Monday, October 31, 2011

EVENTS @ PEABODY CONSERVATORY THIS WEEK

Daniel J. SansoneThe Peabody Concert Orchestra will return to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 North Charles Street, for a concert of music for orchestra and organ on Friday, Nov. 4, at 8:00 PM. Conducted by Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities Hajime Teri Murai, the program includes Jongen's Symphony Concertante and Respighi's Pines of Rome, featuring the Cathedral's Artistic Music Director Daniel J. Sansone (shown) as organ soloist. Also on the program is Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Cathedral Music Program and the Peabody Conservatory Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, call 410.464.4000 or visit cathedralofmary.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8:00 PM, violinist Ilya Kaler will join Boris Slutsky, who chairs the Conservatory's Piano Department, to perform sonatas by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Richard Strauss. This Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert will take place 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.

Shu-Ting Yao (MM ’06, Violin) will perform in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as part of the La Gesse Foundation Concert Series, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8:00 PM. She will play works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, and Ginastera on Peabody's Kostoff Maggini. For tickets, visit carnegiehall.org.

Also Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8:00 PM, Composition Department Chair Michael Hersch's The wreckage of flowers: 21 pieces after poetry and prose of Czeslaw Milosz will be performed as part of the Evolution Contemporary Music Series, founded by Peabody faculty member Judah Adashi. The work represents the composer's deeply personal response to the events of September 11, 2001. The concert will take place at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit evolutionseries.org.

Also this week

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be recitals at 5:30 and 8:00 PM as part of the National Student Electronic Music Event (N SEME), curated by students in Peabody's Computer Music Department. Works by students from Peabody, Columbia, Goucher, Temple, and the University of Buffalo, among others, will be presented. The performances, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall, are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:00 PM, the Aspen String Trio—faculty artist Victoria Chiang, viola; David Perry, violin; and Michael Mermagen, cello—will perform at the University of Baltimore, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The group, the school's ensemble-in-residence, will perform works by Mozart and Reger. For more information, visit www.ubalt.edu/spotlightub.

Faculty artist William Sharp, baritone, will perform with pianist Jeremy Denk and others as part of the PostClassical Ensemble's Ives Project on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 8:00 PM; Friday, Nov. 4, at 8:00 PM; and Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 PM. The performances will take place at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, Md. For tickets, visit strathmore.org or postclassical.com.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3:00 PM, Preparatory faculty members will perform at an All-Liszt Recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The free recital, which concludes Peabody's Liszt 200 festival, will feature soprano Carmen Schmidt and pianists Frances Cheng-Koors, Jung-Eun Kang, Hanchien Lee, Ruriko Osawa, and Ta-Wei Tsai.

Also on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 PM, the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program, directed by Rebecca Henry, will present a free recital in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Supported by the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation, the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program is designed to support and challenge the most advanced, serious, and gifted violinists studying at the Preparatory in a motivating environment.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, jazz students Kevin Clark, Adam Corson, Jon Guo, Christian Hizon, Byung Kang, and Mark Meadows will perform works by Benny Golson, Fletcher Henderson, J.J. Johnson, Bud Powell, and Cedar Walton.

On Friday, Nov. 4, at noon, Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Jeremiah Baker (BM ’08, MM ’09, Saxophone) will give a recital in the Peabody on the Court 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 five 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
  • Harlan Parker will conduct a Peabody Wind Ensemble concert featuring David Gaines' The Lion of Panjshir on Friday, Nov. 11, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Gene Young will conduct a Peabody Camerata concert featuring works by Webern, Varèse, Stravinsky, and Stockhausen on Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Olivier Latry, professor of organ at the Paris Conservatoire, will perform works by Bach, Franck, Messiaen, and others on Sunday, Nov. 13, 4:00 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.