Sonya Szabo-Reynolds, Adjunct Professor of Piano, has been named 2016 Nationally Certified Teacher of Music of the Year by Ohio Music Teachers Association Western District. Sonya will receive her award and plaque in Dayton, Ohio in May.
The music department offered an opera workshop this semester focused on bringing new life to the art form in Cincinnati. Professors Thom Dreeze and Matthew Umphreys lead a class of seven music and nonmusic majors through several movements of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.” The workshop culminates with a free performance of “Così” and is the department’s way of bringing opera performance to Xavier students.
Hersch’s return to Cincinnati for a 3 p.m. solo concert Sunday, part of Xavier University’s Jazz/Swing Series, is more than just a chance to witness a hometown boy done good; it’s a chance to witness one of Jazz music’s modern greats in peak form.
Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Fred Hersch, a Cincinnati native, returns to his hometown on Sunday, April 3 for a solo recital at Xavier University’s Gallagher Theater as part of its swing/jazz series. The concert takes place at 3 p.m.
When Antonio Sanchez won a Grammy last month for his score to the film "Birdman," it was vindication for the jazz musician, who introduces a special screening of the film Saturday night at Esquire Theatre and performs in concert Sunday at Xavier University.