Kevin Puts and Joel Puckett On Minnesota Opera’s 2018-19 Season Reply

Faculty artists Kevin Puts and Joel Puckett will have their operas performed in Minnesota Opera’s 2018-19 season. Puts’s opera, Silent Night, will make its return to the company in November, and Puckett’s opera, The Fix, will premiere in March 2019. Both of these operas were commissioned by Minnesota Opera. Silent Night earned Puts the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 2012, and its performance aligns with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I. The Fix is about the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, and its commission came as a part of the opera company’s New Works Initiative.

Douglas and Benjamin Buchanan’s Choir on WYPR Reply

voice rise choirVoices Rise: A Baltimore Choir of Hope, directed by faculty artists Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition) and Benjamin Buchanan (MM ’14, Composition; MM ’15, Music Theory Pedagogy) appeared on a live broadcast on WYPR’s Midday with Tom Hall on December 22.

Mark Janello Premieres New Composition Reply

Mark-JanelloPeabody theory department faculty member Mark Janello’s new work, Quartet for String Trio and Harpsichord, will receive its world premiere on Sunday, February 4, in Durham, N.C. Commissioned by Elaine Funaro for the Mallarmé Chamber Players, it will be part of a concert including music by Mozart, Anne Louise Brillon de Joey, and Boccherini, in Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium at 3:00 pm.