If Music Be the Food Benefit Concert to Feature Peabody Alumni, Faculty, and Students on March 1 Reply

imgresThe benefit concert series If Music Be the Food will feature musicians from the Peabody Conservatory and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in an upcoming concert. The program will feature the improvisational stylings of faculty artist David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition) and The Witches- master’s student Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin) and senior Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute; the world premiere of works by Michael Alec Rose and Ms. Finck, performed by faculty artist Maria Lambros, viola; songs by Frances Pollock (MM ’15, Voice); and Schumann’s Piano Quartet performed by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of If Music Be the Food, Lior Willinger (MM ’16, Piano). The concert will take place on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore. All proceeds from the series benefit the Maryland Food Bank. Audience members are also invited to bring non-perishable items for donation. Find tickets and more information here.

Jennifer Nicole Campbell Commissioned by the Academy of International Ballet and Delaware County Symphony Reply

imgresJennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, MM ’15, Piano) has been commissioned by the Academy of International Ballet and the Delaware County Symphony to compose a work for their Chamber Music Series. The world premiere will take place at Neumann University on Sunday, February 12. The commissioned work, Butterfly Whispers, is for piano, violin, and clarinet and will be premiered by Ms. Campbell and members of the DCS, featuring dance choreography by Bolshoi Ballet Academy graduates Denis Gronostayskiy and Anastasia Babayeva. Other works on the program include Schubert’s F minor Fantasy, Smetana’s Moldau, and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 performed by Ms. Campbell and Dasha Bukhartseva. Find tickets and more information here.

The Caelus Piano Quartet Participates in Masterclass by Maestro Benjamin Zander Reply

16003173_613532955513526_8827253772993822397_nThe Caelus Piano Quartet– comprised of second year undergraduates Mei Zhan, violin, Setareh Parvaresh, viola , Marcie Kolacki, cello, and J.T. Hassell, piano- has been invited to participate in Maestro Benjamin Zander’s Art of Interpretation masterclass in Boston on March 25. This series will be broadcast by the Boston Philharmonic on YouTube and on the website of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Find more information here.

Dion Cunningham and Roderick Demmings, Jr. Featured on the 28th Annual Peabody Concert Reply

dion-cunninghamThe Columbia (MD) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University will feature Dion Cunningham (MM ’13, Piano) and Roderick Demmings, Jr.(BM ’16, Organ) on their 28th annual Peabody concert on Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 pm at the  Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Md. More…