Preparatory alumna and Peabody National Advisory Council member Hilary Hahn, violin, has commissioned 26 composers to write new encore works, and then conducted an online contest to find a 27th piece for her project, In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores. She debuted 13 of these during a recital tour in 2012 and completed a tour of the remaining 14. In the fall, a two-CD set of all 27 will be issued.
The Peabody Youth Orchestra, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, is currently being featured by the Philadelphia International Music Festival, where they profile a different orchestra each month.
Diary in G, Piano Sonatas by Schubert & Schumann – first solo CD by Weiyin Chen (MM ’09, GPD ’10, Piano) on Azica (Naxos) Records. Franz Schubert’s Sonata No. 18 in G major, Op. 78, D894, and Robert Schumann’s Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, are on the recording.
Peabody, including all Preparatory locations, is closed today, Wednesday, March 6.
Tonight’s Peabody Chamber Winds concert has been canceled.
Faculty artist Anthony McGill, the principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, was profiled this morning with his brother Demarre McGill, principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, on NBC’s Today Show.