Peabody Peled Cello Gang performed Wonderful/Hallelujah arranged by Brett Howland during their sold out encore at Grace Church as part of The Grace Church Concert Series.
The Peabody Peled Cello Gang is composed of Peabody Conservatory students from Amit Peled’s studio. The students range from undergraduate freshmen to second-year master’s students. The group comes together to perform works that have been written or arranged for cello ensemble and can also be seen performing concerti with their major professor. They can now be seen performing across the country.
Click here to watch their live performance at Grace Church.
Joe Burgstaller (right) and his teacher David Hickman (left)
The Peabody trumpet studio and alumni were well represented at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Hershey, Pa., May 31-June 3, 2017. Peabody trumpet faculty Joe Burgstaller headlined a recital honoring his teacher David Hickman as Hickman received the ITG’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was featured in front of the Washington Symphonic Brass. Dontae Winslow (BM ’97, MM ’99, Trumpet) was a star of the conference as he soloed and rapped when he was featured in front of The United States Army Blues. Winslow also presented a clinic entitled: “How to Succeed and Monopolize Every Opportunity in the Music Industry.” Elisa Koehler (BM ’87, Music Education, Trumpet; DMA ’96 Conducting), professor at Goucher College, presented a lecture recital “Arban at the Opera.” David “Buddy” Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet) and Joshua Ganger (MM ’14, Trumpet) both performed and presented modern music solo works (that they commissioned) at the ITG’s New Works Event. Deshler presented his commission of Stefan Schuck’s “Sounds of the Wilderness” for flugelhorn and string quartet (the showpiece of his master’s recital at Peabody this past April). Ganger premiered the piano reduction version of his commission of James Stephenson’s Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble (a work he performed in its original version with the Peabody Wind Ensemble under Harlan Parker this past February). Burgstaller will be a featured solo artist ITG’s 2018 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, May 29 – June 2, 2018, with his new performance piece “The Recital is Dead… Long Live the Recital!”
Humanities faculty member Jelena Runić conducted an invited workshop titled “From Physics to Music: Abstract Writing Workshop for Non-Native Speakers of English” at the American Corner, Belgrade, Serbia, on Thursday, June 8. Find out more at: http://www.americancorners.rs/view-news/en/Beograd/190/Abstract_writing_workshop_for_non-native_speakers_of_English/
Peabody faculty member Wendel Patrick has won a $25,000 NEA award to support the WYPR Radio program “Out of the Blocks.” Dedicated to documenting the stories of Baltimore residents through audio interviews and photography of one neighborhood block at a time, the project will expand this documentary model to as many as six cities across the United States. In partnership with local radio stations in each location, as many as six hour-long episodes will be produced and distributed to public radio stations nationwide through the Public Radio Exchange. The program also will be accessible for free through an online platform, accompanied by video footage and photographs of the program’s participants.
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.