Tuesday, May 10, 2011

THIS WEEK @ PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Geoffrey Wright and Greg BoyleThe Computer Music Department will present a free concert of student compositions in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 PM. Geoffrey Wright is artistic director and McGregor Boyle is technical director for the concert, which will make use of multimedia, interactive computers, video, actors, and live musicians. The composers include Master of Music candidates Janae Almen, Julius Bucsis, Evan Combs, Chengcheng Guo, and Patrick McMinn; seniors Alicia Cantalupo, Daniel Cherouny, Griffin Cohen, Gene Crocetti, Stephen Grealish, Bijan Olia, and Gabriel Slotnick; junior Viet Cuong; sophomores Cody Raum and Ariyo Shahry; and freshman Andrew Abild.

Also this week

The Conservatory's end-of-semester chamber music concerts will conclude with a free concert today, Monday, May 9, at 2:30 PMin Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

On Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 PM, the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by Risa Browder and John Moran, will present A Baroque Extravaganza at Grace and St. Peter's Church, 707 Park Avenue. The free performance will include works by Purcell, Schmelzer, and Muffat.

There will be a free recital of works by composition students from the Peabody Preparatory on Wednesday, May 11, at 7:30 PM in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Conservatory students and alumni will appear this week at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. On Tuesday, May 10, at 8:00 PM, Duo Fritz—Colin Sorgi (BM ’09), violin, and Jonathan Godfrey, guitar—will perform the world premiere of Fight or Flight by Roger Zare (MM ’09, Composition), Dance Music by music theory faculty member David Smooke, and works by Paganini, Nin, Ibert, and Piazzolla. On Wednesday, May 11, at 7:30 PM, the septet Three Red Crowns will perform works by bassist John Paul Carillo and saxophonist Anna Meadors, a senior. The ensemble also includes music theory faculty member Courtney Orlando and junior Caleb Johnson, violins; Ruby Fulton (DMA ’09, Composition), viola; Domenica Romagni, cello; and Robert Parrish, drums. On Saturday, May 14, at 3:00 PM, the Peabody Honors Ensemble Trio Appassionata—violinist Lydia Chernicoff, cellist Andrea Casarrubios, and pianist Ronaldo Rolim—will play works by Albeniz and Piazzolla. For tickets, call 410.385.2638.

Celebrated bass-baritone James Morris (’68, Voice) will make his debut with the Washington National Opera as Don Pasquale on Friday, May 13, at the Kennedy Center. Performances continue through Friday, May 27. For tickets, visit dc-opera.org.

There will be a free concert by the Preparatory String Ensemble, conducted by Matthew Horwitz-Lee, and the Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Levitov, on Saturday, May 14, at 3:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Alyssa Katahara, winner of the Preparatory's Junior Concerto Competition, will perform the Concerto for Harp and Orchestra by Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf with the Young Artists Orchestra.

Also on Saturday, May 14, at 7:00 PM, Harlan D. Parker will conduct a free concert by the Peabody Youth Orchestra in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Alessandra Garvin, winner of the Preparatory's Concerto Competition, will perform Lalo's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in D minor. The program also includes the overture to Wagner's Mastersingers of Nuremberg and Borodin's Symphony No. 2 in B minor.

The Fran G. Zarubick Honors Recital, on Sunday, May 15, at 3:00 PM, will feature the winners of the Preparatory's Spring Honors Competition: violinists Brian Kim, Julie Leduc, and Alan Zhang; violist Jessica Sharkey; cellists Alessandra Garvin and Janie Shih; and pianists Serafin Curtis, Jeffrey Sul, and Daniel Yu. The free recital will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Preparatory faculty member Christian Tremblay (GPD ’00, DMA ’04, Violin) will perform with the Gliss Trio Plus One in the Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series in Columbia on Sunday, May 15, at 3:00 PM. Tremblay will join Lisa Vaupel (MM ’96, Violin); Sandra Van deGeijn, viola; and Gretchen Gettes, cello, to perform works by Mozart, Dvor├ík, and Shostakovich. The concert will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road. For tickets, visit SundaysAtThree.org.

Also on Sunday, May 15, at 4:00 PM, soprano Emily Noel (MM ’06), contralto Monica Reinagel (AD ’94), tenor Aaron Sheehan, and bass Jason Hardy (MM ’00, AD ’04) will be the soloists for a performance of Mozart's Requiem at a concert of works by Bach and Mozart by the Handel Choir of Baltimore. Also performing will be the Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, Chandos Singers, and Harmonious Blacksmith, founded by Joseph Gascho (MM ’01, Harpsichord) and Justin Godoy (BM ’02, Composition). The concert will take place at St. Ignatius Church, 740 North Calvert Street. For tickets, visit handelchoir.org.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are six 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
  • The Preparatory Wind Orchestra, conducted by Elijah Wirth, will perform on Saturday, May 21, 3:00 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Peabody Dance will present A Midsummer Night's Dream on Sunday, May 22, 1:00 and 4:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.