André Watts (AD ’72, Piano) will be performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on a program that is conducted by Robert Spano with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This concert also includes the BSO Premiere of Dreamtime Ancestors by Christopher Theofanidis. There will be three opportunities to see the program between Friday, November 17 and Sunday, November 19. Friday and Saturday’s shows begin at 8:00 pm, while the Sunday show will be at 4:00 pm. Friday and Sunday will be at the Meyerhoff and Saturday evening will be at Strathmore.
James Harp (BM ’81, MM ’82, Voice), as artistic director of The Modell Lyric, has announced the 2018 Sunday Serenades Series. The series will feature Stephanie Blythe, Patricia Racette, and Nathan Gunn.
A study by Peabody faculty artist Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) regarding musician brain volumetric MRI and diffusion has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. This will be the first interdisciplinary research study published under the Center for Music and Medicine from the Peabody side.
Composition Department Chair Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) is the subject of American Visionary, a Utah festival that celebrates his artistry with presentations of three evening-length works – The Vanishing Pavilions, Last Autumn, and On the Threshold of Winter – January 29 to February 1. On the Threshold of Winter will also receive its Chicago premiere with Ensemble Dal Niente and Ah Yong Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice), January 18 and 20.
The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jed Gaylin (DMA ’95, Conducting). will give a free concert on Sunday, November 12, at 3:00 pm. The concert is at the Bunting-Mereyhoff Interfaith Center, and it is free and open to the public. The concert will feature works by Mendelssohn, Fuchs, And Vaughan Williams, and will feature Samuel Thompson, violin.