Amy Domingues and Sonnambula Release Album Reply

Sonnambula_CD_CoverAmy Domingues (MM ’12, Viola da Gamba) is a founding member of the early music ensemble Sonnambula. Sonnambula’s debut recording, Leonora Duarte: The Complete Works, was released on June 7 on the Centaur Records label. Leonora Duarte (1610–1678), a Jewish Converso living in Antwerp, was the only known woman to write music for the viol in the seventeenth-century. Her surviving work, seven Sinfonias for consort, not only fill an extraordinary gap in history, but are a testament to a formidable talent for composition. While working on the project during their residency at the Cloisters, they collaborated with Teju Cole, who has provided commentary on the composer on the album. This project was detailed and praised in an article in The New Yorker in February.

Peter Bay Featured in Sentinel Record Reply

Peter Bay CurrentPeter Bay (MM ’80, Conducting) conducted his final concert as part of the Hot Springs Music Festival on June 15 in Hot Springs, Ark., and was featured for his nine-year position in The Sentinel Record. In the article, he comments on the wonderful time he has had working with the festival and looks forward to focusing his efforts with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, where he is the music director. Until his last performance, Bay will continue working with students at the festival, rehearsing and collaborating along the way. The final concert will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 pm at the Oaklawn Auditorium. Tickets are $20, and the concert will feature music by Jean Sibelius, Bright Sheng, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.