Monday, April 25, 2011

EVENTS @ PEABODY CONSERVATORY THIS WEEK

On Wednesday, Apr. 27, at 8:00 PM, Edward Polochick will conduct the Peabody Concert Orchestra in a performance of Schumann's Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38, "Spring," and Mozart's Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626. Performing the Requiem with the orchestra will be the Peabody Singers and the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus. The soloists will be Molly Young, soprano, a Master of Music candidate studying with Phyllis Bryn-Julson; Tessa Wegenke, alto, an MM candidate studying with John Shirley-Quirk; William Davenport, tenor, a senior studying with Stanley Cornett; and Eunseo Koo, bass, an MM candidate studying with Steven Rainbolt. Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

Also this week

Two Conservatory alumni will perform this week at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. Alexander Milovanov (MM ’08, GPD ’10, Guitar) will play works by Bach, Regondi, and Villa-Lobos on Tuesday, Apr. 26, at 8:00 PM. Jenny Lin (AD ’98, Piano) will perform Chinoiserie, a program of works evocative of China by Western composers, on Friday, Apr. 29, at 8:00 PM . For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

Ancient Airs & Dances, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble's spring program, will be presented on Thursday, Apr. 28, and Friday, Apr. 29, at 7:30 PM in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Mark Cudek will direct the ensemble's performance of the original settings of melodies set by Respighi, plus other "traveling" tunes. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

Conservatory students will perform compositions by middle school students from Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy at a free recital at Saint Ignatius, 740 North Calvert Street, on Friday, Apr. 29, at 3:30 PM . The young composers are participants in Peabody's Junior Bach program.

On Saturday, April 30, at 8:00 PM, legendary pianist Leon Fleisher will guest-conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Walton's Partita for Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica," in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

Leon Fleisher will join the Tokyo String Quartet on Sunday, May 1, at 5:30 PM to perform Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, in the final concert of this season's Shriver Hall Concert Series. The quartet will also play works by Haydn and Szymanowski. Shriver Hall is located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit shriverconcerts.org.

Also on Sunday, May 1, at 7:30 PM, the winners of the Preparatory Part-Recital Competition—violinist Jeremy Hess, flutist Handong Park, and pianist Rebecca Zhang—will give a free recital in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

Free noon recitals

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will feature the winners of Peabody's Prix d'Été Competition, established in 1994 to encourage composition and computer music majors to compose chamber works exploring new dimensions in performance, instrumentation, and multimedia.

The Peabody Percussion Trio—juniors Tomasz Kowalczyk, Kei Maeda, and Georgi Videnov—will perform on Friday, Apr. 29, at noon as part of the free Asger Hamerik Recital Series at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 34 recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

Upcoming concerts
  • Gary Thomas and Alexander Norris will direct the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble on Thursday, May 5, 7:30 PM in Peabody's East Hall.
  • Michael Formanek will conduct a performance by the Peabody Jazz Orchestra of works by faculty artist Alan Ferber, trombone, on Friday, May 6, 7:30 PM in East Hall.
  • The Peabody Chamber Percussion Ensemble, directed by Robert van Sice, will perform on Saturday, May 7, 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Please note that Handel's Heritage, a performance by the Peabody Opera Workshop scheduled for Monday, May 2, has been canceled.