Director of Peabody’s Graduate Conducting Program Marin Alsop has won a Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award with Arts & Sciences professor Bernadette Wegenstein, director of the Center for Advanced Media Studies. The interdisciplinary faculty team will film the first documentary about women conductors titled We Conduct.
Faculty member Harlan D. Parker will be the guest conductor for the Maryland All-State Community Band, composed of musicians from all over the state, selected annually. They will perform its fifth annual concert on Sunday, August 6 at 3:00 pm at Marriotts Ridge High School at 12100 Woodford Dr, Marriottsville, Md. Admission is free.
Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) and the Beijing Guitar Duo’s – artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11, Guitar) – performance in the MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series on June 26, 2017 was reviewed on the New York Concert Review website and their performance at the Cordoba Guitar Festival was reviewed by Spain’s Scherzo Magazine.
Tonight, Thursday July 13, at 7:00 pm, Thrive Music at Jordan Faye Contemporary will host a Finissage Party for Thrive and Jordan Faye. Wade Davis (MM ’11, GPD ’13, Baroque Violoncello) will perform works by Bach, and master’s candidate Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin) will perform solo works with voice. The event will take place at Jordan Faye Contemporary, 218 W. Saratoga Street, Top Floor.
Peabody faculty member Blake Meister (BM ’08, Jazz Double Bass) will be playing with NYC jazz guitarist Peter Mazza and D.C. guitarist Steve Herberman on Wednesday, July 19 at 8:30 pm at Baltimore’s An Die Musik.