Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco was the subject of an episode of “Our Talent,” a series on Miami Dade College TV. The hour-long episode, which aired on Monday, February 8, features an in-depth interview as well as performance footage, and will air for three to four months multiple times per week.
Symphony Number One, a local chamber orchestra comprised of and run by Peabody students and alumni, announced SNO on the Road, a concert tour from Tuesday, February 16 to Friday, March 4 featuring senior undergraduate saxophonist Sean Meyers and pianist Liz Hill. The tour features the premiere performance of a piano and saxophone version of Andrew Boss’s (MM ’13, Composition) saxophone concerto alongside works by Debussy, Barber, and Muczynski. All performances are free to the public. The orchestra’s second album, Emergence, is now available for pre-order. The album was recorded and produced by Charles Street Sound, co-founded by Daniel Rorke (MM ’15, Audio Sciences) and master’s recording arts student Arun Ravendhran.
One Great City Duo, comprised of alumni Timothy Sherren (BM ’11, Guitar), guitar, and Alexandra Iranfar (BM ’11, Guitar), guitar and voice, was featured in an article on Examiner.com for their recent CD release, Excursions, produced by guitarist Sérgio Assad. The album, released Saturday, February 6, is available for preview and purchase from CD Baby, and features original arrangements by Mr. Sherren of Barber’s “Excursions” suite, and of works by Cole Porter, Ned Rorem, and Pat Metheny, as well as three short pieces by Celso Machado.
One Year the Milkweed, a piece by alumnus Robert Martin (BM ’74, MM ’75, Composition), will be performed alongside works by Feigin, Lchitz, and Venegas by Lisa Hansen, flute, Eddie Venegas, trombone, and The North/South Chamber Orchestra conducted by Max Lifchitz in a program titled “Romantic Expressions” on Sunday, February 14 at 3:00 pm at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church in New York. Admission is free. Visit www.northsouthmusic.org for more information.