The Poulenc Trio – Bryan Young (BM ’96, Bassoon); Preparatory faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; and Liang Wang, oboe – has upcoming concerts. On Monday, October 23, they will open the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York’s 20th anniversary season. The concert will be at the Kosciuszko Foundation at 7:30 pm. On November 4, they will perform at Christ Church United Methodist with the Charleston Chamber Music Society in Charleston, W. Va., at 7:30 pm. For their full schedule, visit their website.
Melanie Schattschneider Keller (BM ’99, Flute) has joined the faculty of the College of Idaho as adjunct flute instructor. She has performed with the Boise Philharmonic on both flute and piccolo and continues to serve as principal flute and personnel manager of both the Vallejo Symphony and Symphony Napa Valley in California. Keller also teaches flute lessons at the Dunkley School of Music and serves as a pre-school music instructor with the Musical Kids program.
The Peabody Conservatory’s Musician-in-Residence Program is featured in an article in The Baltimore Sun. It features Sam York, oboe, who lives at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson and plays for its residents. The program pairs students with senior living communities and focuses on improving seniors’ qualities of life through music. This is a highly competitive program for Peabody students, but it is even more rewarding for those chosen. The article discusses the program itself, and interviews residents and York about their experiences.
Loren Wayne Kitt, former principal clarinetist for the National Symphony Orchestra, died on September 4, in Glens Falls, N.Y. He was 76. Kitt taught at the Peabody Conservatory in the 1980s and ’90s.
Members of the Tuned-In program participated in a collective composition/improvisation week this summer at Peabody which culminated in a concert at the Reginald F. Lewis African American History Museum. In addition, they traveled to New York to perform as part of Make Music NYC and to give concerts and workshops at Project Music and The Harmony Program.