Ha-Young Kim (BM ’11, GPD ’12, Violin) and Gabriel Meza (BM ’13, MM ’14, GPD ’16, Violin) were winners of the January 2017 Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra violin auditions. They will be joining the orchestra’s first and second violin sections, respectively, for the remainder of the season. Senior Ryo Usami was a finalist and was offered a substitute position with the ensemble.
The benefit concert series If Music Be the Food will feature musicians from the Peabody Conservatory and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in an upcoming concert. The program will feature the improvisational stylings of faculty artist David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition) and The Witches- master’s student Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin) and senior Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute; the world premiere of works by Michael Alec Rose and Ms. Finck, performed by faculty artist Maria Lambros, viola; songs by Frances Pollock (MM ’15, Voice); and Schumann’s Piano Quartet performed by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of If Music Be the Food, Lior Willinger (MM ’16, Piano). The concert will take place on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore. All proceeds from the series benefit the Maryland Food Bank. Audience members are also invited to bring non-perishable items for donation. Find tickets and more information here.
The O’Connor Band‘s album Coming Home with Maggie O’Connor (BM ’13, MM ’14, Violin) has been nominated for the 59th GRAMMY Awards Best Bluegrass Album of the Year.
Maggie O’Connor (BM ’13, MM ’14, Violin) performs with Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor Band on Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00 pm at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD.
DMA Candidate in violin, Yonatan Grinberg, DMA candidate in viola, Sarah Lowenstein (BM ’08, MM ’10, Viola), Jacques-Pierre Malan (GPD ’12, MM ’16, Cello; GPD ’13, Chamber Music), and Kevin Smith will be featured in Gordon Mill’s Chamber Encounters Concert Series, directed by Yonatan Grinberg, in a program titled Dawn of the Quartet on December 6 in Owings Mills, Md.
Ticketing and more information available here.