Joe Buono Commissioned to Write Piece for Arkansas Trombone Workshop Reply


Joe Buono (BM ’13, MM ’15, Bass Trombone) has been commissioned by a consortium to write a piece for solo trombone and piano. The consortium includes members of orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and Atlanta Symphony. The piece will be premiered at the Arkansas Trombone Workshop on February 25 by Dr. Cory Mixdorf.

Murry Sidlin’s Defiant Requiem Performed by Orchester Wiener Akademie and Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno Reply

Murry SidlinSeptember 20 at 7:30 pm Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a concert/drama created by Murry Sidlin (BM ’62, Music Education; MM ’68, Instrumental Conducting) about performances of Verdi’s Requiem by Jewish prisoners at the Terezín concentration camp, will be performed by Orchester Wiener Akademie and Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno at Konzerthaus Vienna.

Maria Flurry Serves as Principal Percussionist of Flagstaff Symphony Reply

maria flurryMaria Flurry (BM ’87, Percussion, Music Education) recently returned to private teaching after teaching at a school in the BASIS network, a charter school system in Scottsdale, Ariz. She continues to perform recitals with her composer/pianist husband, Henry Flurry as well as performing percussion and marimba concertos. She serves as principal percussionist of the Flagstaff Symphony and as interim timpanist for the 2016-17 season.

Lisa Alexander Released CDs with Glickman Ensemble Reply

Glickman EnsembleThe Glickman Ensemble, a bassoon quartet featuring Lisa Alexander (BM ’85, Music Education; PC ’85, Bassoon; ENGR MS ’88 Computer Science), has three CDs out The Enchanted Bassoon, Cantilena, and Bailas with music ranging from Bach to Villa Lobos. All the music on the CDs include transcriptions for the bassoon(s) by Loren Glickman plus some his original compositions. The CDs are available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. Their website is, where there are video clips from concerts along with short takes from the CDs.