Faculty News

Zosha Di Castri Commissioned by Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Zosha Di Castri was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to write a song cycle for acclaimed soprano Barbara Hannigan, entitled "In the Half-Light." With a libretto written by renowned author Tash Aw, the cycle received its world premiere in Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on May 19 and 21, 2022, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno.

Magdalena Stern-Baczewska Premieres Charles Fox's Fantaisie for Clarinet, Piano, and Orchestra

Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, MPP), together with clarinetist Carol McGonnel and Orchestre de Chambre du Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau, gave a U.S. premiere of Charles Fox's Fantaisie for Clarinet, Piano, and Orchestra, with the composer at the podium.

Professor Alessandra Ciucci Publishes New Book: The Voice of the Rural: Music, Poetry, and Masculinity among Migrant Moroccan Men in Umbria

Alessandra Ciucci, assistant professor of music, has published a new monograph The Voice of the Rural: Music, Poetry, and Masculinity among Migrant Moroccan Men in Umbria. The book is available through the University of Chicago Press.

Chris Washburne and Seth Cluett Awarded Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Awards.

Chris Washburne & Seth Cluett

Each year, the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Awards honor the presence and work of extraordinary faculty in Arts and Sciences. Nominated by students, colleagues, chairs, and deans, these faculty represent the highest achievements of research, teaching, and service to Columbia and to the world.

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