Clifton Guidry, a sophomore studying bassoon, will perform with Rebekah Heller on her album release show for her newest album Metafagote at Abrons Arts Center in New York City on April 26 at 8:30 pm. Mr. Guidry will be performing in the ensemble of the title piece of the album, Felipe Lara’s Metafagote for solo bassoon and 6 bassoons. Find more information and tickets here.
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.
Leela Breithaupt (BM ’93, MM ’96, Flute) has received an Indiana Arts Commission 2017 Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant award for concerts with her trio, Les Ordinaires. The funded project, A Royal Occasion, includes performances at two of Indiana’s historic mansions in May, as well as outreach workshops to local colleges, and will be part of their 2016-17 season celebrating 17th and 18th century music in historic houses. This grant is made possible through the support of the Indiana General Assembly, Indiana Arts Trust, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ms. Breithaupt’s upcoming concerts include New York Baroque at Carnegie Hall, Bourbon Baroque in NYC, as well as concerts in Cincinnati, Charlotte, Indianapolis, and Ball State University. Ms. Breithaupt will make her first alumni appearance at Peabody with Barthold Kuijken on March 14, 2017.
Nicholas Stovall has been appointed to the woodwinds faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University effective fall 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year. He has served principal oboe of the National Symphony Orchestra since September 2008 and made his solo debut with the orchestra in December 2014. In addition to regular appearances with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Mr. Stovall has frequently collaborated with pianist Christoph Eschenbach in chamber music performances. He is a member of the Washington-based Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and has been featured as soloist in concertos of Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, and Jean Francaix with that ensemble. He has also performed as guest principal oboe with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Stovall has taught and performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Indiana University, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Round Top Festival-Institute in Texas. He is a former faculty member of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and currently teaches at the Catholic University of America, as well as in the National Symphony’s Youth Fellowship Program and Summer Music Institute. After completing studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Daniel Stolper, he earned degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School as a student of John Mack, Elaine Douvas, and Nathan Hughes.