Briefs: November/December 2018

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Tune in to Classical IPR or live.interlochen.org on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. for a live broadcasts of Interlochen Arts Academy's annual holiday show—Sounds of the Season.

Interlochen President Trey Devey was named one of Musical America Worldwide's 30 Professionals of the Year.

Five Interlochen alumni have been named to the resident faculty of The Juilliard School's new Tianjin campus: Scott Bell (IAA 75-77, IAC/NMC 75-77), DaXun Wang (IAA 98-00, IAC Fac 18), Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti (IAC 99), Niccolo Athens (IAC 02-03), and Xiang-Yu Zhou (IAA 03-05, IAC 04). The Tianjin, China campus will open in 2019.

Chris Brubeck (IAC/NMC 64, IAA 65-69) premiered a new concerto for brass quintet and orchestra, "No Borders," with the Lexington Philharmonic and the Canadian Brass on Nov. 11. Fellow alumnus Caleb Hudson (IAC 03-04, IAA 04-06) is one of the quintet's trumpeters. A recording of the performance is available via Performance Today until Dec. 19, 2018.

Diane Paulus (IAC/NMC 75-78) celebrated 10 years as the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) at Harvard University with a cabaret retrospective, ExtraOrdinary. The show's musical director was fellow alumnus Lance Horne (IAC 94-95, IAA 94-96).

Cecilia Munoz (AS 75-77, IAC/NMC 79) appeared on a 60 Minutes segment about Donald Trump's immigration policies.

The Light in the Piazza, a musical with book and lyrics by Adam Guettel (IAC/NMC 80), will make its London debut in summer 2019. The show will run for 20 performances between June 14 and July 5, and will star Renee Fleming and Dove Cameron. Watch Fleming and Guettel chat about the show.

The Sphinx Organization (founded by Aaron Dworkin [IAA 86-88]) will launch the Leaders in Excellence, Arts and Diversity (LEAD) program in January of 2019. The program is a two-year leadership academy for classical musicians of color. Dworkin will serve as the program's advisor, while fellow alumnus and former Interlochen Trustee Stanford Thompson (IAC 00-03, IAC St 05-06, 08) will serve as the program's dean and will lead curriculum development.

Danielle Allen (IAC/NMC 87) had an article, "What we can learn from the world's oldest literature," published in the Washington Post.

Sarah Ruhl (IAC/NMC 87-88, 90) published an article, "An introvert's guide to friendship" in the New York Times. The article describes the friendship Ruhl shared with Max Ritvo, the co-author of her recent book, "Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship."

Dave Kalstein (IAC/NMC 88-90, 93) is writing a new Fox drama, King of Sting, about the most successful undercover DEA operative in history, Carlos Sagastume.

Sufjan Stevens (IAA 89-90) and Alec Duffy (IAC 91) will release two versions of Stevens' song, "The Lonely Man of Winter" and one version Duffy's song "Every Day is Christmas." Proceeds from the three songs will benefit Duffy's performance venue, JACK.

Katie Kitamura's (IAC 90) novel, "A Separation," was named the November selection for the New York Times and PBS News Hour "Now Read This" book club.

Kim Fraites-Dow (IAC 91, IAA 91-93) was named one of the Philadelphia Business Journal's Most Admired CEOs for her work as the president and CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Colin Stetson (AS 92) contributed to the soundtrack of the hotly anticipated video game, Red Dead Redemption II, which was released on Oct. 25.

Norah Jones (IAC 94-95) released a new seasonal single, "Wintertime." Jones' recent work, including "Wintertime," were recently featured in Entertainment Weekly.

Garth Greenwell (IAA 94-96) was interviewed in The New Yorker.

The FX series Pose was nominated for the Golden Globe award for Best Drama TV Series. Interlochen alumna Jonnah Speidel (IAA 94-96) is one of the show's writers.

Ottessa Moshfegh's (IAC 96-97) novel, "My Year of Rest and Relaxation," was named one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2018.

Emily Senturia (IAC 99) is a participant in the Dallas Opera's Hart Institute for Women Conductors.

Jess Wolfe (IAC 02) and Norah Jones (IAC 94-95) were included in Paste Magazine's article, "10 amazing girl duets." The two singers were selected for their duets with Holly Laessig and Dolly Parton, respectively.

Rebecca Nagle (IAC 02, IAA 02-04) had an article, "Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be," published in the Washington Post.

Ashley Park (IAC 03) will play the role of Ani in the upcoming Netflix limited series Tales of the City. The series, which will debut in 2019, is inspired by Armistead Maupin's novels of the same name.

Christian Dante White (IAC 03, IAA 03-04) is one of the 2018 Ensemblist Award recipients.

Jessica Sindell (IAC 06-07) was named Assistant Principal Flute of The Cleveland Orchestra.

Ellie Sachs (IAA 08-10) recently appeared on an episode of CBS Sunday Morning. Sachs spoke about creating her recent film, My Annie Hall, and working with a cast of amateur actors from the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.

Ben Lohrberg (IAC 09, IAA 10-14) will make his New York cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on Dec. 18. His performance, "Dream with Me," is directed by Yoni Weiss (IAC 13, IAA 13-16) and will feature fellow alumni Marina Kondo (IAC 10, IAA 10-13), Sari Koppel (IAA 11-13), and Skylar Okerstrom-Lang (IAC 13, IAA 13-14).

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