Monday, September 26, 2011


Alexander ShtarkmanWashington Performing Arts Society’s What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow series will again feature Peabody Conservatory students on Sunday, Oct. 2, when Kapilow leads a study and performance by the Peabody Chamber Players of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C major. The 6:00 PM event will take place in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit or call 202.785.9727.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 8:00 PM, faculty artist Alexander Shtarkman will perform Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, led by Hajime Teri Murai. The concert opens Peabody’s Liszt 200 celebration. Also on the program for the concert, in Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are Michael Torke’s Bright Blue Music and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. 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.

Washington National Cathedral’s chamber vocal ensemble Cathedra, featuring singers Emily Noel (MM ’06, Voice) and Kristen Dubenion-Smith (MM ’06, Voice), both Peabody alumnae, and Richard Giarusso, a member of the Musicology faculty, will perform A New Song: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible with the Folger Consort on Friday, Sept. 30, at 8:00 PM; Saturday, Oct. 1, at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2:00 PM. Early Music faculty artists Risa Browder, viol/violin, and Adam Pearl (BM ’99, Piano; MM ’01, DMA ’09, Harpsichord), organ, will also perform. The concerts will take place at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit

The Figaro Project will present Love’s Elixirs: Operatic Delights, directed by William Schaller (MM ’09, GPD ’11, Voice), on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4:00 PM at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Avenue. The program includes arias, duets, and trios from classic and modern operas. Performers include Lydia Beasley (MM ’09, Voice), Jason Buckwalter (MM ’06, GPD, ’08, Voice), senior Peter Drackley, Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Kate Jackman (MM ’11, Voice), Jessica Hanel Satava (MM ’04, Voice), and Master of Music candidates Andrew Spady and Nathan Wyatt (BM ’10, Voice). The accompanist is Master of Music candidate Ta-Wei Tsai (BM ’11, Piano). For tickets, visit

Also on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4:00 PM, faculty artist Steven Rainbolt (AD ’94, Voice) and soprano Bonnie McNaughton (GPD ’05, Voice) will perform in the Bach Concert Series’ presentation of Cantata 140, "Wachet auf." The concert, conducted by T. Herbert Dimmock (MM ’76, Organ), founder and music director of the series, will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 South Charles Street. The free event is part of Free Fall Baltimore. For more information, visit

Free noon recital

Please note that this week’s free Thursday Noon recital has been canceled.

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

Upcoming concerts
  • Faculty artist Ah Young Hong, soprano, will join members of the Conservatory piano faculty to present a Liszt Extravaganza on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Concert Orchestra, led by Hajime Teri Murai, will perform works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Bernstein on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Gene Young will conduct the Peabody Camerata in a performance of works by Webern, Babbitt, and Stockhausen on Saturday, Oct. 8, 7:30 PM in Peabody’s Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
Liszt 200

For the complete schedule of faculty and student performances, visit

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