Peabody Honors Philip Glass by Screenings his Film Collaborations Reply

06-r-150x150Peabody Preparatory alumnus Philip Glass turned 80 on January 31, 2017. The occasion will be marked at the Centre Street Performance Space with screenings of two Glass trilogies: in spring 2017, his film collaborations with Godfrey Reggio, including Koyaanisqatsi (screened on January 30), Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyatsi, and continues in the fall with screenings of Mr. Glass’ operas Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha, and Akhnaten. More…

Peabody Diversity Fund and Mateen Milan Featured by Johns Hopkins Rising Reply

mateen-milan_peabody-diversity-fund_baltimore-sun_cropped-for-slideshowAn article on Peabody’s Diversity Fund has been featured on Johns Hopkins Rising in article titled Change can come, but it has to be nurtured. The fund, generously donated by Rheda Becker and Robert E. Meyerhoff,  will help provide a music education for socioeconomically disadvantaged youth in Baltimore and address the challenge of attracting underrepresented minorities to the Peabody faculty and staff, providing teacher role models for students, and making the Institute accessible to new audiences through outreach programs. More…

The Poulenc Trio Performs at An Die Musik Live! Featuring Latest CD “Creation” Reply

unnamedThe Poulenc Trio – Bryan Young (BM ’96, Bassoon); Preparatory faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; and Liang Wang, oboe – will perform at An die Musik Live! on Saturday, February 4 at 3:30 pm in a concert and celebration featuring hits from their latest CD, Creation, including Suite in the Old Style, featuring Baltimore-area poet and Guggenheim-winner Lia Purpura. The program will also feature sneak previews from the Poulenc Trio’s next CD, releasing in Summer 2017, and behind-the-scenes sets from the Trio’s new animated film, Trains of Thought: Animated, premiering in May at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. The concert will be followed  drinks and homemade sweets and savories from the Baker’s Guild. Find tickets and more information here. More…

Connor Chaikowsky Recipient of Reinecke Youth Chamber Music Fellowship Reply

chaikowskyPreparatory student Connor Chaikowsky, a 16-year-old violinist, has been chosen as a one of three recipients of the Reinecke Youth Chamber Music Fellowship by the Chamber Music Society of Maryland. The fellows will be mentored by the Monument Piano Trio – Dariusz Skoraczewski (BM ’94, GPD ’96, Cello), Michael Sheppard (BM ’98, MM ’01, GPD ’03, Piano), and Kaya Bryla (GPD ’05, AD ’11, Violin; GPD ’08, Chamber Music). They will prepare Beethoven’s “Archduke” Piano Trio and present that work along with solo repertoire in a performance on Sunday, April 30. Mr. Chaikowsky is a member of the Peabody Youth Orchestra and the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program.