The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring works by Brahms and Duruflé on December 3, at 3:00 pm. Led by Jed Gaylin (DMA ’95, Conducting), the concert will also feature mezzo-soprano Monica Reinagel (AD ’94, Voice) and baritone Jason Buckwalter (MM ’06, GPD ’08, Voice), as well as the JHU Choral Society and Baltimore School for the Arts chorus. The concert will take place at the Baltimore War Memorial.
Maggie Finnegan (MM ’10, Voice) will perform Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince with San Francisco company Opera Parallele from December 1-3. She will sing the role of The Water.
Andrew Cooperstock (DMA ’88, Piano) has released a two-disc recording, Leonard Bernstein: Complete Solo Works for Piano on Bridge Records, which features both collections originally written for friends of Bernstein and larger works. His Bridal Suite, for piano four hands, is recorded here for the first time in its entirety. To celebrate Bernstein’s centenary, this recording features works from throughout his career. The recording is a follow up to his previously released Bernstein chamber music recording on Naxos with his duo partner, violinist William Terwilliger know as Opus Two. Cooperstock is professor of piano at the University of Colorado Boulder and will also serve as the artistic director of their upcoming Bernstein 100 festival.
Peabody’s Now Hear This, led by Artistic Director Courtney Orlando, will play at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 pm on the Millennium Stage. This performance is a part of a two-week long festival, DIRECT CURRENT, which aims to showcase art new to Washington, including music, poetry, and many interdisciplinary projects. This is the festival’s inaugural season and runs from March 5-19. Music by Peabody alumni Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) will be featured and Jenny Lin (KSAS BA ’94, German; AD ’98, Piano) will play in a concert also during the festival.
DMA student Xiaohui Yang, piano, has tied for first in the Naumburg International Piano Competition on November 10, 2017 in New York City. The competition is open to pianists between 17 and 32 years old. Winners of the competition receive $15,000, two fully subsidized concerts, and a commissioned work. This year the competition was for pianists, but the competition rotates each year between piano, violin, and voice.