James Morris (’68, Voice) sang his 1,000th performance at the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday, October 17. He performed Timur in Puccini’s Turandot. He made his house debut in 1971 as the King in Aida. Morris went on to perform other roles, most notably Wotan in the Ring Cycle under James Levine.
Faculty artist Ernest Liotti will lead a lecture about the Brahms Piano Quintet on Tuesday, November 7, at the Howard County Library, Miller Branch in Ellicott City, Md. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Candlelight Concert Society.
Outcalls, a Baltimore-based band led by Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble), played the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra PULSE Series pre-show concert in the lobby before Esperanza Spalding and then opened for San Fermin at the Ottobar. Both of these concerts occurred on October 19.
Faculty artist Tony Arnold will perform Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 with Third Angle New Music in Portland, Ore. Both shows are at 7:30 pm, and she will feature works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Brett Dean, Berio, and Aperghis. On Saturday, October 21, Arnold will perform with the Third Angle String Quartet. They will premiere works by six emerging composers from the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music: Brandon Scott Rumsey, David Reminick, Carlos Simon, Nina Shekhar, Hitomi Oba, and David Coll. This concert will take place at 4:00 pm.
Josh Diaz (MM ’13, Voice; GPD ’15, Opera) will sing Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra. Nomally sung by a soprano, Diaz will be joining the nation’s oldest LGBTQA orchestra as a tenor. The concert will take place November 18, in Saint Paul, Minn.