Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, led by Jed Gaylin (DMA ’95, Conducting), will present their season finale concert on Saturday, April 29, at 8:00 pm, at Johns Hopkins Shriver Hall Auditorium in Baltimore. The concert program features Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The concert includes a pre-concert talk with HSO member Max Derrickson (MM ’88, Percussion). Find tickets and more information here.
Sandbox Percussion– Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen- will be in residence at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where they will coach percussion students on various chamber music pieces and discuss the general operations and logistics of running a chamber group. Their residency will culminate in a guest artist recital featuring Sandbox Percussion’s first performance of Christopher Cerrone’s Goldbeater’s Skin in collaboration with mezzo-soprano, Elspeth Davis (MM ’06, Voice), on Monday, April 10 at 8:00 pm at Vanderbilt University’s Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall.
Sandbox Percussion– Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen- will return to Sō Percussion’s Brooklyn Bound series on Thursday, March 30, at 8:00 pm to perform recent commissions and self-composed new works. Mr. Rosenbaum and Andy Akiho will curate the second annual National Sawdust Percussion Festival, a day-long showcase of contemporary music’s leaders and innovators from all over the world, on April 1. The festival concert will feature percussionist luminaries including Joe Locke performing a solo set on vibraphone and drummer Will Calhoun of the band Living Colour performing a new project inspired by African drumming.
Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion) has released his debut solo album titled Memory Palace on VIA Records. The album features music by Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone, David Crowell, Tawnie Olson, and Paola Prestini (’95, Composition), and features performances by Gina Izzo and Brooklyn Rider. The album was reviewed on WQXR’s Q2 Music by Alexandra Svokos. Memory Palace can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon and streamed on Spotify.
Faculty artist David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition) and Jeff Stern (MM ’14, Percussion) will perform on the Thrive Music Series at Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 pm. The concert will consist of music for marimba and amplified toy piano, including compositions by Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, David Smooke, and more. Find more information here.