Members of the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble will be performing in the Conciertos de la Villa de Santo Domingo Festival February 14-17. On Thursday, February 14, they will perform outreach concerts at Regina Angelorum Church and Samolé Ureña School. On Friday, February 15 at 8:30 pm, they will perform at the Museum of the Royal Houses. Finally, on Sunday, February 17 at 6:30 pm, they will have a concert at Capilla de los Remedios, the oldest church in the New World. Undergraduates Olivia Castor, harp; Colton Hodge, bass viola da gamba; Katherine Holobinko, soprano; and Sarah Shodja, recorders, with graduate students Cameron Welke, lute; Mara Yaffee, soprano; and Stephanie Zimmerman, renaissance violin, will all be travelling to the Dominican Republic to perform these special concerts.
The Peabody Voice department held their first annual Vocal Studies Competition on Thursday, January 24. In the undergraduate division, first place went to Lorenzo Zapata, student of Steven Rainbold; second place went to Katherine Holobinko, student of Elizabeth Futral; and third place went to David Sexton, student of Steven Rainbolt. In the graduate division, Elise Volkmann, student of Ah Young Hong, won first place; Cierra Byrd, student of Peggy Baroody, won second; and Bailey Jo Hutton, student of Elizabeth Futral, won third.
Faculty artist Jeff Stern (MM ’14, Percussion) and Matt Keown (‘17, Percussion) are two of the four members of the icarus Quartet, a group of two percussionists and two pianists. The group will be performing for the Music in the Valley series, which is directed by Benjamin Buchanan (MM ’14, Composition), at St. John’s Church in Reisterstown, Md. on Sunday, February 3, at 5:30 pm. They will be performing music by Paul Lansky, Alex Weiser, Brad Lubman, and a premiere by Michael Laurello. The icarus Quartet has also recently released a video with VicFirth, of them performing Steve Reich’s Quartet.