Preparatory piano faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande was appointed artistic director of Candlelight Concert Society. On accepting the position, Ms. Lande praised the society’s long tradition of artistic excellence. “It is a privilege and an honor to join the Candlelight Concert Society at such an exciting time for the institution,” wrote Ms. Lande. “Chamber music has long been the love of my life. Among the goals I’d like to see for the series would be to expand the breadth and diversity of the concerts we present, including famous chamber musicians and soloists, rising young stars, local artists with an international profile, and perhaps artists from world and other contemporary traditions. I’d also like to help make our concerts more of a social event and destination for all of our audiences.” Candlelight Concert Society is a nonprofit Maryland-based concert presenter offering professional world-class chamber music concerts, CandleKids performances for family audiences, and community and educational outreach programs. For more information visit www.candlelightconcerts.org.