Clarinet faculty artist Anthony McGill, pianist Inon Barnatan, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein will be featured in a program of clarinet trios at Shriver Hall in Baltimore on January 22 at 5:30 pm. The program will feature pieces by Beethoven, Hallman, and Brahms. The concert is sponsored by The Yale Gordon Young Artists Concert and is free to Peabody students. More information and ticketing available here.
Liz Ramirez (BM ’09, Clarinet) has been accepted to Youth Orchestra of the Americas’ Global Leadership Program. The program combines teacher training, leadership development, innovative thinking, and social enterprise to empower change makers and teaching artists. Through the program, Ms. Ramirez will have the chance to travel across the globe in immersive mission work centered around music education.
After eight years in the Bay Area, Annie Phillips (BM ’08, Clarinet) moved to Boston to be assistant director of entrepreneurial musicianship at the New England Conservatory. Her previous positions were as operations and program director at Zoo Labs, a music accelerator in Oakland, and on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I taught a graduate level class called Musical Startups. She also co-directs Switchboard Music, the only West Coast organization to win an ASCAP/CMA award for adventurous programming last year, which she will continue to be involved with.
Junior Juan Esteban Martinez, a clarinetist who studies with Anthony McGill, won first place in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition at the 27th Annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF) in Houston on June 12. Mr. Martinez was one of seven TMF Music Fellows to reach the concerto competition finals for the opportunity to perform solo with the TMF Orchestra on June 24-25, plus a prestigious appearance in Leipzig’s famed Gewandhaus with the Leipzig Akademisches Orchester in Germany in fall 2016.
Terrance Patterson (PC ’89, Clarinet) is the recipient of the first Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award, detailed in an article in jacksonville.com. Created for the Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary, the $10,000 award celebrates “an extraordinary local artist whose work brings distinction to Northeast Florida.” Mr. Patterson is the founder and artistic director of the Ritz Chamber Players, a chamber orchestra composed of African-American musicians that performs in Jacksonville and Atlanta in addition to educational outreach. Read the full article by Charlie Patton here.