Symphony Number One will perform at TEDxMidAtlantic 2017 on Saturday, October 28 at noon. Music Director Jordan Randall Smith, a DMA conducting student, will give a TED talk on classical music, followed by a world premiere by SNO Composer-in-Residence Ben Goldberg. SNO joins an all-star lineup including Senator Tim Kaine, Mindy Fullilove, Jackie Savitz, and more. SNO will offer a Baltimore preview of their TED performance prior to performances at the Baltimore War Memorial on Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 pm.
GPD candidate Susan Zhang, piano, co-directs Concert Truck, a mobile performance stage in a 16-foot box truck, equipped with speakers, lights, and a donated Roland digital grand piano. Concert Truck performed in Baltimore in July and was featured in an article by Tim Smith in The Baltimore Sun.
The Peabody Consort directed by faculty artist Mark Cudek was featured on the blog Jay Harvey Upstage. The Peabody Consort performed as part of the 2017 Early Music festival and presented a program focusing music of three faiths from medieval Spain.
Read more about the program here.
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.