Two Alumni, Anthony Cheung (DMA) and Nico Muhly (Columbia BA), were recently cited in a New York Times article, "Musicians Discuss the Influence of Pierre Boulez" by Zachary Woolfe, written in honor of Boulez's 90th birthday.
On Boulez as a composer, Muhly notes: "His own music has a great amount of surface beauty... That decadence. The Frenchness to it. You can feel the butter swirling in that pan. And when he conducts it, he teases out these luxurious textures."
On Boulez as a "perpetual reviser," Cheung observes: "The quality and care of his work, the craft with which he writes, is something that everyone who cares about composition respects."
Music Performance Program at Columbia University
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, Director
Spring 2015 Student Concerts
April 22nd - World Music Concert, Union Theological Seminary, Social Hall
Bluegrass Ensemble directed by James Kerr, 7pm
Klezmer Ensemble directed by Jeff Warschauer, 8pm
Middle Eastern Ensemble directed by Amir Elsaffar, 9pm
April 22nd - "Concert Spirituals and the Black Soprano," featuring Magdalena Baczewska- piano, Marti Newland - soprano, and Paul T. Kwami - organ. Panel discussion to follow.
St Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, 7-9pm
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Dr. Yoshiaki Onishi, who recently successfully defended and deposited his dissertation for the DMA degree in Composition, and who has been appointed Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Japan, as of April 1, 2015.
Professor George E. Lewis to receive honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Edinburgh
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Professor George E. Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, who will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Edinburgh on June 27, 2015.
The Department of Music congratulates Dr. Nili Belkind, a 2014 alumna of the Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD Program, who has been awarded a two-year Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Columbia University Collegium Musicum Presents A Spring Concert:
Pianto e Rime: Petrarch, Marenzio, and di Lasso
Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm
The Italian Academy
Free Admission (Open to the Public!)
Reception to Follow
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