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Kevin Puts’ The City – Marimba Concerto – Moonlight (Naxos) due February 2023

Kevin Puts' The City - Marimba Concerto - Moonlight album coverPeabody faculty composer Kevin Puts’ The City – Marimba Concerto – Moonlight (Naxos), due out from Naxos in February 2023, features three works: Marimba Concerto, performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peabody conducting professor Marin Alsop, features soloist and Percussion lecturer and 2022 Avery Fisher Career grant-winner Ji Su Jung (BM ’16, GPD ’17, Percussion), as well as Puts’ The City and Moonlight.

In the liner notes Puts writes that the recording “encompasses my work and growth as a professional orchestral composer from my student years to the present. Both Marin Alsop – who first conducted my music at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in 2003 – and the Baltimore Symphony – which first presented a work of mine under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov in 2002 – have been integral to this growth and development, and I am deeply grateful.”