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WWFM The Classical Network will broadcast and audio-stream three Peabody recordings on Monday evening, April 10, beginning at 8:00 pm. The program will include the Peabody Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 with Marin Alsop conducting, recorded Friday, October 28, 2016; Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante, Op. 8, with Leon Fleisher conducting featuring students Teresa Ching Lin, oboe; Shannon Fitzhenry, violin; Jiaoyang Xu, cello; and faculty artist Phillip Kolker, bass, performed September 24, 2016; and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 with Leon Fleisher conducting, performed September 24, 2016.
Nicholas Stovall has been appointed to the woodwinds faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University effective fall 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year. He has served principal oboe of the National Symphony Orchestra since September 2008 and made his solo debut with the orchestra in December 2014. In addition to regular appearances with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Mr. Stovall has frequently collaborated with pianist Christoph Eschenbach in chamber music performances. He is a member of the Washington-based Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and has been featured as soloist in concertos of Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, and Jean Francaix with that ensemble. He has also performed as guest principal oboe with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Stovall has taught and performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Indiana University, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Round Top Festival-Institute in Texas. He is a former faculty member of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and currently teaches at the Catholic University of America, as well as in the National Symphony’s Youth Fellowship Program and Summer Music Institute. After completing studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Daniel Stolper, he earned degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School as a student of John Mack, Elaine Douvas, and Nathan Hughes.
Sue Neff (MM ’89, Oboe), co-principal oboe/English horn with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, performed two concerts at the 2016 Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs, Va. Additionally, Ms. Neff is the double reed clinician, returning for the third year, in Breckenridge, Colo., for the “Music at the Summit” Adult Band Institute.
Karen Moses (BM ’66; MM ’67, Oboe) received a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Catholic University of America in 2015. Ms. Moses is the Senior Reference Specialist in the Music Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.