Lisa Rehwoldt (MM ’91, DMA ‘96, Piano) will present an evening of music suited for the ballet. The concert will feature music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gavrilin, Mendelssohn, and Brubeck. It will occur on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. This concert is presented along with a silent auction to benefit the HCC All-Steinway School Initiative.
Jenny Lin (KSAS BA ’94, German; AD ’98, Piano) will make her debut in Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and White Light Festival on Sunday, November 12, at 11:00 am. Lin will celebrate Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov’s 80th birthday with Silvestrov’s lyrical meditations on Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, and other composers alongside the masterworks that inspired him.
Linda Apple Monson (BM ‘79, Music Education; MM ‘81, DMA ‘86, Piano) currently serves as director of the School of Music at George Mason University and the National Association of Schools of Music Commission. Recently, thanks to a $1 million commitment from Sidney O. Dewberry, a scholarship will be provided to chosen students in her name. Linda Apple Monson Scholars will be awarded scholarships from the commitment fund for five years, starting in fall 2018. In September, she was recognized when the Grand Tier III of the Center for Performing Arts was renamed in her honor as a part of Mason’s Grand Piano Celebration.
Melissa Wertheimer (MM ’10, Piccolo), Yoon Nah Cho (BM ’02, Cello), and Hsien-Ann Meng (MM ’93, Piano; MM ’92, Musicology) will present a concert on Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. The concert is entitled Innovative Colors and will feature music from Louise Farrenc, Astor Piazzolla, Hilary Tann, and others.
Faculty artist and alumnus Adam Pearl (BM ’99, Piano; MM ’01, DMA ’09, Harpsichord) will play the harpsichord in Pro Musica Rara‘s season opener, A Baroque Halloween: A Tribute to the Diabolical Side of Music on Sunday, October 29, at 3:30 pm. The concert will feature music by Giuseppi Tartin, Jean-Marie Leclair, Marin Marais, and a narration of Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry to music by Allen Whear.