SMCM students gain performance practice by performing a variety of works from all time periods in front of their peers and teachers.
Randi Wright, soprano, performs her SMP recital in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall.
SMCM students gain performance practice by performing a variety of works from all time periods for their peers and teachers.
PING, a small vocal ensemble of SMCM students under the direction of Larry Vote, performs at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. This is the second year in a row that the ensemble has been invited to perform there.
PING, a small vocal ensemble made up of SMCM student’s top vocalists, under the direction of Larry Vote, will perform a short concert in Trinity Church.
The SMCM Jazz Band and Jazz Combo, under the direction of Don Stapleson, perform their first concert of the semester.
SMCM students gain performance practice while performing a variety of works from all time periods for their peers and teachers.
SMCM friend and guest, Welsh Baritone Jeremy Huw Williams, performs a vocal recital in St. Mary’s Hall.
The recital will feature works by Robert Schumann, Benjamin Britten, and Morten Lauridsen.
The Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams made his debut with Welsh National Opera and has appeared in 60 operatic roles. He has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, China, Hong Kong, and most European countries.
As a principal singer with Welsh National Opera he appeared at the opening night of the Wales Millennium Centre, and received the inaugural Sir Geraint Evans Award from the Welsh Music Guild, given annually to a person or persons who have made a significant contribution to Welsh music in any one year or recent years.
He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Glyndwr University in 2009 for services to music in Wales, and received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Aberdeen in 2011.
He frequently records for BBC Radio 3 and has made many commercial recordings, including eight solo discs of songs.
This joint brass recital features works by Jean Michel Damase, Eric Ewazen, and Boris Blacker. This concert is free and open to the public.
Trumpeter Jeffrey Silberschlag has distinguished himself in the world of music, performing as conductor and trumpet soloist throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and Israel. His performances have been described as “compelling” by Germany’s Kolnische Rundschau; “extraordinary” by Italy’s L’Arena; and “outstanding” by Fanfare Magazine. Silberschlag is professor of music at St. Mary’s College of Maryland as well as music director and conductor of the Chesapeake Orchestra and River Concert Series. He is co-director of the Alba Music Festival and Young Artists Program in Northern Italy and music director of the Chesapeake Virtuosi. Silberschlag has recently become the music director of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra in Baltimore.
Trombonist Bryan Bourne served for nearly 30 years in the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own.” He held the principal trombone chair for 23 of those years, performing frequently at the White House for presidents and heads of states. Additionally, Bryan Bourne has held the principal trombone position of the Chesapeake Orchestra since 1994 and he is also a member of the Washington Symphonic Brass. Much sought after for his skill as a teacher, Bryan Bourne has taught trombone at St. Mary’s College of Maryland since 1990.
Pianist Jeffrey Chappell has performed throughout the United States in recitals and chamber music and has been a soloist with major symphony orchestras including those of Philadelphia, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Houston, and Indianapolis. His many appearances with the Baltimore Symphony include concerts at Carnegie Hall and Wolf Trap.