New opera ‘Stinney’ to have panel discussion Reply

Stinney Poster draft final 3 (1)On April 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the George Peabody Library, a panel discussion on Stinney, a new opera by voice student Frances Pollock, will take place. The discussion will feature Lester Spence, associate professor, Department of Political Science, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, author of Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Con-ciousness (2011); Laura Mason, Department of History, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, author of Singing the French Revolution: Popular Culture and Politics, 1897-1799; and James Jackson Ashton, Department of History, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences,“Every Man’s Heart Beat Full”: Music and the Performance of Patriotism, 1790-1848. Composer Frances Pollock will participate, and the event will be moderated by Hollis Robbins, chair of the Humanities Department, and faculty member David Smooke.

Russel C. Wonderlic Memorial Competition finalists all Peabody students Reply

zoebandThe three Finalists for the 2015 Russell C. Wonderlic Memorial Competition in Voice are all current or former Peabody students. Zoe Band (MM ’14) mezzo-soprano (student of Ah Hong), junior Chong Yoon Noh, tenor (student of Stanley Cornett), and GPD student Wenhui Xu, soprano (student of Stanley Cornett) will compete in the Competition Finals Concert on Sunday, April 26 at 3:30 pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218.
Zoe Band is pictured above.


Ken Lam conducts Yotam Baruch and Netanel Draiblate with Montclair State University Orchestra Reply

1306963086-lamOn April 22 at 7:30 pm, Ken Lam (MM ’07, Conducting) will lead the Montclair State University Symphony Orchestra in Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 with violinist Netanel Draiblate  (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) and cellist Yotam Baruch (MM ’07, Cello) in the Alexander Kasser Theater in New Jersey. Also on the program is Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98.

Lam is Music Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor for Education of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Draiblate is concertmaster of the Annapolis and Lancaster Symphony Orchestras, and Baruch is the former Associate Principal Cello of the Jerusalem Symphony in Israel.

Tempesta di Mare’s new record picked as CD of the week Reply

tempesta_di_mare_comedie_et_tragedie_albumartwork_300x300Tempesta di Mare/Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra’s newly released CD was named CD of the week by radio stations around the country including Boston’s WGBH. The recording, Comedie et Tragedie, which features music of Lully, Marais, and Rebel and was released on the prestigious Chandos label. The baroque orchestra is led by Peabody faculty members Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone and regularly features many Pebaody faculty and alumni.