On March 4, Cello Concerto by Jonathan Leshnoff (BA ’95, Anthropology; BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) was performed by Nina Kotova and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, directed by Dirk Brossé.
Frank Gulino will have his Kennedy Center premiere by the Clipper City Brass Quintet, who will perform Legends of the Pacific, on Monday, March 11 at 6:00 pm. The concert is free as part of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage concert series, and will also be streamed online at http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium. He is also a performing artist for the Edwards Instrument Co. in Elkhorn, Wis.
A work by Frank Gulino (BM ’10, Bass Trombone), Capriccio for trombone and wind ensemble, was performed by bass trombonist Gabe Langfur on Sunday, March 3 with the University of Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gene Pollart. The performance took place at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I.
Pervinca Rista (BA ’08, Romance Languages; MM ’09, GPD ’10, Violin), currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a PhD in Comparative Literature, will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61 with the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra on March 9 and 10. She is the first double doctoral candidate in Johns Hopkins University history. Rista is also currently completing a violin diploma from the State Conservatory in Italy.
Preparatory alumna and Peabody National Advisory Council member Hilary Hahn, violin, has commissioned 26 composers to write new encore works, and then conducted an online contest to find a 27th piece for her project, In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores. She debuted 13 of these during a recital tour in 2012 and completed a tour of the remaining 14. In the fall, a two-CD set of all 27 will be issued.
The Peabody Youth Orchestra, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, is currently being featured by the Philadelphia International Music Festival, where they profile a different orchestra each month.