Julien Xuereb (MM ’15, GPD ’17, Guitar/Pedagogy) performed at the TEDx MidAtlantic Conference in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 28. The theme of the conference last year is “Superpowers.” He performed his latest composition, Through the Telescope, which depicts the experience of looking at several distant objects in space and talked about how he sees music as a vehicle for imagination and as a “Superpower” that can enhance people’s lives. The talk was called “Music: A vehicle for imagination.”
Peabody faculty artist Manuel Barrueco will play at Towson University on Saturday, October 28. This concert is a part of his 2017 tour, which has spanned across the U.S and Europe. The Spanish Guitar will feature music by Spanish composers such as Fernando Sor, Granados, and Falla. This concert will also mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society.
Berta Rojas (MM ’98, GPD ’00, Guitar) joined the faculty of Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall. She is an associate professor in the Guitar Department. Originally from Paraguay, Rojas is a three-time Latin Grammy nominee and has recorded 14 albums.
The Sacramento Guitar Society will present two virtuoso guitarists Grisha Goryachev, a native of St, Petersburg, and Yuri Liberzon (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Guitar), Russian-born and Israeli raised, in a concert on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 pm in the 200-seat City Studio Theater, Harris Center, Folsom Lake College.
Łukasz Kuropaczewski (GPD ’05, Guitar) will make his debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Peabody Conservatory Graduate Conducting Director Marin Alsop. He will perform the Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Performances will take place Thursday, September 14, at 8:00 pm, at the Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 at 8:00 pm in the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.