Symphony Number One presented a concert and was led by music director Jordan Randall Smith (‘14, Conducting). On Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, they presented Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 and a world premiere of Carolyn Chen’s Animalcules. The concert took place at the Baltimore War Memorial. These concerts were presented in partnership with the War Memorial Arts Initiative.
Glenn Quader (MM ’03, Conducting) will lead the Frederick Symphony Orchestra in upcoming concerts. They will perform Poulenc and the Pines on March 18, 2018, at Hood College in Frederick, Md. Eloquent Elgar will take place on May 5, 2018, at Frederick Community College, also in Frederick, Md. The orchestra is comprised of volunteer musicians, which include some Peabody alumni.
Steven Jarvi (MM ’03, Conducting) has been appointed the interim artistic director for Charlottesville Opera. He has conducted the company’s summer operas for the last eight years, making him a clear choice for the role. Their 41st season will begin next summer, in July 2018.
The Occasional Symphony, with musical director Joshua Hong (MM ’15, Conducting), will present their annual Halloween concert on Sunday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 31. The concert will take place at 2640 Space in Baltimore, with a live-orchestra screening and new original score for W.F. Murnau’s classic silent film Faust. They will also feature new works by local composers, including Peabody alumnus James Young (DMA ’14, Composition).
Doctoral candidate Nell Flanders has been appointed conductor of The Chelsea Symphony (TCS). She was chosen from a field of four finalists after a year-long selection process. TCS was featured in Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, and is an ensemble that strives to keeps things fresh, inspiring, and vibrant. Flanders currently studies with Marin Alsop and is a proponent of new music.