Tuned-In Alumni Share Their Passion for Music with the Next Generation of Baltimore City Students Reply

IMG_7100What do Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, Kaz Rodriguez’s 7to6, James Arthur’s Say You Won’t Let Go, and Royal Tailor’s We got that Fire have in common? About 225 local elementary and middle school students sitting in Goodwin Hall on a Tuesday morning—on a school day following a three day weekend. More…

The Poulenc Trio Presents World Premiere of Trains of Thought: Animated at National Gallery of Art on May 21 Reply

detail-poulenc-trioThe Poulenc Trio – Bryan Young (BM ’96, Bassoon); Preparatory faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; and Liang Wang, oboe – will give the world premiere of the scored stop motion film Trains of Thought: Animated on Sunday, May 21, at 4:00 pm, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Trains of Thought: Animated is the result of a multi-year collaboration between the trio, composer Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition), and artists Elizabeth and Alden Phelps. During the film, viewers will experience a stop-motion animated M.C. Escher-like fantasy world, populated by line-drawn figures inspired by New Yorker illustrator Saul Steinberg, scored by Mr. Cuong, and performed by the Poulenc Trio. The concert program will also feature works by Françaix, Rossini, Saint-Saens, and Shostakovich. On Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 pm, the trio will perform the final concert of the Dumbarton Concerts Series at Dumbarton Church in Georgetown, Washington D.C. The season finale concert will feature music from the trio’s latest CD, Creation, and guest poet, Guggenheim-winner Lia Purpura.

The Poulenc Trio Performs at An Die Musik Live! Featuring Latest CD “Creation” Reply

unnamedThe Poulenc Trio – Bryan Young (BM ’96, Bassoon); Preparatory faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; and Liang Wang, oboe – will perform at An die Musik Live! on Saturday, February 4 at 3:30 pm in a concert and celebration featuring hits from their latest CD, Creation, including Suite in the Old Style, featuring Baltimore-area poet and Guggenheim-winner Lia Purpura. The program will also feature sneak previews from the Poulenc Trio’s next CD, releasing in Summer 2017, and behind-the-scenes sets from the Trio’s new animated film, Trains of Thought: Animated, premiering in May at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. The concert will be followed  drinks and homemade sweets and savories from the Baker’s Guild. Find tickets and more information here. More…

The Poulenc Trio Releases a New CD Titled Creation Reply

hart0707x1The Poulenc Trio – Bryan Young (BM ’96, Bassoon); Preparatory faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; and Liang Wang, oboe – released a new CD under the Delos label which climbed to #4 on iTunes Apple Music’s classical playlist. The CD features the works of Beethoven, Schnittke, and Octavio Vazquez, with poetry by Lia Purpura. They will perform several concerts this month in British Columbia, Canada.

The Poulenc Trio Collaborates on Animated Film “Trains of Thought: Animated” Reply

hart0707x1The Poulenc Trio – Bryan Young (BM ’96, Bassoon); Preparatory faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; and Liang Wang, oboe – is collaborating on an animated film titled Trains of Thought: Animated, set to a kinetic new work by Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) with animators Elizabeth and Alden Phelps. The film will premiere in May 2017 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.