Solomon Eichner (MM ’13, Piano), Jacques-Pierre Malan (GPD ’12, MM ’16, Cello; GPD ’13, Chamber Music), and master’s student Nikita Borisevich (GPD ’13, Violin; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) will perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D major, Op. 40, No. 1 (“Ghost”) and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 on Sunday, June 5, at 2:00 pm, at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church with the Music in the Great Hall concert series.
Peabody students will present “Classical Meets Improv at the Unitarian Church” on Friday, April 8 at 8:00pm at First Unitarian Church in Baltimore. The program features Esprit Quartet – comprised of students Daisy Rho, violin, Ryo usami, violin, Ankit Anil, viola, and Ethan Sandman, cello – performing Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major; The Witches – comprised of students Ledah Finck, violin, and Louna Dekker-Vargas, flutes – performing improvisations and later joining students Alex Fournier, bass, Christina Manceor, percussion, and Nick Saia, electric guitar in the world premiere of Dr. Construction and (OR?) Ms. Multicolored Flower by Dominic Coles; and Carl Maria Von Weber’s Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano performed by faculty artist Michael Kannen, cello, and students Seungmin Oh, flute, and Rieko Tsuchida, piano.
Master’s student Nikita Borisevich (GPD ’13, Violin; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) and DMA student Margarita Loukachkina are the first recipients of the Young Artist Development Series internship, formed by the Peabody Institute and El Paso Pro-Musica under the artistic direction of Peabody Distinguished Alumni Award honoree Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello) to promote community engagement in the study of music. The internship will take place from November 12 to 18 in El Paso, Texas, where Mr. Borisevich and Ms. Loukachkina will participate in musical outreach performances in schools and venues throughout the region, including master classes at the University of Texas at El Paso; concert appearances in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, as part of the El Paso Pro-Musica Series; and participation in a special event with the El Paso Museum of Art to celebrate the Guggenheim Series exhibit and accompany the painting, “The Green Violinist.”
The 2015-2016 Honors Ensembles are Trio Pheonix (pictured), with Alan Choo, violin, Tzu-Jou Yeh, cello, and Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn, piano; Trio Mesame, with Melissa Lander, clarinet, Mauricio Rey Gallego, cello, and Sahun Hong, piano; and Esprit, with Heeji Daisy Rho, violin, Ryo Usami, violin, Ankit Anil, viola, and Ethan Sandman, cello.
Soprano Kisma Jordan (GPD ’12, Opera), mezzo-soprano Madelyn Wanner (BM ’09, Voice), and soprano Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Music) will perform in “Angels and Demons,” a program presented by Annapolis Opera showcasing the many saints and sinners of the operatic repertoire. The concert will be conducted by artistic director Ronald Gretz and will take place Friday, December 11, at 7:00 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis, Maryland, and Saturday, December 12, at 8:00 pm at Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Bowie, Maryland. Tickets and more info may be found here.