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Jan 13 2014
BGSU’s faculty Susan Nelson, Nermis Mieses, Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, Stephen Miahky, and Matthew Daline will perform the world premiere of several chamber music pieces that won the 2012 [www.bcmcc.info]Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC). Susan Nelson, Assistant Professor of Bassoon, is the director of the BCMCC, an organization that fosters and promotes the bassoon as a chamber instrument by holding a competition every other year for new compositions featuring the bassoon in a chamber setting. In this way the BCMCC increases repertoire available for bassoonists and helps with public awareness on the versatility of the instrument.
The world premiere concert of the 2012 winning works will take place on January 19th at 7:30pm in Round Top, Texas as part of the evening concerts of the [www.mqvc.org]Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition & Bassoon Symposium.
Jan 09 2014
Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, Assistant Professor of Piano, is touring in Taiwan and giving a series of master classes and lectures at the major music schools in Taipei City between January 2 and 6. This tour was organized by teachers in Taipei who recognized Dr. Liu’s unusual achievement in her teaching career: after having taught as a full-time piano professor in Taiwan for 7 years, Dr. Liu accepted her teaching position at BGSU and started her career in the US in 2008.
Dec 17 2013
Dec 16 2013
Associate Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz will be in residence at the Modern Academy sponsored by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble from January 2-8th 2014. He will join the ensemble for a performance of Steve Reich’s Octet and will be presented in a masterclass. Previous to this he will visit Chengdu, China from Dec. 26-28th for a series of four masterclasses at the Sichuan Conservatory, and a lecture on new trends in contemporary music at the Sichuan Minorities University.
For more information about the Modern Academy of Hong Kong visit:
Nov 27 2013
BOWLING GREEN, O.—The holiday Festival Series performance at Bowling Green State University on Dec. 6 will live up to its name, presenting a festival of music, poetry, dance, theater and more.
The 7 p.m. concert in Kobacker Hall will feature soprano Kisma Jordan, a BGSU alumna, as soloist with the BG Philharmonia in Bach/Gounod’s “Ave Maria,” plus 200 students, faculty and community members along with some of BGSU’s top ensembles, including the University Choral Society, BGSU Wind Symphony Brass and BGSU’s Heart and Music musical theater students.
Filled with classics like “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” traditional carols and some special holiday medleys, “the concert has evolved into a holiday performance of epic proportions,” said Susan Hoekstra, director of public events for the College of Musical Arts. Hoekstra hinted there would be some surprise soloists in the Haydn “Toy Symphony,” where toys take center stage.
The award-winning Prestige Barbershop Quartet will bring their harmonies to “What Child Is This?” and the bouncy rhythms of “Sleigh Ride” will liven the pace.
Tickets can be purchased at BGSU.edu/FestivalSeries or by calling the box office at 419-372-8171.
The concert is part of a whole evening of entertainment with BGSU’s family-friendly ArtsX events across campus.
Nov 26 2013
Solungga Liu, Assistant Professor of Piano, is guest soloist in Robert Morris’s Faculty Artist Recital on December 3 at the Eastman School of Music. She will perform two piano works by Morris, Meandering River (2001) and Three Braided River (2013, world premiere). Both works were written for and dedicated to her.
Nov 07 2013
New Focus Recordings recently released an album of contemporary music featuring Associate Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz. The disc, entitled “ Inflorescence: Music from soundSCAPE,” features new works that were written for soprano Tony Arnold, percussionist Aiyun Huang, and Professor Rosenkranz for the soundSCAPE Festival in Italy.
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Oct 29 2013
BGSU’s wind faculty, John Sampen, Susan Nelson, Andrew Pelletier, Conor Nelson, Nermis Mieses, and Kevin Schempf will visit Capital University in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 as part of an exchange with Capital’s QuintEssiential Wind Quintet. The faculty will perform a concert of solo and chamber works at 3pm in Capital’s Huntington Recital Hall, followed by a session of coaching chamber groups at 4pm.
Oct 28 2013
Adjunct Assistant Professor of organ, Michael Gartz, will be the featured soloist with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, December 13, 14 & 15. With conductor John Dodson, he will perform Handel’s Organ Concerto in G Minor, and the Albinoni Adagio for Organ and Strings. The concerts will be held at the Holy Rosary Chapel, at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse Campus. For more information visit: http://www.adriansymphony.org/december.htm
On September, a new CD was released that includes 2 of Prof. Chris Dietz’s compositions:
La fleur du ciel for string trio
Quintet No.2 for clarinet and string quartet
Further details can be found here:
The CD is available for purchase in stores, or on the web: