Monday, March 21, 2011


Hilary HahnAcclaimed violinist Hilary Hahn, a Preparatory alumna and Peabody National Advisory Council member, will give a concert at St. John's of Baltimore, 2640 Saint Paul Street, this Thursday, Mar. 24, to benefit Direct Relief International's Japan Relief and Recovery Fund. Hahn's concert tour of Japan was canceled due to the earthquake and tsunami. Students from the Preparatory's Young People's String Program will open the concert and Hahn will be joined by singer/songwriter Caleb Stine, violinist Yuka Kubota, pianist Yoshie Kubota, and Baltimore School for the Arts students Tariq Al-Sabir and Robert Pate. There will also be appearances by author Lia Purpura and Japanese historian Constantine Vaporis. Tickets for the 7:30 PM concert are $20-50 and may be purchased in advance at Red Emma's Bookstore, 800 St. Paul Street, or at the door (cash only).
Photo: Peter Miller

Also this week

The Dahlia Flute Duo—alumnae Mary Matthews (MM ’10, Flute) and Melissa Wertheimer (MM ’10, Piccolo)—will perform on Wednesday, Mar. 23, at 2:00 PM, in the Afternoon Tea Series at Harmony Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Ft. Washington, Md. For more information, visit

Faculty artist Anthony McGill, clarinet, will be featured in Goucher College's 25th Annual Janet and Avery Fisher Music Residency. Co-principal clarinet of the Met Opera Orchestra, McGill will perform on Thursday, Mar. 24, at 8:00 PM in Merrick Lecture Hall, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance at

Concert Artists of Baltimore, led by faculty member Edward Polochick, will give an all-Beethoven concert in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall on Saturday, Mar. 26, at 8:00 PM. On the program are the "Emperor" Concerto, with pianist Clinton Adams, a music theory faculty member; and the Ninth Symphony, with the Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale and soloists Janice Chandler Eteme, soprano; Melissa Kornacki, mezzo-soprano; senior William Davenport, tenor; and Robert Cantrell (MM ’90, GPD ’92), bass. For tickets, call 410.625.3525 or visit

On Sunday, Mar. 27, at 2:00 PM, the Preparatory Young People's String Program, coordinated by Janet Melnicoff-Brown, will present a free concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The program includes folk songs and works by Handel, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Lalo, Mollenhauer, Dvorák, Seitz, and others.

Conservatory student recitals
Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are three recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time and hall, visit

Upcoming concerts

  • Faculty artist Gary Louie, alto saxophone, and Daniel Gaisford, violoncello, will perform Last Autumn by Michael Hersch, chair of the composition department, at a Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series concert on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Guest artist Nobuko Imai, viola, will perform with violinist Pamela Frank and violist Victoria Chiang, both faculty artists, and pianist Sheng-Yuan Kuan, a DMA candidate, on Wednesday, Mar. 30, 7:00 PM in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Peabody Dance will present its 2011 Choreography Showcase, titled Live Guitars, Percussion, and a Dash of Hip Hop, on Saturday, Apr. 2, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, Apr. 3, 3:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

To listen to Audio Program Notes for a specific concert, visit one week prior and click on the headphones icons on the concert webpage.