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.
On 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.
WWFM, The Classical Network, will air the February 26 Thursday Noon concert presented by the Voice Department on the stations’ ‘Celebrating Our Musical Future’ program April 13 at 8pm hosted by David Osenberg. The program is streamed at www.wwfm.org.
Tempesta 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.