Violinist Lillian Hughes and flautist Rachel Lantz are participating in the 2016 International Chamber Music Institute, August 6-14. They will perform in venues throughout Quebec, including churches in Quebec City and Montreal.
Rebecca Quillen, senior clarinetist and double major in music performance and English, received the Bobby Chandler Award for her outstanding contributions to the music department as performer and scholar.
Mike Haliczer, senior trumpet player and business management major with a music minor, received the C. J. Hesch Award for his significant contributions to the jazz program.
Conor Lemmon, senior Artist-Scholar bassoonist and a mathematical economics major with a music minor, received the Roy Jesson Prize for his achievements as a performer.
- Love Fellowship
Joanna Love received the American Association of University Women's American Postdoctoral Fellowship, supporting work on her book, Soda Goes Pop: Pepsi-Cola Advertising and Popular Music, 1939–2012.
- Kordzaia Concerts
Alexander Kordzaia performed for the second time at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, conducting the American Youth Harp Ensemble and Virginia Choristers.
- eighth blackbird awards
Ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird won their fourth Grammy, receiving the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance award for their album “Filament.” The group also received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation.
- Love Article
Music professor Joanna Love's article, "Political Pop and Commercials that Flopped: Early Lessons from the 2016 Presidential Race," analyzes the use of pop music in the early stages of the 2016 campaign season.
- Davison Writes about Jazz Diplomacy
Dr. Mike Davison penned an op-ed on jazz diplomacy with Cuba for Fox News.
- Fairtile Award
Dr. Linda Fairtile received the The Richard S. Hill award from the Music Library Association, for her essay "Verdi at 200: Recent Scholarship on the Composer and His Works."
- Broening Fellowship
Dr. Benjamin Broening is the recipient of a 2014 Howard Foundation Fellowship.
- Love Conference Presentation
Dr. Joanna Love was a featured panelist at the Experience Music Project Pop Conference, where she read her paper “Decades in Motion: Dancing and Driving My Toyota Corolla.”
- Cable Book Chapter
Dr. Jennifer Cable published “After the Italian Manner: The English Cantata 1700-1710,” in The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675-1725 (Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance).
- Guest Harpsichordist
Dr. Joanne Kong served as guest harpsichordist at the 2014 Winter Park Bach Festival performing in J. S. Bach's St. John Passion, Haydn's The Creation, Baroque orchestral and choral works, and C. P. E. Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in D minor.
- Paul Hanson, pianoOct267:30 PMThis program features 20th-century French music, including works by Debussy, Messiaen, and Boulez.
- UR Schola Cantorum + Women's ChoraleOct303:00 PMSchola Cantorum and University Women’s Chorale present a varied program of accompanied and a cappella works that... Continue reading
- Third Practice Electroacoustic Music FestivalNov04All DayThird Practice celebrates its 16th year of bringing new electroacoustic music and experimental video to Richmond... Continue reading
- Third Practice Electroacoustic Music FestivalNov05All DayThird Practice celebrates its 16th year of bringing new electroacoustic music and experimental video to Richmond... Continue reading
- UR Wind EnsembleNov137:30 PMThe UR Wind Ensemble presents classic repertoire, including Gordon Jacob’s William Byrd suite, as well as works by... Continue reading
- UR Jazz + Contemporary CombosNov177:30 PMFrom bossa nova to swing and beyond! Don’t miss this fall concert, showcasing some of UR’s nest jazz... Continue reading
- Global SoundsNov203:00 PMCelebrate traditional music and dance from around the world with this free, family-friendly concert featuring Japanese,... Continue reading
- UR Chamber EnsembleNov287:30 PMThe UR Chamber Ensemble presents an evening featuring collaborative performances by student instrumentalists, vocalists,... Continue reading
- Cuban SpectacularNov297:30 PMWhat happens when you mix Cuban rhythms with American jazz? The mambo is born! Come along with Dr. Mike Davison on a... Continue reading
- UR Symphony OrchestraNov307:30 PMMaestro Kordzaia and the UR Symphony Orchestra present 2016 Concerto/Aria Competition winners Grace Chang, performing... Continue reading
Music Feature Stories
Fresh off winning a fourth Grammy in February, eighth blackbird, UR’s ensemble-in-residence, received a MacArthur grant. In early May, they stopped by NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert.