Symphony Number One, founded and directed by DMA conducting student Jordan Randall Smith, will present their season finale concert on Friday, April 28 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore. The program will feature the world premiere of Approaching Eternity by Nicholas Bentz, a senior studying composition with Kevin Puts and violin with Herbert Greenberg. The new work will set the record for the largest new world premiere in Baltimore in the past three seasons. The season finale concert will also feature Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3, a family sing-along with orchestra and organ, and an announcement for the SNO season opener for the 2017-18 season.
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, led by Jed Gaylin (DMA ’95, Conducting), will present their season finale concert on Saturday, April 29, at 8:00 pm, at Johns Hopkins Shriver Hall Auditorium in Baltimore. The concert program features Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The concert includes a pre-concert talk with HSO member Max Derrickson (MM ’88, Percussion). Find tickets and more information here.
S’amusant and Two Cities Ensembles will present Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater on Monday, March 27 at 7:00 pm at Grace and St. Peter’s Church in Baltimore. Featured performers include harpsichord DMA candidate Patrick Merrill (BM ’13, Piano; MM ’15, Early Music Harpsichord), conducting DMA candidate Blair Skinner, Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Music), Joshua Hong (MM ’15, Conducting), Wade Davis (MM ’11, GPD ’13, Baroque Violoncello), and Elspeth Davis (MM ’06, Voice).
Today, Wednesday, March 8, Director of the Graduate Conducting Program Marin Alsop and Valentina Peleggi will conduct the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in a special live-streamed concert from São Paulo in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017. The first half of the concert will feature the works of three female composers, including Maddalena Casulana, Roxanna Panufnik, and Lili Boulanger, and features the OSESP choirs under the direction of Ms. Peleggi. In the second half of the concert, Ms. Alsop will conduct OSESP in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, featuring the OSESP choirs, Coral Lyrical Paulista, and soloists Camila Titinger, Paulo Mandarino, Luisa Francesconi and Leonardo Neiva. Find the live-stream on YouTube, Facebook, and OSESP’s website at 6:45 ET.
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, led by Jed Gaylin (DMA ’95, Conducting), will present a concert on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm at Johns Hopkins Shriver Hall Auditorium in Baltimore. The concert program features Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez’s Girando, Danzando; Elgar’s Enigma Variations; and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf narrated in Spanish and English by Carlos Espinal and Jonathan Palevsky (MM ’86, Guitar). A pre-concert talk will be led by Mr. Gaylin, Mr. Palevsky, Carlos Espinal, and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez. Find tickets and more information here.