Check out KK’s new article about “Writing Time” on NewMusicBox!
– 20 June 2012
UNIVERISTY OF MICHIGAN SYMPHONY BAND
Two Jades with Xiang Gao, violin soloist
The University of Michigan’s Symphony Band, led by Michael Haithcock, Director of University Bands, will tour China beginning May 7, 2011 with violin soloist Xiang Gao, following a “bon voyage” concert in Hill Auditorium on Thursday, May 5th. Hailed for it’s “breathtaking precision and detailed, polished, and expressive phrasing,” (American Record Guide) the Symphony Band will bring its artistry to Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xi’an, Shenyang, Beijing and Tianjin. The tour will culminate in a “welcome home” finale performance in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 29th, with an event presented by theLos Angeles Philharmonic at the Frank Gehry-designedWalt Disney Concert Hall.
The tour is generously sponsored by the University of Michigan Provost’s Office, Office of the President, the University of Michigan Confucius Institute and Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).
Follow the tour on website: UM Symphony Band Tour of China
Follow the tour blog: UM Symphony Band China Tour Blog
Breath Beneath (New Dynamic Records)
Indicative of PRISM‘s virtuosity, Kristin Kuster’s Breath Beneath captures the lower register of the sax family. If (Roshanne Etezady’s Keen) took inspiration from anthropology, Kuster thrives in the world of architecture, here creating a rich cityscape of sound. The instruments are greater than the sum of their parts, at various turns creating a full orchestral sound.
– Olivia Giovetti, Time Out New York, Issue 748:28 Jan-3 Feb, 2010