The fifth Guitar Society Summit that was held March 5 and 6 at the Peabody Conservatory and organized by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, spearheaded by president Asgerdur Sigurdardottir, was featured in the summer issue of the Classical Guitar magazine. Photos of Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) and Lukasz Kuropaczewski (AD ’08, Guitar) were in this article.
Pamela Hay (BM ’99, MM ’00, Voice) has been invited to appear in concert at London’s Hippodrome in a concert of West End soloists for a charity gala in support of AIDS research. She previously played Mimi in the Soho Theatre’s production of La Bohème which won Best Opera at the Olivier Awards.
Mark G. Meadows (KSAS BA ’11, Psychology; GPD ’13, Jazz Piano) will perform works from his his third album, “To the People,” at the Creative Alliance on Friday, July 1 at 8:00 pm.
Peabody doctoral candidate and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra fellow Michael Repper will be the new music director of the Northern Neck Orchestra in Northern Neck, Va., beginning in Fall 2016. Mr. Repper guest conducted this orchestra at a concert in November 2015. Kilmarnock, Vir., where the orchestra is located, is one of the smallest communities in the United States to support a full symphony orchestra.
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will perform on tour during the month of July. He will begin at the Cordoba Guitar Festival of Spain with a recital on July 3 and master classes on July 4 and 5. From there he goes to Hong Kong where he will perform a recital in the Concert Hall of the Academy for the Performing Arts on July 7 and conduct master classes on July 8 and 9. On July 11, he will perform in Shanghai, China, and teach a master class on July 12. Two days later, on July 14, he will teach a master class in Beijing and perform the following day in the Beijing Concert Hall.