Current DMA candidate Michael Repper will make his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, November 19, at 2:00 pm. He was recently appointed music director of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra. The program will feature works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and a world premiere of First Music award winner Hilary Purrington’s Daylights. Also featured on the concert will be cellist Christine Lamprea.
Yi-Hsin Cindy Lin (MM ‘03, Violin) and Pei-Rong Lo (MM ‘04, Piano) will give a recital at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. The recital will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm. They will feature works by Biber, Prokofiev, and Grieg. This concert is a part of the school’s Faculty Concert Series.
Joel Fan (MM ’94, Piano) is the artistic director of a new music festival in Manhattan, N.Y., called Open Source Music Festival. The festival runs on Saturday, November 18 at the Abrons Arts Center and will feature new music, as well as a VIP cocktail party. The festival will premiere new piano works by eight composers including: Augusta Read Thomas and Bernard Rands, Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe (of Bang on a Can), and Wang Lu and Anthony Cheung.
Katie Smirnova (BM, MM ’11, Violin) is the co-founder and artistic director of Rushmore Music Festival in Spearfish, S.D. Other Peabody alumni involved in the festival include-William Kass (’15, Cello), Charlene Kluegel (MM ’11, GPD ’12, Violin), and Ismar Gomes (BM ’09, MM ’11 Cello). The program, which runs July 1-16, is open to intermediate to advanced students in piano, violin, viola, cello, and composition.
Graduate students Stephanie Zimmerman, Baroque violin, and Matt Gabriel, Baroque cello; Peabody Preparatory faculty artist Judson Deitrich, violin; and Michael De Sapio (’08, Baroque Violin) and Marc Bellassai (’83, Harpsichord) will be featured in concert with Charm City Baroque. “A Musical Banquet” will feature works by Biber, Schmelzer, Charpentier, and more. The concert will take place on Sunday, December 17, at 3:00 pm, at St. Ignatius Church in Baltimore. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.