CITR
http://bit.ly/1Yc0S2O

Shepherd School alum wins Ima Hogg Competition
Alumnus Luke Hsu ’12 won the 41st annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/1swmLyb
http://bit.ly/1PJiEsU

Violinist Luke Hsu wins the 2016 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition
Alumnus Luke Hsu ’12 won the 41st annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1svWsrU

‘Musical powerhouse’ Simply Three to perform June 14

Alumnus Glen McDaniel ’08 is mentioned.
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
http://bit.ly/1spisET

Mansfield Symphony to play Brahms, Dvorak at St. Peter's
Alumni Madeleine Kabat ’08 and Thomas Hong '08 are mentioned.
Richland Source
http://bit.ly/1sIJRRX

Power’s Lucy Walters shows strength in award-winning ‘Here Alone’
Kenneth Goldsmith, professor of violin, is mentioned.
Sagharbor Online
http://bit.ly/1PgoC4r

Breaking the sound barrier
Alumna Caroline Shaw ’04 is featured.
Princeton Alumni Weekly
http://bit.ly/25mo40R

4th annual Organ Week returns with unforgettable performances, instruction
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at the Shepherd School of Music, will be a guest performer at the fourth annual Organ Week presented by the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University.
Source
http://bit.ly/1VjVaLT

Special guests end chamber concert seasons

An article mentions the Rolston String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Vancouver Sun (This also appeared in The Province, Canada, Windsor Star, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette and Regina Leader-Post.)
http://bit.ly/25mybG8

Ensemble mesmerized by the music of Cuba
"Imagénes de Cuba," a composition by Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, will have its world premiere at the MATCH May 21.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/22gev1s

Enso it goes: Young Americans have a date in Hamilton
An article mentions that the Enso String Quartet was Rice’s Quartet-in-Residence.
Stuff (This also appeared in The Press, Taranaki Daily News, The Southland Times and Waikato Times.)
http://bit.ly/1TFNvCe

Mercury to conclude 15th anniversary season with Beethoven's Ninth
Alumna Sarah Mesko ’10 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1SV1qqJ

‘Music in the Nave’ concert set in Kent
Alumna Laurel Larsen ’97 is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in The Greater New Milford Spectrum.)
http://bit.ly/1rd0BA8

Media Mentions - April 2016

Feel the joy! Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony April 29-30
Alumna Kimberly James ’97 is mentioned.
The Bengal
http://bit.ly/1WpMC5R

Musical play may boost understanding and long-term learning in babies
An article mentions Anthony Brandt, associate professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, and his study about infants and music.
HITC Lifestyle
http://bit.ly/1SAJore

An intimate Mahler sung by renowned soloists graces Seraphic Fire’s ‘Song of the Earth’

Alumnus Joseph Quigley ’09 and former Rice professor and mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer are mentioned.
Knight Blog
http://kng.ht/1QsaXAV

Ima Hogg Competition garners select pool of emerging instrumentalists for grand prize
Lovett College senior August Ramos is a semifinalist in the 41st annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition. The semifinals and finals also will be held at the Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Style Magazine
http://bit.ly/1SmMqzu

Culture scene: Theater, dance, classical music
The Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra will perform in Rice’s Stude Hall April 21. Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, and Jerry Hou, associate conductor at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
http://bit.ly/1NBiZr6
http://bit.ly/1qEX3X4

Music helps elders tap into memory, emotions
Former religious studies professor Niels Nielsen is featured.
Midland Reporter-Telegram
http://bit.ly/2446P3H

Classical: Acclaimed Amphion Quartet plays in Center Valley
An article mentions that Milton Laufer studied at Rice.
The Morning Call
http://bit.ly/1SxNQfZ

6 things to do in the Stevens Point area

Julie Simson, professor of voice, will perform with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra April 16-17.
Stevens Point Journal (This also appeared in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.)
http://spjour.nl/1Nn7Udn

Israeli pianist to perform at Jewish Temple in a community concert
Alumnus Tal Zilber ’10 will perform in Alexandria, La., April 17.
Cenla Focus
http://bit.ly/23CkE9d

Grammy nominated Ensō Quartet to perform at history museum
Rice’s former quartet-in-residence, the Ensō Quartet, will perform at the History Museum of Carteret County in Morehead City, N.C. April 9.
Carolina Coast Online
http://bit.ly/1SEzGU8

5 minutes with local musician and conductor, Lester Kong
An article mentions that Lester Kong studied at Rice.
Weddings
http://bit.ly/1MzDTX8

Classical string group Corde Cantanti to perform at the Ashe Arts Center Saturday, April 2
An article mentions that alumna Corinne Cassini ’98 studied with Paul Katz, former Shepherd School of Music faculty cellist.
HC Press
http://bit.ly/1MX5Et7

Assistant conductor and principal bassist debut at DSO
Alumnus Kevin Brown ’10 will perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The Detroit News
http://detne.ws/1RtPr43

Soloist Melissa Givens featured in April 1 concert
Alumna Melissa Givens ’92 will perform with the Montgomery County Choral Society April 1.
The Courier of Montgomery County
http://bit.ly/25yoMsH

Medieval music, architecture and books topic of Rice conference April 6
Leading scholars will gather at Rice University April 6 for “Paper and Parchment,” a conference that will explore medieval music, architectural drawings and illuminated books.
http://bit.ly/1Ryt0Hg

Rochester Flute Association to host Leone Buyse
Leone Buyse, the Joseph and Ida Kirkland Mullen Professor of Flute and chair of woodwinds, will perform with the Rochester Flute Association April 10.
Irondequoit Post (This also appeared in Henrietta Post.)
http://bit.ly/1Sx0MiG

Media Mentions - March 2016

Utah Opera sings 'Once Upon A Time' music of fairy tales
Alumnus Christian Sanders ’15 will perform with the Utah Opera Resident Artists March 22.
Standard Examiner
http://bit.ly/1psBAjm

Sons of Serendip coming to Morristown
Alumnus Mason Morton ’11 is mentioned.
The Advertiser News South
http://bit.ly/1VgWWN5

Love, sex and seduction: El Paso Opera presents 'Carmen'
Alumna Sishel Claverie ’10 will perform with the El Paso Opera.
KFOX14
http://bit.ly/1TQR8uc

Winners of Young Texas Artists Music Competition announced
Will Rice College junior Katherine Audas and graduate student Stephanie Sanchez recently won honors at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition’s Finalists’ Concert & Awards.
Conroe Today
http://bit.ly/1U9ptFi

Monterey Symphony features young mezzo-soprano
Alumna Jennifer Johnson Cano ’08 will perform with the Monterey Symphony March 18-20.
The Californian
http://bit.ly/21v5cZH

Michael Tilson Thomas to conduct San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall March 13-14
Alumna Sasha Cooke ’04 will be a featured soloist at the San Francisco Symphony.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1LodJMc

25 songs that tell us where music is going

Alumna Caroline Shaw ’04 is profiled and will perform with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra March 13.
The New York Times
http://nyti.ms/1Ul6VjK

PSO concert to feature new work by Caroline Shaw
Central Jersey
http://bit.ly/1nAX7oY

Kiwi musician Natalie Lin's overseas success
Graduate student Natalie Lin is profiled.
Women’s Weekly New Zealand
http://bit.ly/1LgI7Iq

Classical: Allentown Symphony, dancers present 'Petrushka’
A piece by Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, will be performed at Moravian in Bethlehem, Penn. March 11.
The Morning Call
http://bit.ly/220IuOv

Houston Grand Opera announces 2016-17 HGO studio artists
Alumnus Ben Edquist ’15 will be in “Prince of Players” March 5-13.
Broadway World (This also appeared in GCO New.)
http://bit.ly/1TLkPNF

Shepherd School Opera to present 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Rice’s Shepherd School of Music’s Opera Department and Chamber Orchestra will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” March 16, 18 and 20 at Rice’s Wortham Opera Theatre. Richard Bado, director of Rice’s Opera Studies Program, is quoted.
Your Fort Bend News (This also appeared in the Memorial Examiner, Your Fort Bend News, the Bellaire, River Oaks and West University Examiner and the Sugar Land Sun.)
http://bit.ly/1peifTJ

Dover String Quartet to make Chamber Concert Series debut
Rice’s former quartet-in-residence, the Dover String Quartet, will perform at the Union College Concert Series Feb. 28.
Union College News
http://bit.ly/1Oyk6XI

Longwood Organ competitors announced
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at the Shepherd School of Music, will be a judge at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.
Chadds Ford Live
http://bit.ly/1VILWGq

James Gaffigan leads exhilarating Dallas Symphony concert
Alumnus James Gaffigan ’03 is suggested as the new Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director.
The Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/1QkC81C

Media Mentions - February 2016

Jasper String Quartet comes to Shalin Liu on Feb. 26
Rice’s former graduate quartet-in-residence, the Jasper String Quartet, will perform at the Shalin Liu Performance Center Feb. 26.
Manchester Wicked Local (This also appeared in Beverly Wicked Local.)
http://bit.ly/1QwwAAq

Waterbury Symphony plans March concert
Alumnus Carlton Ford ’12 will perform March 13 at the NVCC Fine Arts Center in Waterbury, Conn.
Voices
http://bit.ly/1TFItdP

On My Mind: Brandon Mason, double bassist with Kansas City Symphony
Alumnus Brandon Mason ’14 is profiled.
The Kansas City Star
http://bit.ly/1ooQ5o1

Caroline Shaw performs new work co-commissioned by PSO
Alumna Caroline Shaw ’04 will perform with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra March 13.
New Jersey Stage
http://bit.ly/1oHGkBN

Music of the 21st Century festival at DePauw honors composer Frank
Alumna Gabriela Lena Frank ’94 will be recognized at DePauw University’s 14th annual Music of the 21st Century festival.
Banner Graphic
http://bit.ly/1okJbA1

String quartet in Weehawken
The Verona Quartet will perform in Weehawken, N.J., Feb. 17. The article mentions that a member of the quartet is a Rice alum.
NJ.com
http://bit.ly/1O6AmyW

Trumpet and piano concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Milford
Alumni Jens Larsen ’98 and Laurel Larsen ’97 will perform in New Milford, Conn. Feb. 21.
Litchfield County Times
http://bit.ly/1PR8gx7

Grammy Winner Chris Botti to perform with the New York Philharmonic
Alumnus Andy Einhorn ’04 will make his New York Philharmonic debut April 11.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/20Q06vX

'Music of the 21st Century' festival honors composer Gabriela Lena Frank
Alumna Gabriela Lena Frank ’94 will be recognized at DePauw University’s 14th annual "Music of the 21st Century" festival.
DePauw University
http://bit.ly/1Q9nyJs

What's happening in Lubbock this weekend
Alumnus David Cho ’03 will be the maestro at North American Saxophone Alliance March 10-13.
Fox 34
http://bit.ly/1ouwHGr

Free weekend fun in Houston Feb. 12-14
The Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra will perform Feb. 12 in Stude Concert Hall.
Houston on the Cheap
http://bit.ly/1QtTqc8

Yuzefovich, DerHovsepian open PMF February Fest concerts

Joan DerHovsepian, artist teacher of viola at the Shepherd School of Music, will perform at the PMF February Fest Feb. 13.
Green Bay Press Gazette
http://gbpg.net/20mCOsb

Organist Ken Cowan is back for more Bach Festival
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at the Shepherd School of Music, will perform in the Bach Festival Feb. 12. Cowan is quoted.
Orlando Sentinel
http://bit.ly/20VorgF

Media Mentions - January 2016

Lee Faculty Wind Quintet to present concert Monday
The article mentions that Eric Anderson studied with Benjamin Kamins, professor of bassoon.
Cleveland Daily Banner
http://bit.ly/1Q52oSM

Meet Brandon Mason: Double bassist for KC Symphony who chose ‘coolest’ instrument
Alumnus Brandon Mason ’14 is profiled.
The Kansas City Star
http://bit.ly/1RaV7jA

Ambition, excellence and optimism: WindSync’s big vision
Alumni Tracy Jacobson ’10 and Garrett Hudson ’10 are profiled as part of their music troupe, “WindSync.”
Arts and Culture Texas
http://bit.ly/1UGx6zE

Guest conductor, composer join ASO for tribute concert
Alumnus Alastair Willis ’99 will join the Auburn Symphony Orchestra as a guest conductor for the concert “A World Premiere Tribute to Auburn” Jan. 30-31.
Auburn Reporter (This article also appeared in the Kent Reporter, the Maple Valley Reporter and the Federal Way Mirror.)
http://bit.ly/1SldVvY

Community Chamber Concerts featuring Trio con Brio Copenhagen
The Shepherd School's Ivo-Jan van der Werff, professor of viola, and Timothy Pitts, professor of double bass, will be joining the Trio con Brio Copenhagen for a performance at First Presbyterian Church in Bryan, Texas, Jan. 28.
KBTX
http://bit.ly/20uSyLG

Where sacred and street music meet
“Street Antiphons,” a recent work by Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, was performed in Dallas Jan. 24 and will make its Houston debut Jan. 29 at the Wortham Theater Center. Jalbert is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared on the front of the Star section in the Jan. 25 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/1Pxi235

Voices of Change rises to works' challenges in engaging program
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/1UmghtO

Rice University presents New York-based Cadillac Moon Ensemble
Cadillac Moon Ensemble will perform at Rice’s Duncan Recital Hall Jan 22.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/1OAoMzG

Chamber music concert bids adieu to symphony concertmaster
A Jan. 25 chamber-music concert in the Shepherd School of Music’s Duncan Recital Hall will feature Frank Huang, artist teacher of violin, who has been named concertmaster for the New York Philharmonic, and some of his colleagues. Brinton Averil Smith, associate professor of cello, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Star Living section in the Jan. 22 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/1nq4mAZ

Persied slated to perform at recital
Alumna Stephanie Hunt '06 will perform at the First Presbyterian Church Jan. 31 as part of The Persied String Quartet.
The Intelligencer
http://bit.ly/1JZHkKM

Video: New Houston orchestra takes less conventional approach to performing
Shepherd School of Music graduate students Natalie Lin and Max Geissler are featured for their conductorless group, KINETIC Ensemble.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/1nnfVZ8

Without a net: 'All-Star Orchestra' premieres classical music on TV
Samuel Jones' 2014 "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra" will be performed on public television's Emmy-winning series "The All-Star Orchestra," which airs on 80 PBS stations. Jones is a Rice professor emeritus of music.
The Seattle Times
http://bit.ly/1Ziap5R

Media Mentions - December 2015

‘The Other Mozart'
The new show "The Other Mozart" will feature new music from alumnus Nathan Davis '96.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/1UyOeqG

National Repertory Orchestra presents 'Strings & Ivory' to support Summit County nonprofits
Graduate student Timothy Steeves will perform at the National Repertory Orchestra's “Strings & Ivory” concert.
Summit Daily
http://bit.ly/1UvRIdA

The James Turrell Skyspace experience
Graduate student Shane Monds is interviewed about James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Rice campus.
The Creators Project
http://bit.ly/1kigK3x

Samuel Jones' opera, 'A Christmas Memory,' adapted from Capote's story, deserves a full-scale revival
Samuel Jones, professor emeritus of music, is interviewed.
Huffington Post (This article also appeared in Latest Nigerian News and My Informs.)
http://huff.to/1OiXTU1

Houston Symphony sets performances for January
Colombian violinist and conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony will perform his English commentary series "Musically Speaking with Andrés" at Rice's Stude Concert Hall Jan. 28.
Here Entertainment
http://bit.ly/1QF37cK

Concert review: 'Sounds of the Season'
Joseph Li, artist teacher of opera studies, is the pianist and music director for Opera Birmingham's "Sounds of the Season" program.
Arts BHAM
http://bit.ly/1RNtEnz

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Dover Quartet in March
Rice's Dover Quartet will perform at the Segerstrom Center.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1YKUWwZ

Media Mentions - November 2015

The Other Mozart: Wolfgang Mozart had a sister who played, composed and was forgotten
Music by alumnus Nathan Davis '96 will be performed in the show "The Other Mozart."
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/1NJsCct

Symphony celebrates 40 years of making music
Alumnus Reynaldo Ochoa '91 is one of six conductors for the Symphony North of Houston community-based orchestra. The symphony will perform its Christmas concert Dec. 6.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/1XygeRg
http://bit.ly/1TjI79f

Peoria Symphony concert 'Bravura' will feature renowned cellist
Associate Professor of Cello Brinton Smith will perform with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 during "Bravura!"
Journal Star
http://bit.ly/1ObO1HW

Hear classical music from the inside out at open rehearsals
Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, whose 1998 work, "Trio No. 1," will be the subject of rehearsal for the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College. Jalbert is quoted.
Tulsa World
http://bit.ly/1LbVUbW

Pianist Lina Morita to perform Nov. 5
Alumna Lina Morita ’01 performed at Northwestern State University.
KTBS.com
http://bit.ly/1Q7u9ZS

LASO season open with Friday’s concert
Alumnus David Chavez ’91 is the conductor for the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.
Los Alamos Daily Post
http://bit.ly/1laye2O

A lovely night for music
Alumna Bing Wei '15 accompanied Eric Genius' quartet at an intimate living room concert in Anchorage, Alaska.
Voice-Tribune
http://bit.ly/1MeW0RR

Media Mentions - October 2015

Rice students compete for chance to play with New York Philharmonic
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic held auditions at Rice. Robert Yekovich, dean of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, and graduate student Muchen Hsieh are quoted.
KHOU.com
http://bit.ly/1Pprbym

Axiom Quartet reaches out to audiences
The Axiom Quartet will perform a piece by Shih-Hui Chen, professor of composition and theory, at the University of St. Thomas Nov. 8.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/1LPXrIt

Catherine Walker to dazzle audience with ‘Songs From My Bedroom’ at EPAC, Nov. 7

Alumnus Steven Jamail ’02 will accompany Catherine Walker for her debut cabaret show in New York City.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1HdZ6U7

Penn symphony orchestra adds new director
Former associate conductor Thomas Hong was named director of the Penn Symphony Orchestra.
The Daily Pennsylvanian
http://bit.ly/1LzqyiX

Culture scene: Oct. 22-28
The program "Pioneers and Premieres" will feature works by Karim Al-Zand, associate professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, Oct. 24 at Rice's Duncan Recital Hall.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/1QTCoWx
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Media Mentions - September 2015

Piano Virtuoso Emanual Ax joins the Houston Symphony to perform Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2
Pianist Emanuel Ax will present a master class to student pianists at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music Oct. 15.
Here Houston
http://bit.ly/1L9otu2

Ep 23: Bach’s materials -- the world inside an invention with Kurt Stallmann
Kurt Stallmann, associate professor of composition and theory, discusses Bach’s Invention No. 1.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/1RCNSP6

Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala to be webcast
The New York Philharmonic Global Academy’s partnership with Rice’s Shepherd School of Music is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1P7XaTL

Mums who mean business: Stephanie de Jong, music with mummy
Alumna Stephanie de Jong '95 is interviewed.
Families Online
http://bit.ly/1OGaL5s

Minot Symphony Orchestra welcomes new conductor

Alumnus Efrain Amaya '88 was named Minot State University's new symphony director.
Washington Times (This Associated Press article appeared in over 30 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/1ViG0rC

Looking ahead, Sept. 24
Brian Connelly, artist teacher of piano and director of piano and chamber music accompanying program at the Shepherd School of Music, will perform at St. Michael's College to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vermont Music Teachers Association.
Stowe Today
http://bit.ly/1gUPC8U

‘Musically Speaking with Andrés' concert to feature rare works of Schumann with Houston Symphony Chorus Oct. 1
Colombian violinist and conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony will perform his English commentary series, "Musically Speaking with Andrés," at Rice's Stude Concert Hall Oct. 1.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1MJ3Gkj

Local looping violinist hits 2M views on YouTube, takes home music award
Alumnus Robert Landes '12 is featured for his popular instrumental videos on YouTube.
KSL.com
http://bit.ly/1LO2LJy

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announces addition of 4 new musicians
Alumna Lin Ma '13 has been appointed to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1Fd6S5c

Shakespeare's tales inspire exciting Grand Rapids Symphony season opener
Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, conducted the final concert of the Grand Rapids Symphony Classical Series.
MLive.com
http://bit.ly/1JjHbuq

Minot Symphony hires new director
Alumnus Efrain Amaya '88 was named Minot State University's new symphony director.
KXNews
http://bit.ly/1V54R21

A New Music 'crazy-fun extravaganza'
Alumna Kate Soper '03 will perform with her ensemble, Wet Ink, to open the 2015-16 season of New Music New College at Smith College.
Ticket Sarasota
http://bit.ly/1MgNKma

All-Bach harpsichord recital
Leone Buyse, the Joseph and Ida Kirkland Mullen Professor of Flute and chair of woodwinds, will perform at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/1LmBkuz

Koerner Quartet sets 2015-16 season
Rolston String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at Rice, will join the Koerner Quartet for its last concert of the season.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1Kj4Oar

Culture scene: Sept. 17
Three Mozart masterworks for piano and strings will be performed at Rice's Alice Pratt Brown Hall.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in DailyNews724.)
http://bit.ly/1FiSZSO

Denver Lyric Opera Guild celebrates 50th anniversary
Julie Simson, professor of voice, taught one-on-one coaching sessions with 12 participants in the Competition for Colorado Singers.
The Villager
http://bit.ly/1KMdzMf

Fall arts preview: LC Symphony
Duncan College junior Ryo Kaneko will perform at the Lake Charles Symphony 2015-2016 classical concert series in the Rosa Hart Theater.
American Press
http://bit.ly/1LUhCYd

Happy birthday, Houston!
Music performed by Rice's Shepherd School of Music is played on Houston Public Media's "Music in the Making."
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/1hU2xcN

Fall arts preview 2015: Classical music
Rice's Dover Quartet will perform at Chamber Music Houston Dec. 8.
Houstonia
http://bit.ly/1PJct2U

Media Mentions - August 2015

Mercury opens its 15th season in style
Alumnus Antoine Plante '00 discusses Houston's Mercury orchestra, which will open its 15th season at University of Houston Clear Lake and Miller Outdoor Theater.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/1V3s8h6

Classical Notes: California Symphony's future looks bright with Bergauer on board

A profile of Aubrey Bergauer '05 mentions Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at the Shepherd School of Music.
Times-Standard News (This article also appeared in the Daily Democrat News, Contra Costa Times News, Times-Herald News and Monterey Herald News.)
http://bit.ly/1TPgdX7

Musical genius
An article features Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at the Shepherd School of Music.
The Athens Messenger (Athens, Ohio)
http://bit.ly/1UOLV3K

Rice University freshmen move to campus Aug. 16
Freshmen in Rice University's Class of 2019 can expect a Texas-sized welcome Sunday as they move to campus and participate in O-Week, the weeklong orientation program to familiarize incoming students with their new campus, residential colleges and classmates.
http://bit.ly/1hCd7ER

Classical Notes: California Symphony's future looks bright with Bergauer on board
Alumna Aubrey Bergauer '05 is featured. Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory, is mentioned.
San Jose Mercury News (This article also appeared in Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and My Informs.)
http://bayareane.ws/1N7j0GT

Classical 89.5 (Salisbury, Md.)
Music performed by Rice's Shepherd School of Music is played. Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, and Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, are mentioned.
http://bit.ly/1UFf4yr

Houston Symphony hires new musicians as part of new initiative
The Houston Symphony recruited four new string musicians for its new group of Community-Embedded Musicians, three of which are from Rice. Alumni David Connor '13, Anthony Parce '09 and Hellen Weberpal '12 will begin this fall.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1I1BJzh

Duluth's Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra set to bridge cultures with new work
Alumnus Warren Friesen '84 collaborated with Iranian composer Hooshyar Khayam for a concert with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra.
Duluth News Tribune
http://bit.ly/1HUlNN8

Puffin's classical Sundays presents concert pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne
Alumna Jessica Osborne '04 will perform a solo concert at the Puffin Cultural Forum in New Jersey.
Patch.com
http://bit.ly/1gMgCI9

Making noise: MU composers fest offers inspired -- and inspiring -- sounds
Alumnus Thomas Dougherty '15 received a resident composer spot for the Mizzou International Composers Festival.
Columbia Daily Tribune
http://bit.ly/1SxdR9x

Media Mentions - May, June and July 2015

Jon Kimura Parker kicks off Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, will perform a solo recital at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival July 21.
Santa Fe New Mexican (This is featured on the cover of the July 17 issue. Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/1CLr6le

Fairbanks violinist is 2015 Young Alaska Artist
The Anchorage Festival of Music has selected alumnus Zachary Spontak ’15 as its 2015 Young Alaska Artist.
Alaska Dispatch News
http://bit.ly/1BDaPxS

Pittsburgh Symphony to conclude all-Beethoven program with ‘The Immortal’ today
Alumna Jennifer Johnson Cano ’08 is profiled.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1JyzQLR

R.I. Philharmonic wraps up 70th season with 'Carmina Burana'
Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic ended their 70th season at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory, commissioned a new work for the occasion.
Providence Journal
http://bit.ly/1JShKWB

(Symphonic) poetry in motion
Music performed by Rice's Shepherd School of Music is played on Houston Public Media's "Music in the Making."
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/1KtVekc

Rach me Amadeus!
Music performed by Rice’s Shepherd School of Music is played.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/1yOAjHB

6 classical music events you shouldn’t miss this week
Violinist Michael Ferri, who is currently taking a break from his studies at Rice, will perform with Robert L. Cronquist and the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra at Severance Hall in Cleveland.
Scene
http://bit.ly/1aOdZSD

Semi-finalists announced for the 40th Annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition

Half of the finalists in this year's Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition have ties to Rice. The competition finals will be held at Rice's Stude Concert Hall.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/1HLry2C