Knussen New York debut Reply

The New York debut of GPD candidate Sonya Knussen, mezzo-soprano, with the Red Light New Music Company at Symphony Space was reviewed by Allan Kozinn of The New York Times. Kozinn wrote, “In two madrigals, “Tu m’uccidi, o crudele” and “Moro, lasso,” the vocal lines, shaped gracefully here by Sonya Knussen, a mezzo-soprano, are offset by quirkily revised accompaniments that expand on Gesualdo’s penchant for acidic harmony.”

Annie Gill (GPD ’08) Reply

Soprano Annie Gill (GPD ’08) won first place in the Kentucky Opera Idol Competition on Sept. 17 in Morehead, Ky. Gill won all three components: judges’ decision, audience choice, and online. She will perform the role of Kate Pinkerton in Baltimore Opera Theatre’s production of Madama Butterfly on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Annie Gill (GPD ’08) Reply

Soprano Annie Gill (GPD ’08) won first place in the Kentucky Opera Idol Competition on Sept. 17 in Morehead, Ky. Gill won all three components: judges’ decision, audience choice, and online. She will perform the role of Kate Pinkerton in Baltimore Opera Theatre’s production of Madama Butterfly on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Latin GRAMMY Nomination Reply

Maracaípe by Sergio Assad has been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY as the Best Classical Contemporary Composition. The work was written for and dedicated to the Beijing Guitar Duo (GPD candidates Meng Su and Yameng Wang), recorded on their CD with the same name, and released on Tonar Music. The 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be on Nov. 11 and broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8:00 pm.

Latin GRAMMY Nomination Reply

A recording by Emily Watkins Freudigman (GPD ’99) with Camerata San Antonio, Salon Buenos Aires: Music by Miguel del Aguila, has been nominated for two Latin GRAMMYs – Best Classical Album and Best Classical Contemporary Composition (for Clocks from Salon Buenos Aires). Camerata San Antonio, founded in 2003 by Freudigman and her husband Ken Freudigman, is a flexible chamber ensemble now entering its eighth season of presenting imaginative chamber music in South Texas.