Christine Lyons’ (MM ’16, Voice) January 2016 degree recital will be broadcast on WWFM Radio’s “Celebrating Our Musical Future” program Monday, May 22 at 8:00 pm. Live live at www.wwfm.org.
Rhymes with Opera, a New York based opera company founded by Peabody alumni, will present a new fully staged improvisation opera by Bonnie Lander (MM ’07, GPD ’08, Voice; GPD ’08, Computer Music) titled Coping Mechanisms at New York Opera Fest on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 at 8:00 pm at Bank Street Theatre in New York City. Featured performers include Ms. Lander, Elisabeth Halliday (KSAS BA ’07, German; ’07, Voice), and Robert Maril (MM ’04, Voice). Coping Mechanisms explores how individuals create personal spaces while simultaneously longing for community and connection, which can potentially threaten the sanctity of these very spaces.
Megan Ihnen (MM ’09, Voice) presented Placemaking with New Music: It takes a village to make music; it takes music to make a village at the New Music Gathering 2017 conference on Thursday, May 11 in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ms. Ihnen’s workshop and presentation seeks to help participants identify ways in which they actively contribute to the community through their art practices and how their communities can come to see their work as part of the collective identity.
Yellow Barn Music Festival will host many Peabody alumni and faculty artists on their 2017 faculty, including: Kim Kashkashian (BM ’73, Viola), Michael Kannen, Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition), Seth Knopp, Maria Lambros, Violaine Melançon, William Sharp, and former Conservatory faculty member Christopher Theofanidis. Yellow Barn Music Festival is an international center for chamber music that encourages discovery in the studio, classroom, and concert hall; explores the craft of musical interpretation; and illuminates our world through the unique experience of music. Twice awarded the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, Yellow Barn’s innovative approach to lifelong education for musicians and audiences, commitment to quality and a unified aesthetic, and programs that focus listeners in new ways, set it apart from any other chamber music center in the country.
Soprano Katie Procell, a first year master’s candidate studying with Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and pianist Min Yoo Ji, a first year master’s candidate studying with Young-Hi Moon, will present Messiaen’s Harawi: Chant d’amour et de mort on Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 pm at An Die Musik in Baltimore. Find tickets and more information here.