Newspeak

Summer News

Lots of Newspeak people in the news this summer! Here’s the roundup:

Most recently, our singer Mellissa Hughes was profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered for her role in Jacob Cooper’s mesmerizing opera TimberBrit. (Ted Hearne–who has written us a piece, and is about to write us another one–was also interviewed.) Read/listen here.

Our amazing percussionist Yuri Yamashita–“who sings bossa nova on the side”–recently took part in the Bang on a Can-organized Asphalt Orchestra, which got rave reviews all around. Yuri received specific mention in the NYTimes review, New York Magazine, and in Playbill.

A month ago, our drummer/composer/director David T. Little was profiled in the New Jersey Star Ledger. Also taking part in the interview was co-director/rockstar Eileen Mack. Give it a read.

Last but not least, about a month and a half ago or so, violinist/singer/composer Caleb Burhans, was awarded a huge and awesome grant from the Annenberg Foundation. More on that here.

Hell yes.