Celebrations for the 2015 Papal visit to the US include a mass on September 23 at The Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. The Shrine choir, comprised of 30 singers, includes nine Peabody alumni: sopranos Molly Young and Sara McKimmie; altos Janna Critz, Sonya Knussen, and Kate Jackman; tenor Andrew Spady; and baritones Jeffrey Gates, […]
Kennedy Center to Feature Denyce Graves and National Symphony Orchestra in concert in Honor of Pope Francis
A free concert in the Pope’s honor will be held at 8:00 pm on Sept. 23 featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, faculty artist and mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, and 10-year-old jazz pianist José André Montaño. The program includes portions of Mozart’s “Exsultate, jubilate,” Holst’s “The Planets” (the movement “Venus, the Bringer of Peace”), Cesar Franck’s “Panis angelicus,” and “What the […]
Jazz trumpet faculty artist Alexander Norris‘s latest CD release, Extension Deadline, received 4.5 out of 5 stars in a review DownBeat Magazine. The album features Norris on trumpet with drummer Rudy Royston, saxophonist and faculty artist Gary Thomas, and pianist-organist George Colligan. Read the full review here.
Maestra Marin Alsop, leader of the Baltimore and Sao Paolo Symphony orchestras and newly appointed director of Peabody’s graduate conducting program, will step down as music director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, a renowned annual event centered on orchestral works by living composers, following her 25th anniversary season in August 2016. Under Alsop’s direction, the Cabrillo Festival has […]