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 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