Gemma New Interviewed and to Conduct Reply

gemma-new-headshot-2-photographer-roy-coxGemma New (MM ’11, Conducting) was interviewed in the San Francisco Classical Voice by Jeff Kalis. In the interview, she talks about her busy upcoming schedule and her ambitious repertoire selections. She also talks about her career and how she came to be a conductor in America. She conducted the San Francisco Symphony on Wednesday, July 10, in a concert featuring the works of Tchaikovsky. Coming up, she will conduct the orchestra on July 13 at 7:30 pm and on July 14  at 4:00 pm in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Both of these concerts will take place in the Frost Amphitheater in San Francisco, Calif. 

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.