Fidelia Esther Darmahkasih and Hilary Maiberger will both be performing in Jarkarta, Indonesia this month. Esther, a current BGSU student will be singing a concert in the Goethe House May 30. She will be assisted by Jacqueline Berndt ( flute major at BGSU) and Ivana Tjandra ( former piano major also from BGSU). Hilary, a former voice major at BGSU will be singing Belle with the international tour of Beauty and the Beast in the Ciputra Artpreneur Theater from May 26 to June 30.
Dr. Stephen W. Hodge, newly retired from his position as Director of Choral Activities at the University of Toledo, has donated his personal collection of choral music to the College of Musical Arts. A 24-year member of the UT faculty, Dr. Hodge noted his appreciation that the choral faculty at BGSU has the interest and enthusiasm to see value in the donation. Independently appraised at $18,000, the acquisition will be used by choral students and faculty for many years to come.
BGSU Alumnae Sara L. Emerson wins grand prize in Chicago’s Opera Idol competition.
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Andrew Pelletier, Associate Professor of Horn, has been elected to the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society. The Advisory Council is the main governing body of the Society, charged with carrying out the aims and purposes of the Society and drafting its policy, and election is by a vote of the members of the Society. His three-year post on the Council begins August of 2015.
Eftychia Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Musicology, is one of five scholars invited to participate at an afternoon symposium titled “Beethoven’s Sacred Music in Context,” organized by Professor Markus Rathey of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.
The symposium is presented in conjunction with the Yale Schola Cantorum and Juilliard School of Music’s performances of Beethoven’s Mass in C in New Haven (April 30) and New York (May 2).
Eftychia Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Musicology, has been invited to give the pre-performance lectures at Toledo Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, April 24 and 26. The lectures will begin one hour before curtain at the Valentine Theatre’s lobby. For more information about the production visit ToledoOpera.org.