Michael worked this week with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in preparation for their recording of several compositions by Aaron Kernis on the Naxos Label, as well as a performance with Leonard Slatkin and Marina Piccinini. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra was prepared to play Aaron Kernis' Flute Concerto and Air, both with Marina Piccinini, and also The Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar, and the Russian Easter Overture by Rimsky-Korsakoff.
The concert was performed on the eve of Easter to a sold-out Friedberg Hall at the Peabody Institute.
The Peabody Symphony spent four recording sessions laying down Aaron Kernis' Flute Concerto, which was a fantastic synthesis of music reminiscent of both Bartok and Jethro Tull. The PSO also recorded the "Air," which has been performed with many other solo instruments including the cello.
With Aaron Kernis, Marina Piccinini, and Leonard Slatkin