Peabody Symphony’s first major-label recording to spotlight Kevin Puts

Posted on: March 25, 2015

“The music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Peabody Conservatory faculty artist Kevin Puts will be featured on a new recording by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop,” writes Tiffany Lundquist on Tuesday (3/24) at the Johns Hopkins University news website. “The disc, slated for release on the Naxos label in 2016, will include Puts’ Symphony No. 2 (‘Island of Innocence’) and his Flute Concerto, featuring the London Symphony Orchestra’s celebrated principal flutist Adam Walker. This will mark the first major-label release for the Peabody Symphony Orchestra…. The project will begin this spring … when Walker is in Baltimore to perform the East Coast premiere of the Flute Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The symphony will be recorded in the fall, and a third Puts work, River’s Rush, will complete the disc.… Puts’ Symphony No. 2 makes reference to the … shift that followed the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in America…. It was premiered in 2002 by the Cincinnati Symphony conducted by Paavo Jarvi. Puts’ Flute Concerto was commissioned by Joe and Bette Hirsch and premiered at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in 2013, with Carolyn Kuan conducting the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra.” Alsop is on the Peabody Conservatory’s conducting faculty, and Puts is a Peabody faculty artist.

Posted March 25, 2015