Faculty artist Wendel Patrick shared a story about being inspired by André Watts (AD ’72, Piano) in WYPR’s Stories from The Stoop.
Andréa Picard Boecker (MM ’08, Violin) and Clara Christian (MM ’08, Piano) will be performing at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. On Tuesday, January 23, at 7:30 pm, the two will perform their concert called Music for Violin & Piano from Northern Europe, featuring music by Grieg, Sibelius, Barkauskas, Bruch, Prokofiev, and Sinding. Boecker also recently gave a master class at Carnegie Hall.
Music director Michael Repper, a current conducting DMA candidate, will conduct the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra in their 55th season McCrindle Concert at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 18, at 2:00 pm. Flutist Demarre McGill will perform the New York premiere of composition faculty artist Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto. The program will also include Dvovák’s Symphony No. 8, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and feature the world premiere of go and by Thomas Kotcheff (BM ’10, Piano), the First Music commission winner.
Inna Faliks (BM ’99, MM ’01, GPD ’03, Piano) performed Mahler 6 with Daniel Schlosberg (BM ’00, MM ’01, Piano; KSAS BA ’00, History) at the National Gallery in December. The Washington Post called this a “Herculean performance.” In November, Faliks performed and gave master classes in the nation’s top conservatories for her second tour in China. She also presented master classes and recitals at Mondo Musica Cremona, Italy, and served on the International Symposium on Conservatory and University Music Education in September. In August, she gave her Ravinia debut with Schlosberg in the four-hand transcription of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 by Alexander von Zemlinsky and Schlosberg. She performed Beethoven Third Concerto at Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, and gave solo and chamber music performances at Newport Festival, including the premiere of the one-woman show “Polonaise-Fantasie, Story of a Pianist” in July. She also released a recording on Delos Label, titled Polonaise-Fantasie, the Story of a Pianist – a recital-monologue based on autobiographical essays, interspersed with a wide range of pieces from Bach, Mozart, and Chopin to Gershwin, Carter, and Birtwistle. Finally in June, she created, directed and performed in UCLA’s Dialogues and Reimaginings Festival, a three-day festival exploring connections between music old and new.
Alon Goldstein (GPD ’95, MM ’96, Piano) will be featured as part of the Washington Conservatory Concert Series on Friday, January 19, at 8:00 pm, at Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church in Bethesda, Md. This concert is free. Goldstein will perform three piano sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. The concert will also feature the Fine Arts Quartet.