There will be a hurricane relief concert offered featuring Peabody students. The Tiffany String Orchestra will present works by Elgar, Mendelssohn, and Grieg at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 pm. All proceeds will fund relief efforts through the American Red Cross. The general suggested donation is $15 per person, $10 for students.
Murry Sidlin (BM ’62, Music Education; MM ’68, Instrumental Conducting) and faculty artist Herbert Greenberg will participate in a concert, Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer. This concert will highlight works by composers that were held in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) concentration camp, and it will combine their music with video and narrative to portray what their lives were like. Some composers included in the evening are Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Zigmund Schul, Pavel Haas, Rudolf Karel, and others. It will be presented as part of the 19th Washington Jewish Music Festival, and will occur on Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 pm.
Faculty artist Amit Peled will release a new album on Friday, October 27. The Amit Peled Peabody Cello Gang will feature pieces by Handel, David Popper, and the debut of an arrangement of the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata by Tom Zebovitz. The cello gang consists of Peled’s students. Peled and the group tour around the country and perform cello concerti. This is a great way for his students to learn, and Peled comments that similar experiences when he was a student has shaped his view of teaching and performing. Peled plays the Pablo Casals’ 1733 Goffriller cello on this album and other upcoming concerts this season. The group was featured on HQR Classical Radio and the CD was reviewed by Midwest Record.
Faculty artist Alan Stepansky, cello, will be participating in a workshop with the New York Youth Symphony, “How to Audition Like a Boss.” The workshop includes mock auditions and master classes, and other opportunities. Stepansky will offer a master class on Thursday, October 19.
Wade Davis (MM ’11, GPD ’13, Baroque Violoncello) will make his Baroque cello debut at the Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm. The festival is for black classical musicians, and Davis will be headlining the Chamber Music Series with a concert of Bach cello suites. He will also be the principal cello for the festival orchestra.