Misael Tambuwun, composition master’s candidate, will perform his piece Pes Barbos Samogo for a Silent Movie with the Amarillo Symphony on February 23 and 24. The concerts are both at 7:30 pm, and they will be held in Amarillo, Texas. The symphony is conducted by Jacomo Bairos (GPD ’11, Conducting). Tambuwun’s piece won the Amarillo Symphony Composer’s Initiative Orchestral Competition 2017.
Faculty artist Marin Alsop has been appointed the chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, starting in September 2019. She will follow their current conductor, Cornelius Meister, who has led the orchestra since 2010. In her new role, she will conduct concerts, opera productions, tours, broadcasts and recordings. Alsop will be the orchestra’s first female conductor.
Faculty artist Marin Alsop, conducting, won the Association of British Orchestras Award on January 25. Alsop was chosen for her contributions to UK orchestral life and her work in closing the gender gap for women conductors. A formal presentation will take place on Sunday, February 4, at a concert at the Royal Festival Hall.
Music director Michael Repper, a current conducting DMA candidate, will conduct the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra in their 55th season McCrindle Concert at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 18, at 2:00 pm. Flutist Demarre McGill will perform the New York premiere of composition faculty artist Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto. The program will also include Dvovák’s Symphony No. 8, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and feature the world premiere of go and by Thomas Kotcheff (BM ’10, Piano), the First Music commission winner.
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.