Peabody Opera Outreach’s Where in the World is Opera? will have a live broadcast on WTMD, which will be live streamed on the WTMD facebook page, as well as the radio station, and for a live studio audience. The show is Saturday, February 10, at 9:00 am, and they will be performing for kids aged 0-5. WTMD are having Grammy-award winning kids band Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer with special guest Sonia De Los Santos will play that morning, with WITWIO as the opener. This is a part of the radio station’s Saturday Morning Tunes series. WITWIO is created in collaboration between the Peabody Opera Department and performers Matteo Belli, piano; Madeline Huss, soprano; and Rachel Sandler, mezzo-soprano; who are all Peabody master’s candidates.
Christine Lyons (MM ’16, Voice) performed at the Kennedy Center on the Millenium Stage on January 4. She presented works by Debussy, Marx, Hoiby and Argento.
Outcalls, a band comprised of Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble), are heading to Los Angeles for a show on Monday, February 12, at 9:00 pm at The Lexington Bar. In March, they return to the east coast, and have many upcoming shows around Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. On March 2, they will perform at the Bun Shop in Towson, Md., at 8:00 pm. The next day, on March 3, they travel to Philadelphia for a show at Ortlieb’s, also at 8:00 pm. Continuing up the coast, on March 4, the band will perform C’Mon Everybody! In Brooklyn, N.Y. Returning to Baltimore, on March 17 they will perform at The Creative Alliance at 8:00 pm, on April 7 at the Metro Gallery at 9:00 pm, and on April 21 at Light City at 7:00 pm.
Peabody students Elizabeth Sarian, mezzo-soprano, and vocal accompanying master’s candidate Nathan Cicero, piano, will be performing a concert at University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 pm. This is a part of UMBC’s Interplay project, which pairs Peabody graduate students with UMBC music major undergraduates. The project also involves masterclasses, chamber music coaching, audition preparation seminars and mock audition panels in addition to the interactive recitals. Sarian and Cicero will present music by Grieg, Messiaen, Musto, Mahler, Cicero, and Gershwin. This free recital will take place at the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall in Baltimore, Md.
The Peabody Opera Outreach will be performing Errollyn Wallen’s ANON at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Sunday, February 4, at 6:00 pm. The opera explores the subjects of domestic/familial abuse, human trafficking, and the inequities women face, and was composed specifically to bring these issues to light for young women. Performers include: Madilyn Crossland, Laura, Doyon, Abigail Hart, Carly Henderson, Sarah Spivack, and Yin Zhu. This non-ticketed event is free, and it will be live streamed.
Their partner, The Samaritan Women, a national nonprofit organization providing restorative care to survivors, and bringing about an end to domestic human trafficking through awareness, prevention, and advocacy, will be represented at this performance. Learn more about The Samaritan Women here.