Hopkins Symphony Orchestra’s Concert Orchestra, led by current DMA student in conducting Blair Skinner, will present a concert featuring Astor Piazzolla’s Tres piezas para Orquestra da camera and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 on Sunday, February 19, at 3:00 pm, at the Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center in Baltimore. The concert is free and open to the public. Find more information here.
Soprano Maggie Finnegan (MM ’10, Voice), a former student of Stanley Cornett, has won the Washington Award from the S&R Foundation in Washington, D.C. The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists in all disciplines and supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship. The award is especially intended for emerging artists of great ability and potential who are looking towards the next stages in their creative development. Ms. Finnegan was awarded $5,000 and will be honored at a gala in Washington, D.C., on June 24.
Ha-Young Kim (BM ’11, GPD ’12, Violin) and Gabriel Meza (BM ’13, MM ’14, GPD ’16, Violin) were winners of the January 2017 Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra violin auditions. They will be joining the orchestra’s first and second violin sections, respectively, for the remainder of the season. Senior Ryo Usami was a finalist and was offered a substitute position with the ensemble.
Mark G. Meadows (KSAS BA ’11, Psychology; GPD ’13, Jazz Piano) will host an event of songwriting, healing, and philanthropy with vocalist and rapper Deacon Izzy at The Lemon Bowl in Washington D.C., on February 18 at 7:00 pm. Mr. Meadows and Deacon Izzy will be donating 15 percent of the ticket proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Mr. Meadows will also be donating a portion of his February ticket sales to the American Civil Liberties Union. More…
The Peabody Consort, an early music group founded by faculty artist Mark Cudek (MM ’82, Lute), will revive their Words and Music of Three Faiths program, with guest artist Daphna Mor, recorder, on Sunday, June 18 at Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. Additionally, Ms. Mor, Niccolo Seligmann (BM ’15, Early Music), Brian Kay (BM ’13, MM ’15, Early Music), Julie Bosworth (MM ’13, Early Music), and Mr. Cudek will be participating in Indianapolis Early Music Festival in June and Early Music Hawaii in November.