Master’s composition student Camila Agosto will have a work performed at Columbia University’s Maison Française on Friday, September 22 at 7:30 pm, as part of a collective show presenting works that explore the intersection within interdisciplinary arts. She was also commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University to compose a new work to be premiered during one of their pop-up concerts on Tuesday, October 24 featuring clarinetists Joshua Rubin and Vasko Dukovski.
Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was included in String Ovation Magazine’s 10 Fall Music Performances Not To Miss with the likes of Yo Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Perlman, Hilary Hahn and Sarah Chang. His performance of the Haydn Concerto with the Washington Chamber Orchestra in October was highlighted. He will play Friday, October 13, at 8:00 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, Md., and Saturday, October 14, 8:00 pm, at Providence Church, Fairfax, Va.
Tim Smith from The Baltimore Sun wrote an article discussing the new orchestral and conducting opportunities at Peabody. He writes about Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting) and the experience he brings to this new program. The article outlines Young’s experiences that led him back to Peabody, as well as his relationship with Marin Alsop.
Robert Stan Wilkerson (MM ’98, Trombone) released a new single, Unstoppable, to generate funds for the Community Cupboard, a food pantry in Florida that’s been in service for more than 20 years and has ministered to tens of thousands per year. Wilkerson serves as the music director for Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach, Fla.
An article by Jason Vest in The Classical Singer this month outlines the new curriculum being implemented by Dean Fred Bronstein. It talks about how the new curriculum will focus on the real and changing world of classical music, and how Peabody students will now be better equipped to be successful as well-rounded musicians and citizens. Vest also highlights the new music scene at Peabody.