William Wisnom (BM ’12, MM ’14 Organ) will present an organ concert comprised of works by Widor, Vierne, Franck, Messiaen, and more as a part of Community Concerts at Second presented by Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on January 22 at 3:30 pm. More information about the free concert available here.
Faculty artist Lura Johnson (‘01, Piano) will be performing alongside flutist Julietta Curenton and soprano Karen Slack on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concert at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia on February 3 at 8:00 pm. The French themed program features pieces by Poulenc, Ravel, and Messiaen, among many other prolific French composers. Ticketing and more information available here.
Sophomore Junhong Kuang, a guitar student of Manuel Barrueco and winner of the 2016 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, will perform on Saturday March 11, at 3:00 pm as part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series.
Preparatory student Connor Chaikowsky, a 16-year-old violinist, has been chosen as a one of three recipients of the Reinecke Youth Chamber Music Fellowship by the Chamber Music Society of Maryland. The fellows will be mentored by the Monument Piano Trio – Dariusz Skoraczewski (BM ’94, GPD ’96, Cello), Michael Sheppard (BM ’98, MM ’01, GPD ’03, Piano), and Kaya Bryla (GPD ’05, AD ’11, Violin; GPD ’08, Chamber Music). They will prepare Beethoven’s “Archduke” Piano Trio and present that work along with solo repertoire in a performance on Sunday, April 30. Mr. Chaikowsky serves as concertmaster of the Peabody String Ensemble.
Sandbox Percussion – Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion) – will collaborate with composer Christopher Cerrone on a new piece for percussion quartet and mezzo-soprano to premiere in spring 2017 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, N.Y.