Derrick Wang, a composer, lawyer, dramatist, and scholar exploring the future of law, music, and theater, joins the Peabody professional studies faculty in the fall of 2017. At Peabody, he will teach new interdisciplinary courses on law and music at the undergraduate and graduate levels. More…
Peabody Peled Cello Gang performed Wonderful/Hallelujah arranged by Brett Howland during their sold out encore at Grace Church as part of The Grace Church Concert Series.
The Peabody Peled Cello Gang is composed of Peabody Conservatory students from Amit Peled’s studio. The students range from undergraduate freshmen to second-year master’s students. The group comes together to perform works that have been written or arranged for cello ensemble and can also be seen performing concerti with their major professor. They can now be seen performing across the country.
Click here to watch their live performance at Grace Church.
Elaine Lachica (BM ‘97, Voice) was a soloist for Montreal Baroque’s recording of Bach Cantatas BWV 4, 9, 106 and 181 led by Eric Milnes, released on ATMA Classique in May 2017. The program was presented at the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Germany, and at the Montreal Baroque Festival and broadcast throughout Europe via the European Broadcasting Union and in Canada on CBC Radio 2. All featured soloists are winners of the Bruce Haynes International Competition for the rhetorical singing of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Brandon Keith Brown (MM ’11, Conducting) will conduct the Staatskapelle Weimar on July 1, 2017, in the Weimarhallenpark at 8:00 pm on the Seebuhne. Under the motto “What you want”, this program features works from Dvorak, The Queen Symphony, Peter I Tchaikovsky, Brian Tyler, Vivaldi, Rossini, The Beatles, and more.
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This month Dr. Jose Lezcano (BM ’81, Guitar) performed his double concerto for flute, guitar, and string orchestra, Sojourners, for the New York City & US premiere with Lisa Hansen and the North-South Consonance Orchestra conducted by Max Lifchitz. Earlier in this year’s concert season he premiered his Key West Suite arranged for flute & guitar (Munich, Germany and Trnava, Slovakia), Two Canticles for solo flute (Keene, New Hampshire), Sonata for Cello & Guitar at the Havana International Cello Festival (Havana, Cuba), and performed Bach’s Chaconne and chamber works with festival director Roman Placek at the North Carolina Bach Festival (Raleigh, North Carolina).
Dr. Lezcano’s Key West Suite was also recorded by Duo Amaral, Jorge Amaral (GPD ’04, MM ’06, Guitar) and Mia Pomerantz-Amaral (BM ’06, MM ’07, GPD ’08, Guitar), for their newly released CD, Key West.