David Garrett Performs Across US

David Garrett, when not playing at the Hollywood Bowl, took part in the Sound Encounters Music Camp, National Cello Institute, and the Grand Tetons Music Festival. Summer solo and chamber music performances included concerts in Los Angeles, Claremont, Pasadena, Algoura Hills, Santa Monica, Ottawa (KS), and Teton Village (WY). This Tuesday’s broadcast of Performance Today includes the Zemlinsky Trio from the Grand Tetons Music Festival with Garrett as cellist.

Christopher Johnstone in Hometown Caberet

Alumnus Christopher Johnstone took his first cabaret in his hometown, Cedar Rapids, Iowa for three performances at “Brucemore’s Cabaret in the Courtyard.”

A review on Hoopla notes, “Johnstone possesses a lovely example of the classic Broadway voice. He knows how to shape a phrase and use dynamics to tell a story, and his voice is warm in the lower registers and sweet in the upper registers. He can impressively sustain a note, adding texture as he does so, and he uses the skill to great effect at the end of numbers. It’s easy to hear why he’s found success in the world of Broadway shows.”

Beth Peregrine Sings with Golden Bridge Consort

Alumnus Beth Peregrine will join the Golden Bridge Consort, under conductor Suzi Digby OBE, for the ensemble’s second concert, September 19th at 8PM. This years ensemble features 16 singers and will feature newly commissioned pieces from both Stephen Hartke and Bill Cunliffe (two time Grammy award winning jazz pianist and composer).

Johannes Müeller-Stosch conducts in Holland, Michigan

Dr. Johannes Müeller-Stosch will be conducting the Michigan premiere of Dreamtime Ancestors for Orchestra by Christopher Theofanidis with the Holland Symphony. The Holland Symphony’s season was featured in an article in the Holland Sentinel.

Bob Cole alumnus Solomon Liang will perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the orchestra in September. Since being named Music Director and Conductor of the Holland Symphony, Johannes Müller-Stosch has brought unprecedented growth in size and quality of performances as well as record numbers of season subscriptions.

Elliot Deutsch Works with John Clayton

Alumnus Elliot Deutsch has been working with John Clayton, writing music for the Kennedy Center Spring Gala “It Don’t Mean a Thing… A Celebration of Swing.”  The concert is on May 3rd and will feature Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Terence Blanchard, Paquito D’Rivera, The Puppini Sisters, and Paul Taylor Dance, and is under the direction of John Clayton.

Benton-Thomas Preciado at United Negro College Masked Ball

Benton-Thomas Preciado performed at the United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Masked Ball hosted by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

The Ball is one of the Los Angeles’ signature fundraising gala and premier social events of the year. UNCF recognizes the extraordinary work of corporations and individual who have made significant contributions to UNCF’s work to improve the educational outcomes of African American and other minority students who deserve a quality, affordable college education.