The latest CD, Meng, by artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble) was reviewed in the fall issue of Classical Guitar magazine. The headline was “Awe-inspiring ‘debut’ from young but seasoned artist” and the review ended with “This year’s finest debut by far.”
A performance by Finbarr Malafronte (BM ’08, MM ’09, Guitar) in the Grand Court Theatre on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner was reviewed by Rick Perdian in Seen and Heard International, MusicWeb International’s live review section. He will perform on the Queen Victoria Cruise Ship on Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 pm.
Baltimore School of Music Director James Lowe (MM ’09, GPD ’12, Guitar), a classical guitarist by training, was among the 59 business owners who graduated August 2, 2017, from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Baltimore. The graduates participated in more than 100 hours of in-class training held at Johns Hopkins University. “People often overlook the economic impact of the arts,” Lowe said. “We often hear how the arts are dying because of technology and cultural changes, but that simply isn’t true – it’s evolving and we need to evolve with it. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program has given me the tools to prove just how much of a powerhouse arts entrepreneurship can be.”
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.