Marin Alsop and Velvet Brown Featured in Inauguration Fanfare for Joe and Kamala Reply

Peabody Conservatory Faculty Artists Marin Alsop and Velvet Brown to be featured in  

“Inauguration Fanfare for Joe and Kamala” 

Classical Movements, In Association with Marin Alsop, Announce The Hope & Harmony Ensemble 

Musicians from 14 Professional Orchestras, 2 Masterpieces of American Music  

Streaming Tuesday, January 19 | 12pm EST 

Classical MovementsInternational tuba soloist and faculty artist Velvet Brown has been invited to represent the Peabody Institute in the Hope & Harmony Ensemble, formed by industry-leading concert tour company Classical Movements in honor of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The ensemble is led by world-renowned conductor and Peabody director of graduate conducting Marin Alsop. 
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Alumni Perform Micro-Concerts for Microgrants Reply

Peabody alumni are involved in a new organization called Lift Music Fund, which mission is to make achievement in music more accessible and equitable. The group awards microgrants every month to Black, Latinx, and Native American student musicians to help offset the incidental costs of pursuing a career in music – things like equipment, lessons, travel, application fees, instrument repairs, etc. Lift Music Fund is currently hosting a Micro-Concerts for Microgrants fundraiser series which will feature online performances by professional musicians across the nation. The fundraising series will feature performances from the following Peabody alumni: Claudia Malchow (BM ’17, Viola), Jessica Korotkin (BM 16, Cello), Shannon Fitzhenry (BM 18, Violin), Sophie Fortunato (BM 17, Violin), Bailey Jo Hutton (BM 17. Voice, Music Education; MM 17, Voice, Pedagogy), Harry Oehler (BM 16, Trombone, Music Education; MM 18, Trombone), and Ian Striedter (BM 16. Trombone; MM 17, Audio Sciences).