Trio La Milpa—Peabody faculty artist Katherine Needleman and her oboist colleagues Sandra Gerster and Michael Lisicky—will premiere sophomore composition student Viet Cuong’s Suite for two oboes and English horn at their recital in Columbia, Md., on Sunday, May 16, at 3:00 pm. The recital will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road. For tickets, visit www.sundaysatthree.org.
Freshman Gonzalo Arias Contreras, a guitarist studying with Manuel Barrueco, took part in a concert reading of Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark, a play by Ariel Dorfman, at the Public Theater in New York City, May 3rd.
Hui-Chuan Chen, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with Ellen Mack, was the first place winner in the 2010 Russell C. Wonderlic Memorial Competition, presented by Community Concerts at Second. GPD candidates Eunkyung Yoon, a student of Yong Hi Moon, and Jee In Hwang, a student of Boris Slutsky, were the second and third place winners, respectively.
Excerpts from the opera With Blood, With Ink were performed at New York City Opera’s Vox showcase on Friday, April 30. The work, by composer Daniel Crozier (MM ’89, DMA ’94, Composition) and librettist Peter Krask (MM ’91, Music Criticism), was performed at Peabody in 1993 and 2000. Click here for video and audio from the project.