Master’s candidate Patrick Raynard, double bass, has joined the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra as a section bass member.
Master’s candidate Amanda Dame, flute, has performed around Baltimore and Washington, D.C. in a number of holiday performances. On Sunday, December 9, Dame was joined by graduate performance diploma candidate Chelsea de Souza, piano, in a performance at Anderson House in Washington, D.C., home to the Society of the Cincinnati in Dupont Circle. They presented a diverse program with everything from fun holiday classics to rarely-performed music by Sidney Lanier. Music on the program included Three American Pieces by Lukas Foss, Romance Op. 23 by Amy Beach, Embraceable You by George Gershwin, and Wind Song by Sidney Lanier. The event was sold out. Then, Dame appeared solo as a part of the Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Peabody at The Mainstay concert on Sunday, December 16. There she presented a concert of holiday music.
Peabody’s Chamber Music Department has announced the 2018-19 Honors Ensembles. Zenith Winds, comprised of Drew Dardis, flute; Andrea Copland, oboe; Chadwick Thomas, clarinet; Jordan Dinkins, horn; and Mateen Milan, bassoon and the Silk Ruby Trio comprised of Fangming Shen, violin; Lan Zhang, viola; and Mafalda Santos, cello, have both been selected to perform in the Honors Ensemble Concert on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 7:30 pm in Goodwin Hall.
Peabody master’s candidate Jordan Prescott, organ, will present a recital featuring works by Bach, Franck, Johannes Matthias Michel, and Messiaen at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The concert will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 5:15 pm, and will be free, but with $10 suggested donation. Prescott will play the cathedral’s 10,650-pipe great organ for this concert.
Atticus Hebson, composition, and Mofan Lai, tenor, have been awarded the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) for their work as undergraduate research projects. Hebson’s project, which included former Peabody student Cameron Falby, “Bringing the Music of Laurence Crane to Baltimore” and Lai’s “Is Performing Different From Playing?” have been awarded a $3,000 fellowship and will present their work in the spring.