Ah Young Hong to Perform and Direct in Michael Hersch Program Reply

Ah Young Hong; On the Threshold of WinterAssociate Professor Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice) will direct and perform in Cantata Profana’s production of On the Threshold of Winter by Professor Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition). The performances are slated for April 16-18, 2020 at Irondale in Brooklyn, New York. Hong is also featured in Cantata Profana’s trailer for the upcoming performance.

Bobby Ge Wins Third Place Reply

concertMaster’s candidate Bobby Ge, composition, received third place for his composition, A Darkling Solstice Psaltery, at the Second Annual International Music Competition of Harbin, from a jury including Unsuk Chin, George Lewis, Robert Beaser, Enjott Schneider, and Xiaogang Ye. The piece was premiered in concert by conductor Qiyuan Zhu and the Harbin Symphony Orchestra.

The New York Times Highlights Events Featuring Peabody Alumni, Faculty Reply

The New York Times has highlighted a number of events that feature Peabody faculty and alumni in 10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss. Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, will sing the role of Maria in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess. So Percussion, with Eric Beach (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Percussion), will present a program called “A Century of Percussion” in December at Carnegie Hall.. The Times also highlights the “Composer Portraits” taking place at Columbia University which will feature Composition Faculty and Chair Oscar Bettison on February 20, 2020. The ensemble Cantata Profana will perform Composition Professor Michael Hersch’s (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) On the Threshold of Winter in April, and will feature Associate Professor Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice).