Faculty Members Win Guggenheim Fellowships
Winners of 1998 Guggenheim Fellowships are Svetlana Boym, professor of Slavic and comparative literature; Peter Ellison, professor of anthropology; Paul Pierson, professor of government; and Daniel Schacter, professor of psychology.
The Harvard winners are part of a roster of 168 fellows selected for 1998; the awards total $5,376,000.
Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. The list of new fellows include poets, novelists, playwrights, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, choreographers, physical and biological scientists, social scientists, and scholars in humanities.
Yannatos Releases CD of Trinity Mass
Albany Records has just released a CD (Troy 241) of the 1986 world-premiere performance of Trinity Mass by Senior Music Lecturer James Yannatos. The title alludes to the Trinity of Christian faith and to the Trinity site near Alamogordo, N.M., where the first atomic-bomb test took place in 1945.
Yannatos expands the Latin Requiem with texts from more than 30 oral and written sources around the world to create a meditation on life in the nuclear age. Writing in the January/February Fanfare, reviewer John Story hails the work as "possibly a masterpiece" and "exactly the sort of new American music that should be showing up in our major musical centers. [. . .] I think you need this."
Recorded under Yannatos's baton, the work features narration by actor Jason Robards and musical contributions from the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, the Bach Back Bay Chorale, the Radcliffe Choral Society, the Harvard Glee Club, and the Youth Pro Musica.
Soloists include soprano Lucy Shelton, mezzo-soprano Milagro Vargas, tenor Jon Humphrey, baritone Sanford Sylvan, and bass Robert Honeysucker.
Two Juniors Win Boylston Prize
Molly Hennessey-Fiske '99 won first place in the Boylston Speaking Prize for her rendition of a selection from Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.
Stephanie A.V. Gibbs '99 won second place for her rendition of a selection from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
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