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IU Jacobs School of Music David Diamond CD includes world-premiere recording

May 11, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the release of “David Diamond: Symphony No. 6, Rounds for String Orchestra, and Romeo and Juliet” May 11 on Naxos Records.

The CD features Jacobs professor Arthur Fagen conducting the IU Philharmonic Orchestra in the world-premiere recording of American composer Diamond’s Symphony No. 6, as well as leading the IU Chamber Orchestra in Diamond’s “Rounds for String Orchestra” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

Konrad Strauss, chair of the Jacobs department of audio engineering and sound production, produced the disc, while Jacobs professor Jamie Tagg engineered, assisted by audio students.

Symphony No. 6 was recorded in the Jacobs School of Music’s Musical Arts Center in December 2015. “Rounds for String Orchestra” and “Romeo and Juliet” were recorded in the school’s Auer Hall in February 2016.

“I’m extremely proud of Maestro Fagen and the IU orchestras for taking on such a challenging recording project,” said Strauss. “This disc gives the Jacobs School an opportunity to showcase our outstanding artistry for an international audience. Preparing and recording such difficult material has been a superb learning experience for our students, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.”

Listen to “David Diamond: Symphony No. 6, Rounds for String Orchestra, and Romeo and Juliet” on iTunes. Read a review.

As one of the world’s premier music schools, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has the most comprehensive music program in the United States and the largest resident faculty of any music education institution.

Approximately 1,600 students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries study in a conservatory atmosphere—amidst the academic resources of a major research university—with 180 full-time faculty members who are among the finest performers, scholars, composers and educators today.

Performing ensembles include six orchestras, eight choirs, four bands, four jazz ensembles and a variety of chamber ensembles contributing to the school’s more than 1,100 performances annually, including five fully staged operas, three ballets, and one musical.  

Linda Cajigas
Assistant Director of Communications
IU Jacobs School of Music
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