Jacomo Bairos (GPD ’11, Conducting) has been the 17th music director for the Amarillo Symphony since 2013 and is currently in the running for the music directorship of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. He is co-founder and artistic director for Nu Deco Ensemble – a 21st-century, genre-bending chamber orchestra based in Miami, Fla., his hometown. Their recent performances include the opening concert for their third season that featured singer/songwriter Emily King as a guest artist and classical-crossover trio, Time for Three, in December. They are also orchestra-in-residence at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.
Preparatory student Henry Bushnell, cello, won the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra’s concerto competition in the Concert Orchestra division. He played the first movement of Joseph Haydn, Concerto in C Major.
Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, is featured in the February 2018 issue of The Strad. In the article, written by Peled for the magazine, he lays out a system of emoticons and words that can help to lay a groundwork for cello playing and to help remind students of important technical ideas.
With the recent appointment of trumpeter Sean Jones as Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies, the Peabody Conservatory continues to reinvigorate its Jazz program, inspired by the great tradition of jazz in Baltimore and consistent with the Conservatory’s innovative approach to 21st-century training in the arts. Bassist Kristopher Funn, saxophonist Tim Green, and vibraphone specialist Warren Wolf are the latest additions to the Jazz Studies faculty, and will teach private lessons, coach ensembles, and teach jazz department courses at Peabody beginning in the Fall 2018 semester. More…
Misael Tambuwun, composition master’s candidate, will perform his piece Pes Barbos Samogo for a Silent Movie with the Amarillo Symphony on February 23 and 24. The concerts are both at 7:30 pm, and they will be held in Amarillo, Texas. The symphony is conducted by Jacomo Bairos (GPD ’11, Conducting). Tambuwun’s piece won the Amarillo Symphony Composer’s Initiative Orchestral Competition 2017.