Peabody Symphony Orchestra
Posted October 1, 2014
Hajime Teri Murai, Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities
Zuill Bailey, cello, Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
John Belkot: And night by the streams of the city (Macht Orchestral Composition Competition Winning Work)
Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler
Watch the concert streaming live on October, 25th @ 8:00pm EST - Streaming here.
New Premiere with Canticum Novum
Posted May 11, 2014
Where there is love
Last spring Canticum Novum, Baltimore's newest chamber choir co-founded by Joshua Bornfield and Doug Buchanan, premiered five newly commissioned settings of the Ubi Caritas text. In addition to Belkot's latest premiere, other settings were commissioned from Sean Doyle, Michael Rickleton, and the two founders. The premieres were paired with earlier compositions about love, whether ecstatic, earthly, or excruciating: a lithe and lively chant by Medieval German mystic, poet, and composer, Hildegarde von Bingen; a portion of the Song of Solomon sweetly set by English composer John Dunstaple; a lute song by one of the masters of the Renaissance, John Dowland; and several songs by the harbinger of unprepared dissonance himself, Claudio Monteverdi. The program ended with Durufle's serene realization of the Ubi Caritas text, based upon the original chant tune, written sometime between ca. 300 and 900 CE.