Students of the Peabody Conservatory Ensemble Program have been invited to perform in the Collegiate Guitar Ensemble Showcase of the Guitar Foundation of America’s Washington, D.C. Symposium. The concert will take place on April 29 at the Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
C Street Brass, a quintet founded by Conservatory students in 2007 and mentored by faculty artist Joe Burgstaller, was one of a select group of ensembles showcased at Chamber Music America’s 34th Annual Conference, held January 12-15 in New York City. C Street Brass performed a 20-minute show at the conference, at which Preparatory alumnus Aaron P. Dworkin, recently appointed to the National Council on the Arts by President Obama, was the keynote speaker.
Brett McCabe, music critic of the Baltimore City Paper, wrote a preview of Peabody’s 1971 concert featuring faculty artists Michael Kannen, Michael Formaneck, Courtney Orlando, and others performing the music of such diverse artists as George Crumb and Led Zeppelin.
The Seekers, Baltimore City Paper, 1/26/11
Larry Williams (BM ’88, GPD ’90, French Horn) will participate in The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass’ fourth annual brass seminar in Philadelphia June 3 through June 10, 2012.
Yubing Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’10, Trumpet) has been appointed associate principal trumpet with the National Performing Arts Orchestra in Beijing.