On Sunday, February 18, the Organ Department presented Peabody alumni Marvin Mills (GPD ’02, Organ) and soprano Marlissa Hudson (MM ’01, Voice) in the concert: “The Spiritual Bach: A Connection Across Space and Time,” juxtaposing the organ works of J.S. Bach and Negro spirituals. Highlighting their commonalities, the program paired pieces of similar moods and rhythmic or melodic ideas. Among other titles the recital included Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564, “Schmücke dich,” “O liebe Seele,” BWV 654, and “In dir ist Freude,” BWV 615, as well as the spirituals “Little David,” “Take My Mother Home,” and “Witness.”
Frances Borowsky (MM ’13, Cello) will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Op. 56 together with her siblings and the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, February 25, at 3:00 pm. The trio will also present a recital of original and contemporary works, including Othmar by Maria Newman, Harmonic Etudes by Jody Nagel, and Spanish Rhapsody by Jaroslav Vanecek.
Sheng-Tsung Wang (BM ’97, MM ‘99, Violin) is a part of the Gemini Piano Trio, which will give a concert at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 11, 2018, at 7:30 pm in Columbia, Md. The concert, Fresh Perspective: Revolution from Within, will occur as a part of the college’s Faculty Concert Series.
Lisa Rehwoldt (MM ’91, DMA ‘96, Piano) and Lisa Cella (MM ’91, GPD ‘93, Flute) will give a recital of American music from Bernstein, Corigliano, Porter, and Copland. The concert will occur on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 4:00 pm. It will take place at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md, as a part of the Faculty Concert Series.
Faculty artist Paul Johnson, contrabass, was featured on a podcast, Contrabass Conversations. They talk about how he came to playing, his career, and his teaching.