Recent Grammy Award recipient Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello) has been named the artistic director of University of Texas at El Paso Department of Music’s new Center for Arts Entrepreneurship that is set to open in the fall. The center will engage students in a variety of projects and workshops geared around résumé enhancement, creating digital portfolios, audience development, and creating performance opportunities. Additionally, the center will work with local arts groups to train musicians in marketing, audience development, media relations, grant writing, fundraising, and performing a wide range of music and styles in a variety of settings. El Paso Pro-Musica’s Young Artist Development Series, El Paso Pro-Musica and the Peabody Institute’s partnership series, will partner with the center for its artist-in-residency program.
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.
BSO Principal Cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski (BM ’94, GPD ’96, Cello) and pianist Michael Sheppard (BM ’98, MM ’01, GPD ’03, Piano), will kick off a duo series on Saturday, December 31 at 2:00 pm at An Die Musik Live! On Charles St. The program features Chopin, Dvořák, Bloch, de Falla, and Strauss. Ticketing information available here.
Dean Fred Bronstein and alumnus Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello), who received the Peabody Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014, were named as two of the top 30 innovators in the performing arts industry in Musical America’s Professionals of the Year special report. The publication mentions Dean Bronstein’s emphasis on the need for change in classical music education and Mr. Bailey’s performances in neo-natal units, hospices, oncology centers, and homeless shelters as reasons for their selection. Alumni Ed Harsh (BM ’86, Composition), president and CEO of New Music USA, and Paola Prestini (’95, Composition), executive/creative director of National Sawdust, were also named. Last year, Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was selected for Musical America’s 30 Professionals of the Year featuring key industry influencers. For the full list and to read more about the innovators, download the special report.
DMA Candidate in violin, Yonatan Grinberg, DMA candidate in viola, Sarah Lowenstein (BM ’08, MM ’10, Viola), Jacques-Pierre Malan (GPD ’12, MM ’16, Cello; GPD ’13, Chamber Music), and Kevin Smith will be featured in Gordon Mill’s Chamber Encounters Concert Series, directed by Yonatan Grinberg, in a program titled Dawn of the Quartet on December 6 in Owings Mills, Md.
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