Jon Talberg Outstanding Alumnus in the Arts from Chapman

Dr. Jonathan Talberg was honored as Outstanding Alumnus in the Arts 2014, “In recognition of his Distinguished Professional Achievements, Performance and Leadership in the Arts”  last weekend at Chapman University’s American Celebration. Dr. Talberg’s mentor at Chapman, William Hall, conducted the orchestra for the event and spoke about the role seminal Jon has played in choral music.

Lee Vail Life Member of SCVA

Dr. Leland Vail was awarded an honorary life membership in the Southern California Vocal Association. His plaque reads “for your outstanding contributions as a choral music educator and your superior service as an SCVA choral festival adjudicator.”

Tom Peters and Nosferatu in Fresno

Lecturer Tom Peters was featured in the Fresno Bee prior to his performance of Nosferatu. The paper noted, “Peters, a 2014 Grammy nominee in the chamber music/small ensemble category for “Cage: The 10,000 Things,” performs an original electronic score…Interest in creating contemporary musical scores for classic silent films is a blend of his own passion for avant-garde music and the influence of “a family of film buffs.” He’s fascinated by the look of silent films because the visuals are so important.

Peters has been creating contemporary musical soundtracks for silent movies since 2008, including “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari,” “The Passion of Joan of Arc” and “Pandora’s Box.” His score to John Ford’s “The Iron Horse” will premiere in March 2015 at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles.”

Althea Waites on Chamber Music Series

Althea Waites performed on the Southeast Symphony’s new Chamber Music Series – “Up Close & Personal” at the First Congregational Church of LA. She performed with Anthony Parnther (on bassoon) and principal members of the Southeast Symphony for an evening of solo and chamber works.

The Southeast Symphony was established in 1948 to present and teach music to the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Anthony Parnther serves as their conductor.