A recent CD release by Marc Regnier (BM ’79), Radames Gnattali: Solo and Chamber Music for Guitar, has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Chamber Performance category. The GRAMMYs will be held on Feb. 13.
Joseph Young (AD ’09) has been selected by the League of American Orchestras as one of six conductors to be showcased in the 2011 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, scheduled for February 17 and hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The six winners were chosen from a pool of 150 applicants, and were selected for their experience, talent, and potential to assume a greater leadership role with an American orchestra. Young was the first Peabody-BSO Conducting Fellow.
Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass) has won a fellowship with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, one of the world’s leading period-instrument orchestras. He will move to London and perform with the orchestra for a year.
Inspired by Peabody National Advisory Council member Lori Laitman’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a setting of poetry written by children during the Holocaust, Elisabeth Halliday (’07, Voice) and Zach Herchen (BM ’06, MM ’09, Saxophone; BM ’07, Recording Arts) have created the Emerging Voices Project to commission, perform, and record music for voice and saxophone. Composers Kathleen Bader, Adam Knauss (MM ’08, Composition), and George Lam (MM ’05, Composition and Music Theory) were chosen to write pieces on the themes of childhood and loss of innocence.