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.
WWFM The Classical Network will broadcast and audio-stream three Peabody recordings on Monday evening, April 10, beginning at 8:00 pm. The program will include the Peabody Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 with Marin Alsop conducting, recorded Friday, October 28, 2016; Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante, Op. 8, with Leon Fleisher conducting featuring students Teresa Ching Lin, oboe; Shannon Fitzhenry, violin; Jiaoyang Xu, cello; and faculty artist Phillip Kolker, bass, performed September 24, 2016; and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 with Leon Fleisher conducting, performed September 24, 2016.
Trio Jinx– senior Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute; master’s candidate Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin); and master’s candidate Yoshi Horiguchi, double bass- will be featured in a culminating concert for El Paso Pro-Musica’s Young Artist Development Series, El Paso Pro-Musica and the Peabody Institute’s partnership series, on Saturday, April 8 at 5:00 pm at University of Texas at El Paso’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Find tickets and more information here.
Helen Wong, student of Keng-Yuen Tseng, won first prize at the William Marbury Prize Competition for Violin. The top prize includes $1,000 and a concert-length prize recital. Second prize was shared by Ryo Usami, student of Violaine Melançon, and Fangming Shen, student of Herbert Greenberg. They collectively won a shared second prize of $500. The recital will be held on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 pm in Goodwin Hall.