Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting) was interviewed in BMore Art. In the interview, he comments on his process, career, relationship with Marin Alsop, and his deep connection to music.
Composer Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei (MM ’17, Composition) was recently selected to participate in the Choral Art Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada. This tuition-free program brings together a select group of composers, conductors, and choirs for an intensive workshop that explores the creation and presentation of choral music in the 21st century. From February 11 – March 2, Sabzghabaei will be in residence at the Banff Centre, working with Pro Coro Canada, conducted by Michael Zaugg, composer Tarik O’Regan, and Swedish conductor Lone Larsen.
Gu Wei (MM ’17, Composition) and Mi Zhou (MM ’18, Organ) were selected as one of the four composer/organist pairs by the American Guild of Organists (AGO) for their Student Commissioning Project 2019. The project is AGO’s most recent new music venture, with the initiative of creating new repertoire for the organ. The pair will produce a new organ piece to be premiered in Spring 2019, followed by another performance in the same year.
Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice) made her directing debut in a performance of Michael Hersch’s (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) On the Threshold of Winter at the Corcoran Music Festival, which began last weekend. The performance was reviewed in The Washington Post by Anne Midgette, who praised the performance for its humanity and truth.
Robert Hitz (BM ‘82, Piano) married John C. Wilson on August 18, 2018. The ceremony was held in Pikesville, Md. and featured original music by Robert’s students, and an original poem by John’s colleague.