Tim Smith, music critic for The Baltimore Sun, reviewed a performance by Eric Zuber (BM ’05, AD ’09, Piano) with the Concert Artists of Baltimore.
From the review:
The Saint-Saens concerto veers wildly in mood and character, and calls for correspondingly varied tone colors from the pianist. Zuber, who counts among his teachers Leon Fleisher and Boris Slutsky, easily revealed the necessary technical chops. He maintained admirable clarity of articulation, even while tearing through the finale at a wonderful clip, and he summoned abundant drama for the concerto’s opening homage to Bach.
Zuber, a Preparatory and Conservatory alumnus who is currently a DMA candidate studying with Boris Slutsky, will be one of 30 participants in the International Van Cliburn Competition.
Read the whole review on The Baltimore Sun website.
Lawrence Suh, Preparatory composition student of Judah Adashi, and Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) were announced as recipients of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. They will be recognized with fellow honorees at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 17, 2013. Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Douglas Buchanan received honorable mention.
Jazz faculty artist Blake Meister (BM ’08, Jazz Double Bass) released a CD, Septagon, for the Inner Circle Music label, which was named Best Album of 2012 by CapitolBop and by the Washington D.C. City Paper.
On March 4, Cello Concerto by Jonathan Leshnoff (BA ’95, Anthropology; BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) was performed by Nina Kotova and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, directed by Dirk Brossé.
Photograph by Britt Olsen-Ecker.
Frank Gulino will have his Kennedy Center premiere by the Clipper City Brass Quintet, who will perform Legends of the Pacific, on Monday, March 11 at 6:00 pm. The concert is free as part of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage concert series, and will also be streamed online at http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium. He is also a performing artist for the Edwards Instrument Co. in Elkhorn, Wis.
A work by Frank Gulino (BM ’10, Bass Trombone), Capriccio for trombone and wind ensemble, was performed by bass trombonist Gabe Langfur on Sunday, March 3 with the University of Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gene Pollart. The performance took place at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I.