WWFM The Classical Network will broadcast and audio-stream three Peabody recordings on Monday evening, April 10, beginning at 8:00 pm. The program will include the Peabody Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 with Marin Alsop conducting, recorded Friday, October 28, 2016; Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante, Op. 8, with Leon Fleisher conducting featuring students Teresa Ching Lin, oboe; Shannon Fitzhenry, violin; Jiaoyang Xu, cello; and faculty artist Phillip Kolker, bass, performed September 24, 2016; and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 with Leon Fleisher conducting, performed September 24, 2016.
Trio Jinx– senior Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute; master’s candidate Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin); and master’s candidate Yoshi Horiguchi, double bass- will be featured in a culminating concert for El Paso Pro-Musica’s Young Artist Development Series, El Paso Pro-Musica and the Peabody Institute’s partnership series, on Saturday, April 8 at 5:00 pm at University of Texas at El Paso’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Find tickets and more information here.
Jianze Zhang, a first year master’s student studying Double Bass is one of 21 musicians selected to compete in the live rounds of the 2nd Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition on September 1-5 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition identifies emerging international artists to provide career advancement and leadership opportunities and presents large monetary and career development prizes.
Devin Gray (BM ’06, Jazz Percussion) released a new CD, Fashionable Pop Music, with Ryan Ferreira, Jonathan Goldberger, and Chris Tordini. The album is available on Bandcamp and iTunes. Video trailers are up on Mr. Gray’s Youtube channel. Mr. Gray’s band Dirigo Rataplan, comprised of Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone, Dave Ballou, trumpets, and faculty member Michael Formanek, bass, have announced an IBeam Brooklyn concert residency, and are preparing to record their second album together. Dirigo Rataplan will play their new book of music for two sets a night on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18 at IBeam Brooklyn at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm each night. View the Facebook event for more information.
The Peabody Computer Music Consort will present “..fused into music…” on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 pm in Peabody’s Leith Symington Griswold Hall, featuring new and old works composed and performed by current and former Peabody faculty and students. Stanford University Center for Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) faculty artist Rob Hamilton (MM ’04, Computer Music) will perform Carillon for Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, Leap Motion controller, and 8-channel sound, composed by Chris Platz and himself. Other performances include viola faculty artist Maria Lambros performing Aldebaran for viola and recorded sounds by Guggenheim fellow and founder of the Peabody Electronic Music Studios, Jean Eichelberger Ivey; saxophone faculty artist Gary Louie performing Midway Inlet for saxophone and interactive electronics by computer music faculty and Consort technical director McGregor Boyle (MM ’85, Guitar; DMA ’90, Composition); Peabody alumna and Stanford CCRMA Artistic Coordinator Chryssie Nanou (GPD ’04, Piano), performing Daniel Blinkhorn’s FrostbYte with ecological sonics and video; Peabody alumnus Peter Kibbe (BM ’12, Cello) performing Alexandra Gardner’s Bloom for cello and boombox; and jazz bass faculty artist Michael Formanek and computer music composition master’s student Edwin Huet (BM ’15, Computer Music Composition) performing Submersive(s), for 5-string acoustic bass and live 8.1 electronics. The concert also features a closing performance of Milton Babbitt’s Philomel for voice and prerecorded quadrophonic sound by faculty voice artist, soprano Ah Young Hong. The concert is presented by artistic director and director of Peabody Computer Music Geoffrey Wright (MM ’81, DMA ’92, Composition), technical director and computer music faculty McGregor Boyle, and Production Coordinator Joshua Armenta (MM ’14, Composition; MM ’15, Computer Music). This event is free with reservations through the Peabody Box Office. A video trailer is available here. For more information, view the Facebook event.