Career Center Up and Running Under Klickstein 1

Gerald Klickstein

Gerald Klickstein

In the five months between his arrival and the Thanksgiving break, Gerald Klickstein has conducted 324 career advisement sessions for Conservatory students and alumni. While some have taken place online, most have been in-person conferences in Leakin Hall at Peabody’s new Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center, which Klickstein oversees. More…

‘Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín’, Concert-Drama at Peabody, April 23–24 Reply

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a concert-drama created by Murry Sidlin (BM ’62, Music Education; MM ’68, Instrumental Conducting) that has been presented three times at Terezín, the former Nazi concentration camp near Prague known as Teresienstadt, will be performed at Peabody on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24.

Murry Sidlin

Murry Sidlin

Commemorating performances of the Verdi Requiem at the camp by Jewish prisoners, Defiant Requiem tells a tragic but uplifting story of art in the midst of degradation. Live narration and film clips are added to a complete performance of the Verdi work, in this case by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, and the Peabody Singers, conducted by Sidlin with faculty artist Herbert Greenberg as guest concertmaster. More…

Skye Kinlaw, Megan Rabe, and Anne Marie Wnek are winners in the American Protégé competition Reply

Three violin students from the Preparatory are winners in the American Protégé competition in New York City. Skye Kinlaw is a first place winner in the 15-17 division. Megan Rabe also won first place for the 11-14 division. And finally, Anne Marie Wnek is a second place winner in the 6-10 division. All are students of Rebecca Henry and will perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on May 27, 2013.

Young-Ah Tak Reply

Young-Ah Tak

Young-Ah Tak
Photograph by Lisa-Marie Muzzucco

While every concert brings a chance to make career connections, some venues offer more than others. That’s what Young-Ah Tak, a doctoral student of Leon Fleisher’s, discovered last March when she performed a program that included music by Clementi, Zaimont, Schubert, and Liszt in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

After her performance, Tak was offered a contract by Parker Artists, a New York management company.  “It’s a great kick for my performance career,” she says. “They will help me to get a different level of concert opportunities.”  This year the 33-year-old pianist has also performed with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra in Virginia, the Venice Symphony in Florida, and the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea. More…