China Benefit Concert Reply

On Thursday, October 6, at 7:30 pm, Peabody musicians will present a concert to benefit the Lijiang Ethnic Orphan School and other Chinese children in need. Pianists Hui-Chuan Chen, Jiayin Shen, and Sidney Yin—all doctoral candidates—and the Beijing Guitar Duo—Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08 , GPD ’11)—will perform. The event will be held at Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, Md. Visit for more information and to register.

Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition Reply

Two Peabody students were among the winners of the 2011 Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition. Junior Michael Delfin, a piano student of Boris Slutsky, performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S.125; and sophomore Dillon Meacham, a bassoon student of Philip Kolker, performed Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K.191 (mvt. 1).

Alumna knighted in Norway Reply

Sylvia Reynolds Eckes (BM ’68, Piano), a Sarasota resident and professor emerita of piano from Ohio University, was recently appointed Officer, Knight First Class, of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit and received the award from the Consul General of Norway, Jostein Mykletun in Tampa, Florida in July 2011. She received the Medal of St. Olav and a citation signed by King Harald V of Norway. A performer and researcher of the music of Edvard Grieg, Eckes was recognized for enhancing ties between the U.S. and Norway as a top-level performer and promoter of Grieg’s music.