The Evolution Contemporary Music Series, founded and directed by faculty member Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), will present M. Lamar’s Funeral Doom Spiritual on September 26, at 8:00 pm; guitarist Bryce Dessner on December 6, at 8:00 pm; Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying on March 26, 8:00 pm; and the Björk Songbook on May 8, at 8:00 pm.
Ryo Usami (BM ’17, Violin) who studied with Violaine Melançon, won the principal second violin position with Symphony NH in Nashua, NH, in their September audition.
Sorab Wadia (BM ’93, MM ’95, Piano) and four other performers will play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at Peak Performances at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., from September 19 to October 1. Wadia and the performance were included in an article in The New York Times on September 7, “Reinventing Shakespeare, According to the Gospel of Joseph Papp.”
On Sunday, September 17, at 4:00 pm, Mountainside Baroque will present “Totally Telemann” featuring Julie Bosworth (MM ’14, Early Music Voice), Janna Critz (MM ’13, Early Music: Voice/Pedagogy; GPD ’14, Voice), Corbin Phillips (MM ’15, Voice), and junior Sarah Lynn, Baroque flute, at the Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul, 125 Fayette St., Cumberland, Md.
Outcalls – a sextet led by Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble) – will release an album, No King, on Friday, September 15, at 8:00 pm, at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place in Towson, Md. The concert will also be live on the air at 89.7 FM (WTMD Radio).
The duo was interviewed in a story in The Baltimore Sun.