On Wednesday, April 19, faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) led an evening of words and music titled RiseBmore in honor of Freddie Gray on the anniversary of his death. Artists Sharea Harris, Love the Poet, Brittani McNeill (GPD ’15, Voice), and Hannah Sawyerr lead a conversation titled “Writing in the Margins of Baltimore” beginning at 7:00 pm. The 8:00 pm concert featured music by Mr. Adashi, Tariq Al-Sabir (BM ’15, Voice), Ruby Fulton (DMA ’09, Composition), Lafayette Gilchrist, Brooks Long, and Martina Lynch, poetry by Tariq Toure, and images by J.M. Giordano. The event was sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Christopher Hartung, a sophomore voice student in the studio of Stanley Cornett; Ross Tamaccio, a master’s candidate in the studio of Stanley Cornett; and Claire Iverson, a freshman voice student in the studio of Ah Young Hong, will perform in the Young Victorian Theatre Company’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore this coming July. Mr. Hartung will perform the role of Dick Deadeye, Mr. Tamaccio the role of Bosun, and Ms. Iverson the role of Cousin Hebe. HMS Pinafore runs July 15 -23. Find tickets and more information here.
Mezzo-soprano Claire Galloway Weber (MM ’15, Voice) and baritone Brad Testerman, a voice student in the studio of Steve Rainbolt and master’s candidate studying saxophone with Gary Louie, and collaborative pianist/conductor John Henderson (MM ’15, Composition), will present “As Caged Birds,” a recital of contemporary vocal chamber music presented with visual art by Mollie Komins at the Baltimore War Memorial on Friday, April 28 at 8:00 pm. The musical pieces and visual art presented will take on issues of identity, humanity, and connection through art and love. Weber will present Judith Weir’s The Voice of Desire, Testerman will present songs by Samuel Barber set to poetry by James Joyce and James Agee, and the pair will present selections from Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera As One accompanied by a string quartet including GPD candidate Kaleigh Acord, senior violin student Naomi Schrank, GPD candidate Daniel Jacobs (MM ’15, Viola), and GPD candidate Tzu-Jou Yeh.
Sandbox Percussion– Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen- will be in residence at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where they will coach percussion students on various chamber music pieces and discuss the general operations and logistics of running a chamber group. Their residency will culminate in a guest artist recital featuring Sandbox Percussion’s first performance of Christopher Cerrone’s Goldbeater’s Skin in collaboration with mezzo-soprano, Elspeth Davis (MM ’06, Voice), on Monday, April 10 at 8:00 pm at Vanderbilt University’s Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall.
Bach in Baltimore, under the direction of T. Herbert Dimmock (MM ’76, Organ), will present J.S. Bach’s Mass in G Major & Concerto No. 3 in G Minor for Oboe on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, Md. Featured performers include Keesun Kwon (BM ’01, Voice), soprano, Charles Humphries, countertenor, Vijay Ghosh, tenor, Phillip Collister, bass-baritone, and faculty artist Sandra Lisicky, oboe.