Chilean conductor Paolo Bortolameolli (GPD ’15, Conducting) has been appointed the assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the 2017-18 season. Bortolameolli is a former Dudamel Conducting Fellow and will serve as cover conductor to Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and will be invited to guest conduct a number of performances throughout the season.
Symphony Number One will perform at TEDxMidAtlantic 2017 on Saturday, October 28 at noon. Music Director Jordan Randall Smith, a DMA conducting student, will give a TED talk on classical music, followed by a world premiere by SNO Composer-in-Residence Ben Goldberg. SNO joins an all-star lineup including Senator Tim Kaine, Mindy Fullilove, Jackie Savitz, and more. SNO will offer a Baltimore preview of their TED performance prior to performances at the Baltimore War Memorial on Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 pm.
Thomas Fortner (GPD ’17, Conducting) has been named music director of the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra (SDSYO) and assistant conductor for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 2017-18 season. Fortner will oversee artistic development and lead rehearsals and performances for various groups within the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra and will work with the SDSO in multiple creative capacities, including concerts, education, touring, and community engagement.
Director of Peabody’s Graduate Conducting Program Marin Alsop has won a Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award with Arts & Sciences professor Bernadette Wegenstein, director of the Center for Advanced Media Studies. The interdisciplinary faculty team will film the first documentary about women conductors titled We Conduct.
Director of Peabody’s Graduate Conducting Program Marin Alsop will direct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural New Music Festival, opening with a chamber performance on Thursday, July 13, at 8:00 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. A chamber group with faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will perform two BSO premieres by Peabody faculty composers including Kevin Puts’ Quintet “The Red Snapper” and Distinguished Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse’s Rotae Passionis (Passion Wheels). Alsop will also lead the BSO in Puts’ The City, a BSO co-commission performed at Carnegie Hall in 2015, on Saturday, July 15, at 8:00 pm.