Laura Virella (BM ’03, Voice) released Al menos cantos on June 17 with Russian-Mexican pianist Alla Milchtein. The album is the first commercial studio recording of music by composer Jack Délano and includes two unpublished works: Canciones and ¿Cómo he de irme?
James Richardson (MM ’03, Voice) completed a DMA this past December with a dissertation concerning his discovery of missing song manuscripts by British composer Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960). His work—which involved extensive research at the Britten-Pears Archive—was awarded James Madison University’s “Outstanding Dissertation Award of 2021-22” and is the topic of a recent publication in Brio […]
Catrin Davies (BM ’03, Voice) is now the artistic director Young Victorian Theater Company, a local Baltimore institution. Davies is the first female artistic director of the Young Victorian, which is celebrating its 50th season this summer. This summer, the Young Vic will put on a production of Pirates of Penzance featuring many Peabody alumni.
Masters candidate in vocal pedagogy Yoo Jin Lee was named the second prize winner of 2022 Charleston Spring Music Competition. Her performance can be watched here: https://youtu.be/bZf5viQseFM
Beth Willer’s work will be featured in James Kallembach’s new album, Antigone: The Writings of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement. Willer, founder and director of the Boston Lorelei Ensemble, will host a virtual event on Thursday, June 9 at 7:00pm with the ensemble, Kallembach, and other guests. Antigone will be released June 17, […]
Alysia Lee (MM ’06, Vocal Performance) and Bobby Ge (MM ’20, Composition) are recipients of the New Music USA Creator Development Fund Grant. The program aims to enable individual music creators to lead the development of new and existing ideas and collaborations, and get to the next stage of their creative practice. Allison Clendaniel (BM […]
Peter Dayton (MM ‘16, Composition) will release his new album Stories Out of Cherry Stems featuring vocal work by Katie Procell (MM ‘18, Voice). Stories is an album of original vocal chamber music with carefully curated texts spanning multiple centuries. The album will release on May 13, 2022, available on all streaming platforms.
Rachel Blaustein (MM ’15, Voice) and Alexandra Razskazoff (BM ‘14, Voice) advanced to grand finals of the Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition. On Sunday, May 1, they performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra led by Marco Armiliato. Razskazoff was named one of the six winners.
Frances Pollock (MM ’15, Voice) moderated a panel discussion with the Yale Schawarzman Center about rethinking the creative economy. The panel took place in a free, online workshop titled “Innovator’s Toolkit: Recasting the Artist as Entrepreneur,” on March 31. Peabody Institute Manager of Community Partnerships Khandeya Sheppard appeared as a panelist.
T. Herbert Dimmock (MM ’76, Conducting) conducted his “Bach in Baltimore” musical collective during their performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Elijah was performed on Sunday, March 6 at 4:00pm at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. The title role was sung by Peabody Voice Faculty baritone Carl DuPont; the mezzo soloist was Kristen Dubenion-Smith (MM ’05, Voice). Bach […]