Zéphyros Winds, which features Peabody alum Fatma Daglar (MM ‘95, GPD ‘97, Oboe), played at the International Double Reed Society conference in Granada, Spain, where they premiered David Sanford’s new work Tatu (made possible by a recent Chamber Music America commission) and also performed Six Pieces for Wind Quintet by Anders Hillborg.
Anna-Christina Phillips (BM ‘08, Clarinet) was promoted to Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at the New England Conservatory. She also teaches arts marketing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Zach Herchen’s (BM ’07, MM ’09, Saxophone; BM ’06, Recording Arts) ensemble New Thread Quartet was awarded a 2018 Classical Commissioning grant by Chamber Music America. One of eleven awardees selected out of hundreds, New Thread Quartet will commission a new 20-minute work by composer Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition).
Guilherme Andreas (GPD ’18, Flute) has been selected to be a member of the 2019 Global Leaders Program. It is a nine-month Executive Graduate Certificate program offered to a select Cohort of 35 rising musical change-makers. Participants have the opportunity to grow through immersive service Fieldwork to the world’s most dynamic communities, while receiving hands-on guidance from a Faculty of industry leaders.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced its New Music Festival that will take place June 20-23. The festival will feature many Peabody faculty artists, including Marin Alsop, conducting; Kevin Puts, composition; and Katherine Needleman, oboe. The festival will include many different events in spaces all over the city, and will conclude with a symphony concert and the world premiere of Moonlight, an oboe concerto by Puts. Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, will also be featured on the concert with her piece “Slow Portraits.”