Faculty artist Garnett Bruce recently directed San Francisco Opera’s production of Turandot. Soprano Toni Marie Palmertree (BM ‘06, Voice) made her debut in her role as Liu, the faithful slave. Peabody alumnus Christopher Don Franklin (DMA ’99, Conducting) will make his San Francisco Opera conducting debut in the second run of the production, which will run until December 9.
Peabody alumni Theo Pappas (BM ’97, Trumpet), Brian Stone (MM ’95, DMA ’03, Conducting), and James Sherry (DMA ’02, Trumpet) will be playing in the orchestra pit of the Nutcracker with the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, Calif. Remaining performances will be on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 pm, and Sunday, December 3, at 1:00 pm.
Stephen Mulligan (MM ’13, Conducting) was featured in Atlanta Arts on November 3. The article, written by Mark Gresham, gives a brief biography of Mulligan before showcasing an interview with the conductor. Mulligan is the newly appointed conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, which opened its season on Sunday, November 5. Mulligan is also the understudy for Robert Spano, the conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring works by Brahms and Duruflé on December 3, at 3:00 pm. Led by Jed Gaylin (DMA ’95, Conducting), the concert will also feature mezzo-soprano Monica Reinagel (AD ’94, Voice) and baritone Jason Buckwalter (MM ’06, GPD ’08, Voice), as well as the JHU Choral Society and Baltimore School for the Arts chorus. The concert will take place at the Baltimore War Memorial.
Current DMA candidate Michael Repper will make his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, November 19, at 2:00 pm. He was recently appointed music director of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra. The program will feature works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and a world premiere of First Music award winner Hilary Purrington’s Daylights. Also featured on the concert will be cellist Christine Lamprea.