Jake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition) will return to the John Duffy Composers Institute at the Virginia Arts Festival with a full fellowship. At the institute, one of his chamber operas will be workshopped and performed by professional vocalists and a chamber orchestra made up of musicians from the Virginia Symphony. The institute takes place May 21 to June 5 in Norfolk, Va.
Tim Smith, classical music critic at The Baltimore Sun reviewed the recent PSO concert conducted by Leon Fleisher.
Leon Fleisher conducts all-Brahms concert with Peabody Symphony, Yury Shadrin, Clef Notes, 3/1/12
The Jolley Twins—Nathan (BM ’09, Jazz Percussion) and Noble Jolley, Jr (BM ’09, Jazz Piano)—are artists in residence at Strathmore for the month of March. They will perform on Mar. 2 and 23, both Wednesdays, at the Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, Md. Artists in Residence perfect their performances, create an education program, and premiere a new work commissioned by Strathmore at their final concert.
Simeone Tartaglione (GPD ’09, Conducting) has written Teresa Procaccini, Una Vita Per La Musica, which has been published in Italian by EDIPAN, Rome. Procaccini is a composer whose productions over the last 50 years have delivered several masterpieces for symphonic, opera, chamber, and solo repertoires. These works have been successfully performed around the world in more than 10,000 performances. To get more information about Procaccini and Tartaglione’s book, visit www.edipan.com. The English translation should be completed in a year.