Media Mentions - April 2017

Houston Symphony Presents World Premiere of Conquest Requiem
Alumna Gabriela Lena Frank, Composer-in-Residence of the Houston Symphony will have her 'Conquest Requiem’ performed May 5-7.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2oy4iPx

What Du Yun's Pulitzer Win Means for Women in Classical Music
Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Distinguished Service Professor of Musicology Emerita, Marcia Citron is mentioned.
The New Yorker
http://bit.ly/2pynduk

Acclaimed organist to perform at Millburn church on April 30
Alumnus Daryl Robinson ’14 is featured.
NJ.com
http://bit.ly/2pvAfwh


The Woodlands Symphony to present a celebration of local arts and artists
Will Rice College senior Katherine Audas is mentioned.
Woodlands Online
http://bit.ly/2oRR04j

Beethoven and his cellist friends

Alumna Cherry Kim ’10 is featured.
Boston Musical Intelligencer
http://bit.ly/2oFTWR3

Rice University cello professor to visit Penn State
Desmond Hoebig, professor of cello, will present a masterclass for Penn State cello students April 14.
Penn State News
http://bit.ly/2ppX1SB

Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Carnegie Hall Notables host 13th Annual Notable Occasion

Rice’s former quartet-in-residence, the Dover String Quartet, is featured.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2p5X3ig

Houston Symphony revives concerto with performance with Brinton Averil Smith April 13-15
Brinton Averil Smith, associate professor of cello at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2p61l9r

Houston Symphony revives long-lost cello concerto with historic performance
Brinton Averil Smith, associate professor of cello at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2oyK501

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Chiara String Quartet May 11
An article mentions that members of the Chiara Quartet attended Rice.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2n7E4Y6

Wright, Cooke among artists heading to LU

Alumna Sasha Cooke ’04 is mentioned.
Post-Crescent
http://post.cr/2nAVecL

Classical music takes spotlight in Monday Musical program
An article mentions that Peter VanBeck attended Rice.
Herald-Palladium
http://bit.ly/2n4CDcT

Media Mentions - March 2017

Geneva Concerts will present Symphoria later this month
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, is mentioned.
Daily Messenger (This also appeared in Gates-Chili Post and Brighton-Pittsford Post.)
http://bit.ly/2otMB7D

Following a passion for chamber music
Alumna Patricia Shands ’01 is featured.
Recordnet.com
http://bit.ly/2nP9X7b

Asia Society is ready for an uncomfortable public forum on racial representation on Houston stages
Shih-Hui Chen, professor and chair of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, will speak at the Asia Society’s Texas Center March 31.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2oC5jGv

Honens appoints Jon Kimura Parker as artistic director
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, has been named the artistic director of the Honens Piano Competition.
Rhinegold
http://bit.ly/2o7l783

Color into sound: Loop38 at Turrell Skyspace

An article discusses a Loop38 performance that was hosted at James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion on the Rice campus. Graduate student Yvonne Chen and Jerry Hou, associate conductor at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, are mentioned.
Arts + Culture
http://bit.ly/2nrpGXA

Lee to host faculty wind quintet
An article mentions that Eric Anderson studied at Rice with Benjamin Kamins, professor of bassoon at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music,
The Chattanoogan
http://bit.ly/2odkg1B

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker hosts ‘This Is My Music’
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, is featured.
CBC Music
http://bit.ly/2nQ8Lkq

Asia Society Texas Center to hold panel on race and representation in Houston Grand Opera March 31
Shih-Hui Chen, professor and chair of composition and theory at the Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2n0cjh5

Young and Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync and Kinetic team up
An article profiles WindSync, a music group whose founders studied at Rice. Alumni Garrett Hudson ’11 and Tracy Jacobson ’10, graduate student Natalie Lin and Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, are mentioned.
Arts + Culture
http://bit.ly/2nsaegA

Sergio Ruiz named Glenn Korff School of Music director

Alumnus Sergio Ruiz ’04 is mentioned.
Lincoln Journal-Star
http://bit.ly/2mC8NZM

US violinist brings music advocacy to Phl
Alumnus Noel Martin ’00 is mentioned.
Phil Star
http://bit.ly/2lTyzM5

Fine Arts Society of Liberty, Texas to host LHS students for special evening
Students from Liberty High School will attend a concert at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music. Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, and graduate student Ben Manis are mentioned.
Liberty County Vindicator
http://bit.ly/2lTwrE3

The Royal Oak Symphony presents: Beethoven's Violin Concerto
Graduate student Timothy Steeves is mentioned.
Royal Oak Patch
http://bit.ly/2miSLm2

Navy band in Ohio this week
Alumnus Carl Lindquist ’04 is featured.
Norwalk Reflector
http://bit.ly/2njMZWl

Concert calendar: Week of March 12-19
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Naples Daily News
http://bit.ly/2miQEyI

Encore Houston, episode 9: MUSIQA
An article mentions that Anthony Brandt, associate professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music; Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at the Shepherd School; and Karim Al-Zand; associate professor of composition and theory at the Shepherd School, are on the board of MUSIQA.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2nlW7WZ

PI presents: World-class performance highlights from 2016 Midwest International Piano Competition
Alumna Alison Lee ’15 is mentioned.
Iowa Public Radio
http://bit.ly/2mtoSTp

Harp and flute featured in faculty recital at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
Leone Buyse, the Joseph and Ida Kirkland Mullen Professor of Flute and chair of woodwinds, is mentioned.
Bradenton Patch
http://bit.ly/2mBO0rg

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra world premieres Julia Adolphe work
Alumna Sasha Cooke ’04 is mentioned.
Sequenza 21
http://bit.ly/2lAz1Pi

Concert calendar: Week of March 5-13
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Naples Daily News
http://bit.ly/2m3vCW3

Music director Christoph Eschenbach returns to Houston Symphony for concert March 3-5

Alumnus Jack Swanson ’16 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2mmfaTB

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents world premiere of ‘Shiver And Boom’ March 18-19
Alumna Sasha Cooke ’04 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2lmzzYL

PSO Concert March 12 at Valley Forge Auditorium
Alumnus Tomasz Robak ’13 is mentioned.
Parma Observer
http://bit.ly/2mxtg51

Dan Egan, VHS ’10, to perform at New York Philharmonic

Dan Egan, a graduate student at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
My Verona NJ
http://bit.ly/2lDkTRr

Soprano loves scaling musical heights with orchestra
Alumna Erin Wall ’00 is mentioned.
Dispatch Argus
http://bit.ly/2lx6e9x

Working with a Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner
Alumna Caroline Shaw ’04 is mentioned.
Grecourt Gate
http://bit.ly/2mxe5c1

Composer David Colson's music takes center stage tonight
Ben Kamins, professor of bassoon, and Matthew Strauss, associate professor of percussion, are mentioned.
WMUK
http://bit.ly/2mPFUIH

Media Mentions - February 2017

Free young person’s concert: Haven String Quartet
An article mentions that members of the Haven Quartet graduated from Rice.
Fairfield Sun
http://bit.ly/2lFF1F4

Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire to perform Faure's ‘Requiem’
Alumnus Eric Esparza ’00 is mentioned.
Windy City Times
http://bit.ly/2lwtvcZ

Musica Viva's upcoming concert, ‘The Next Generation,’ welcomes the Rolston String Quartet

An article mentions that the Rolston String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Roanoke Times
http://bit.ly/2mfMrQN

Collection of works highlighted in 'Rhapsody in Blue' at Heinz Hall
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, is mentioned.
Trib Live
http://bit.ly/2mgwTc2

DiverseCity: Natalie Lin, a musician’s profile
Graduate student Natalie Lin is featured.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”
http://bit.ly/2lY9Tkz

PSO welcomes guest conductor for grand classics
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, is mentioned.
Herald-Star
http://bit.ly/2kUxuTQ

Music director Christoph Eschenbach returns to Houston Symphony for Concert March 3-5
Alumnus Jack Swanson ’16 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2mlueNE

George London Foundation to welcome Paul Appleby and Sarah Mesko in Recital

Alumna Sarah Mesko ’10 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2loFnQ8

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards are announced
An article mentions that Aaron Blake attended Rice.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2mpfXiR

Young opera virtuosos make Houston Symphony debuts under the direction of former music director Christoph Eschenbach
Alumnus Jack Swanson ’16 is mentioned.
Katy News
http://bit.ly/2l0MZ7P

Young American and Cuban classical musicians team up for 1st collaborative concert
Alumnus Matthew Detrick ’03 is mentioned.
Katy News
http://bit.ly/2mbwxXr

Portraits for a young musician
Alumnus Kimball Gallagher ’02 is featured.
San Francisco Classical Voice
http://bit.ly/2ktJ08C

Opera house design unveiled, set to open July 2020
The Rice University Music and Performing Arts Center is featured.
Rice Thresher
http://bit.ly/2lLPC2j

California Symphony to perform an all-French program at Leshner Center of the Arts March 19
Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2lcHDuq

It’s his last season with the DSO and Jaap’s pulling out all the big German composers

Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Dallas Art Dealers Association
http://bit.ly/2ktGGcH

Elliott is ready to rock Gardner Hall

Brian Connelly, artist teacher of piano and director of piano chamber music and accompanying program, and alumnus Jason Hardink ’01 are mentioned.
Salt Lake Tribune
http://bit.ly/2lbNkZc

Washington National Opera bassoonist plays in School of Music series
Alumnus Joseph Grimmer ’13 is mentioned.
Daily Reveille
http://bit.ly/2l03VNw

The North/South Chamber Orchestra presents Midwinter Fest
Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory, is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2kAaury

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates ‘Big Apple’ Feb. 24-26
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2lrMWqk

MasterVoices presents ‘St. John Passion’ at Carnegie Hall, today
Alumnus Adam Lau ’10 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2luVsBC

MSO concert is 'thoroughly Romantic'
Alumnus Andrew Staupe ’10 is mentioned.
Herald-Mall Media
http://bit.ly/2k7JXhH

The Music House Piano Quartet: A perfect meeting of minds
Alumna Meredith Harris ’06 is mentioned.
CVNC
http://bit.ly/2k39BnI

F ort Worth Opera announces line up of unpublished operas, May 3-4
Alumnus Daniel Zajicek ’12 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2lfVn8d

Faculty musicians take the stage in February
Alumnus Glenn Einschlag ’99 is featured and Benjamin Kamins, professor of bassoon, is mentioned.
UB Now
http://bit.ly/2jUN3oZ

Wellesley Symphony to feature Boston Symphony violinist
Alumna Lucia Lin ’85 is mentioned.
Wicked Local Wellesley
http://bit.ly/2ks46me

Cellist runs for charity
Alumnus David Gerstein ’08 is featured.
Arkansas Online (This also appeared in Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://bit.ly/2jKPmOF

A guide to mastering Dalmatian Fjaka
Alumna Loreta Kovacic ’96 authored an op-ed about Fjaka.
Croatia Week
http://bit.ly/2jmL3ut

Media Mentions - January 2017

Rolston String Quartet spielt in Tegernsee
An article mentions that the Rolston String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Tegernseer Stimme (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2jVsKJ8

Cassatt in the Basin! returns
Alumna Jennifer Leshnower ’89 is mentioned.
Big Spring Herald
http://bit.ly/2jViy34

Sarah Lawrence selects new president
Alumna Cristle Collins Judd ’82 has been chosen as the president of Sarah Lawrence College.
Bronxville Patch
http://bit.ly/2kbjtA9

Judd named Sarah Lawrence's new president
Iohud
http://lohud.us/2kAWevy

Sarah Lawrence College names Cristle Collins Judd new president
Westfair Communications
http://bit.ly/2kBeUzp

East Texas Youth Orchestra to feature violinist Chloe Trevor

Alumna Chloe Trevor ’11 is featured.
Tyler Morning Telegraph
http://bit.ly/2jxh6Gu

The improv doom of CARL braids free jazz with metal noise
Benjamin Kamins, professor of bassoon at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2jFk7SA

Boise Philharmonic conductor search: Alastair Willis steps up next with Shostakovich
Alumnus Alastair Willis '99 is featured.
Idaho Statesman
http://bit.ly/2jmn21I

3 sonatas for piano and violin to play at UPS
Alumna Brittany Boulding ’04 is mentioned.
The Suburban Times
http://bit.ly/2jB45ZZ

Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music: Groundbreaking in September for new music and opera building
Rice’s Shepherd School of Music plans to break ground on a new music and opera building in September. Robert Yekovich, dean of the Shepherd School and the Elma Schneider Professor of Music, and Rice President David Leebron are quoted. Alumni Brenton Ryan ’11, Nicholas Brownlee ’14, Lauren Snouffer ’09, Jack Swanson ’16, Ian Koziara ’16, Frederick Ballentine ’14, Allegra De Vita ’13 and Ben Edquist ’15 are also mentioned. The article mentions that the general contractor, the Linbeck Group, oversaw construction of McMurtry College and James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion on the Rice campus.
Houston Lifestyle and Homes (This appeared in the February issue.)
http://bit.ly/2jpwp3S

Conductor James Gaffigan on music, San Diego Symphony and the pesky pressure to be funny
Alumnus James Gaffigan ’03 is featured.
San Diego Union-Tribune
http://bit.ly/2jpfoEB

Sketching it out with Alexandra T. Bryant
KINETIC will perform at Rice’s Duncan Recital Hall Jan. 21. A 2016 performance by KINETIC aired on Houston Public Media Jan. 14. Graduate student Natalie Lin and Karim Al-Zand, associate professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, are mentioned.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2k4SS41

Encore Houston, episode 2: KINETIC
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2jCoqSd

James Gaffigan on his love of Beethoven, Strauss, Liszt and Houston

Alumnus James Gaffigan ’03 is featured.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2inWDAg

Houston music highlights: Week of Jan. 9
A piece performed by Leone Buyse, the Joseph and Ida Kirkland Mullen Professor of Flute and chair of Woodwinds, and Robert Moeling, preparatory instructor at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, aired on Houston Public Media Jan. 13.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2jrzIpf

Concert review: Ken Cowan offers sturdy performance on Fresno State pipe organ
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
The Fresno Bee
http://bit.ly/2jz8i44

Houston Early Music Festival announces 2017 events, Feb. 11-19
An article mentions that Rice organ students will perform at the Houston Early Music Festival Feb. 11-19. Gregory Barnett, associate professor of musicology at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2jbK5g3

Rising piano virtuoso Behzod Abduraimov performs Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto in Houston Symphony debut
Alumnus James Gaffigan ’03 is mentioned.
The Katy News
http://bit.ly/2iF1QFl

Organist Ken Cowan gives us a hit parade all the way back to 1596
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Fresno Bee
http://bit.ly/2iIeplU

Trio 180 returns to Brookings for concert
Alumna Ann Miller ’03 is mentioned.
Curry Coastal Pilot
http://bit.ly/2hQkYOK

290: Audition winner Caleb Quillen
Alumnus Caleb Quillen ’16 is featured.
Contrabass Conversations
http://bit.ly/2h9y5dp

Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music to break ground on new music and opera building
Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music plans to break ground on a new music and opera building in September 2017. Robert Yekovich, dean of the Shepherd School of Music and the Elma Schneider Professor of Music, is quoted.
Dallas Art Dealers Association
http://bit.ly/2h25uXm

Media Mentions - December 2016

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ tonight at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Alumna Annamarie Zmolek ’10 is mentioned.
KWHI
http://bit.ly/2ibCNZe

Rice University students visit Schulich School of Music
Duncan College senior Bradley Hamilton authored an article about Rice’s Gateway Study of Leadership program’s trip to McGill University. Also mentioned are Ipek Martinez, director of Gateway; Alex Wyatt, assistant director of Gateway; Brown College senior Emily Rao; Jones College junior Caroline Lee; Martel College sophomore Thresa Skeslien-Jenkins; Hanszen College senior Tim Wang; McMurtry College sophomores Carlin Cherry and Simone Bergsrud and alumnus Justin Leroux ’05.
McGill
http://bit.ly/2hokAHF

Rice Shepherd School musicians selected for 2017 Global Academy Fellowship
Six Rice University students have been selected to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program. Shepherd School students John Diodati, Tamer Edlebi, Daniel Egan, Kayla Faurie, Robert O'Brien and Benjamin Roidl-Ward are mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2gTZeon

MasterVoices presents ‘St. John Passion’ at Carnegie Hall, Feb. 9
Alumnus Adam Lau ’10 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2h6o2WU

38th annual ‘Don We Now’ choral concert
Alumnus Eric Esparza ’00 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2gVwEUf

 

Media Mentions - November 2016

ASO to present 'Dance Mix' Masterworks Concert
Alumnus Christopher McKiggan ’12 is featured. The article mentions that McKiggan studied with Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano.
Bay Times and Record Observer
http://bit.ly/2fXp8aE

Out of our past: Nov. 14-20
Alumnus Joby Bell ’96 is mentioned.
Statesville Record & Landmark
http://bit.ly/2fSWbc7

MasterVoices to present Bach's ‘St. John Passion’ at Carnegie Hall this winter
Alumnus Adam Lau ’10 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2gajpPl

Celebrate the holidays with music
Rice’s former quartet-in-residence, the Dover String Quartet, is featured.
Northshore
http://bit.ly/2fIwBH0

Mercury celebrates 'A Mexican Baroque Christmas' Nov. 26
Alumna Hannah Celeste Lu ’06 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2eZrDFE

Canton Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Masterwork 3 Seasonings’ Nov. 19
Alumna Rachel Sandman ’12 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2eUcIwG

Milwaukee Symphony guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru could be a contender

Alumnus Cristian Macelaru ’06 is featured. The article mentions that Macelaru studied with Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
http://bit.ly/2efmq08

Brahms in Context: Maria Sampen, violin, and Michael Seregow, piano at UPS
Alumna Maria Sampen ’99 is mentioned.
The Suburban Times
http://bit.ly/2fh00bI

Aviara Trio in concert
Alumna Erin Breene ’01 is mentioned.
The Bulletin
http://bit.ly/2ffxASu

Media Mentions - October 2016

Utah opera resident artists to perform in southeastern Utah
Alumnus Christian Sanders ’15 is mentioned.
Global Travel Media
http://bit.ly/2fhDTB7

Winners of Philadelphia classical music competition perform at the Kimmel

An article mentions that the Rolston String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
News Works
http://bit.ly/2fn3n5e
WHYY
http://bit.ly/2erMu4l

Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Bewitching Brahms’
Cho-Liang Lin, professor of violin at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
West Hartford News
http://bit.ly/2e4sYNi

Flying fingers and other wonders at Bard
Rice’s Shepherd School of Music is mentioned.
The Millbrook Independent
http://bit.ly/2eU1fxU

Close, but different
Shih-Hui Chen, professor and chair of composition and theory, is mentioned.
City Pulse
http://bit.ly/2eezFu2

Voices of Change offers bracing Chinese music, old and new
For nearly half a century, Voices of Change has introduced new music by leading contemporary composers to Dallas audiences, featuring the music of Professor of Composition and Theory and Chair of Composition and Theory Shih-Hui Chen.
Texas Classical Review
http://texasclassicalreview.com/

Shepherd School Opera to present ‘Trouble in Tahiti’ and ‘Gianni Schicchi’
Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music’s Opera Department and Chamber Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” and Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” Nov. 4-10 in Alice Pratt Brown Hall.
Houston Style Magazine
http://bit.ly/2eCWiZz

Nationally known radio host Michael Barone brings his 'Pipedreams Live!' organ program back to the Meyerson
An article mentions that Jonathan Gregoire is studying at Rice.
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2enTOBc

Shepherd School Symphony offers Carnegie preview performance Oct. 26
Rice's Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra will perform a special Carnegie Hall preview concert at the Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College Oct. 26. Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting; Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano; and Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, are mentioned.
The Classical Arts
http://bit.ly/2eKfHfi

We meet the winners of this year's Banff International String Quartet Competition

An article mentions that the Rolston String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Classical-Music
http://bit.ly/2dnhGFh

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Dance Mix’
Alumnus Christopher McKiggan ’12 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2dqrDNf

Chamber Music Tulsa begins 2016-17 season
Rice’s former quartet-in-residence, the Dover String Quartet, is featured.
GTR Newspapers
http://bit.ly/2e1uH8Y

Lisa Smith Wengler Center to open Recital Series with Verona Quartet
Alumna Dorothy Ro (MM '14) & the Verona Quartet open recital series in the Lisa Smith Wengler Center on October 23.
Malibu Surfside News
http://bit.ly/2eoyWLb

Making ‘magic’ through music
Rice’s former graduate quartet-in-residence, the Jasper String Quartet, is mentioned.
Montgomery Advertiser
http://on.mgmadv.com/2e1gfZR

Montgomery Chamber Music kicks off new season Tuesday
Rice’s former graduate quartet-in-residence, the Jasper String Quartet, is mentioned.
Montgomery Advertiser
http://on.mgmadv.com/2dDGN5U

Chattanooga Clarinet Choir opens season with 'enchanting' guest
Alumnus Brian Viliunas ’06 is mentioned.
Times Free Press
http://bit.ly/2dvkJKA

Hitting the high notes

Alumna Sarah Mesko ’10 is mentioned.
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
http://bit.ly/2dDSCec

OICMF presents special fall concerts
Graduate student Scott Cuellar is mentioned.
The Islands’ Sounder
http://bit.ly/2dp62Ya

Media Mentions - September 2016

South Bend Symphony concert 1st in audition process
An article mentions that Alastair Willis attended Rice.
In the Bend
http://bit.ly/2cMmT9q

KTRU makes magnificent South Asian percussion accessible to all
An article discusses a recent event hosted by KTRU. Karim Al-Zand, associate professor of composition and theory, is mentioned.
Indo American News
http://bit.ly/2dfrK1K

Shen Yun Orchestra visits Toronto Oct. 23
Former student, Chia-Chi Lin, performs her tenth year with the Shen Yun Symphony as a member of the first violin section.
The Whole Note
http://bit.ly/2dcI6Zk

The Hammond Performing Arts series presents the 2016 New England regional finalists -- MET National Council auditions
Alumna Allegra De Vita ’14 and Stephen King, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Voice and Chair of Voice, are mentioned.
Brookline Patch
http://bit.ly/2duib1d

Berry College will host baritone opera singer for free concert

Alumnus Christopher Holloway ’98 is mentioned.
AllOnFloyd
http://bit.ly/2dwzOtf

Virginia Symphony welcomes new members for 96th season

Alumnus Everett Burns ’14 is mentioned.
WY Daily
http://bit.ly/2ddUVTm

‘Trios for 2’ dazzles with multi-instrumentalism
Alumna Molly Gebrian ’10 is mentioned.
The Lawrentian
http://bit.ly/2dwhDGP

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 Orchestral 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 Orchestral 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 Orchestral 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 Orchestral 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
http://bit.ly/1M8Qm9g

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 Orchestral 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 Orchestral 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 Orchestral 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