Peabody Modern Orchestra
Harlan D. Parker, Conductor
Peabody's newest large ensemble, the Peabody Modern Orchestra (PMO), made its debut in the 2013-2014 season with two inaugural concerts showcasing an exciting cross section of 21st century and late 20th century works for mixed large ensemble. Conducted by Dr. Harlan D. Parker, the PMO serves to acquaint participating students and the concertgoing public with cutting edge new music that dissolves the stylistic distinctions between a broad range of musical genres. With an emphasis on living composers who continue to score works for traditional orchestral instruments – since those are what we teach at Peabody – the PMO highlights important trends of the present and recent past that challenge the way we play, hear and appreciate music.