Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting), Peabody’s Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Peabody Ensembles, appeared on WYPR’s Midday with Tom Hall on Friday, November 10. Peabody conducting alumnus Young spoke about his new duties at the Peabody Conservatory, as well as leading the Peabody Chamber Orchestra in concert on November 11.
Wesley Thompson (BM ’12, Double Bass) will be featured in an all-Telemann program, which commemorates the 250th anniversary of his death. There are two performances of this program, put on by The Friends of Fasch and Ensemble Gaudior. The first is on Friday, November 17, at 8:00 pm at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Va. The second performance is on Sunday, November 19, at 4:00 pm at Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, Va.
Mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen (MM ’09, Voice) and saxophonist Alan Theisen will give multiple concerts as a part of their This World of Yes Tour. The two performed the same program in March, once in October, and will continue to perform throughout November. Locations include: Xavier University in New Orleans, La., on November 13, at 7:00 pm; Highlands UM Church in Birmingham, Ala., on November 14, at 7:00 pm; Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., on November 15, at 7:30 pm; Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, N.C., on November 16, at 7:30 pm; and in Atlanta, Ga., on November 18. They will present works by Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Anna Brake, Ryo Noda, Chelsea Williamson, Michael Young, John Cage, Antoine Beuger, Jessica Rudman, Alan Theisen, and Nick Zoulek for mezzo-soprano and saxophone.
Trio Jinx, part of the Young Artist Development Series by Peabody Conservatory, will be performing at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Ariz, on Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 pm. They will be joined by cellist Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello), music director the Mesa Arts Center’s classical series. This concert is presented as part of their Performing Live Series.
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss (GPD ’05, AD ’11, Violin; GPD ’08, Chamber Ensemble) won a viola position with the New York City Ballet in January 2017.