The Minnesota Opera’s production of Silent Night, the Pulitzer Prize winning opera by Peabody composition faculty member Kevin Puts, will be broadcast by PBS on December 13. The opera tells the story of a Christmastime ceasefire during World War I.
The Minnesota Opera’s production of Silent Night, the Pulitzer Prize winning opera by Peabody composition faculty member Kevin Puts, will be broadcast by PBS on December 13. The opera tells the story of a Christmastime ceasefire during World War I. Read more
Jennifer Nicole Campbell, piano student of Brian Ganz, will compete in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition from March 10-17. Campbell is one of only 20 pianists between the ages of 18 to 30 chosen from a international pool of applicants. Pianists will proceed through four rounds of solo competition, culminating in a finale in which three performers will play concerti with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
Peabody Director Jeffrey Sharkey and composition faculty member Oscar Bettison attended and spoke at the 60th anniversary of the Wuhan Conservatory in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, on November 15. Sharkey was the only “Westerner” asked to speak at the main ceremony before 1,000 guests. The US consular officer was in attendance and representatives from nine Chinese conservatories as well as overseas reps from Birmingham (UK), Canada, Japan, Sydney – who all took part in a principals forum on educating talented musicians today.
The Sudden Pianist, a film on Peabody alumnus and faculty artist Michael Hersch, was chosen by The New York Times music critics to be on their holiday gift suggestion list. The film by Richard Anderson explores Hersch’s compositions for the piano; a companion CD features his remarkable Vanishing Pavilions, inspired by the poetry of Christopher Middleton.
It was also included on a “Baltimore arts and culture gifts list” by The Baltimore Sun‘s Chris Kaltenbach encouraging the purchase of works of local artists, writers and musicians. Also on the list are CDs by Peabody faculty members Manuel Barrueco and Marin Alsop, as well as Preparatory alumna Hilary Hahn.