Atlantic Guitar Quartet– Petrit Ceku (GPD ’11, Guitar), Kevin Shannon, Zoe Johnstone Stewart and Jonathan Zwi. An album of new works written for classical guitar quartet by Olivier Bensa, Christopher Gainey, Ronald Pearl and David Smooke. All 4 performers and 3 composers are Peabody Alumni!
Angel Lam (MM ’03, DMA ’11, Composition; MM ’05, Music Theory) Memories for orchestra will be premiered by Chicago’s Northwest Symphony in February 2014, conducted by Maestra Kim Diehnelt. Lam will also write a new musical composition in collaboration with The Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Band and Academy Film Department for 2013-2014. The story is based on the composer’s childhood memory of taking painting lessons with an impressionist painter. Working with the film department at Interlochen, her story will be made into a film and shown simultaneously with the live performance of her music composition. The work will be showcased at The Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, Concordia College in Minnesota, and Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Wisconsin.
Tristan Rhodes (’69, Piano) recently moved from Victoria, British Columbia to Parrish, Fla., where he was appointed the director of music for the 3,000 member parish of Sacred Heart Church, Bradenton.
Kyle Wiley Pickett (DMA ’98, Conducting) was selected as music director and conductor of the Springfield Symphony in Missouri. He has also accepted the same position as of the Topeka Symphony in Kansas. This will be his final year with the North State Symphony in Chico, Ca., and the Juneau Symphony in Alaska.
Joseph Buono (BM ’13, Trombone) won the 2012 Eastern Trombone Workshop’s National Solo Competition in Bass Trombone, Division 2.