A memoir written by soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick (’06, Voice) titled The Encore will be published on October 3. Tillemann-Dick has received some positive reviews already from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, in addition to Jill Biden, NYT bestselling author Andrew Solomon, and Peabody faculty artist Denyce Graves. Tillemann-Dick is scheduled to appear on NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon on September 30 and on the new Megyn Kelly Today show on the morning of October 3. Tillemann-Dick will be signing books at the Barnes & Noble at Johns Hopkins on Thursday, October 12.
Bach in Baltimore will open its 30th anniversary season with Bach’s Cantata 16: Herr Gott, dich loben wir (Lord God, we praise you) featuring tenor Jeffrey Fahnestock (AD ’91, Voice) as soloist on Sunday, October 1, at 4:00 pm. The concert will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore.
The Sacramento Guitar Society will present two virtuoso guitarists Grisha Goryachev, a native of St, Petersburg, and Yuri Liberzon (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Guitar), Russian-born and Israeli raised, in a concert on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 pm in the 200-seat City Studio Theater, Harris Center, Folsom Lake College.
The Evolution Contemporary Music Series, founded and directed by faculty member Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), will present M. Lamar’s Funeral Doom Spiritual on September 26, at 8:00 pm; guitarist Bryce Dessner on December 6, at 8:00 pm; Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying on March 26, 8:00 pm; and the Björk Songbook on May 8, at 8:00 pm.
Innovative Dutch contemporary musical group Ensemble Klang has released their album Black Untitled. The CD features the works of Composition Department Chair Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition). Described by the ensemble as a “ritual of sound and space,” cortex and ankle I – XI opens the album featuring faculty artist Ah Yong Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice).