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Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu’s CD reviewed by American Record Guide and Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The CD titled “The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan: Piano Works by Charles T. Griffes” (Centaur, 2010), by Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, has recently been reviewed by both American Record Guide (issue of September/October, 2011) and Seattle Post-Intelligencer (October 24, 2011).

Alan Becker, critic of American Record Guide, praised Liu’s interpretation “with excellent sound, sensitivity and beguiling color”.  Sang Woo Kang, piano professor at Providence College and music critic, wrote “Overall, this is an excellent recording. Liu has done justice to this sometimes overlooked body of work with her playing, as she pays tribute to a unique and evocative composer.”

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BGSU Students, Alum, and Faculty Featured at Electronic Music Midwest 2011

BGSU Electroacoustics will be well represented at this year’s Electronic Music Midwest Festival in Kansas City, Kansas, September 29-October 1
Chin Ting Chan (MM ’11) – Katachi II [fixed media]
Tim Harenda (MM ’11) – Absence [violin and live electronics] – with Sally Williams (MM current), violin
Andrew Martin Smith (DMA current) – Echoes in the Darkness [fixed media]
Ben Taylor (MM ’11) – First Punch [contrabass and fixed media]
Dan Tramte (MM ’10) – Corse Mode: for Straight Key and Electronics [instrument with electronics]
Rob McClure (MM ’07) – now our grief is put away [soprano and computer]
Elainie Lillios (BGSU Faculty) – November Twilight [trumpet and live electronics]
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(Submitted by Elainie Lillios)

Thomas Rosenkranz in Residence at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China

Assistant Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz is currently in residence at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China. During the next two months, he will be presented in a series of lectures, workshops, private lessons, and masterclasses. In addition he will present a chamber music concert with violinist Chu Wang and BGSU alum and cellist, Mingwei Zhao on October 17th and a solo concert on October 19th.

During his time in China he will also be performing and giving masterclasses at the following institutions: The Shanghai Conservatory of Music (as part of New Music Week Shanghai), Hong Kong Baptist University, Xian Conservatory in Guangzhou, Sichuan Academy of the Arts in Chengdu, and Tunghai University in Taiwan.

(Submitted by Thomas Rosenkranz)

Composition Faculty Dr. Elainie Lillios on tour in Georgia

Composition faculty Elainie Lillios will be “on tour” in Georgia from
September 20-24, presenting concerts, lectures and master classes at three

Tuesday, 20 September, Georgia State University in Atlanta
Composition Seminar 1:10-2:00pm
Electronic Music Seminar 3:00-4:30pm

Wednesday and Thursday 21 and 22 September, Georgia Southern University in
Wednesday Master class, 2:00pm
Thursday Channel Noise V concert featuring works by Elainie Lillios, 7:30pm

Friday and Saturday 23 and 24 September, Columbus State University in
Columbus (GA)
Friday Master class, 1:30, Composition seminar 3:30
Saturday concert of works by Elainie Lillios, 7:30pm

(Submitted by Elainie Lillios)

Andrew Pelletier, Associate Professor of horn, to Visit Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Andrew Pelletier, Associate Professor of horn, will be visiting Colorado State University, Fort Collins, September 22-25, 2011. Dr. Pelletier was invited to the School of the Arts at CSU as a featured artist in their Masterclass Series and Virtuoso Recital Series, where he will present a masterclass with CSU horn majors and perform a solo recital along with CSU horn faculty, and BGSU alumni, Mathew Evans.

(Submitted by Andrew Pelletier)