Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will do his first tour of China in the fall, with recitals and master classes in Shanghai and Chengdu; a recital in Santa Barbara, Calif.; and a tour of Europe (Switzerland, Spain, Germany). He will also perform on September 22 at the New World Center on Miami Beach, presenting the “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the New World Symphony and Michael Francis conducting. Barrueco will perform a solo recital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 11. He will also conduct a master class and then perform with the Brasilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, with Robert Minczuk conducting the “Concierto de Aranjuez.”
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will end the fall semester with a performance with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Victor Pablo Perez conducting the beautiful “Medea” by flamenco composer Manolo Sanlúcar originally for two flamenco guitars and orchestra. Barrueco will perform a 30 minute suite from the hour long ballet in a version for one guitar. Immediately following the performance, Barrueco will record “Medea” with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in the Canary Islands and Victor Pablo Perez conducting for a release later in 2013 on Tonar Music.
Graduate Performance Diploma candidate I-Wen Wang, who studies piano with Benjamin Pasternack, made her China debut in June and as a soloist performing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Hunan Symphony Orchestra in Changsha, Hunan Province, People’s Republic of China. This trip was sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs of Taipei City and the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan).
Faculty artist Anthony McGill, clarinet, was interviewed by the San Francisco Classical Voice.
The documentary film, Defiant Requiem, created and musical directed by Murry Sidlin (BM ’62, Music Education; MM ’68, Instrumental Conducting), will be seen in New York for a week, August 3-9, at the IFC Theater in Greenwich Village; and will also be seen in Los Angeles at the Laemmle NoHo7 Theater in North Hollywood, August 17-23. The live performance his Defiant Requiem was presented in Jerusalem in May with the Jerusalem Symphony, and the Kuhn Choir of Prague. The entire Verdi Requiem is the centerpiece for the concert/drama. Other performances this year: the Berkshire Choral Festival in July, the Atlanta Symphony and Chorus in October, Peabody in April, and New York’s Avery Fisher Hall in April, and Prague in June. PBS will broadcast the film nationally next April as well.