TimeOut New York calls Assistant Pro-fessor of Harp Yolanda Kondonassis' newest CD Quietude on the Telarc label, "lovely ... Kondonassis is one of the best American harpists today." Fanfare enthuses that the CD's collection of works by Chopin, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Respighi, Satie, Salzedo, and Sibelius "is in every way a winner," and the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer writes that "no harpist of our time has shown more imagination in programming than Yolanda Kondonassis."

Kondonassis appeared in February 2001 on San Diego's Mainly Mozart Series, and in June she was a featured master class presenter and competition judge at the American Harp Society's National Institute at the University of Maryland. Also in 2001, Kondonassis performed with the Bangor, Las Cruces (New Mexico), Seattle, and Pueblo (Colorado) symphonies in the spring, and with the Hartford and Tucson symphonies in the fall. In November she performed Hovhaness' Harp Concerto with the New York Chamber Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwarz, at Alice Tully Hall.

Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts Tom Lopez spent July and August 2001 teaching electronic music at The Walden School in Dublin, N.H., where he served as Director of the Computer Music Program.

Commissioned by Teacher of Wind Chamber Music and Flute Kathleen Chastain, Lopez' Espaces Pointilles for flute and live electronics premiered in October at the AKI Festival, Cleveland. Also in October, Lopez traveled to Florida as a guest composer of the Tampa Bay Composers Forum, where his work, "Hollow Ground II," was performed, and to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City as a guest composer. Lopez' work "They Hearken to Echoes" was performed in November at the University of Florida's Festival of New Music, hosted by the Society of Composers, Inc.

Michael Lynn, Professor of Recorder and Baroque Flute and Associate Dean for Facilities and Technology, has traveled, performed, and recorded extensively with Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, directed by Jeanette Sorrell '90. Performances of Orfeo at The Cleveland Museum of Art in February 2000 that were recorded for National Public Radio's "World of Opera" and broadcast in September 2000 were released in 2001 by Eclectra. Other Apollo's Fire record- ings of Monteverdi's Vespers and the complete Brandenburg Concertos were released in December 2000 by Eclectra; the latter features Lynn as solo.

Lynn also joined the orchestra for "The Monteverdi Experience," a May 2001 festival of concerts, recitals, and lectures presented throughout Northeast Ohio. Lynn participated in a panel moderated by Dr. Thomas Forrest Kelly, chair of the Depart-ment of Music at Harvard University and former director of Oberlin's Historical Performance Program and one-time acting dean.

Lecturer in Guitar and Lute and Director of Conservatory Admissions Michael Manderen '76 (BA/BMus) presented a program of Spanish and Latin American music for flute, guitars, lutes, and vihuela as part of the Manderen-McAllister Duo in April 2001 at Walsh University in N. Canton, Ohio, in a memorial concert for Tony Herrick, a 1992 Walsh graduate. Music ranged from the vihuelistas and Renaissance lute music of 16th century Spain to popular contemporary Brazilian music for flute and guitar.

Professor of Music Theory Paul Mast taught a short course in May 2001 at the University of Alcala, Spain, on Isaac Albeniz' Iberia. Located in Alcala de Henares, just northeast of Madrid, the university was founded in 1499. Its music school sponsored the program, featuring invited guest lecturers from Europe and the Americas, and attended by performers, scholars, and teachers from all over Spain.

Professor of Violin Marilyn McDonald presented the pre-concert lecture and performed as concertmaster of the Boston Baroque Orchestra in an all-Beethoven concert in May 2001. In June, McDonald served on the faculty of the Classical Chamber Music Institute and Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin. In July she performed with the Axelrod String Quartet at the Domaine Forget International Festival in Quebec and at the Ottawa Festival.

McDonald was concertmaster of the Peninsula Music Festival in Wisconsin in August, as well as a soloist with the Festival Orchestra. In Houston in September, she gave master classes at Rice University and at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She also performed at Rice with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, an ensemble which includes Catherina Meints, Associate Professor of Viola da Gamba and Cello, and Kenneth Slowik, artistic director
of Oberlin's Baroque Performance Institute. Charles Ward of the Houston Chronicle wrote that the ensemble "played with a technical finesse and inspired musicality to match any performer anywhere."

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