Peabody Peled Cello Gang performed Wonderful/Hallelujah arranged by Brett Howland during their sold out encore at Grace Church as part of The Grace Church Concert Series.
The Peabody Peled Cello Gang is composed of Peabody Conservatory students from Amit Peled’s studio. The students range from undergraduate freshmen to second-year master’s students. The group comes together to perform works that have been written or arranged for cello ensemble and can also be seen performing concerti with their major professor. They can now be seen performing across the country.
Click here to watch their live performance at Grace Church.
Peabody faculty member Wendel Patrick has won a $25,000 NEA award to support the WYPR Radio program “Out of the Blocks.” Dedicated to documenting the stories of Baltimore residents through audio interviews and photography of one neighborhood block at a time, the project will expand this documentary model to as many as six cities across the United States. In partnership with local radio stations in each location, as many as six hour-long episodes will be produced and distributed to public radio stations nationwide through the Public Radio Exchange. The program also will be accessible for free through an online platform, accompanied by video footage and photographs of the program’s participants.
Nikita Borisevich (GPD ’13, Violin; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) and DMA candidate Margarita Loukachkina have been invited as guest artists at the Sitka Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of Grammy Award recipient Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello), in June in Sitka, Alaska. The pair will perform the chamber music of Bach, Taneyev, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev alongside renowned artists, Paul Rosenthal, violin; Navah Perlman, piano; Martin Sher, viola; Jia Kim, cello; Zuill Bailey, cello; and Melissa Kraut, cello.
Marquee Brass– DMA candidate Brandon Cave, trumpet; David Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet); Samuel James Bessen (MM ’17, Horn); Ricson Poonin (GPD ’17, Trombone); Michael James Minor (MM ’17, Tuba)– will perform for “Fun in Eager Park” on June 1 at 7:00 pm in Eager Park’s T. Rowe Price Pavilion in Baltimore. The concert is sponsored by Johns Hopkins and free and open to the public.
The Listening Lab, a former dean’s incentive grant project curated by conducting DMA candidate Rebecca Smithorn, has been adopted by the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab. The Listening Lab is a music education program that teaches students concentration, awareness, and listening skills through a series of classroom sessions and live orchestra concerts. The project seeks to teach students cognitive skills they can use in many aspects of their life, as well as increase their interest in the arts. A fundraiser for the project will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 pm at Impact Hub Baltimore and includes a discussion of the Lab Listening Lab by Ms. Smithorn accompanied by the BCO String Quartet.