Tuesday, October 19, 2010

(MOSTLY) FREE STUFF @ THE PEABODY, OCTOBER 20–27

peabody institute logoMASTER CLASS WITH MIDORI
Prior to performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra—at Strathmore this Thursday and in Baltimore on Friday and Saturday—Midori will give a master class in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 5:00 PM. The class is free and open to the public.

THURSDAY NOON RECITAL, OCTOBER 21
This week’s free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will feature Conservatory guitar students Mark Edwards, Andrew McEvoy, Krystin O'Mara, Jaan Rannik and Timothy Sherren playing works by Brindle, de Falla, and Rodrigo. Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Jennifer Edwards, soprano, will join Mark Edwards to perform de Falla's Four Spanish Songs.

FREE RECITALS AT THE WALTERS
The first concert in a new series of free recitals by Peabody students at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, will take place this Friday, October 22, at noon. Conservatory harp students will perform.

PEABODY IMPROVISATION & MULTIMEDIA ENSEMBLE
On Friday, October 22, at 7:30 PM, the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble, led by Gary Thomas, will give its first concert of the season in Peabody's East Hall. On the program are arrangements of Herbie Hancock's Dolphin Dance, Wayne Shorter's Footprints, and McCoy Tyner's Search for Peace, along with the standards All The Things You Are, by Kern and Hammerstein, and My Favorite Things, by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. For tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

 Steven BaxterPEABODY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Peabody Symphony Orchestra concert this Saturday, October 23, at 8:00 PM in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, is dedicated to Steven Baxter (shown), former dean of the Peabody Conservatory, who passed away last July. At the concert, Hajime Teri Murai will conduct a performance of Mozart's Symphony No. 33 in B-flat major, K. 319; the Adagietto from Mahler's Symphony No. 5; and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. For tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

LIEDER WEEKEND EVENTS
Faculty artist John Shirley-Quirk, bass-baritone, will take part in a discussion with Susan Youens, J.W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music at the University of Notre Dame, moderated by Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette, on Sunday, October 24, at 10:30 AM as part of Lieder Weekend at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. A Free Fall Baltimore event, Lieder Weekend also includes performances by alumni Ryan de Ryke (MM ’02, AD ’04), baritone, and Daniel Schlosberg (BM ’00, MM ’01), piano, at 7:30 PM on Saturday, October 23, and by de Ryke, Schlosberg, and alumna Andrea Edith Moore (BM ’01), soprano, at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 24. Visit www.andiemusiklive.com for more information.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S STRING PROGRAM
On Sunday, October 24, at 2:00 PM, the Preparatory's Young People's String Program will give its free annual Halloween Concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

GREAT NOISE ENSEMBLE
Armando Bayolo, an adjunct member of the music theory faculty, will conduct the Great Noise Ensemble in a free performance of Louis Andriessen's De Materie on Sunday, October 24, at 6:30 PM at the National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, in Washington, D.C. Andriessen has just begun a weeklong residency at Peabody.

PEABODY OPERA WORKSHOP will present the one-act operas Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica at Puccini Plus, a Free Fall Baltimore event, on Monday, October 25, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

RESIDENCY CONCERT
As part of his residency, works by Louis Andriessen will be performed by Conservatory students at a free concert on Tuesday, October 26, 7:30 PM in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

FACULTY CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Steven Barta, Lura Johnson, Phillip Kolker, Jane Marvine, Philip Munds, and Marina Piccinini will perform at a Faculty Chamber Music Concert on Wednesday, October 27, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.