A song by Professional Studies faculty member Derrick Wang is featured on a new recording, Notorious RBG in Song. The collection of world-premiere recordings salutes the life and work of legal pioneer Ruth Bader Ginsburg in celebration of her completion of 25 years on the United States Supreme Court. The album includes the aria, “You are Searching in Vain for a Bright-Line Solution,” from Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
Juliet McComas (BM ’71, MM ’74, Piano) recently released her CD “A Musical Retrospective.” The two-disc set covers a broad spectrum of music including many favorite pieces from past and present studies. It is available on CD Baby, as well as Amazon, iTunes and similar sites.
Thomas Dolby, head of the Music for New Media program, will be releasing a greatest hits album called “Hyperactive” and will go on a short tour in July and August called “An Evening of Music and Storytelling With Thomas Dolby.” The two-disk album will be released on July 27 and will feature music from his 30-year career. The small-setting concerts of the tour will be largely decided by the audience, and Dolby will reveal fun anecdotes about each piece chosen by the audience.
The Peabody Peled Cello Gang will be collaborating with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra next season. They will spend a long weekend in Fairfax County going into public schools, giving cello lessons, and performing a gala for the symphony on May 31, 2019.
Igor Yuzefovich (BM ’02, GPD ’04, Violin) has been named the new joint leader of the BBC Symphony. He will continue as concertmaster of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as well until March 2019, after which he will relinquish his position with the SSO.