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Carnegie Hall Debut by Violinist and DMA candidate Magdalena Filipczak

Creative Classical Concert Management presents the Carnegie Hall debut of award-winning Polish violinist Magdalena Filipczak on Tuesday, May 30th at 8pm in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The program is inspired by the phantasy motif, including Phantasies by Schubert, Wieniawski and Schönberg. Filipczak showcases selections from her debut album, Essence of Violin, including works by […]

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Fresh Science conference features

On March 23–24 2023, Visiting Scholar Researcher Liza Sirenko (Ukraine) co-organized “Fresh Science,” 17th International Youth Scientific and Practical Online Conference. The conference featured a number of scholars from around the world, including a number of DMA and PhD students from the Graduate Center CUNY. One of keynote talks was given by Prof. Joseph Straus. […]

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Prof. Joseph Straus’s Rite of Spring project

Prof. Joseph Straus’s produced a series of 18 analytical videos about the Rite of Spring (roughly twelve hours of video), which are now available through the website . The analyses are presented in a way that might be of interest to people who are not professionals, as well as by music professionals. Prof. Straus […]

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Prof. William Rothstein publishes a new book on Italian opera

Prof. William Rothstein’s long-awaited book, The Musical Language of Italian Opera, 1813–1859, has been published by Oxford University Press. Taking an eclectic analytical approach in examining works by Rossini, Bellini, Mercadante, Donizetti, and Verdi and, Meyerbeer, Rothstein uses ideas originating in several centuries, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first, to argue that operatic music can […]

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Chelsea Lane releases debut album

DMA Performance (’17) alum Chelsea Lane will release her debut album Suspensions on the Better Company Records label on December 2nd across all streaming platforms. The album draws on contemporary, minimalist-inspired works to explore the theme of “suspensions,” both literal and figurative. Pairing newly commissioned works (by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Molly Joyce) with Lane’s new […]

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Itzá García, Composition

Itzá García will give a presentation entitled: “Tempo FM: Electronic processing beyond sound” at the Society of Music Theory (SMT) 2022 Annual Meeting. She will discuss her development of the concept Tempo FM in relation to her piece Secondly… for string quartet written in 2022. The talk will cover the relationship between frequency and tempo in […]

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Peter Clark, Violin

I am honoured to have been recently appointed as a principal member of Australia’s Omega Ensemble, one of the finest groups of its type in the nation. Of particular interest to me is the ensemble’s special and ongoing connection to the US, with many new works each year written by American composers. Later this month, […]

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Joseph Vaz, Piano

Graduate Center doctoral student Joseph Vaz will be featured in Harmonia Seattle’s chamber music series on March 31, 2023. This concert will feature a piano sonata written in 2020 for Joseph by Harmonia director William C. White, followed by chamber music with members of the Harmonia orchestra. The program will include the Schumann Piano Quintet […]

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