The period instrument group Ensemble Leonarda—Susan Hahn Graham (BM ’90, Flute); Rebecca Tinio, violin; David Himmelheber, cello; Nancy Kito, (BM ’91, Organ) harpsichord— along with guest artists Alison Davy, (MM ’95, Voice) soprano, and David Bell (BM ’01, Voice) tenor, will be performing a concert on the Boston Early Music Festival’s Fringe Concert Series on Monday, June 13 at 1:30 pm, at Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston.
Jonathan Leshnoff’s String Quartet No. 3, the “Miller/Kahn” will be unveiled at the Newport Chamber Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on July 20 featuring a string quartet of international all-stars.
A flute concerto, commissioned by the family of Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member Bill Nerenberg, was premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Charles Dutoit on Friday, Mar. 4. Leshnoff’s one-hour choral/orchestral work, Hope: An Oratorio, commissioned by the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, received its world premiere on Sunday, Apr. 24. Both performances were at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.
DownBeat magazine published an article in its May issue featuring a transcription and analysis of Director of Jazz Studies Gary Thomas’ flute solo on Chiaroscuro, from his 1987 album Seventh Quadrant.
The 13th Annual French Organ Music Marathon, held on Sunday, June 5th, at Grace Methodist Church in Baltimore, had a strong Peabody presence. Ten of the 12 performers were past or present Peabody organ students. In addition to faculty member Donald Sutherland, performers were Marvin Mills, Michael Britt, Preparatory organ faculty member Samuel Springer, Richard Fitzgerald, William Wisnom, Song Yi Park, Paul Carroll, Victor Fields and Jung Yeon Kim. Richard Fitzgerald and Song Yi Park are students of John Walker, the others, students of Donald Sutherland.