Arcadia Players, the western Massachusetts-based Early Music ensemble, has named Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass, Viola da Gamba) as its next Artistic Director. Founded in 1989, Arcadia Players is a professional ensemble of musicians specializing in historical performance practice and dedicated to presenting music of the past in a fresh light for audiences old […]
Faculty artists Susan Weiss, musicology, and John Moran, historical performance, and Paula Maust (MM ’16, Harpsichord) gave presentations at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Conference. Weiss presented “The Archeology of Music Instruments: toward a new pedagogy for organology” and Moran presented “Have We Entered a Post-HIP Era, and Does it Matter” […]
Three Peabody musicians are finalists in the World Bach Competition sponsored by the Boulder Bach Festival – Kristen Dubenion-Smith (MM ’05, Voice) in the Professional Vocalist category, Wade Davis (MM ’11, GPD ’13, Baroque Violoncello) in the Professional Instrumentalist Category, and junior Teresa Deskur, a French horn and music education student who plays recorder, in […]
The Winchendon Music Festival, founded and directed by Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass, Viola da Gamba), presented a 2020 digital series with Arceci and lutenist William Simms (MM ’91, Guitar) performing.
Cellist Wade Davis (MM ’11, GPD ’13, Baroque Violoncello) performs Camille Saint-Saëns’ Le Cygne (The Swan) in a video featuring 32 premier ballerinas from 22 dance companies in 14 countries in support of Swans for Relief. Organized by Misty Copeland and Joseph Phillips, 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to each dancer’s company’s […]
As part of the LAUNCHPad office’s mission to help students and alumni forge satisfying and successful careers, they are launching Max Q. Max Q is an interview podcast for anyone interested in, or currently pursuing careers in the performing arts. LAUNCHPad is excited to share these conversations about pathways to building varied, vibrant, and sustainable lives in the […]
The Baltimore Consort, featuring Peabody alumni and current and former faculty members Mary Anne Ballard, Mark Cudek (MM ’82, Lute), Ronn McFarlane (’79, Guitar), and Mindy Rosenfeld (BM ’80, Flute), will release a new album, “The Food of Love,” on August 23, 2019. This will be their first release on a commercial label in ten […]
Amy Domingues (MM ’12, Viola da Gamba) is a founding member of the early music ensemble Sonnambula. Sonnambula’s debut recording, Leonora Duarte: The Complete Works, was released on June 7 on the Centaur Records label. Leonora Duarte (1610–1678), a Jewish Converso living in Antwerp, was the only known woman to write music for the viol […]
The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble has been selected as a Festival Ensemble for the 2019 Young Performers Festival and Showcase, a part of the Bloomington Early Music Festival. The festival will take place May 22-24, and will offer performances and workshops for PRE. There, PRE will present a program of Medieval, Renaissance, and traditional music taken […]
Nola Richardson (MM ’10, Voice Pedagogy; MM ’11, Early Music Voice) won the Grand Rapids Bach Festival Competition. She was the recipient of the Linn Maxwell Keller Distinguished Bach Musician Award, which included a $10,000 prize. The finals were held on Thursday, March 21 at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, in Grand Rapids, Mich.