Boris Slutsky visited Shanghai Conservatory in May with fellow faculty artists Victoria Chiang, Alan Stepansky, Keng-Yuen Tseng, and Peabody Director Jeffrey Sharkey. The group also included GPD candidates Hana Morford, viola, and Julie Ahn, violin; AD candidate Marie-Eve Poupart, violin; and alumnae Kathryn Kilian (BM ’10, Violin) and Jiaying Joanna Wang (BM ’10, Violin). They performed at the Conservatory and in the Shanghai Concert Hall, where the concert was televised throughout Shanghai city area and later throughout China.
Carolyn Kuan (GPD ’04) will conduct Kentucky’s Louisville Orchestra in LIFE: A Journey Through Time on October 2. The event chronicles the earth’s history in seven movements, with music by Philip Glass and images by National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. A post-performance panel discussion will be held with performers and experts from the Louisville Science Center.
The premiere performance of Michael Hersch’s Symphony No. 3 at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music was reviewed by the Financial Times.
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz, California,
The Financial Times, 8/13/10
Musicology faculty member David Hildebrand is working on a new CD/music book set, tentatively entitled Music of the War of 1812 in America, which involves ballads, patriotic songs, marches, and dance tunes, many directly related to Baltimore and the greater Chesapeake region. This project carefully conveys the true story of the many parodies of To Anacreon in Heaven. Some people still think Francis Scott Key wrote a “poem” later set to music, but Hildebrand proves otherwise; he maintains that Key wrote lyrics to a melody used and re-used for patriotic purposes for decades preceding the bombardment of Ft. McHenry.
Caleb Jones (PC ’06, Violoncello) served as assistant artistic director of the 2010 Juilliard International Jazz Camp and the Teen Arts Performance Camp in Scotland, Md. He also performed at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Fort Dupont Summer Music Series, and the Safeway BBQ Festival. Jones appeared on WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore on June 21 in an interview discussing the jazz camp and performed live along Russell Kirk (BM ’05, Jazz Saxophone), Noble Jolley (BM ’09, Jazz Piano), Nathan Jolley (BM ’09, Jazz Drums), and musicians on the camp’s faculty.