Judah Adashi's Rise Bmore event named city's best concert

Image caption: Judah Adashi

Rise Bmore, an annual event founded and directed by faculty composer Judah Adashi, won Best Concert in Baltimore magazine's 2017 Best of Baltimore issue. The citation reads: "This yearly performance, which recognizes the anniversary of Freddie Gray's death, gathers artists—from Peabody professors to hip-hop ingénues—who represent a cross section of our city." Rise Bmore is sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute. In the same issue of the magazine, Peabody was on a list of Killer Concerts, a recognition given for the institute's free concerts. "Talk about breaking down barriers to access …" the magazine wrote, "Peabody, we applaud you."

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