Dontae Winslow (BM ’97, MM ’99, Trumpet) composed the music for HBO’s documentary Baltimore Rising. He and his wife, Mashica, worked together to create the soundtrack. The couple were featured in the Baltimore Fishbowl in an article that discusses how their backgrounds informed their compositions for the show.
The Melodica Men – Joe Buono (BM ’13, MM ’15, Bass Trombone) and Tristan Lane Clarke (’12, Trumpet) – will be featured soloists with both the Jacksonville Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this holiday season. They will perform on the Jacksonville Symphony‘s “Holiday Pops” concert series from December 7, at 7:30 pm; December 8, at 8:00 pm; December 9, at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and December 10, at 3:00 pm, and will be surprise soloists on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra‘s “A Very Merry Holiday POPS!” on December 15, at 8:00 pm, and December 16, at 2:00 and 8:00 pm. They will play their own a cappella arrangement of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and their viral hit “Nutcracker Mini Suite,” along with “Sleigh Ride” and “Winter Wonderland” with full orchestra.
Peabody alumni Theo Pappas (BM ’97, Trumpet), Brian Stone (MM ’95, DMA ’03, Conducting), and James Sherry (DMA ’02, Trumpet) will be playing in the orchestra pit of the Nutcracker with the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, Calif. Remaining performances will be on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 pm, and Sunday, December 3, at 1:00 pm.
Gregory Campbell (BM ’05, Trombone) has joined Minnesota Opera as patron services director. There, he is leading the implementation of their new ticketing and development database. Recently, he played with the Kansas City Symphony, Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas, Fountain City Brass Band, and the Spire Chamber Ensemble.
Chris Shiley (BM ’09, Trumpet) and Larry Williams (BM ’88, GPD ’90, French Horn) will perform with The Lyric Brass Quintet on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm. This concert will occur at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. The concert will feature music from the last three and a half centuries, and all of the pieces were important in developing brass chamber music.