Tia Price (MM ’14, Voice), who works with Wide Angle Youth Media, was interviewed in The Teenage Mental Health Crisis: Finding Meaning in Arts Education for the WYPR show Life in the Balance.
Peabody alumni Maggie Finnegan (MM ’10, Voice) and Christine Lyons (MM ’16, Voice) placed in The American Prize in Voice (women in opera), 2017-18—The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award. Finnegan tied for second place, and Lyons tied for third. Both were in the professional division.
On Sunday, February 18, the Organ Department presented Peabody alumni Marvin Mills (GPD ’02, Organ) and soprano Marlissa Hudson (MM ’01, Voice) in the concert: “The Spiritual Bach: A Connection Across Space and Time,” juxtaposing the organ works of J.S. Bach and Negro spirituals. Highlighting their commonalities, the program paired pieces of similar moods and rhythmic or melodic ideas. Among other titles the recital included Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564, “Schmücke dich,” “O liebe Seele,” BWV 654, and “In dir ist Freude,” BWV 615, as well as the spirituals “Little David,” “Take My Mother Home,” and “Witness.”
Peabody Children’s Chorus alumna Augusta Caso, mezzo-soprano, is singing her Metropolitan Opera debut this month as a Flower Maiden in Wagner’s Parsifal. The show has already opened, but there are remaining shows on February 10, 13, 17, 20, 20, and 27, all in New York City.
On Saturday, February 10, at 4:00 pm, Faculty artists Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) and Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice) will present a program, “Recording the Vocal Works of Michael Hersch with Soprano Ah Young Hong.” Early 2018 sees the commercial release of two new recordings by Hong singing recent vocal works by the composer. Together, Hong and Hersch will present excerpts and discuss the collaborative process with a reception following. The event will take place at the Peabody Institute Centre Street Performance Space, and is free and open to the public.