Peabody faculty artist Denyce Graves served as guest faculty at the China National Conservatory of Music on October 9, thanks to a new “Advanced Innovative Grant” awarded to the Conservatory by the Chinese government.
Artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) was praised by New York Concert Review‘s Rorianne Schrade after her performance at New York’s Symphony Space, presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society. “With such facility as Ms. Su possesses, there should be no limit on what she can achieve as she continues to explore her own individual gifts. The appreciative audience earned an encore of Tarrega’s Gran Vals, a piece with the dubious distinction of having a small fragment that today is a famous ringtone. It was a humorous touch that sent the audience out smiling.”
Mark G. Meadows (KSAS BA ’11, Psychology; GPD ’13, Jazz Piano) played the lead role in Signature Theatre’s summer production of Jelly’s Last Jam. Upcoming performances include: The Mansion at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md on Oct 5, The Blue Whale with Elijah Jamal in Balbed, LA on Oct 8, Tribute to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba with Akua Allrich at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC on Oct. 9, South Kitchen and Jazz Parlor in Philadelphia, PA on Oct. 26, Primary Blues at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md on Oct. 27, and Leading Late Night Sessions at Dizzy’s Club in New York, N. Y. on Nov. 1.
Christopher Rhodovi (BM ’01, Voice) and T. Herbert Dimmock (MM ’76, Organ) were featured in Bach in Baltimore’s performance of Cantata 92: Ich hab’ in gottes Herz und Sinn on Oct. 2 at First English Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Md.
The Poulenc Trio – Bryan Young (BM ’96, Bassoon); Preparatory faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; and Liang Wang, oboe – is collaborating on an animated film titled Trains of Thought: Animated, set to a kinetic new work by Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) with animators Elizabeth and Alden Phelps. The film will premiere in May 2017 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.