Hersch premieres Reply

Three works by Peabody Composition Chair Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) will be premiered in the next few months. On Mar. 15 and 17, the Cleveland Orchestra will present Hersch’s Night Pieces for trumpet and orchestra, commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra. On Apr. 5, the Blair String Quartet will perform the New York premiere, at Carnegie Recital Hall, of Images From a Closed Ward, which they commissioned. The Seattle Symphony Orchestra with Shai Wosner, piano, will perform “along the ravines” Piano Concerto No. 2, which was commissioned by Shai Wosner and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

MM candidate to premiere new work Reply

Master of Music candidate Nathan Wyatt, (BM ’10, Voice) baritone, was recipient of the SongFest Commission Award to perform the world premiere of a new song composition by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer William Bolcom at the SongFest vocal program in Los Angeles, CA this summer, June 3-28. The song will be set to a poem by Jane Kenyon entitled Gettysburg: July 1, 1863. Wyatt will be working with the composer this spring in preparation for the premiere.