David Sobel, a Master of Music student of Julian Gray, won the Collegiate Level Solo Performance Spot in the evening concert and performed Triaela by Roland Dyens at the Guitar Foundation of America’s Washington DC Regional Symposium on Apr. 29.
Marija Temo (MM ’94, Guitar) was interviewed in the April 2012 issue of Classical Guitar Magazine and in Gendai Guitar Magazine about her guitar model, the Marija Temo Model flamenco/classical hybrid.
She has released her latest single solo guitar recording, entitled Waves which is available for download on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and other music related sites.
In New York City, May 5-6 and May 12-13, she was the featured singer joining Maestro Angel Gil-Ordóñez and the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company in their season premiere of El Amor Brujo.
In Pennsylvania on June 23 she will perform Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Kennett Symphony and will also be featured singing selections from de Falla’s El Amor Brujo.
GQ Guitar Quartet of the Peabody Guitar Ensemble Program dazzled the audience and the dancers alike through their stylish and passionate performances of Piazzolla tangos to the brilliant choreography of Carol Bartlett, Artistic Director of the Peabody Dance. Presented in the 2012 Choreography Showcase on March 31st and April 1st, the performance of GQGQ highlighted the immediacy of live performance in-sync with the accomplished dancers from the Peabody Dance Program. Following Sunday’s performance, Bartlett said “I first began working with guitarists at USC, with the then, little known LAGQ. It’s such a delight to continue collaborations with GQGQ, who put their hearts and souls into playing for our dancers, and always show up to rehearsals so beautifully prepared.”
GQGQ of Spencer Artwick, Young Ik Jang, David Kalwa and Ben Lougheed will be one of the three guitar ensembles that will represent the Peabody Conservatory at the Washington, DC Symposium of the Guitar Foundation of America performing at Strathmore Hall on Sunday April 29th at 1:00 pm. Joining GQGQ for this guitar ensemble concert will be Duo 218 of Eric McCullough and Cassidy Payne playing music of Sergio Assad, and Quartet La Fuerza of Patrick Sise, Suzanne Baucum, David Sobel and Michael O’Neal performing selections from the Carmen Suite by Bizet.
The Beijing Guitar Duo—Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11)—were invited to take part in WQXR’s China in New York Festival which ran from January 23-29. They performed a “Café Concert” for WQXR’s website.
Students of the Peabody Conservatory Ensemble Program have been invited to perform in the Collegiate Guitar Ensemble Showcase of the Guitar Foundation of America’s Washington, D.C. Symposium. The concert will take place on April 29 at the Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, Maryland.