Byeong Woo Lee (GPD ’98, Guitar; GPD ’00, Chamber Ensemble) recently performed for Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In at the Korean Demilitarized Zone during a historical meeting between the two countries. Lee played his solo guitar piece Bird alongside a traditional Korean musician and a boy who sang at the winter Olympics. Also in attendance were 40 representatives from both countries.
The Charm City Trio, made up of Peabody guitar students Jordan Colquitt, Tobias James, and Joseph Tollefsen, has been selected as one of the three finalists at the Southern Guitar Festival Ensemble Competition. The group was invited to perform in the competition finals during the festival in Columbia, S.C., in June 8-10.
Baltimore School of Music Director James Lowe (MM ’09, GPD ’12, Guitar) will launch a new concert series, “Bach in the Brewery.” The first concert will take place on Saturday, May 12, at 8:00 pm, at Monument Brewing Company in Baltimore, Md. The concert will feature Lowe, guitar, and Teresa Perez Shirley-Quirk on cello. Music by Satie, Paganini, Friedrich Burgmüller, and a premiere of a new work by Alexa Rinn will all be featured. Lowe plans to launch a full concert season in 2018-19, taking place at different breweries in the area. The concert is for ages 21 and over and will also feature a special VIP ticket option that includes a pre-concert brewery tour and beer tasting.
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra on their upcoming Masterwork Concert Series event on March 2 and 3 at 8:00 pm, in the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Md. Together they will feature music by Montsalvatge, Rodrigo, Debussy, and Respighi.
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar), artistic director of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, selected new works for a concert called “Made in Baltimore,” in celebration of the city and the society’s 30th anniversary. Compositions inspired by the city written by Gabriel Bouche Caro (MM ’17, Composition), DMA candidate Jordan Chase, and Edmund Scott Miller (MM ’15, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy) will be performed by Peabody students Katie Cho, Mengyi Li (MM ’17, Guitar), Connor Milstead, and Shon Stelman, guitars, and alumni Zoe Johnstone Stewart (MM ’05, Guitar) and Jeremy Lyons (MM ’11, DMA ’15, Guitar; MM ’15, Musicology). The event will take place at UMBC’s Linehan Hall in Baltimore on February 25 at 2:00 pm.