Operas online, new recordings, and more

The latest news about Conservatory and Preparatory faculty artists

Michael Hersch's opera, On the Threshold of Winter, was filmed at a 2015 Peabody performance and can now be viewed on YouTube. Hersch, a composition professor, wrote the music and the libretto, which was based on a book-length poem by Romanian poet Marin Soresco. Called a monodrama, it has only one singing part, performed by soprano and associate professor of voice Ah Young Hong.

Judith Ingolfsson, a professor of violin, has released a new CD titled The Happiest Years: Sonatas for Violin Solo by Artur Schnabel and Eduard Erdmann.

Sean Jones, who holds the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies, spoke to ABC News about the impact of COVID-19 on the jazz community and reflected upon the jazz legends who have been lost to the pandemic.

Amit Peled, a cello professor, released a new recording of Franz Schubert's String Trio in B-Flat major and String Quintet in C major with the Aviv Quartet on the Naxos label. Described as one of the most compelling and moving works in the chamber music canon, the quintet stands as the summation of Schubert's writing for chamber forces.

The Fix, an opera written by Joel Puckett, chair and associate professor of music theory, is part of the Minnesota Opera's new digital summer series. The epic tale, centered around a baseball scandal, was streamed online from June 4 to July 19.

Daniel Trahey, a Preparatory faculty artist, has received a two-year fellowship from the Jubilation Foundation, which funds teaching artists and organizations with an exceptional talent for bringing joy to people through music and movement, particularly in communities with the least access. Trahey recently created the Collective Conservatory to facilitate access to music and music education during the pandemic, no matter the boundaries.

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