Faculty artist Mark Cudek (MM ’82, Lute) was featured on WYPR’s program Midday on Friday, June 16 with Julie Bosworth (MM ’13, Early Music) and Brian Kay (BM ’13, MM ’15, Early Music). They performed Arabic, Christian, and Jewish music and discussed the Words and Music of Three Faiths program taking place on Sunday, June 18, at Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore with guest artist Daphna Mor, recorder.
Brian Kay (BM ’13, MM ’15, Early Music) is the co-director of Apollo’s Fire’s Mediterranean Roots program, with six performances in the Cleveland area,. June 8-13. Mr. Kay will also perform with Ronn McFarlane (’79, Guitar) in his group Ayreheart at this year’s Boston Early Music Festival on Monday, June 12.
Winchendon Music Festival, founded and directed by Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass, Viola da Gamba), will celebrate its second season June 22-25 at Old Centre Church in Winchendon, Mass. The festival will feature international artists performing French and Italian Baroque music, old Scottish folk music, pieces by early New England composers, and selections from the Great American Songbook. Local assistance for the festival includes grants from the Winchendon Cultural Council, Ashburnham Cultural Council, and support from the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation. The Winchendon Music Festival is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Areci’s father, Dr. Robert Arceci.
Recent Peabody Alumni to Win Positions in Major Orchestras include:
Maki Kubota (BM ’13, Cello) – Houston Symphony, cello
Lucinda Chiu (BM ’15, Violin)- LA Opera Orchestra, violin
Yuan Qi (GPD ’17, Viola) – Assistant principal viola of Delaware Symphony
Alan Buxbaum (BM ’17, Conducting) – Assistant conductor of New York Youth Orchestra
Gabriel Meza (BM ’13, MM ’14, GPD ’16, Violin) – Section violin of Annapolis Symphony
Gabriel Lee (MM ’17, Viola, Early Music: Baroque Violin) – Section violin of Annapolis Symphony
Ha-Young Kim (BM ’11, GPD ’12, Violin) – Section violin of Harrisburg Symphony
The Peabody Consort, an early music group founded by faculty artist Mark Cudek (MM ’82, Lute), will revive their Words and Music of Three Faiths program with guest artist Daphna Mor, recorder, on Sunday, June 18, at Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. This collaboration with Peabody, Second Presbyterian Church, and local religious faith leaders of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities will include readers Rabbi Geoff Basik of Kol Halev on N. Charles St.; Chaplain of Morgan State University Imam Derek Amin; and Rev. Dr. Thomas Blair of Second Presbyterian.