The Dahlia Flute Duo—Mary Matthews (MM ’10, Flute) and Melissa Wertheimer (MM ’10, Piccolo)—will perform at the 2011 Congress of the International Alliance for Women in Music, held in Flagstaff, Ariz, on Sept. 16. They will give the world premiere of Chatter by Nicole Chamberlain and perform An Unsubstantial Territory by Linda Dusman.
Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Cheryl Lim won second prize in the Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition on Apr. 16. Lim’s teacher Marina Piccinini was the featured guest artist at the Central Ohio Flute Association convention.
Soprano Laura Strickling (MM ’06) has won The American Prize in Vocal Performance for 2011 in the professional opera division.
The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years.
Winners of the 2011 Prix d’Ete are:
1st Prize: Emily Koh – trans-[migra].nation
2nd Prize: Viet Cuong – Pulse Train
3rd Prize: Patrick McMinn – The Middle Place
These pieces were performed at the annual Prix d’Ete concert in Friedburg Hall on Thursday, April 28.
Faculty artist Garnett Bruce will direct Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at the San Francisco Opera. The production runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4 and then from Nov. 18 to 25. It will also be simulcast at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, on Sept. 25 at 2:00 pm. Last year’s free live simulcast drew an unprecedented crowd of 32,000 people, many experiencing opera for the first time.