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.
Ticketing and more information available here.
Musicology faculty member Susan Weiss will give a talk on her book, A Cole Porter Companion, at the Ivy Bookshop on December 8. Dr. Weiss’ talk will be accompanied by Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Music) and Michael Harris. Dr. Weiss was featured on WYPR’s Midday to discuss A Cole Porter Companion on December 7. Find Dr. Weiss’s full interview with Midday here.
A Far Cry, the in-house chamber orchestra at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum featuring alumni Jason Fisher (BM ’05, Violin) and Jesse Irons (BM ’04, Violin; GPD ’06, Chamber Music), will perform at the National Gallery of Art on Nov. 20. A Far Cry will present their program titled Dreams and Prayers featuring compositions by von Bingen, Sanlikol, Golijov, and Beethoven. More information available here.
Peabody Institute was featured in Chamber Music America‘s magazine in an article on civic engagement as a part of artistic development in conservatories. The article highlighted Dean Bronstein’s initiative to incorporate community engagement, audience development, and technology into Peabody’s curriculum and events.
Artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) was praised by New York Concert Review‘s Rorianne Schrade after her performance at New York’s Symphony Space, presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society. “With such facility as Ms. Su possesses, there should be no limit on what she can achieve as she continues to explore her own individual gifts. The appreciative audience earned an encore of Tarrega’s Gran Vals, a piece with the dubious distinction of having a small fragment that today is a famous ringtone. It was a humorous touch that sent the audience out smiling.”