Peabody students and alumni will be involved in upcoming concerts. Julie Bosworth (MM ’14, Early Music Voice) and master’s candidates Katelyn Aungst, soprano, and William Meinert, bass, will be performing Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, commonly known as The Vespers of 1610, and Gabrieli’s In ecclesiis & Magnificat à 14 with the American Bach Soloists. There will be four concerts, two at St. Stephen’s Church in Belvedere, Calif., on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, both at 8:00 pm. On Sunday, April 8, they will perform at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco, Calif., at 4:00 pm. Finally, on Monday, April 9, they will perform at Davis Community Church, at 7:00 pm. Pre-concert “Insights” begin one hour prior to each performance.
Preparatory students Connor Chaikowsky, violin, and Caleb Park, cello, have both been selected to participate in the 2018 Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, which will take place in the Swiss Alps this summer. Connor is a student of Andréa Picard Boecker and Caleb is a student of Alison Wells.
Peabody master’s candidate Taylor Davis, percussion, has received the Presser Foundation’s Graduate Music Award for his proposal, “Percussion Education Website.” The website will provide beginning and intermediate instruction on percussion instruments and create a digital library of high-quality percussion performance videos.
Peabody students have been featured on television broadcasts. 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.
Faculty artist Michael Hersch’s (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) Images from a Closed Ward was chosen by violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja as one of the top five recordings she “can’t live without.” She was interviewed by the Violin Channel, and named the FLUX Quartet’s recording of Herch’s music, which was released March 2, in her list.