Recent grad earns coveted spot with Opéra Bastille
Mezzo-soprano Amber Fasquelle completed her bachelor’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in December 2015 and a month later, flew to Paris to compete in an international competition for a position in a young artist program at Opéra Bastille. “I auditioned with the mentality to practice auditioning, and then to my surprise I was in the finals, and next I know, I was selected,” says Fasquelle.
Students earn top prizes at annual composer contest
CIM senior Shawn Head and freshman Joseph Tolonen won second and third place, respectively, at the Cleveland Composers Guild Third Annual Collegiate Composition Contest held last month. In addition to cash prizes, the CIM composition students, who both study with department head Keith Fitch, will be honored at the Cleveland Composers Guild concert on Sunday.
Pierre Boulez, renowned composer and conductor and CIM Honorary Doctorate recipient, dies at 90
Prominent French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez died on Tuesday at his home in Germany. He was 90. He left behind an unforgettable legacy, filled with inspiring works that effectively changed classical music as we know it. In 2005 Mr. Boulez was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Cleveland Institute of Music and on that May afternoon 11 years ago, he also imparted his advice to a group of fresh graduates in his commencement address.
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Women's Committee Luncheon
February 10, 2016, 11:30 am
Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, 1545 Sheridan Rd., South Euclid
Musical Luncheon Series: One Piano Four Hands
Presented by the CIM Women’s Committee
February 10, 2016, 8:00 pm
Mari Sato, violin
Annie Fullard, violin
Laura Shuster, viola
Tanya Ell, cello
Tracy Rowell, double bass
Frank Rosenwein, oboe
Daniel Gilbert, clarinet
Anita Pontremoli, piano
DRAGONETTI String Quintet No. 18 in C Major
PROKOFIEV Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass in G minor, Op. 39
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout”
February 17, 2016, 8:00 pm
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Carl Topilow, conductor
Rachel Hall, harp, student artist
Elizabeth Frey, mezzo soprano, guest artist
FALLA El amor brujo, ballet suite (1924)
GINASTERA Harp Concerto, Op. 25