William Simms (MM ’91, Guitar) will be featured in the Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival‘s “The Art of Modulation” on Sunday, August 6, at 7:00 pm at the Baltimore Basilica. Simms will play the theorbo in the concert with music by François Philidor, Heinichen, and Pergolesi.
Music theory faculty member Jenine Brown and Nathan Cornelius, doctoral candidate in guitar and master’s candidate in theory pedagogy, presented their research at the national biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. The study investigates which chords are best remembered in a piece of music composed by Bartók. The conference will take place July 30 to August 3 at the University of California, San Diego.
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will perform in the Opening Concert for the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society’s festival on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.
Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) and the Beijing Guitar Duo’s – artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11, Guitar) – performance in the MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series on June 26, 2017 was reviewed on the New York Concert Review website and their performance at the Cordoba Guitar Festival was reviewed by Spain’s Scherzo Magazine.
This month Dr. Jose Lezcano (BM ’81, Guitar) performed his double concerto for flute, guitar, and string orchestra, Sojourners, for the New York City & US premiere with Lisa Hansen and the North-South Consonance Orchestra conducted by Max Lifchitz. Earlier in this year’s concert season he premiered his Key West Suite arranged for flute & guitar (Munich, Germany and Trnava, Slovakia), Two Canticles for solo flute (Keene, New Hampshire), Sonata for Cello & Guitar at the Havana International Cello Festival (Havana, Cuba), and performed Bach’s Chaconne and chamber works with festival director Roman Placek at the North Carolina Bach Festival (Raleigh, North Carolina).
Dr. Lezcano’s Key West Suite was also recorded by Duo Amaral, Jorge Amaral (GPD ’04, MM ’06, Guitar) and Mia Pomerantz-Amaral (BM ’06, MM ’07, GPD ’08, Guitar), for their newly released CD, Key West.