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.
Articulated: Dispatches from the Archives of American Art is a new podcast series from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art which uses music from Sound and Smoke, composed by Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) and performed by the Peabody Wind Ensemble with Harlan Parker conducting.
Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist Denyce Graves received positive a positive review of her role of Madame Mary Cardwell Dawson in the world premiere of The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson at Glimmerglass Festival in Seen and Heard International.
Violin Professor Judith Ingolfsson and pianist Vladimir Stoupel of Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel released an album of works by Karol Rathaus, Heinz Tiessen, and Paul Arma through Naxos. The sonatas by Tiessen and Arma were recorded for the first time.