Liszt 200, Peabody's celebration of the bicentennial of pianist and composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886), begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27, with a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major by faculty artist Alexander Shtarkman with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, led by Hajime Teri Murai. The 8:00 PM concert will take place in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Shtarkman, five of his piano faculty colleagues, and faculty artist Ah Young Hong, soprano, will present a Liszt Extravaganza on the following Tuesday, Oct. 4, also at 8:00 PM. Tickets for these concerts 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
Several Peabody musicians will perform in the opening Chamber Music by Candlelight concert of Community Concerts at Second on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 PM. Conservatory faculty member Lura Johnson, piano, will perform Fiddle Sonata by Mark O'Connor with violinist Ellen Pendleton Troyer. Violinist Qing Li (PC ’91, BM ’92) and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Sheng-Yuan Kuan, piano, will perform Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata in F minor, Op. 80, No. 1. The free concert will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street. For more information, visit communityconcertsatsecond.org.
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To listen to Audio Program Notes for a specific concert, visit www.peabody.jhu.edu/events one week prior and click on the headphones icons on the concert webpage.