One Great City Duo Releases “Excursions” CD, Works by Barber, Porter, Rorem, Metheny, Machado Reply

24b6f22c20b8df7a51736f6c1352691bOne 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 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.

The North/South Chamber Orchestra Performs Music of Robert Martin in “Romantic Expressions” Reply

c-martin_4-225x300One 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 for more information.

“John Barth Loves Us: A Valentine to Fiction” Valentine’s Day at The George Peabody Library Reply

Screen shot 2016-02-08 at 3.25.29 PMThe Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries will present “John Barth Loves Us: A Valentine to Fiction” in conjunction with the exhibition “Lost & Found in the Funhouse: The John Barth Collection” at The George Peabody Library on Sunday, February 14, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The event will feature readings by Rafael Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Matt Porterfield, Rosalia Scalia, and Jason Tinney, followed by a roundtable discussion. RSVP to or (410) 516-7943.

Thomas Dolby Named Headliner at 2016 Baltimore Light City Festival Reply

thomas_dolby_djHomewood Professor of the Arts Thomas Dolby will be a headline performer at the inaugural Light City festival in Baltimore taking place Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3. The news was featured in a staff report in The Johns Hopkins HUB on Thursday, February 4.