Catching up with Peabody faculty

Recent performances, new recordings, and more

Ankush Bahl, conductor of the Preparatory's Peabody Youth Orchestra, has been named music director of Omaha Symphony Orchestra, to start in August 2021.

Du Yun, a Composition professor, released a new album, A Cockroach's Tarantella, with the JACK Quartet. In addition, her one-man opera, In Our Daughter's Eyes, has been commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects with funding from OPERA America and is slated to appear in the 2021 Prototype Festival, followed by a West Coast premiere with LA Opera.

Carl DuPont, a Voice professor, plays the role of Demetrius/Bottom in the IN Series episodic podcast A Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and performed in the style of a classic radio drama. The podcast began airing on Sept. 19.

Amit Peled, a Cello professor, has a pedagogical philosophy and cello emoji approach that has been featured in the scientific research journal The Senses and Society. Peled uses cello emojis to encapsulate holistically how a player should orient toward accomplishing a range of essential technical feats. The full research was done by Dor Abrahamson of the University of California, Berkeley.

Marina Piccinini, a Flute professor, performed the world premiere of Siren Song for Solo Flute by Aaron Jay Kernis in the Seattle Chamber Music Society's Virtual Summer Festival.

William Sharp, a Voice professor, is featured on a new PostClassical Ensemble CD of works by Bernard Herrmann, to be released in October.

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