Thomas Fortner Named Music Director the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra Reply

FortnerThomas 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.

Marin Alsop Wins JHU Discovery Award Reply

alsopDirector 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.

Marin Alsop Directs BSO’s Inaugural New Music Festival Reply

alsopDirector 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.

BSO New Music Festival: Works by faculty presented at Peabody Reply

alsopDirector 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.

Brandon Keith Brown to Conduct the Staatskapelle Weimar in July Concert Reply

BrandonKeithBrown_viaPersonalSitePKBrandon Keith Brown (MM ’11, Conducting) will conduct the Staatskapelle Weimar on July 1, 2017, in the Weimarhallenpark at 8:00 pm on the Seebuhne. Under the motto “What you want”, this program features works from Dvorak, The Queen Symphony, Peter I Tchaikovsky, Brian Tyler, Vivaldi, Rossini, The Beatles, and more.

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