Peabody Chamber Opera’s production of Women in the Dark received a positive review from Raychel Harvey-Jones of MD Theatre Guide. The review states, “An excellent compilation of operas directed by Courtney Kalbacker. Each one capturing those moments we all face in life as if we are feeling around in the dark looking for the light. A fantastic combination of three operas encompassing a cross-dressing husband, cupid’s badly aimed arrow, and the all-consuming pressure of being a woman.” Read the full review here.
Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion) has released his debut solo album titled Memory Palace on VIA Records. The album features music by Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone, David Crowell, Tawnie Olson, and Paola Prestini (’95, Composition), and features performances by Gina Izzo and Brooklyn Rider. The album was reviewed on WQXR’s Q2 Music by Alexandra Svokos. Memory Palace can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon and streamed on Spotify.
JT Mitchell, a master’s candidate studying baroque flute with Gwyn Roberts and harpsichord with Adam Pearl, will present a recital in collaboration with harpsichordist Gabriel Benton on Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 pm at Grace and St. Peter’s Church in Baltimore. The recital is free and open to the public.
After two liver transplants, Sungrai Sohn (BA ’75, Violin) is now an advocate for organ donation. In addition to his full time position as head of the String Department and a director of chamber music at Sarah Lawrence College, Mr. Sohn is now giving concerts to promote awareness for organ donation. Included in these concerts is a short documentary of his experience as an organ recipient titled To Have and To Give, directed and produced by David Esposito, his brother-in-law and first donor. Mr. Sohn is promoted by LiveOnNY, Donate Life, Unos, and Sarah Lawrence College. Mr. Sohn’s remarkable story is also the first chapter of the book Choosing a Good Life written by Ali Berman and published by Hazelden Publishers.
Peabody harpists – Erin Baker, Olivia Castor, Tianyang Chen, Peggy Houng, Olivia Kim, Melody Leung, Jessica Sudarta, and faculty artist Jasmine Hogan (BM ’11, AD ’16, Harp, MM ’14, Harp/Pedagogy) – will play two full programs at the upcoming World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. This is an honor for the studio and a departure from normal Congress selection procedures of 10-15 minutes per selection, except for the headlining performers. More…