Lydia received Honorable Mention in the 2014 International Association of Women in Music Search for New Music competition (Ellen Taafe Zwillich Prize division) for her composition “Passage” for chamber ensemble.
Venessa Porter announced as the winner of the Green Dot Journey Composer Competition‘s Northwestern US region ,Seven composers were announced on July 1, 2014 as the winners of the Green Dot Journey Composer Project Competition (see winners below). Their pieces, written for violin and piano, depict different regions of the United States and Canada and will be performed at house concerts and art gallery concerts on the Green Dot Journey starting September 1, 2014.
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.