Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was interviewed about performing with Pablo Casals’ Goffriller Cello in the November issue of Strings magazine.
Voice faculty artist Vera Danchenko-Stern and her brother Victor Danchenko, retired faculty artist in violin, were featured in an article in The Georgetowner. The siblings will be giving a concert celebrating 50 years of performing together on Friday, December 8, at 7:30 pm as a part of the Russian Chamber Art Society concert series at the Embassy of France, in Washington, D.C. The rest of the article talks about their lives and experience together.
Preparatory student Connor Chaikowsky, violin, has been selected to participate in the 2017 New York String Orchestra Seminar, conducted by Jaime Laredo. The orchestra will perform two concerts in Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 pm and on Thursday, December 28, at 8:00 pm, and participants receive a full scholarship as well as chamber music coaching from members of the world’s top ensembles. Connor is a student of Andréa Picard Boecker and a member of the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program and the Peabody Youth Orchestra.
Ensemble 4-33, which is made up of Peabody students and alumni, will make its debut performance on Saturday, December 16, at 2:00 pm, at An Die Musik in Baltimore. Current master’s candidate Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin), violin, will be a featured soloist, and the group will be conducted by Rebecca Smithorn (’16, Conducting). Works of Earle Brown, Joanna Bailie, Bill Drummond, Pauline Oliveros, and John Cage will all be performed, and the audience will be encouraged to participate in order to enhance their experiences of the pieces.
An Die Musik will feature multiple Peabody faculty members in December. Faculty artist Katherine Needleman will give a solo oboe recital at An Die Musik on Saturday, December 2, at 2:00 pm. She will feature works by Bach, Debussy, Britten, and Silvestrini. Amit Peled, cello, will perform in conjunction with the release of his children’s book, A Cello Named Pablo. This event will take place on Sunday, December 17, at 10:00 am, and is free. Doctoral candidate Teodora Adzharova, piano, will give a recital on Tuesday, December 19, at 8:00 pm. She will feature works by Schumann and Shostakovich. Finally, Dariusz Skoraczewski (BM ’94, GPD ’96, Cello) will present the complete Bach cello suites in two parts, with part one on Sunday, December 31, at 2:00 pm, and the second on Saturday, January 6, at 2:00 pm.