Rise Bmore, an annual event founded and directed by faculty composer Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), won Best Concert in Baltimore Magazine’s 2017 Best of Baltimore issue. The citation reads: “This yearly performance, which recognizes the anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death, gathers artists — from Peabody professors to hip-hop ingénues — who represent a cross section of our city.” Rise Bmore is sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute. Peabody was also recognized in list of Killer Concerts in the Best of Baltimore issue for its free concerts. “The storied music conservatory’s recent season came with a bonus for music lovers: All concerts would be free. Talk about breaking down barriers to access – Peabody, we applaud you.”
Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was featured in the August issue of Strings Magazine in a story about the Prague Summer Nights Festival. Peled joined the festival in Salzburg, Austria, to perform the Dvorak Cello Concerto.
Stay Thirsty Magazine featured an interview with faculty composer Kevin Puts and a column by Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein in its Summer 2017 edition. In the interview, Kevin Puts describes his influences, writing process, and gives advice to young composers. Dean Fred Bronstein’s guest column in the magazine discusses the exciting changes to the Peabody Institute, including the Breakthrough Curriculum, Dean’s Incentive Grants, and expanding community programs, as the 40th anniversary of Peabody’s affiliation with Johns Hopkins University approaches.
Faculty artist Katherine Jacobson Fleisher (’81, Piano) recently released a solo CD, Scriabin, Mozart & Schubert: Piano Works, on Steinway Classics. It will be available on itunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will perform in the Opening Concert for the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society’s festival on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.