David Garrett at Green Umbrella

David Garrett performed in the L. A. Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella concert featuring the West Coast premier of Mathias Pintscher’s “Songs from Solomon’s Garden.” Garrett also played a recital of works by Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Klengel for Emeritus College in Santa Monica.

Beth Peregrine Performs with LA Master Chorale

Beth Peregrine performed with the LA Master Chorale in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. LA Time critic Mark Swed wrote of the performance, “Gershon conducted his Master Chorale in Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful “O Magnum Mysterium,” sung from the lip of the extended stage without microphones. It sounded fabulous, each voice having a tactile presence.”

Ryan Brown Works in Multiple Performances

Alumnus Ryan Brown is completing a work commissioned by Volti Choral Arts Laboratory as a result of having won their competition and will then start work on a new piece for the Grammy-nominated ZOFO Duet, followed by something for Areon Flutes. His work, Four Pieces for Solo Piano, was performed on Michael Mizrahi’s solo tour which had a stop in our own DRH in the Fall.

Elliot Deutsch at Catalina Jazz

Alumnus Elliot Deutsch got a great review in the International Review of Music for his show at the Catalina Jazz Club.

Elliot’s Big Band was the house band for the “Vintage Masters of Swing” event, a who’s who of jazz greats including  arranger Van Alexander,  Patrick Williams, Sammy Nestico, and  Ralph Carmichael. Elliot was characterized as, ” a bright young bandleader whose big band has been turning heads lately.”