The Evolution Contemporary Music Series has been featured in an article in The Baltimore Sun about their upcoming concert series. Founded by Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), Evolution is launching its fifteenth season with a concert featuring the music of Tariq Al-Sabir (BM ’15, Voice). The concert will also feature pieces commissioned by the Autism Advocacy Project and other funk-inspired songs.
Conservatory first-year student Magy Hernandez, one of the first recipients of a new El Sistema USA/Peabody Scholarship and an alumna of the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, an El Sistema USA member organization, participated in a panel discussion about the El Sistema movement in the United States. The panel discussion took place on Wednesday, September 11 in the Kennedy Center’s new REACH public education space. A screening of the film “El Sistema” followed the discussion.
Doctoral candidate Ching-Yi Lin, piano, won third prize in the Fifth Marbella International Music Competition, which was held in Malaga, Spain. He has won the opportunity to perform a recital in Spain next year and a cash prize. Lin is in the studio of Alexander Shtarkman.
Master’s candidate Bobby Ge, composition, received third place for his composition, A Darkling Solstice Psaltery, at the Second Annual International Music Competition of Harbin, from a jury including Unsuk Chin, George Lewis, Robert Beaser, Enjott Schneider, and Xiaogang Ye. The piece was premiered in concert by conductor Qiyuan Zhu and the Harbin Symphony Orchestra.