The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced its New Music Festival that will take place June 20-23. The festival will feature many Peabody faculty artists, including Marin Alsop, conducting; Kevin Puts, composition; and Katherine Needleman, oboe. The festival will include many different events in spaces all over the city, and will conclude with a symphony concert and the world premiere of Moonlight, an oboe concerto by Puts.
Faculty artist Kevin Puts, composition, will make his Santa Fe Opera debut alongside soprano Renée Fleming with his work, Letters from Georgia. The song cycle was written for Fleming and premiered in 2016. The performance will be on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 8:00 pm during Santa Fe’s regular season. Also on the program will be Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder.
Festival Baltimore will return June 3-17, and will feature a number of Peabody alumni and faculty. Svet Stoyanov (BM ‘03, GPD ‘05, Percussion) will play on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 pm. He will perform music by Bartok and Crum for two pianos and percussion. Faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will perform on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 pm. He will play on a program featuring the complete works for viola, clarinet, and piano by Robert Schumann. Netanel Draiblate (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) will play on Sunday, June 17, at 7:30 pm, in the final concert of the festival, which will feature Mendelssohn’s piano trios and a sextet.
Conservatory dance chair danah bella’s work kung saan ka has been selected for the Red Rock Dance Festival Choreography Showcase 2018. The showcase will take place on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 pm at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.
Peabody was featured in Baltimore Magazine’s Music Issue. The story highlights the classical music institutions in Baltimore that are making music accessible and relevant to new audiences. In the Peabody feature, Dean Fred Bronstein and DMA candidate Yoshi Horiguchi (MM ’17, Double Bass/Pedagogy) are interviewed. It also mentions the Peabody Chamber Opera’s production of Out of Darkness: Two Remain and some of the new classes offered to Conservatory students.