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Michael Hersch’s “On The Threshold of Winter” Reviewed by The Baltimore Sun

bal-michael-herschs-opera-on-the-threshold-of--001Composition faculty artist Michael Hersch’s monodrama, On The Threshold of Winter, featuring faculty artist Ah Young Hong, soprano, received a glowing review in The Baltimore Sun. Music critic Tim Smith called the piece “a work of great originality, daring, and disturbing power” that “set something of a new standard for music theater at Peabody.” The production also featured pianist Michael Sheppard (BM ’98, MM ’01,  GPD ’03, Piano). “Soprano Ah Young Hong delivered a tour de force. The musicians of the Nunc ensemble excelled, superbly conducted by Tito Munoz — violinist Miranda Cuckson, cellist Felix Wang, flutist Elizabeth Mann, oboist Andrew Nogal, clarinetists Vasko Dukovski and Benjamin Fingland, percussionist Matthew Gold, pianist Michael Sheppard,” wrote Mr. Smith. Read the full review here.

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