The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University announced plans Monday for a new broadcast series on WBJC 91.5 FM, Maryland's Classical Music Station featuring recorded faculty and student performances.
"Peabody Today," featuring selections from the conservatory's 2015-16 concert season, will debut Saturday at 6 p.m. with a recent performance of the Peabody Singers under the direction of Edward Polochick. The concert will air in its entirety on WBJC program director Jonathan Palevsky's "Music in Maryland" program.
"WBJC is such an important voice in this community, and it provides the perfect platform to showcase the performances of our world-class faculty artists and gifted student musicians that we have right here in Baltimore," said Fred Bronstein, dean of the Peabody Institute. "We are proud to partner with WBJC in order to bring these exciting live performances to a wider audience across the region."
Added Palevsky: "As a Peabody alum, it is extremely gratifying to begin this new and exciting level of collaboration. I look forward to this year's concerts and more in the years to come."
The Peabody Singers program to be broadcast Saturday includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore, K.339; and Ave Verum Corpus, K.618; as well as the Missa brevis of Zoltán Kodály. Polochick's pre-concert conversation with Palevsky about the works will also be included in the broadcast.
Additional Peabody concerts to be broadcast on WBJC this season include performances by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, and Peabody faculty members featured as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series.