The new CD by Peabody Conservatory faculty member Kevin Puts entered the Billboard charts at number 3 for Traditional Classical Albums and at number 20 for overall Classical Albums, including crossover CDs. The recording features the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and director of Peabody’s graduate conducting program, and was released in August. The disc includes Dr. Puts’ Symphony No. 2 and his Flute Concerto, featuring the London Symphony Orchestra’s celebrated principal flutist, Adam Walker.
Peabody alumni Annie Gill (GPD ’08, Voice), Jessica Satava (MM ’04, Voice), Jason Widney (MM ’05, Voice), Joseph Satava (DMA ’06, BM ’97, Piano) and current Master’s candidate Rob McGinness (’17, Voice) will perform an hour of art songs, arias, and musical theater pieces on Sunday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 5802 Roland Avenue in Baltimore as part of Baltimore Musicales. The program will include works by Rossini, Fauré, Schubert, Strauss, Britten, Porter, and more.
Artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) will perform on Friday, September 23 at New York’s Symphony Space, presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society.
Pianists Jenny Lin (KSAS BA ’94, German; AD ’98, Piano) and Uri Caine will perform on October 9, at 4:00 pm, at the Castleton Festival in Castleton, Va.
Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello), who received the Peabody Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014, will perform an All Russian Evening on Tuesday, August 23, at 6:00 pm with Natasha Paremski, piano, at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill. The program includes works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.