Marina Piccinini will participate in the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Virtual Summer Festival. On July 29, she will perform the world premiere of Siren Song for Solo Flute by Aaron Jay Kernis, and on July 31, she will perform Pierre Boulez’s Sonatine for Flute and Piano with Andreas Haefliger, piano.
Mind on Fire presented 11 short, art performances in a Virtual Variety Show with music, poetry, prose, improvisation, opera, puppetry, song, and space online on July 11 in collaboration with the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Taylor Hillary Boykins (MM ’14, Voice), Jennifer Hughson (MM ’12, Clarinet), Tyrone Page Jr (BM ’16, MM ’18, Saxophone; BM ’16, Music Education), Stephanie Ray (MM ’12, Flute), and Randi Withani Roberts (’16, Jazz Voice) were featured on this show.
Sean Meyers (BM ’16, Saxophone, Music Education) is a founding member of the award-winning Vanguard Reed Quintet, releasing its debut album Red Leaf Collection. The full-length album features six world-premiere recordings of compositions for reed quintet, a chamber music ensemble comprising five woodwind instruments: oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon.
On Sunday, July 19, at 7:15 pm, bassoonist Brad Balliett and French horn player Laura Weiner will perform solos and duets in an online concert which is part of ChamberFest Canandaigua’s summer music festival in Canandaigua, New York.
Inspired by the richness of Baroque music and close friendships, Alan Choo (MM ’14, Violin, Early Music; GPD ’16, Violin) and eight other Peabody alumni have formed Singapore’s first Baroque orchestra, Red Dot Baroque. The group released a major virtual collaboration – a fun educational video presenting the life, mishaps, and music of the French Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully. June 2020 would have marked the group’s inaugural U.S. tour, which included collaborations with Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra and appearances at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, Kennedy Center, and more. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour has been postponed and will be re-announced shortly.