The Charm City Trio Named Finalist in Competition Reply

Southern Guitar Festival and CompetitionThe Charm City Trio, made up of Peabody guitar students Jordan Colquitt, Tobias James, and Joseph Tollefsen, has been selected as one of the three finalists at the Southern Guitar Festival Ensemble Competition. The group was invited to perform in the competition finals during the festival in Columbia, S.C., in June 8-10.

Jenni Bank to Make Debuts in New York City Reply

jenni bankMezzo-soprano Jenni Bank (BM ’06, Voice, ‘07, Opera) will make her New York City Opera debut in the American premiere of Brokeback Mountain by Charles Wuorinen in May. The show will be performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, in New York City, with four shows. Thursday, May 31, at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 2, at 2:00 pm, Sunday June 3, at 4:00 pm, and Monday, June 4, at 7:30 pm. Later in June, she will make her Carnegie Hall debut, singing the mezzo solos in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Schubert’s Mass no. 4 in C. This concert will be with the New England Symphonic Ensemble on Sunday, June 17, at 2:00 pm. Recently, she made her debut with Seattle Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Knoxville Opera, and Bard Music Festival, LA Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the Oslo Opera House, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. She has also recently returned to the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Florentine Opera Company, and Baltimore Concert Opera.

Mark Mandarano Named Semi-Finalist Reply

mark-mandaranoMark Mandarano (MM ’91, Conducting) is a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Conducting, in the professional orchestra division. He works with the Sinfonietta of Riverdale in New York City. This group is also a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance, in the professional orchestra division. Mandarano also conducts the Macalester Symphony Orchestra in Saint Paul, Minn., which is a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance, in the college and university division.