The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced its New Music Festival that will take place June 20-23. The festival will feature many Peabody faculty artists, including Marin Alsop, conducting; Kevin Puts, composition; and Katherine Needleman, oboe. The festival will include many different events in spaces all over the city, and will conclude with a symphony concert and the world premiere of Moonlight, an oboe concerto by Puts.
Festival Baltimore will return June 3-17, and will feature a number of Peabody alumni and faculty. Svet Stoyanov (BM ‘03, GPD ‘05, Percussion) will play on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 pm. He will perform music by Bartok and Crum for two pianos and percussion. Faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will perform on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 pm. He will play on a program featuring the complete works for viola, clarinet, and piano by Robert Schumann. Netanel Draiblate (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) will play on Sunday, June 17, at 7:30 pm, in the final concert of the festival, which will feature Mendelssohn’s piano trios and a sextet.
Mary Matthews (MM ’10, Flute) has been awarded a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Flute at Tennessee Tech University. She will also serve as flutist in the faculty woodwind quintet and perform as principal flutist of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra in Cookeville, Tenn.
Peabody undergraduate students Juan Esteban Martinez, clarinet, and Jordan Dinkins, horn, were awarded honorable mentions in the 2018 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition. They are the first students from Peabody to place in this competition.
Doctoral candidate and recent Naumburg winner Xiaohui Yang, piano, was featured on Maryland Public Television’s Artworks series. The episode aired on February 2. Peabody master’s candidate Sam York, oboe, and junior Sarah Lynn, baroque flute, were featured on WUSA9 for their work with the Musician-in-Residence program. They live in retirement communities and regularly perform for the residents. This story was aired on February 16.