Out in the open: putting away the shame we feel about performance anxiety Reply

This is a guest post by violinist and GPD candidate Kaleigh Acord.

Flustered or ComposedOne wave of compassion in the global community these days takes the form of efforts to combat stigma around mental illness. Parts of the ongoing conversation are acknowledging mental health as a valid issue, and helping people not to feel “abnormal,” “weak,” or ostracized because they are struggling. More…

Sandbox Percussion Returns to So Percussion’s Brooklyn Bound Series 3

10658909_556859124441418_6004855593588776795_oSandbox Percussion– Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen- will return to Sō Percussion’s Brooklyn Bound series on Thursday, March 30, at 8:00 pm to perform recent commissions and self-composed new works. Mr. Rosenbaum and Andy Akiho will curate the second annual National Sawdust Percussion Festival, a day-long showcase of contemporary music’s leaders and innovators from all over the world, on April 1. The festival concert will feature percussionist luminaries including Joe Locke performing a solo set on vibraphone and drummer Will Calhoun of the band Living Colour performing a new project inspired by African drumming.

George Peabody Library Hosts Film Screening of “On The Threshold of Winter” Reply

Pre-screening panel discussion explores the journey of turning Peabody composer Michael Hersch’s “searing” opera into a film.

March 22, 2017, Baltimore, MD: The film version of Peabody Conservatory faculty composer Michael Hersch’s acclaimed monodrama On the Threshold of Winter will receive its local premiere in a screening at the George Peabody Library on Friday, April 7. The opera, which received its world premiere in 2014 and depicts a single character struggling through the intense emotional and physical turmoil of her final weeks with cancer, is hailed as “a work of great originality, daring, and disturbing power” (The Baltimore Sun) and “a masterpiece” (Cotidianul). More…

Peabody Harp Department Presents Baltimore Dimensions at Thursday Noon Reply

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Walking into Cohen-Davison Family Theatre on Thursday, the audience knew this wouldn’t be a typical recital. Maybe it was the beams of purple light swirling across the walls, stage, and ceiling. This was a sneak peak at the Peabody Harp Department’s new multimedia project, Baltimore Dimensions. More…

Duo Impromp2 Performs Their Premiere Tour Culminating at the Academy of Int’l Ballet Reply

unnamedDuo Impromp2, an innovative new piano duo featuring Dasha Bukhartseva (BM ’13, Piano) and Jennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, MM ’15, Piano), recently performed their premiere tour at locations in Hilton Head, S.C., and Philadelphia. Their tour culminated in a unique dance and music collaboration with the Academy of International Ballet at Neumann University on February 12 where they performed Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor, and Smetana’s Die Moldau. Ms. Campbell and Ms. Bukhartseva began the duo team inspired to perform and present the pure joy of four hand piano works. Next season, Duo Impromp2 will be performing concerts in the Mid-Atlantic region, giving premieres of new works by Ms. Campbell, and presenting classical selections with a twist.