Yael Weiss (BM ’94, Piano) is debuting her new commissioning project at the Strathmore Mansion on January 24. The project, called “32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World,” pairs the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas with 32 newly-commissioned short piano compositions from 32 composers from different countries around the globe. On the January 24 concert, Weiss will present the first performance and feature five world premiere commissions.
Sergio Cervetti (BM ’67, Composition) will release a new album, PARALLEL REALMS – XXI Century Works for Orchestra, on March 8, 2019. This will be the eighth Cervetti Navona Records album and features spellbinding 21st century works for orchestra.
Gemma New (MM ’11, Conducting) has been signed to Primo Artists for general management. Primo Artists also represents Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, and others.
Steven Finley (BM ’78, Flute), president of Flute FX in Boston, returned to Peabody this fall to judge the Yale Gordon Competition and give lectures in both the Conservatory and Preparatory.
Patricia Melcher Bissell (TC ’59, BM ’60, Piano; BM ’64, Composition) has recently had her book “Classroom Keyboard: Play and Create Melodies with Chords” published by the National Association for Music Education through Rowman & Littlefield.