Bohuslav Rattay (GPD ’05, Conducting), a former student of with Gustav Meier, has been selected the new music director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, starting in the 2013/14 season with three-year contract, He is also currently the music director of the Midland Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana.
An article on WYPR.org, “Honoring a Heroic Production of Verdi’s ‘Requiem’,” features the Defiant Requiem performances at Peabody on April 23 and 24.
Tim Smith, from The Baltimore Sun, wrote a review of Tuesday night’s performance of the Defiant Requiem, “Moving performance of ‘Defiant Requiem’ at Peabody Institute.”
Tim Smith, from The Baltimore Sun, wrote a preview article of the upcoming Defiant Requiem performances, “A beautiful work in a horrific setting: ‘Defiant Requiem’ program commemorates performances at concentration camp.”
William Spencer (DMA ’94, Conducting) has been appointed music director of the Harford Choral Society. He is also currently completing his second season as a member of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra bassoon section.