Elaine Lachica (BM ‘97, Voice) was a soloist for Montreal Baroque’s recording of Bach Cantatas BWV 4, 9, 106 and 181 led by Eric Milnes, released on ATMA Classique in May 2017. The program was presented at the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Germany, and at the Montreal Baroque Festival and broadcast throughout Europe via the European Broadcasting Union and in Canada on CBC Radio 2. All featured soloists are winners of the Bruce Haynes International Competition for the rhetorical singing of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Brandon Keith Brown (MM ’11, Conducting) will conduct the Staatskapelle Weimar on July 1, 2017, in the Weimarhallenpark at 8:00 pm on the Seebuhne. Under the motto “What you want”, this program features works from Dvorak, The Queen Symphony, Peter I Tchaikovsky, Brian Tyler, Vivaldi, Rossini, The Beatles, and more.
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This month Dr. Jose Lezcano (BM ’81, Guitar) performed his double concerto for flute, guitar, and string orchestra, Sojourners, for the New York City & US premiere with Lisa Hansen and the North-South Consonance Orchestra conducted by Max Lifchitz. Earlier in this year’s concert season he premiered his Key West Suite arranged for flute & guitar (Munich, Germany and Trnava, Slovakia), Two Canticles for solo flute (Keene, New Hampshire), Sonata for Cello & Guitar at the Havana International Cello Festival (Havana, Cuba), and performed Bach’s Chaconne and chamber works with festival director Roman Placek at the North Carolina Bach Festival (Raleigh, North Carolina).
Dr. Lezcano’s Key West Suite was also recorded by Duo Amaral, Jorge Amaral (GPD ’04, MM ’06, Guitar) and Mia Pomerantz-Amaral (BM ’06, MM ’07, GPD ’08, Guitar), for their newly released CD, Key West.
Vivian Adelberg Rudow (TC ’57, BM ’60, Piano; MM ’79, Composition) is a member of the Recording Academy and a voting member of the Grammys. She has also been an ASCAP award winner every year for 29 years. Her music has been heard all over the world, including these recent radio broadcasts: More…
The Peabody trumpet studio and alumni were well represented at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Hershey, Pa., May 31-June 3, 2017. Peabody trumpet faculty Joe Burgstaller headlined a recital honoring his teacher David Hickman as Hickman received the ITG’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was featured in front of the Washington Symphonic Brass. Dontae Winslow (BM ’97, MM ’99, Trumpet) was a star of the conference as he soloed and rapped when he was featured in front of The United States Army Blues. Winslow also presented a clinic entitled: “How to Succeed and Monopolize Every Opportunity in the Music Industry.” Elisa Koehler (BM ’87, Music Education, Trumpet; DMA ’96 Conducting), professor at Goucher College, presented a lecture recital “Arban at the Opera.” David “Buddy” Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet) and Joshua Ganger (MM ’14, Trumpet) both performed and presented modern music solo works (that they commissioned) at the ITG’s New Works Event. Deshler presented his commission of Stefan Schuck’s “Sounds of the Wilderness” for flugelhorn and string quartet (the showpiece of his master’s recital at Peabody this past April). Ganger premiered the piano reduction version of his commission of James Stephenson’s Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble (a work he performed in its original version with the Peabody Wind Ensemble under Harlan Parker this past February). Burgstaller will be a featured solo artist ITG’s 2018 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, May 29 – June 2, 2018, with his new performance piece “The Recital is Dead… Long Live the Recital!”