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    Grant awarded for the performance and recording of Curt Cacioppo's music.
    Associate Professor of Piano at DePauw University Dr. May Phang has been awarded DePauw's Barbara E. Smith Faculty Fellowship to support her performances and recordings of solo music by Haverford’s Ruth Marshall Magill Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo. The 3 year grant period begins with Prof. Phang adding four of Cacioppo’s major piano works to her repertoire: Eclogue: symphony for piano (1980), Sonata trasfigurata (1986), Ciclo metamorfico (1988), and Three American Fantasies (1996/98/99).
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    Haverford College's Native American History and Culture Festival starts on Saturday, March 29 and continues through Thursday, April 10. Sponsored by the Departments of Music and Quaker Affairs, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Libraries.
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    Thomas Lloyd was just awarded a New Music USA project grant for recording his new choral-theater work “Bonhoeffer”. His was among the 60 out of 1,618 projects awarded - congratulations Tom!
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    Heidi Jacob celebrates 2 upcoming performances of her compositions in NYC. On Thursday, February 20 at 8 PM her string quartet "American Women" will be performed by the Momenta String Quartet in Brooklyn, NY, and on Sunday, February 23, "Winter Light" for Violin and Piano will be performed in NY by Miranda Cuckson, violin, and Yegor Shevtsov, piano.
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    "Gesualdo, In Heaven" is a puppet show based on the life of Carlo Gesualdo, written by Peter Gaffney, former Haverford English Professor, with the live score by Ben Diamond HC ’11. Performances are: Feb. 13, 14-16, 20-21 at the Pig Iron School Studio One at Crane Old School.
    Gesualdo, In Heaven

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    The "Friday Arts" segment aired January 3. Lloyd is the artistic director of the Bucks County Choral Society.
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    Alumna Colette Young wins International Competition
    2011 music graduate, soprano Colette Young, is among 4 winners of this year’s Kennedy Center VSA International Young Soloists Competition. Colette makes her Kennedy Center debut in a full-length recital along with the 3 other winners in a concert Sunday, June 16, at 6 P.M. on the Millennium Stage. Congratulations Colette!
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    Curt Cacioppo's "Scenes from Indian Country" is now being featured on Fine Music, Vol. 4 on iTunes, track 5.
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    On Sunday, March 10, the critically acclaimed premiere performance of Associate Professor of Music Thomas Lloyd's concert-length choral-theater piece, Bonhoeffer, by the professional Crossing Choir under the direction of Donald Nally, was held at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.
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    Musicians from Network for New Music rehearse, perform, and give feedback on works by student composers in Ingrid Arauco's Music 266 class.
    Network for New Music in Residence at Haverford College
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    David Arbury '95 is collaborating with mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, on a program of modern art songs entitled "Leading Ladies." The repertoire focuses on women writers set by male composers, and David's own settings are of poems by award-winning poet Lisa Pegram.
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    "Music of the Renaissance" by John C. Whitehead Professor of Music Richard Freedman was released in October 2012.
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    Christine Cacioppo publishes Volume II of Treasures from the Piano Bench.
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    The associate professor of music is interviewed and leads the Bucks County Chorale Society in part of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, a symphony for a cappella voices that the ensemble is performing on Oct. 28.
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    Pianist Althea Waites releases a new CD featuring Curt Cacioppo's "Philadelphia Diary" and "Fantasy-Choruses" on "This Little Light of Mine".
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    This album was released by Navona Records on 10/30/12.
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    Simon Linn-Gerstein [HC ’09,] received the Creativity Foundation's 2012 Legacy Medal on April 21 for his exceptional creative promise as a cellist and composer. He was one of seven winners who received their awards from director/ choreographer Mark Morris at a ceremony at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. A resident of Salem, Mass., Simon is completing his master's degree in cello performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he studies with Terry King.
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    Curt Cacioppo’s new commissioned work for the Carmel Bach Festival orchestra was performed by the festival three times between July 15th and 22nd.
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    Ruth Marshall Magill Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo’s "Vermillion Vespers" may be heard on WRTI-FM 90.1 this Sunday, May 27, at 3 PM. Performed by Philadelphia’s virtuoso choir THE CROSSING with conductor Donald Nally (newly appointed Director of Choral Organizations at Northwestern University) and organist Ken Lovett, the “Encore!” broadcast is a reprise of the concert that took place last weekend at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill.
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    Curt Cacioppo is visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.
    Ruth Marshall Magill Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo will spend April of his sabbatical leave this semester at the American Academy in Rome as a Visiting Artist. His principal activity there will be the composition of a new quintet for piano and strings for the Quartetto di Venezia and himself, to be premiered during the ensemble's 30th anniversary year in 2013.
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    Visiting Instructor of Music and current supervisor of the Keyboard Studies Program Christine Cacioppo published her anthology Treasures from the Piano Bench. This is Volume I of a two volume pedagogical repertoire series of works which she has selected, arranged and critically edited.
    "Treasures from the Piano Bench"
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    Friday, February 3, 2012, Macrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building: Open to all interested faculty, students, and staff, the day will explore how new technologies can help in the study of music that is 500 years old. Sponsored by American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, the HCAH and the Distinguished Visitors Office.
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  • Ruth Marshall Magill Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo’s recent work “Kinaaldá: the Rite of Changing Woman” will receive its East Coast premiere Sunday, December 18 at 3PM at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
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    The associate professor of music and director of choral and vocal studies is featured in a Newsworks video with fellow Connector and creator of Play On, Philly, Stanford Thompson.
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    Music Professor Richard Freedman has received a $150,000 grant for an innovative project focused on Renaissance music.
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    The CD “HEAVY PEDAL” by Navona Records organ music was released on July 26 and features "Di Cibo Celeste" by Curt Cacioppo, performed by organist Robert Gallagher.
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    Heidi Jacob, Associate Professor of Music, has received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition.
    Heidi Jacob, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Bi-College Orchestra and Chamber Music Program, has just received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition from Temple University.
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    Ingrid Arauco, Associate Professor of Music, has her compositions featured on two recently released compact discs. "Invocation: Solo Piano and Chamber Music" has been issued by Albany Records, and Mélomanie’s album "Florescence" on the Meyer Media label.
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    Ketty Nez, BMC ’87, premieres new chamber opera "The Fiddler and The Old Woman of Rumelia."
    Ketty Nez, BMC ’ 87, has been researching Balkan folk music and stories for the libretto to her new opera, "The Fiddler and The Old Woman of Rumelia," writing the music, designing the production and rehearsing the finished work which was premiered in March in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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    Collette Young BMC '11 wins first prize in vocal competition in Washington, D.C.
    Music major Colette Young (BMC 11) won first prize in the Mid-Atlantic Vocal Competition held in Washington, D.C. on March 19 by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, performing a program of excerpts from the operatic and musical theater repertoire.
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    A Digital Innovation Fellowship will allow Professor of Music Richard Freedman to reconstruct missing parts of an important repertory of 16th-century French songs.
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    On Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM, the Borromeo String Quartet performed the world premiere of Curt Cacioppo’s “Kinaaldá” at the Leo Rich Theater, Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, AZ.
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    Haverford music professors and composers Curt Cacioppo and Ingrid Arauco will both have commissioned works performed as part of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concert series on December 9. Cacioppo’s Philadelphia Diaries evokes five area sites. Arauco’s Vistas takes its inspiration from visual art.
  • On Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 in Presser Hall of the Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St., Philadelphia, Ingrid Arauco and Curt Cacioppo will have commissioned works premiered on the prestigious Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concert series. Ingrid’s piece Vistas for flute and piano will be performed by Philadelphia Orchestra principal flutist Jeffrey Khaner and world-renowned pianist Charles Abramovic. Abramovic will also play Curt’s solo piece Philadelphia Diary.
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    Professor, composer and pianist Curt Cacioppo takes to the stage once more after conquering an inflammation of the tendons in his wrist. He performs a program of original works at the American Academy of Rome October 14.
  • Jamison is the featured composer for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Made in Vermont Festival tour. The orchestra will perform his composition "It is Time," which was inspired by a poem written by German Poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
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    Katy Gentry, HC '04, has founded an "alternative" opera company called "Poor Richard's Opera" which is making its debut production at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival this weekend with "The Marriage of Figaro - Las Vegas Version". See link below for more details.
    The Marriage of Figaro: The Las Vegas Version
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    Curt Cacioppo's new cd "ITALIA" receives rave review in "Listen: Life with Classical Music"
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    Professor of Music Richard Freedman has developed a website that provides access to music books published in the 1500s by Parisian printer Nicolas Du Chemin. The site, which is now live, was created with funds from a National Endowment for the Humanities "Digital Humanities" grant.
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    “ITALIA” is the title of Curt Cacioppo’s latest release. This is the
    composer’s 10th disc, and features exclusively music that he has written
    either in Italy or in response to Italian inspiration.
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    On Sunday, January 31st, Simon Linn-Gerstein HC ’09 performed the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto #1 with the Salem Philharmonic. Simon was a student of Michal Schmidt who performed at Haverford this past weekend.
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    Associate Professor of Music Heidi Jacob was commissioned by the trio L'Ensemble to write music for the poems of acclaimed author Julia Alvarez. They were performed at a bi-college event in December.
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    The Associate Professor of Music talks about the challenges and rewards of directing choral programs at small liberal arts colleges. He recently chaired a panel discussion on this topic at Yale University.
  • On Tuesday, September 8th at 8 pm, Alyssa Bowly, '02, will perform songs by Tobias Picker and Mohammed Fairouz on the Saint Peter's Church Classical Concert Series with the Mimesis Ensemble. Tickets are $20 (Gen), $15 (Student/Sr). Saint Peter’s Church s located at 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., New York, NY.
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    On Monday, November 30th at 7:30 pm, the world premiere of Curt Cacioppo's "When the Orchard Dances Ceased" will be performed at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC by the American Composers Orchestra. This piece is an homage to the Navajo people of Canyon de Chelly on the destruction of their peach orchards by the U.S. Army in the 1800s. For more information: http://www.americancomposers.org/rel20091130.html
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    Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo's fantasy-choruses for piano, "This Little Light of Mine," which explores the tradition of American patriotic songs, was featured in a WRTI radio broadcast on July 12.
  • Heidi Jacob's song cycle "Awake" will be premiered Sunday, May 17 at 7 pm at The Ethical Society in Philadelphia.
    Heidi Jacob's song cycle "Awake" - settings of four Quatrains from the Rubiyait of Omar Khayyam - will be premiered Sunday, May 17 at 7 PM by Lawrence Indik, baritone, and Charles Abramovic, piano, at The Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. The songs were written in memory of her father, whom she lost a little over a year ago.

    Part of a program titled "Songs of Spirit, Reason and Heart,"other works to be performed that evening will include selections from "Mahler
  • On Sunday, May 3 10 PM, Curt Cacioppo's music will be featured on WRTI-FM 90.1.
    Curt Cacioppo's "Pawnee Preludes" and "Snake Dance Trio" will be featured
    on Kile Smith's program "Now is the Time" on WRTI-FM 90.1 Sunday, May 3 at
    10 PM. For further information visit: http://kilesmith.com/on-the-radio/now-is-the-time/
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    Dr. Matthews '90 inaugurated the church's concert season with selections from Johann Sebastian Bach, Daniel Burton, Felix Mendelssohn, Jeanne Demessieux, George Akerley, and Charles-Marie Widor, among others, in a 90-minute event that showcased the organ's power and range.
    Professional organist plays concert on St. Martin's new $400,000 organ
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    Heidi Jacob is among the winners of this year's Pascal Gallois competition, sponsored by the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter. The recital featuring this work and others will take place on October 31st at 7:30 pm in Rock Hall Auditorium on the campus of Temple University.
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    The grant will support Freedman's digital forum for 16th-century music books.
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    "Curt Cacioppo Hour"
    On August 5th at 2 PM, WOMR-FM 92.1 the 'Curt Cacioppo Hour' was broadcasted from Provincetown, MA, on the "The Latest Score," a program of contemporary art music hosted by Canary Burton.
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    The world premiere of "Piano Quartet" by Ingrid Arauco was featured on the Annual Concert of the Settlement Music School on Sunday, April 27th at 3 pm.
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    Curt Cacioppo's new piece "Nel mezzo del cammin" for organ was premiered by Robert Gallagher, organist at St. David's Church, Wayne, PA on March 9th.
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    Curt Cacioppo releases new CD
    Curt Cacioppo released his new 2-cd set "Ancestral Passage" on February 20th on MSR Classics.
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    Music by Heidi Jacob performed at Temple University
    Charles Abramovic premiered Heidi Jacob's "Fantasy for Piano" at Rock Hall, Temple University on February 5th.
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    On January 26, The Hildegard Chamber Players will perform Heidi Jacob's "Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano" at Bryn Mawr College in the Goodhart Music Room. For more information call
  • The Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges—under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Thomas Lloyd—are a well-traveled group; they’ve been to Poland, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Venezuela. This year, they participated in their fifth international inter-cultural exchange during winter break, traveling to Ghana Jan. 13-23 for a series of performances with local Ghanaian choirs.
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    Strange but true—Nancy Merriam, performance coordinator for Haverford’s music department, was not fond of classical music while growing up in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. But that all changed the day she took hold of her first double bass.
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    The Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr are excited to announce the release of their latest CD, In Dulci Jubilo - Selections from the Annual Holiday Concerts 2000-2003.
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    The works of an up-and-coming composer and current Haverford student will be performed for the first time at a one-night-only concert, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Union Building’s Macrate Recital Hall. “Unheard Of: A Concert of New Music” features compositions by Larry Bomback ‘04, this year’s recipient of the E. Clyde Lutton ‘66 Memorial Fund, established to support student performances.

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