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Trevino wows in unplanned NDR Radio Hannover concert

When director Markus Poschner fell ill before a performance in early May, Robert Trevino (CAA, ’12) stepped in and led the orchestra in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 2 and Bruckner’s Third Symphony. Despite the challenge, Trevino rose to the occasion, drawing praise from the ensemble and reviewers alike. According to BroadwayWorld.com, The […]


Joseph Young named Peabody Institute’s artistic director of ensembles

Joseph Young (CAA, ’15) has been named the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Institute. An alumni of the Peabody Institute, Young will lead the programming and direction of all Peabody Conservatory instrumental ensembles, according to the Peabody Post. “It is an honor for me to join […]


Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra names Kirov music director

Stilian Kirov (CAA, ’16) has been named music director of Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. According to Chicago Classical Review, Kirov was one of five finalists who guest conducted the orchestra as a part of its search. His January performance included works by Rachmaninoff, Ligeti and Kodaly. Kirov is also the music director at Symphony in […]


Kulenovic looks to impress Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir Kulenovic (Solti, ’15) has his hands full with posts at the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic. But that’s not stopping him from expanding his presence in Illinois by applying to the music director position at the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Bloomington. His first trial is on Friday, […]


Ward Stare lends his baton to Mercer University performance

Ward Stare took a break from his post at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Friday to lead a group of Mercer University students in Macon, GA. The concert will include Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 11 in F Major and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major. The students say they are thrilled to […]


Harada, Kulenovic look for top spot at South Bend Symphony Orchestra

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra has been under the guidance of Maestro Tsung Yeh since 1988. According to the South Bend Tribune, Yeh hand-selected 58 of the ensemble’s current 75 members. So it’s little wonder the search committee for a new music director for the group is about more than […]


Cohler awarded BMI Foundation’s Lionel Newman Conducting Scholarship

Yuga Cohler (Solti, ’15) has turned heads during his first year as music director and conductor of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra. In April of this year, he led the YMF Orchestra in a production of the blended works of Beethoven and Kanye West in a performance called, […]