Humanities faculty member Hollis Robbins released a new book, The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, and it is number one in New Releases in Classic American Literature.
Baritone Tim Mix (BM ’01, Voice) will appear as Tsar Dodon in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel at the Santa Fe Opera. Opening on Saturday, July 15, at 8:30 pm, the show will have six more performances until August 18. Mix studied Russian music with Vera Danchenko Stern and was in the studio of John Shirley-Quirk.
Ben Kapilow (MM ’17, Composition) has been appointed the new resident music director of Media Music Theatre Company in Media, Pa. He has written the score for three children’s musicals for the Media Theatre, including the current Alice In Wonderland, which is on stage through August. One of the three, Peter Pan and Wendy, won the Broadway World Best of Philadelphia Theatre Award for Best New Work.
Director of Peabody’s Graduate Conducting Program Marin Alsop will direct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural New Music Festival, opening with a chamber performance on Thursday, July 13, at 8:00 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. A chamber group with faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will perform two BSO premieres by Peabody faculty composers including Kevin Puts’ Quintet “The Red Snapper” and Distinguished Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse’s Rotae Passionis (Passion Wheels). Alsop will also lead the BSO in Puts’ The City, a BSO co-commission performed at Carnegie Hall in 2015, on Saturday, July 15, at 8:00 pm.
On Thursday, June 1, members of the Peabody Community Chorus visited Earl’s Place. The chorus is directed by Kristen Toedtman (MM ’98, Voice). They performed Senwa Dedende (round), Cancion de Cuna – Duérmete Apegado a Mi, Balm in Gilead, Ta Tikee Tei, and Gotta Sing. The Community Chorus is open to adults in the Baltimore region and meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm at Henderson-Hopkins Elementary School.