Jenny Beck’s (BM ’08, Composition) work The Tide Will Take You was premiered at Carnegie Hall on Mar. 12 at the final concert of Kaija Saariaho and Anssi Karttunen’s Weill Music Institute Professional Training Workshop.
Angel Lam (MM ’03, DMA ’11, Composition; MM ’05, Music Theory) has been awarded an Aaron Copland Award. Each year six to eight gifted, emerging, or mid-career American composers are invited to reside, one at a time, at Copland House, Aaron Copland’s restored, longtime home in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Lam will be there in August and September, 2012, to focus on her creative work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities.
Jake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition) will return to the John Duffy Composers Institute at the Virginia Arts Festival with a full fellowship. At the institute, one of his chamber operas will be workshopped and performed by professional vocalists and a chamber orchestra made up of musicians from the Virginia Symphony. The institute takes place May 21 to June 5 in Norfolk, Va.
Tim Smith, classical music critic at The Baltimore Sun reviewed the recent PSO concert conducted by Leon Fleisher.
Leon Fleisher conducts all-Brahms concert with Peabody Symphony, Yury Shadrin, Clef Notes, 3/1/12