Alexandra Jones

(resigned January 2008)

Alexandra Jones is a tuba player, aspiring journalist, and dedicated music fan. After coming of age in Raleigh, she attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to study tuba performance with Professor Fritz Kaenzig. She immersed herself in working for the campus student-run newspaper, The Michigan Daily, where she served as an arts reporter, film and music reviewer, columnist, magazine editor, and associate editor of the Arts section. She graduated with Bachelor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of General Studies degrees in summer of 2006. She became a member of the Triangle Brass Band in Fall 2006.

Jones is interested in 20th-century and avant-garde classical music, the work of the "Moguchaya Kuchka," the "Mighty Five" (Balakirev , Cui, Mussorgsky, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov), improvisational/experimental/noise/difficult listening, good pop music, soul, Elvis Costello, orchestral works that feature decent tuba parts, gamelan, American roots music, and psychedelic garage rock from the 1960s, just for starters. She relishes hearing new music and loves writing and talking about it almost as much.

Articles by Alexandra Jones:

Kalevi Aho: Concertos

Orchestral Music Media Review by Alexandra Jones,  February 25, 2008

King Britt and Sylk 130 Bring Philly's Soul to Duke

Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  January 26, 2008

Raleigh Ringers Bring Holiday Cheer at Meymandi

Handbell Ensemble Review by Alexandra Jones,  December 15, 2007

UNC Symphony Ends Semester with Great Performance, Great Program

Orchestral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  December 5, 2007

Clarino Consort Brings Baroque Sounds to Durham

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  November 25, 2007

Moscow Nights Brings Russian Folk to Raleigh

World Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  November 9, 2007

Caetano Veloso Rocks Memorial Hall

World Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  November 7, 2007

Pamina Devi: A Cambodian Magic Flute Enchants with Mozart Retelling

Musical Theatre Review by Alexandra Jones,  October 5, 2007

Gone in 60 Minutes: Electronic Compositions Showcased at NC State University

Contemporary Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  October 1, 2007

Two Jazz Greats Combine to Illuminate Monk's Roots

Jazz Review by Alexandra Jones,  September 30, 2007

Entwined Twins: Tarun Bhattacharya and Anurag Harsh Combine for Unique Jugalbandi

World Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  September 29, 2007

UNCG's Dennis AsKew Blends Styles and Eras

Recital Review by Alexandra Jones,  September 16, 2007

Bang Bang: EMF Percussion Ensemble Rips Through Diverse Repertoire

Percussion Ensemble Review by Alexandra Jones,  July 28, 2007

Chamber Music in Bloom at Duke Gardens

Chamber Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  July 26, 2007

Petra Berényi: Ambassador of Hungarian Music Finds Home in the Triangle

Music, World Music Feature by Alexandra Jones,  July 18, 2007

Lynn Harrell Enthralls EMF Audience with Festival Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  July 12, 2007

Mavis Staples Cruises Freedom Highway to EMFFringe

Blues Review by Alexandra Jones,  June 24, 2007

North Carolina Symphony: The Sky's the Limit with Celestial Pops

Orchestral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  June 23, 2007

Mallarmé Chamber Players: Sounds of Egypt

Chamber Music, World Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  June 10, 2007

NCS Plays Through Opening-Night Jitters, Crowd Goes Wild

Orchestral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  June 9, 2007

NC Symphony: Finale of "Postcards" Series

Orchestral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  May 4, 2007

Girls' Day Celebration at UUFR

World Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  March 3, 2007

Mamadou Diabate Performs Benefit for Women's Health Organizations

World Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  March 2, 2007

Temptations Bring Big Personalities to NCS Pops at Meymandi

Orchestral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  February 25, 2007

TWE and TYBB Celebrate "Music for a Lifetime"

Brass Band, Wind Ensemble Review by Alexandra Jones,  February 17, 2007

Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile At Duke

Traditional Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  January 25, 2007

NCS and Pink Martini: Sophisticated International Pops

Orchestral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  January 19, 2007

NCWO Marks 10th Season with Challenging Program and Panache

Wind Ensemble Review by Alexandra Jones,  January 7, 2007

Hillyer Community Chorus

Choral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  December 10, 2006

Duke Djembe and Afro-Cuban Ensembles: Kroon Shines

World Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  November 3, 2006

Triangle Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble Review by Alexandra Jones,  October 29, 2006

Friday Favorites: Symphonie Fantastique

Orchestral Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  October 20, 2006

J. Randal Guptill: "Charming the Serpent"

Recital Review by Alexandra Jones,  October 20, 2006

Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan

World Music Review by Alexandra Jones,  October 13, 2006