Peabody student Sam Bessen will be playing Friday, October 20 at The Cork Factory. Bessen will play natural horn and have live electronics. He will feature works by Jay Batzner, Briay Conditt, Chris Malloy, Kevin Ernste, Tomi Räisänen, and more. Dessert and drink provided. Tickets are $20 for adult and $15 for student/artist. This event will start at 7:00 pm.
David “Buddy” Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet) has won a position in Dallas Brass, one of the nation’s leading brass quintets. Dallas Brass was founded by Michael Levine, and they have played in numerous high-profile halls, released many albums, and been featured on television. Deshler received high praise for his playing from the quintet’s founder, and says he is excited to join the group.
Members of the Tuned-In program participated in a collective composition/improvisation week this summer at Peabody which culminated in a concert at the Reginald F. Lewis African American History Museum. In addition, they traveled to New York to perform as part of Make Music NYC and to give concerts and workshops at Project Music and The Harmony Program.
The Melodica Men – Joe Buono (BM ’13, MM ’15, Bass Trombone) and Tristan Lane Clarke (’12, Trumpet) – were interviewed by Limelight, Australia’s classical music and arts magazine.
Robert Stan Wilkerson (MM ’98, Trombone) released a new single, Unstoppable, to generate funds for the Community Cupboard, a food pantry in Florida that’s been in service for more than 20 years and has ministered to tens of thousands per year. Wilkerson serves as the music director for Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach, Fla.