“In a year with many highly-qualified candidates, Anna O’Connell demonstrated that she has the self-directed drive and passion for medieval music that make her the ideal fit for the Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship.”
Alexander Lingas and the Oregon-based ensemble Cappella Romana have turned the spotlight on more of a medieval composer's works through 'Hymns of Kassianí,' a recording released in April on their own label.
His best instruments have something extra: a Gestalt that makes them "objects of desire." His legacy is his output, and all of the surviving instruments deserve to be preserved and maintained for posterity.
Joyce Chen's research "shows that there is an imbalanced, circular relationship between Western and Asian HIP communities, exacerbated by a persistent tension between modern sensibilities and century-old musical practices."