Adrienne Geisler (BM ’07, MM ’09, Violin) won a full-time section violin position with the Phoenix Symphony. She is currently performing with the Kansas City Symphony on a one year contract and will start the job in Phoenix this September. Geisler has been fortunate to perform with many orchestras since graduation. Last year she joined the Tucson Symphony and was appointed acting associate concertmaster. Prior to that she performed regularly with the Baltimore Symphony and was a member of the Albany Symphony, Annapolis Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, among others.
A composition by Baris Perker (MM ’05, DMA ’11), Concerto for Alto Saxophone, was performed by saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky and the Boston University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of David Martins, on Feb. 28 at the Tsai Performance Center in Boston, Mass.
Historic Christmas Carols: New Settings for Flute and Piano by Helen-Jean Talbott, a Preparatory composition student of Judah Adashi, has been accepted for publication by Falls House Press. Falls House Press specializes in flute music and has a distribution agreement with the Theodore Presser Company. The music is scheduled for publication in 2013.
In January 2013, Daniel Levitov performed Darius Milhaud’s Cello Concerto No. 2 with the Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria. This performance was broadcast on local television and a concert recording was made. This project was partially funded by a Preparatory Faculty Development Grant.
Danya Katok (MM ’09, Voice) will perform with cellist Julia Biber at the Classical at Pete’s concert series at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn on April 11. The concert will feature John Tavener’s Akhmatova Songs, Lembit Beecher’s Three Songs of Remembered Love, and the world premiere of James Sproul’s The End.