Media Mentions - November 2014

Asian culture and community: Hmong celebrate the new year
Cho-Liang Lin, professor of violin, will be the featured artist at the Chamber Music International concert at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson.
Dallas Morning News

SFA’s Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition seeks participants
Alumnus Ying Fu ’09 is mentioned as a past winner of the prestigious George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University.
The Gilmer Mirror

From Handel to jazz -- your choice
Graduate student Alexandra Smither won one of two Tecumseh Sherman Rogers graduating awards.

Fantasy (CD review)
Classical Candor writer John Puccio reviews Jon Kimura Parker's CD "Fantasy." Kimura Parker is a professor of piano.
Classical Candor

Three local violinists make 1st cut
Graduate student Lijia Phang passed the first round of the inaugural edition of the Singapore International Violin Competition. Phang is quoted.
Asia One

Hospital helps give birth to violin: Concordia professor plays instrument built using CT scan
Alumna Sonja Harasim '08 is featured. Professor of Violin Cho-Liang Lin and alumnus Chris Walczak '13 are mentioned.
Brainerd Dispatch

John Terauds | A veteran virtuoso continues to climb high
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, is featured. Graduate student Calogero Liberto is mentioned.
Musical Toronto

Young bassoonist to New York Global Academy
Alumnus Michael Severance '14 was selected as a Zarin Mehta Fellow for the New York Philharmonic's Global Academy.
San Francisco Classical Voice

Texas university team visit Apex in Bury St Edmunds on fact-finding tour
Representatives of the design team have visited the Apex for inspiration for a new 600-seat auditorium complete with multiple tiers and a horse shoe design around the audience chamber.
East Anglian Daily Times

Houston pianist returns for coffee concert at First Presbyterian Church
Pianist Joseph Stern Kingma will perform at First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan in Connecticut. Stern is the 2010 Rice University Concerto Champion.

Music in the making: Nov. 6, 2014
Rice's Shepherd School of Music's performance of Paul Hindemith's “Konzertmusik Für Streichorchester Und Blechbläser” conducted by Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, is played.
Houston Public Media

Clarinetist advocates classical music videos
Richard Hawley, professor of clarinet, is encouraging classical musicians to film music videos to promote their work.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

On elite campuses, an arts race
Elite campuses across the country are building architecturally ambitious arts facilities. The opera theater that is being designed for Rice is mentioned.
New York Times

San Diego Symphony fills critical positions

Alumna Danielle Kuhlmann '09 has been appointed second horn for the San Diego Symphony.

Opera Naples announces cast of 'Così Fan Tutte'
Alumna Amy Owens '12 is profiled.
Naples Daily News

Media Mentions - October 2014

Jon Kimura Parker will weave fantasies at UW program
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker will perform a recital on Nov. 14 in Seattle built around the idea of “fantasy,” including Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata, Schumann’s Fantasy in C major and selections from “The Wizard of Oz.”
The Seattle Times

Free weekend fun in Houston Nov. 14-16

The Chamber Music Festival performance of "Spotlight on Music with a German Accent" will be at Rice's Duncan Recital Hall Nov. 15.
Houston on the Cheap

Music in the making: Nov. 9, 2014
Rice's Shepherd School of Music's performance of Georg Philipp Telemann's Sonata in E minor is performed by Benjamin Kamins, professor of bassoon; Paul Ellison, Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Double Bass and chair of strings; and Thomas Jaber, professor of music and director of choral ensembles.
Houston Public Media

San Antonio Symphony raises emotions with Sibelius piece
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, performed at the San Antonio Symphony classical series concert.
San Antonio Express-News

Houston Symphony champions Latin America-inspired work of composer Frank
Alumna Gabriela Frank ’94 is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Davis premiere will open La Jolla Symphony & Chorus season
Alumnus Nathan Davis '96 will compose La Jolla Symphony & Chorus' season-opening concert with a work that invites audience members to use their cellphone as part of the musical experience.

Brad Balliett, bassoonist, composer and radio host, performs in Princeton
Alumnus Brad Balliett '07 is featured.

Sinfonia hosts cellist in weekend concert

Desmond Hoebig, professor of cello, will perform with Lions Gate Sinfonia at North Vancouver's Centennial Theatre.
North Shore News

Meetings in art and music

Rolston String Quartet, who were recently appointed as the graduate Quartet-in-Residence at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, performed at the Aperio Music of the America's season opening.
Arts + Culture Texas

The Houston Symphony presents Ravel and Debussy with conductor laureate Hans Graf this weekend

An upcoming concert will feature Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano.

Grand Rapids Symphony appoints music adviser as spotlight on music director search begins
Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, will guide the Grand Rapid's Symphony's planning for its 2015-16 season and conduct two of its 10 Classical Series programs.

Graduate student string quartet to perform at Centennial Concert

The Cordova Quartet, composed of violinist Andy Liang, violinist Niccoló Muti, violinist Blake Turner and cellist Matthew Kufchak, all graduate students at the Butler School, will perform Friday at the “Centennial Concert: A Taste of Texas,” a concert featuring several ensembles from the Butler School of Music to mark the school’s 100 years of operation.
The Daily Texan

A full sensory experience

Alumnus Andreas Klein ’89 will perform with the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra.

Out & About: 'The Rainmaker' leads deluge of events
Alumna Jing Li '01 will perform with the Portland String Quartet at the opening of its 47th concert.
The Forecaster

Program promotes string attachments
Cho-Liang Lin, professor of violin, will perform with the Oregon Mozart Players at Beall Concert Hall at the University of Oregon.
The Register-Guard

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