Thursday, March 9, 2017Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Current composition student Elijah Smith (B.M. '17) was selected as one of six 2017 Young Composers by the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Smith will introduce his music to the BPYO, who will rehearse and record his work.
Alumna Shoba Narayan (B.F.A. '12, musical theater) talks to Playbill about her Broadway principal debut as Natasha in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, a monumental achievement making Narayan the first South Asian female in a principal role since Bombay Dreams.
Internationally acclaimed alumna Christina Bouey (B.M. '08, violin) joins the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra for two concerts, where she will be a featured soloist during the symphony's performance of Jean Sibelius’s violin concerto.
Sunday, February 12, 2017The Boston Music Intelligencer
The Boston Music Intelligencer reviews the Conservatory’s February 2017 performance of Dark Sisters, an opera by Nico Muhly that was presented as part of the 2016–2017 Boston Conservatory at Berklee New Music Festival: The Music of Nico Muhly.
Alumnus Nicholas Tolle (B.M. '05, percussion), artistic director of the Boston-based Ludovico Ensemble and one the very few professional cimbalom players in North America, is featured in The Boston Globe ahead of two performances celebrating the birthday of Hungarian composer György Kurtág.
Among the nominees included in Playbill’s announcement for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards are current student J.P. Coletta (B.F.A. '18, musical theater) for Million Dollar Quartet and alumni Chad Kimball (B.F.A. '99, musical theater) for Come From Away and Liam Forde (B.F.A. '11, musical theater) for Hand to God.
Gabriella Reyes (B.M. '16, voice) talks to Record-Journal about winning first place in the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the New England Region and moving on to the semifinals at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
Mackenzie Lesser-Roy (B.F.A. '17, musical theater) talks about the demands and rewards of working on a touring production of the Tony Award-winning show Once and how her starring role as "Girl" draws on both her high school physics teacher and her training as a pianist.