Chris Rountree to Conduct La Jolla Symphony

Chris RountreeAlumnus Chris Rountree has been engaged to conduct the La Jolla Symphony May 2-3, 2015. The concert is entitled “… on the nature of the space between us all” and includes Bernstein, Symphony No. 1; Yeung-Ping Chen, The Moon in La Jolla (Thomas Nee Commission); and Ives, Symphony No. 2.

Yeung-Ping Chen will write an Internet-based piece that will allow a group of soloists to be channeled into Mandeville Auditorium through telematics technology.

Jeff Jarvis in Knoxville

Jeff Jarvis was invited to the conference to conduct his composition, CATEGORY 4, for large jazz ensemble plus French horns at a special performance at the College Music Society’s Southern, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Christopher Rountree Directs Extravagant Semi-staged Multimedia Concert

Chris RountreeAlumnus Christopher Rountree provided musical direction for “Visitations,” an extravagant “semi-staged multimedia concert” (first heard on the Stanford Live series) of two one-act operas (“Theotokia” and “The War Reporter”) by Jonathan Berger, with a libretto by Dan O’Brien. The New Yorker lists performances Jan 11-13 in NYC at the Prototype Festival.

BBCM represents at CCM

Benjamin Britten’s opera, Owen Wingrave, performed at CCM (College Conservatory of Music at Cincinnati) was touted as “breathtaking” in the review on The article as stated that, “In the pit, the CCM Concert Orchestra, expertly led by CCM alumnus Johannes Müller-Stosch, traveled through the unsettled score, setting atmospheres both bright and ethereal.” The lead photo featured BCCM alumni Tyler Alessi and Simon Barrad. Jessie Shulman was also in that cast.