Outcalls Releases New Album “No King” Reply

No King_Outcalls_BandcampOutcalls –  a sextet led by Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble) –  will release an album, No King, on Friday, September 15, at 8:00 pm, at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place in Towson, Md. The concert will also be live on the air at 89.7 FM (WTMD Radio).

The duo was interviewed in a story in The Baltimore Sun.

Garnett Bruce Directs Turandot for San Francisco Opera Reply

garnett_bruceVocal studies faculty member and opera stage director Garnett Bruce directed Puccini’s Turandot for the 2017-18 San Francisco Opera season opener on Friday, September 8. Soprano Toni Marie Palmertree (BM ‘06, Voice) made her debut in her role as Liu, the faithful slave. The production runs now until September 30, and then November 18 to December 9. When the production returns in November, Peabody alumnus Christopher Don Franklin (DMA ’99, Conducting) will make his San Francisco Opera conducting debut.

Łukasz Kuropaczewski Makes BSO Debut Reply

KuropaczewskiŁukasz Kuropaczewski (GPD ’05, Guitar) will make his debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Peabody Conservatory Graduate Conducting Director Marin Alsop. He will perform the Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Performances will take place Thursday, September 14, at 8:00 pm, at the Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 at 8:00 pm in the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Junhong Kuang Wins ARD International Music Competition for Guitar Reply

Junior Junhong Kuang Junhong Kuang, a student of Manuel Barrueco, tied for the highest prize awarded for guitar in the 66th ARD International Music Competition in Munich. The jury did not award a first prize; Kuang tied for second and won the Audience Prize. He will perform with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) on Friday, September 15 at 8:00 pm, at Philharmonie Gasteig. The concert will be broadcast live online and on BR-KLASSIK radio, the public-service radio broadcaster in Munich. See the video of his performance in the finals. The competition included over 40 participants from all over the world, many of them winners of past international competitions. The ARD International Music Competition is held by the German public broadcasting consortium.