Faculty artist Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting) will be the resident conductor for the 2018 National Youth Orchestra of the USA’s three-week training program in July of 2018. The orchestra is made up of 106 musicians aged 16-19 from 28 states and Puerto Rico, and were chosen through a rigorous and highly competitive audition process. The residency will be at Purchase College, SUNY, in New York. In addition to conducting, Young will lead master classes, chamber music readings, and seminars with the other faculty leading up to the orchestra’s tour in Asia.
Faculty artists Miles Brown, jazz, and Courtney Orlando, director of Now Hear This, will be performing at Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 in Zankel Hall. They will perform with their ensemble Alarm Will Sound and feature the music of György Ligeti. In August, Brown will also be giving a presentation and recital at the 6th European Biennial Double Bass Congress and Festival in Lucca, Italy. Brown will present on improvisation strategies over pedal points in jazz standards.
Peabody faculty artist Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting) will be conducting Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert. The concert will be on Saturday, March 3, at 8:00 pm at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Mich. This concert marks the 40th anniversary of the orchestra’s Classical Roots Program, which honors African-American composers, musicians, and educators for lifetime achievement and raises funds to support the orchestra’s music and development programs. This year, they will honor educator George Shirley and academic leader Earl Lewis. The program will feature music by Strauss, John Rosamond Johnson, and Mozart.
The Hopkins Concert Orchestra will present a free concert on Sunday, February 25, at 3:00 pm at the Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. Conducted by Peabody DMA conducting candidate Blair Skinner, they will feature music by Hasse, Strauss, and Mozart. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will perform on March 3, and will play music by Schubert, Smetana, and Dvorak.
Jacomo Bairos (GPD ’11, Conducting) has been the 17th music director for the Amarillo Symphony since 2013 and is currently in the running for the music directorship of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. He is co-founder and artistic director for Nu Deco Ensemble – a 21st-century, genre-bending chamber orchestra based in Miami, Fla., his hometown. Their recent performances include the opening concert for their third season that featured singer/songwriter Emily King as a guest artist and classical-crossover trio, Time for Three, in December. They are also orchestra-in-residence at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.