Recording arts and piano student Teng Chen will record the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women’s Chorus with director Tom Hall, percussionist Christopher Lamb, and conductor John Storgårds in concert on Friday, May 20. The program includes Tan Dun’s Water Concerto, Libby Larsen’s EARTH Holst Trope – a BSO Centennial Commission and world premiere – and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Ms. Chen will likely continue to record more of the orchestra’s concerts in the coming season. Teng Chen is a freelance audio engineer located in Baltimore, Maryland, who has worked with musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Vijay Iyer, and Billy Hart. She spent past summers at the Tanglewood Music Center (with the Boston Symphony Orchestra), the Banff Centre, Spoleto USA, and the Brevard Music Center working as an audio engineer under the supervision of engineers such as Shawn Murphy, Tim Martyn, and Theresa Leonard. Ms. Chen will graduate this fall with dual BM degrees in piano performance and recording arts and sciences, as well as a master’s degree in audio sciences with a concentration in acoustics. Find out more on Facebook and Soundcloud.
Hadi Sumoro (MA ’07, Audio Sciences) and Xian Yu (MA ’09, Audio Sciences) have established a Philadelphia based company: HX Audio Lab, LLC. The company provides services in room acoustics, sound system design and optimization, loudspeaker design, and audio education. More information is available at http://www.hxaudiolab.com/.
Organ & Double Bass, a CD by faculty artist Donald Sutherland and alumnus Mas Podgorny (BM ’14, Double Bass) received a review in the March issue of The Organ Club Journal by Mark Jameson, who called the release “a superb recording, and something very different.” The album was recorded in Peabody’s Leith Symington Griswold Hall and mastered by Director of Recording Arts Scott Metcalfe. The journal issue is available for download here.
Jennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, MM ’15, Piano) recently recorded David Auldon Brown’s Piano Sonata No. 1 at the Music School of Delaware with Charles Street Sound, a Baltimore-based recording studio founded by Peabody alumnus Daniel Rorke (MM ’15, Audio Sciences). The recording is available here, as well as on Ms. Campbell’s most recent CD, Perceptions of Shadows, available on available on iTunes, Amazon, cdbaby, and Ms. Campbell’s website.
Symphony Number One, a local chamber orchestra comprised of and run by Peabody students and alumni, announced SNO on the Road, a concert tour from Tuesday, February 16 to Friday, March 4 featuring senior undergraduate saxophonist Sean Meyers and pianist Liz Hill. The tour features the premiere performance of a piano and saxophone version of Andrew Boss’s (MM ’13, Composition) saxophone concerto alongside works by Debussy, Barber, and Muczynski. All performances are free to the public. The orchestra’s second album, Emergence, is now available for pre-order. The album was recorded and produced by Charles Street Sound, co-founded by Daniel Rorke (MM ’15, Audio Sciences) and master’s recording arts student Arun Ravendhran.