Composition Department Chair Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) was chosen by the New York Times as one of the five best classical music events for the week for his program at National Sawdust. This program was also reviewed in New York Classical Review.
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, will release a new album on Friday, September 28. The album, Dinosaur Scar, is a collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), an ensemble of which she was a founding member. Following the release of her album, she and ICE will present an evening of her work as a part of the Composer Portraits series at Columbia University.
Liberal arts faculty member Dr. Jelena Runić gave a workshop presentation titled “The Power of Universal Grammar: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Secondary Education” at the 51st annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) at Tallinn University, Estonia, August 29 – September 1.
The September issue of Strings Magazine features a number of Peabody faculty. Peabody’s Michael Kannen and the chamber music program are featured in “A Glimpse Into the Future,” for the high level of professional development that is worked into this program, as well as its uniqueness when compared to other similar programs. Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was also featured in an article discussing his new recording, To Brahms With Love, and he is interviewed about the recording process.
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, was mentioned twice in The New Yorker last week. First, she was mentioned in an article by Alex Ross about the changing world of composition, with focus on Kendrick Lamar’s recent Pulitzer Prize win in April. Her work is then highlighted in the Fall Classical Music Preview, for the International Contemporary Ensemble’s performance of her works in November.