Kramer Milan (BM ‘14, Percussion) released a performance video on Friday, December 14. The video shows Milan performing Five Times by Krists Auznieks and is sponsored by Vic Firth.
Ledah Finck (BM ’16, MM ‘18, Violin), Lavena Johanson (MM ’13, Cello), Julia Sheriff (BM ’12, Piano), Peabody student percussionists Brendan Betyn, Taylor Davis, Ben Mapes, and Robert Rocheteau, and the Bergamont Quartet, comprised of Finck and current Peabody students Sarah Thomas (BM ‘17, Violin); Amy Tan, viola; and Irène Han, cello; will be performing at An Die Musik in Baltimore, Md. in a concert of music by Gemma Peacocke. The concert will take place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 7:00 pm and includes selections from Waves + Lines, Peacocke’s song cycle. The work’s debut recording comes out on New Amsterdam Records next week. This concert is presented as a part of the Evolution Contemporary Music Series, founded by faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition).
Jisu Jung (BM ’16, GPD ’17, Percussion) won the Grace Woodson Memorial Award and the audience prize which led to $26,000 in prizes at the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition.
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.
Peabody percussion master’s candidate Robert Rocheteau was accepted into the Artist-in-Residence program for the Victory Players in Holyoke, Mass. In this inaugural project, the ensemble will work with music inspired by the rich culture of Puerto Rico. The ensemble will work with clinicians to explore aspects of Puerto Rican style, and premiere new compositions written by the clinicians.