Gianni Chiarello of Bournemouth, United Kingdom, released the album Gianni Chiarello and the Same Beat, a collection of original tunes, featuring Ray Drury, Stuart Ross, and Richard Preston. Visit giannichiarello.com.
Kai Narezo of Los Angeles, CA, released the flamenco album Contra Tiempo, featuring Jorge Perez Gonzalez ’12, Tuti Fernandez ’01, and Sean Gould ’93. Narezo cowrote the book A Compás: The Flamenco Guitar Survival Guide. Visit kainarezo.com.
Gerard Salonga of Parañaque City, Philippines, will conduct the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a March collaboration with the Beach Boys at Hong Kong’s Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Salonga also conducted the orchestra in sold-out concerts featuring music from Harry Potter films.