An Organ Legacy by Jeremy Filsell Featured in The American Organist Reply

organ legacyA review of An Organ Legacy, a CD by faculty artist Jeremy Filsell, was featured in the May 2017 edition of The American Organist. The review describes Mr. Filsell’s performance as “consistently brilliant, commanding, and musically satisfying.” An Organ Legacy features the works of Langlai, Duruflé, Dupré, Messiaen, and more performed on the 172-rank organ of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C., and marks 50 years of music at the Shrine and the 40th anniversary of the organ. Find An Organ Legacy available for purchase here.

Mark G. Meadows Presents The Piano Men Cabaret at the Signature Theater Reply

unnamedMark G. Meadows (BM ’11, GPD ’13, Jazz Piano; KSAS BA ’11, Psychology) will present The Piano Men Cabaret alongside Nick Lehan and Shayna Blass at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Va from Tuesday, May 9 to Saturday, May 13. The cabaret will feature the hits of multi-talented singer/songwriter/pianist virtuosos including Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and more. Mr. Meadows’ additional upcoming performances include: More…

Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus Previewed by Washington Post Reply

MichaelFormanek-EnsembleKolossus-200Jazz faculty artist Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus’ Washington premiere and performance for the spring edition of CapitalBop’s Traveling Loft on Saturday, April 22 at NYU’s D.C., campus was previewed by Michael J. West of the Washington Post. Mr. West described Kolossus’ performances and presence as “captivating, and drenched in imagination.” Read the full preview here.

Pro Musica Rara Presents Bohemian Baroque on May 14 at the Baltimore Museum of Art Reply

PMR_0Pro Musica Rara, an early music ensemble, featuring early music faculty members Stephen Bard, Ivan Stefanovic, and Adam Pearl (BM ’99, Piano; MM ’01, DMA ’09, Harpsichord), and guest artist Paul Leenhouts, recorder, will present Bohemian Baroque on Sunday, May 14 at 3:30 pm at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The concert will feature works of seventeenth century virtuosity from the Heart of Europe, including pieces by Heinrich Biber.

INTERPLAY: A Collaborative Teaching and Performance Project Reply

This is a guest post by UMBC Music Professor Airi Yoshioka.

4When UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein met in 2015 upon the opening of UMBC’s Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the seed was planted for a possible collaborative project between the two institutions.  Dr. Sarah Hoover (Special Assistant to the Dean at Peabody), Dr. Linda Dusman (Chair of the Music Department at UMBC), and I met in the fall of 2015 to brainstorm possible ways to tap into each institutions’ strengths. More…