On Friday, July 3, at 8:00 pm ET, Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – will be featured by Avaloch Farm Music Institute in the first installment of their Made at Avaloch series. Their two residencies at Avaloch in New Hampshire were instrumental in the development of Andy Akiho’s Seven Pillars. In this hourlong event they will discuss their work with Akiho and share a variety of videos, including the soft premiere of two brand new movements.
Inspired by the richness of Baroque music and close friendships, Alan Choo (MM ’14, Violin, Early Music; GPD ’16, Violin) and eight other Peabody alumni have formed Singapore’s first Baroque orchestra, Red Dot Baroque. The group released a major virtual collaboration – a fun educational video presenting the life, mishaps, and music of the French Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully. June 2020 would have marked the group’s inaugural U.S. tour, which included collaborations with Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra and appearances at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, Kennedy Center, and more. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour has been postponed and will be re-announced shortly.
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The New York Times has highlighted a number of events that feature Peabody faculty and alumni in 10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss. Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, will sing the role of Maria in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess. So Percussion, with Eric Beach (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Percussion), will present a program called “A Century of Percussion” in December at Carnegie Hall.. The Times also highlights the “Composer Portraits” taking place at Columbia University which will feature Composition Faculty and Chair Oscar Bettison on February 20, 2020. The ensemble Cantata Profana will perform Composition Professor Michael Hersch’s (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) On the Threshold of Winter in April, and will feature Associate Professor Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice).