Summary: News & Notes September 5, 2006
A CD of chamber music by Michael Horvit has just been
released on Albany Records (Troy #851). Featured on the
CD is his Piano Trio performed by Moores School faculty
members Andrzej Grabiec, violin and Timothy Hester,
piano. David Garrett, the cellist in the Trio, is a Moores
School DMA alumnus and currently a member of the Los
Angeles Philharmonic. The other works on the CD are
Chamber Concerto for English Horn and String Quartet,
performed by: Dan Willett, English horn, with the
Esterhaze String Quartet; and String Quartet No. 2, The
Wide Missouri, also performed by the Esterhaze Quartet.
Copies of the CD are on reserve in the music library.
Jessica Zhu and Peter Steigerwald (studio of Nancy
Weems) received first and second prizes, respectively
within the concerto division, in the Texas Music Teachers
Association Collegiate Performance Contest at the state
convention in Dallas, Texas in June 2006.
Troy Song (studio of Nancy Weems) performed with the
Columbia Symphony Orchestra in Portland, Oregon in