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Overtones: Spring 2018

Overtones: Spring 2018


NOTATIONS RECORDINGS AND PUBLICATIONS Pianist KATELYN BOUSKA, a member of the musical studies faculty, has recorded a CD with cellist Štepán Filípek, released in February by the Czech Radio record label. The duo also embarked upon a six-week international tour celebrating the centennial of the Czech Republic. Dr. Bouska has also recorded a piano sonata by DAVID CARPENTER, a member of the Curtis advancement staff. JASMINE CHOI’s (Flute ’04) new CD, Love in Paris, was recorded live in recital with a pianist Samuel Park and released on the Credia Starship label. In September Xavier Review Press published liberal arts faculty member TIM FITTS’s second collection of short stories, Go Home and Cry for Yourselves. In November Naxos released Lyric Fest’s recording of song cycles by DARON HAGEN (Composition ’84). ANTON KUERTI (Piano ’58) released a new Beethoven CD and DVD in August on the Concertmasters label. The CD features the “Waldstein,” “Appassionata,” and “Les Adieux” sonatas, recorded in 2011; and a 1975 recording of the Diabelli Variations. The DVD, Profound Passion, includes Anton’s lecture on the Diabelli Variations, followed by a complete performance. KYUNGHEE KIM-SUTRE’s (Harp ’89) new CD, Parfums d’Amour (Sonarti), celebrates the 25th anniversary of her duo with violinist Guillaume Sutre. YVONNE LAM (Violin ’05), co-artistic director of Eighth Blackbird, is heard on the group’s new album Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak, released in November by Cedille Records. It features the music and fiddling of Dan Trueman and vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird and the poetry of Paul Muldoon. CAROL LEONE’s (Piano ’81) solo CD, Change of Keys: One Piano, Three Keyboards, has been released by MSR Classics. It includes music of Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, and Bartók, performed on one piano using three different keyboards. In April ACHILLES LIARMAKOPOULOS, (Trombone ’08) released his fourth solo album, Ethereal. The album features international collaborators, including COLINE-MARIE ORLIAC (Harp ’10). DEMARRE McGILL (Flute ’96), ANTHONY McGILL (Clarinet ’00), and pianist Michael McHale recorded a trio by CHRIS ROGERSON (Composition ’10) on their debut album, Portraits, released by Cedille Records in August. Liberal arts faculty member JAMES F. MOYER's essay “What Can Philosophy Do for Critique?” was published in November by Ragged Sky Press in Art School Critique 2.0. PATRICIA “PATSY” PARR’s (Piano ’56) Above Parr: Memoir of a Child Prodigy was published in 2016 by Prism Publishers. The book includes a CD and a foreword by ARNOLD STEINHARDT (Violin ’57). PAUL ANTHONY ROMERO’s (Accompanying ’86) new recording, Paul Anthony Romero: The Heroes Sonatas, was released last fall. ZINA SCHIFF’s (Violin ’69) essay, “With Four Strings and a Bow: The Role of Music in Religious Expression,” appeared in the Spring issue of Conversations, a journal published by the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals. In December NOAM SIVAN of the musical studies faculty released Ambiro’s Journey, a new album containing over 70 minutes of improvised solo piano music which was performed and recorded at Curtis in a single unedited take. MAKOTO UENO (Piano ’87) is featured on two recent recordings released on the Wakabayashi Koubou label: works by Wagner, Liszt, Debussy, Scriabin, Ravel, and Schoenberg, played on a 1906 Bechstein piano; and works by Debussy and Ravel, played on 1927 Erard piano. Musical studies faculty member ERIC WEN’s book Structurally Sound was released last May by Dover Publications. 36 OVERTONES SPRING 2018

NOTATIONS LEGACY CREATORS HARRIS AND LOUISE CLEARFIELD Harris, a physician, plays the clarinet; Louise is a gifted painter; and their loyal financial support of Curtis spans decades. Together they have made a bequest that honors Harris’s cherished memory of attending to the medical needs of our students while on tour with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Europe. YOUR LEGACY. THE WORLD WILL LISTEN. Curtis is a unique global resource for musical talent, sustained by the foresight and generosity of supporters like Harris and Louise Clearfield. For more information about including Curtis in your estate plan, call Charles Sterne, director of planned giving, (215) 717-3126.

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