Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar), Ricardo Cobo (‘81, Guitar), and David Tanenbaum (’76, Guitar) will perform the Aaron Shearer Centennial Celebration: Aaron Shearer Virtuosos on Sunday, June 23, at 8:00 pm, at Carnegie Hall. Shearer founded the Peabody Guitar Department.
Two Peabody alumni were on a Grammy-winning recording. Brian Kay (BM ’13, MM ’15, Lute) and William Simms (MM ’91, Guitar) now perform with Apollo’s Fire, which was featured on “Songs of Orpheus-Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi” which won the Grammy for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will perform at 92Y in the Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y. He will present works from Cuba and Spain, the two most important sources of music for the guitar. Works by Milán, Angulo, Cervates, Orbón, Granados, and Abléniz will be played. there will be a pre-concert talk one hour before the concert by Benjamin Verdery. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 9, at 8:00 pm.
Faculty artist Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) was interviewed on Stay Thirsty about the Johns Hopkins’ Center for Music and Medicine. In the interview, Bastepe-Gray discusses the purpose and vision of the center, outlines some ideas with regard to self-correcting some simpler injuries and mindsets that can hinder the development of the student musician. Throughout her discussion, she compares sports training to the training of a musician, and draws important conclusions about how musicians should practice as a result. She also comments on the mental impact of studying music. Finally, she talks about what the Center for Music and Medicine provides and how she came to begin the center with Dr. Alexander Pantelyat and Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Community Initiatives Sarah Hoover (DMA ‘08, Voice).