Michael Maliakel (BM ’12, Voice) performs as the role of Aladdin in the Broadway show Aladdin. The musical resumed performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre on September 28. Maliakel is making his Broadway debut after appearing on the 25th anniversary national tour of The Phantom of the Opera.
Guitar instructor Thomas Viloteau recorded The Walls by Sergio Assad featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello, and leading guitarists from around the world, including Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, AD ‘18, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble), Ana Vidovic (AD ’07, Guitar), David Tanenbaum (’76, Guitar), and Berta Rojas (MM ’98, GPD ’00, Guitar). The piece premiered on YouTube on October 7, 2021.
Guitar Professor Manuel Barrueco’s (BM ’75, Guitar) album Music from Cuba and Spain; Sierra: Sonata para Guitarra has been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY in the category of Best Classical Album. The album was released by Tonar Music and mastered by Recording Arts faculty Ed Tetreault. Barrueco was featured in a WJZ interview discussing his nomination in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.