October 3, 2011

Peabody performers booked for new WYPR HD channel

Beginning at noon today, Oct. 3, Peabody Intermezzo—an hour of recitals by outstanding Peabody Institute students—will hit the airwaves on Classical WYPR, the radio station’s recently launched high-definition channel. The program can also be heard on WYPR’s website, www.wypr.org.

Jeffrey Sharkey, director of the Peabody Institute, is host for the show, which will be recorded live at Peabody.

Peabody Intermezzo gives our students a platform to showcase their work to the public in Baltimore and throughout the world,” Sharkey said.

Students in Peabody’s Recording Arts and Sciences Department will manage production of each program. The school plans to further integrate the WYPR programming into its curriculum, with increasing faculty involvement in both production and content.

Expansion plans also include performances by Peabody ensembles and thematic programs that focus on particular periods and composers.