Chris Rountree Conducts at the Ford Theater

Alumnus Chris Rountree and his new music ensemble, WildUp, will accompanied Ezralow Dance at the Ford Theater. The Chicao Tribune has called Daniel Ezralow “One of the best American dancer-choreographers now working on an international scale.” reports that “Christopher Rountree is enthusiastic about the collaboration. He is particularly passionate about the planned premiere of a new Bach deconstruction by Chris Kallmeyer (composer of the Bach As A Lens series) and a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3 played by a completely different set of instruments than those Bach would have used, which will make the familiar piece sound wildly different and virtuosic. The two Bach pieces will “bookend” the evening.”

Chris Rountree to Conduct La Jolla Symphony

Chris RountreeAlumnus Chris Rountree has been engaged to conduct the La Jolla Symphony May 2-3, 2015. The concert is entitled “… on the nature of the space between us all” and includes Bernstein, Symphony No. 1; Yeung-Ping Chen, The Moon in La Jolla (Thomas Nee Commission); and Ives, Symphony No. 2.

Yeung-Ping Chen will write an Internet-based piece that will allow a group of soloists to be channeled into Mandeville Auditorium through telematics technology.

Jeff Jarvis in Knoxville

Jeff Jarvis was invited to the conference to conduct his composition, CATEGORY 4, for large jazz ensemble plus French horns at a special performance at the College Music Society’s Southern, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.