Faculty News

Zosha Di Castri: Pentimento World Premiere with WDR Sinfonieorchester & Cristian Măcelaru

The WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne, conducted by Music Director Cristian Măcelaru, has commissioned Zosha Di Castri to write a new orchestral work, Pentimento, for the orchestra's 75th anniversary season. It will be premiered on October 28 and 29, 2022 at the Kölner Philharmonie in Cologne, Germany.

Dr. William Mason (GSAS '15) Publishes Article in "Oxford Handbook of Spectral Music" on Zosha Di Castri and David Adamcyk's "Phonobellow"

In a new article published by the Oxford Handbook of Spectral Music, composer, performer, and music scholar William Mason (GSAS '15, Music Theory) considers excerpts from pieces by Grisey and Murail against Zosha Di Castri's and David Adamcyk’s 2015 piece "Phonobellow."

US Premiere of Professor George Lewis's "Tales of the Traveller" Written About in New York Times

Professor George Lewis's piece "Tales of the Traveller" had its US premiere, but the most exciting part about the performance was one of the guest soloists: a computer program named Voyager, originally programmed by George Lewis in 1987.

Arabic Translation of Alessandra Ciucci's Writing Published by the Edition La Croisée des Chemins and the Académie du Royaume du Maroc

The Arabic translation of Alessandra Ciucci's writing on Moroccan professional female singer-dancers (shikhat) and on the musicopoetic genre ‘aiṭa, was published as a collection by the Edition La Croisée des Chemins in partnership with the Académie du Royaume du Maroc.

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.

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