Faculty artist and alumna Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice) will be giving two concerts at the beginning of October. The first will take place on October 4, and will feature songs by Hugo Wolf, Samuel Barber, Alban Berg, and John Corigliano. The second concert will happen two days later, on October 6, and will feature the world premiere of “Susanne un jour” and “Rake forth the Embers,” which were written by Peabody faculty member Michael Hersch. Other features on this concert include György Kurtág and Dmitri Shostakovich. Both concerts will take place at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
Libby Sternberg (BM ’75, MM ’78, Voice) has written Fall from Grace, a book about the redemption of a modern-day man from a famous evangelical Christian family whose indiscretions bring him and his family unwelcome scrutiny. Sternberg has written over 20 books. She writes serious fiction under the name Libby Sternberg and humorous books under the name Libby Malin.
The students of faculty artist Denyce Graves gave a recital at Wolf Trap Sunday, September 17, and they received a glowing review. To see more, watch this video of their pre-recital interviews.
A memoir written by soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick (’06, Voice) titled The Encore will be published on October 3. Tillemann-Dick has received some positive reviews already from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, in addition to Jill Biden, NYT bestselling author Andrew Solomon, and Peabody faculty artist Denyce Graves. Tillemann-Dick appeared on NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon on September 30 and on the new Megyn Kelly Today Show on the morning of October 3. Tillemann-Dick will be signing books at the Barnes & Noble at Johns Hopkins on Thursday, October 12.
Bach in Baltimore will open its 30th anniversary season with Bach’s Cantata 16: Herr Gott, dich loben wir (Lord God, we praise you) featuring tenor Jeffrey Fahnestock (AD ’91, Voice) as soloist on Sunday, October 1, at 4:00 pm. The concert will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore.