Peabody tops The Baltimore Sun best classical music in 2015

Peabody tops the list of The Baltimore Sun music critic Tim Smith’s “The best classical music performed in Baltimore in 2015.” Two of the top five classical music events in 2015 took place at Peabody, Peabody Chamber Opera’s Mansfield Park and Michael Hersch’s On the Threshold of Winter. Peabody stage director Garnett Bruce, staged a third in the […]

Marina Piccinini will give world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto in Jan.

Faculty artist Marina Piccinini, flute, will appear with world-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to give the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto. Flute Concerto, an approximately 25-minute, four movement piece, is the latest work written specifically for the internationally acclaimed artist. The world premiere will be held Thursday, January […]

Film trailer of Michael Hersch’s “On the Threshold of Winter” released

The film trailer of the acclaimed two-act monodrama On the Threshold of Winter by Composition Department Chair Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) was released this month. The film, directed by James Matthew Daniel, is of the 2015 production at the Peabody Conservatory and scheduled for release in spring/summer 2016.

Vice City Brass releases first CD “I’m Dreaming of a Vice Christmas”

Vice City Brass, a quintet featuring master’s trumpet student David Deshler, released their first CD “I’m Dreaming of a Vice Christmas,” featuring classical and crossover versions of holiday favorites. They are the ensemble-in-residence at the Fredericksburg Brass Institute, a summer festival that Mr. Deshler co-founded with Austin Boyer (BM ’13, Trumpet). This summer the FBI […]

Andrew Talle named JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics program recipient

Peabody musicology faculty member Andrew Talle and Erik Helzer, assistant professor of management at the Carey Business School, are among the first recipients in the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics program with the project, Understanding the Ethics and Value of Higher Education: When Is Specialized Training “Worth It”? Faculty member Judah Adashi also received an award.