Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting), Peabody’s Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of New Music USA. Of his appointment he said, “during this very significant time in our musical history, I hope to offer my diverse perspectives as an educator and music director while New Music USA continues to look at new areas for growth.”
WFMT Chicago will celebrate Leon Fleisher’s life and artistry through the “Exploring Music” program. Starting October 5, the program will rebroadcast a 2018 conversation and music from Fleisher Monday through Friday at 7:00 pm CDT. WFMT provides on demand playback for each episode online.
Peabody alumni and faculty are featured in the Johns Hopkins Magazine story “The Near Future of Performance” discussing the challenges and opportunities created by COVID-19 and moving performances to non-traditional spaces.
Cello students in the studio of Alan Stepansky performed and recorded Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch arranged by David Johnstone. The audio and video was produced by Steven Chen, a student in the Stepansky studio.
Faculty artist Brian Ganz (AD ’93, Piano) will perform “A Tribute to Leon Fleisher” on September 27, at 3:30 pm with a pre-concert talk with Marian Hahn, Singapore Conservatory of Music Chair in Piano, on a series with Community Concerts at Second. Ganz is dedicating this concert to his mentor Leon Fleisher, the legendary pianist who died on August 2 at the age of 92.