Peabody Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Hajime Teri Murai, has been awarded second place for the The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2016-17—college/university division. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States.
Peabody Symphony Orchestra’s April 15 concert under the direction of world-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin and featuring faculty artist Marina Piccinini, flute, received positive reviews from Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun and Colin Anderson of Classical Source. The PSO was raved as “impressive throughout” (Baltimore Sun) and Classical Source glowed that “No praise is too great” for Ms. Piccinini’s performance of Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto.
WWFM The Classical Network will broadcast and audio-stream three Peabody recordings on Monday evening, April 10, beginning at 8:00 pm. The program will include the Peabody Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 with Marin Alsop conducting, recorded Friday, October 28, 2016; Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante, Op. 8, with Leon Fleisher conducting featuring students Teresa Ching Lin, oboe; Shannon Fitzhenry, violin; Jiaoyang Xu, cello; and faculty artist Phillip Kolker, bass, performed September 24, 2016; and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 with Leon Fleisher conducting, performed September 24, 2016.