Darrin Thaves Performs with Lake Union Civic Orchestra

Alumnus and Adjunct Flute Professor Darrin Thaves will perform the Lowell Liebermann Flute Concerto with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra in Seattle, WA on June 13th. He will also be the flute faculty for a sixth summer at the Midsummer Music Retreat in Walla Walla, WA. MMR is a camp for adult amateur musicians in Washington state wine country with an attendance of 250+ musicians annually.

Vocalogy on Tour

Vocalogy (with Christine and Gerhard Guter) will work with students and present workshops at the Mansfield University (Pennsylvania) annual vocal jazz festival on Thursday, May 1. They will also perform at the Niles North Vocal Jazz Festival in Skokie, IL, on April 26.

Dave Gerhart at Inland Percussion Festival

On Saturday, April 19, Dr. Dave Gerhart presented a clinic “The 21st Century Percussionist – Today, Tomorrow and the Future ,” coached the Los Osos Percussion Ensemble and performer his triangle solo “Pitch Drop” and Eugene Novotney’s “A Minute of News” at the Inland Percussion Festival. The IPF is committed to furthering the exposure of the art of percussion playing to southern California’s student musicians by acting as an outlet for healthy performance and collaboration of the region’s most talented percussionists.

Cellists at Los Angeles Violoncello Society

Cellos students of David Garrett — James Clark, Anthoni Polcari, Josie Boyer, Michelle Tambash, Sydney Moss, and Jeff Westcott — performed ensemble pieces by Handel, Humperdinck, and Led Zeppelin as part of the Los Angeles Violoncello Society’s annual ensemble concert.

Alumni Dawn Seward, Chris McCarthy, Lucy Cahuantzi, and Claire Mehm also performed on the program.

Darrin Thaves Performs with TCC Chamber Orchestra

Darrin Thaves performed the Bernard Molique Concerto for Flute and Orchestra with the TCC Chamber Orchestra (Tacoma, WA) on February 28th. In the winter, he was the flute adjudicator for the Seattle Flute Society Horsfall Competition (Middle School Division) and the SCSBOA All-Southerna California High School Honor Orchestra and Bands Auditions.

His group (Pacific Flute Ensemble) premiered “Truffel Hunt” by Jamison Alderson last weekend, the first of a series of commissions the group has sponsored.

Newfangled Four in Workshop and Northern Union Collegiate Choral Festival

The defending International Barbershop Quartet Champions, the Newfangled Four with BCCM students Jake Tickner and Jackson Niebrugge, worked with young singers from ten schools at the fourth annual Youth in Harmony Festival in Santa Maria.

The following weekend they were featured at the 10th annual Great Northern Union Collegiate Men’s Choral Festival in Minneapolis. The shared the stage with the Wartburg College Ritterchor, and the St. Olaf College Viking Chorus.

Johannes Müller-Stosch in Chamber Concert with Long Beach Symphony

Johannes Müller-Stosch will participate in the first of four Long Beach Symphony chamber-music performances at various community locations throughout Long Beach. Acclaimed soprano Elissa Johnston will join St. Luke’s music director and organist (and our own) Dr. Johannes Müller-Stosch, the Symphony’s principal flutist Heather Clark, trumpeter Marissa Benedict, and an intimate string ensemble led by Mei Chang.

Nicolette van den Bogerd In Recital

Nicolette van den Bogerd has been invited to perform a recital as part of the Thursday Afternoon Concert Series at Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills on Thursday March 13. She will perform works by Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, and Vaughan Williams with pianist Valeria Morgovskaya. She will also give a lecture about the repertoire.

Nicola Said at Valletta International Baroque Festival

Nicola Said performed “Scoglio d’immota fronte” from Handel’s Scipone and “Caro! Bella! Più amabile beltà” from Handel’s Giulio Cesare at the Valletta International Baroque Festival. She was accompanied by Les Bougies Baroques, an international vocal and period instrument ensemble, in the Throne Room of the Presidential Palace in Valletta

Vocalists with Horizon Chamber Choir

Beth Peregrine, Stephen Salts, and Alumnus Gregorio Taniguchi have been hired to sing with Los Angeles’ professional Bach ensemble, Horizon Chamber Choir, at the Long Beach Bach Festival on Saturday 15 February and in Hollywood on Sunday 16 February. They will be featured as both soloists and ensemble members in the program of Monteverdi, Purcell, and J.S. Bach.