Symphony Number One, founded and directed by DMA conducting student Jordan Randall Smith, will present their season finale concert on Friday, April 28 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore. The program will feature the world premiere of Approaching Eternity by Nicholas Bentz, a senior studying composition with Kevin Puts and violin with Herbert Greenberg. The new work will set the record for the largest new world premiere in Baltimore in the past three seasons. The season finale concert will also feature Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3, a family sing-along with orchestra and organ, and an announcement for the SNO season opener for the 2017-18 season.
GPD student Julien Xuereb (MM ’15, Guitar; Pedagogy) will perform on the Union Square Chamber Music Society concert on Friday, April 28. The concert will be held in conjunction with the Sowebo Arts Spring Members Show in the home of Chuck and Linda Callahan at 100 South Stricker Street in Baltimore. The Arts Show will begin at 6:00 pm and the salon concert will begin at 8:30 pm. Mr. Xuereb will perform pieces by Robert de Visée, Napoléon Coste, Erik Satie, and his own original compositions. Find more information and make a reservation to attend here.
The Beijing Guitar Duo – artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, Guitar) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11, Guitar) – will perform the world premiere of Chen Yi’s Nian Hua (Chinese New Year’s Paintings) as a part of Austin Classical Guitar’s International Series at AISD Performing Center in Austin, Texas on April 29 at 8:00 pm. Nian Hua is a 12 minute work for two guitars inspired by the colorful folk paintings from the town of Yangliuqing in Tianjin, China.
Clifton Guidry, a sophomore studying bassoon, will perform with Rebekah Heller on her album release show for her newest album Metafagote at Abrons Arts Center in New York City on April 26 at 8:30 pm. Mr. Guidry will be performing in the ensemble of the title piece of the album, Felipe Lara’s Metafagote for solo bassoon and 6 bassoons. Find more information and tickets here.