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Composer David Hahn '80 recently worked at Jupiter Studios in Seattle to finish tracking Fortune’s Wheel, a new record, with well-known producer Steve Fisk. The 15 eclectic tracks will be mixed and available as a record or digital download later in the year from Fin Records. He is also currently developing a new piece with the working title: Female Voices from Vergil’s Aeneid - 3 Dramatic Solo Songs. This is a dramatic musical composition setting female speeches from Vergil’s Aeneid scored for solo soprano, electronic sounds, and percussion. Previously, David announced a new single of the audio collage APOCOLYPSE COW an experimental electric guitar piece "Chernobyl." This 7" 45 rpm single will be a hand numbered limited edition release on heavy golden vinyl with original cover art and extensive liner notes from the "boutique" label Fin Records. David has also formed a new music ensemble called Concert Imaginaire, a quintet which features his original music. 2012-03-27
Chris Calloway Brooks ’80 Third Stream, musician and current director of the Cab Calloway Orchestra, discusses his grandfather Cab Calloway’s accomplishments and style. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). In the New York metro-area the film airs Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN. Watch Chris Calloway Brooks Discuss His Grandfather on PBS. See more from American Masters. 2012-02-17
Meira (Maxine) Warshauer, '74, '76 M.M., Piano Performance, '80 M.M., Compostion, announces the release of a CD of orchestral music, Living Breathing Earth, on the Navona Records label (NV5842). The CD features Symphony No. 1 Living Breathing Earth and Tekeeyah (a call), her concerto for shofar, trombone, and orchestra. Performances are by the Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, conductor, with Haim Avitsur, shofar and trombone soloist. For more information about the CD, please visit the website. Meira (Maxine) lives in Columbia, South Carolina. 2011-06-16
Composer Bruce Wolosoff ’80 M.M. recently saw the release of a new CD and a ballet premier. The CD is a result of a commission from the Carpe Diem String Quartet. They sought a large-scale set of pieces "in a more overtly popular style", that would merge classical, jazz, blues and rock forms into a singularly American idiom. The commission, 18 “Songs Without Words,” has been performed worldwide and recorded on the Naxos label by the quartet. Wolosoff composed the music for The White City, a new ballet by Tony Award winning choreographer Ann Reinking. The ballet was premiered by Thodos Dance Chicago to rave reviews. The Eroica Trio recently premiered his "Tantric Scherzo" at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. Bruce has also recently given solo recitals of his piano works at Bard College Conservatory and The Cell in NYC. At NEC, Bruce studied piano performance. 2011-05-12
Organist Carolyn Shuster Fournier ’80 M.M. is living in Paris, France, where she is titular of the Aristide Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Trinité Church. Carolyn is recipient of the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, and has recently produced the CD In Memoriam Nadia Boulanger (recorded on the Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts Church in Paris), a musical portrait of this great French musician and teacher. Carolyn recently performed a Couperin concert on the historic organ at the Saint-Gervais Church in Paris, another on the three organs at the Royal Chapel in Frederiksborg, Denmark (notably on the 400-year old Compenius organ), and a third on the beautiful Stiehr-Mockers Alstatian organ in the Protestant Church in Barr. At the end of August, she will accompany a vocal quartet for a CD in Roquevaire, of the religious music of Emmanuel de Fonscolombe, the great-grandfather of Saint-Antoine d’Exupéry. 2010-12-16
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Unfortunately, NEC has lost touch with some of your classmates. If you have e-mail or other contact information for any of the people listed below, please let us know so that we can keep them informed of reunions and other NEC activities.
Roberta Anderson, Kathleen Ann Boyd, Timothy W J Brady, Cynthia L Cassante, Evelyn C. Chan, Young-Chang Cho, Bruce Lee Collings, Carolyn E. Colmer, Alison Conant, Stephen Peter Concordia, Alvaro Cordero, Maria Ann Demogenes, Jonathan J. Dunford, Jennifer Beal Gamarra, Thomas E. Gibson, Debra Lynn Ginsberg, Marisela Gonzalez de Hernandez, Laya J. Harbater, Reed Norel Hill, Susan Margaret Innes, Lani King, Robert C. Liew, William J. Malone, Jaques Morelenbaum, Gavriel Palka, Charles Pottie, Matthew Roberts, David Michael Rosi, Gary M. Shore, Lisa Sotak, Carole M Stabile-Libelo, Steven P. Stukas, Ken Augustine Sugita, Blair Geoffrey Thomas, Nicholas C K Thorne, Gale Tolman, Lydia E. Tyson, Lois Wald, James Wells, Diane Wheeler, Koji Yanagida, Katherin Michi Yoshida, Sanae Yoshioka.