Monday, October 10, 2011

EVENTS THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Peter LeeTenor and countertenor Peter Lee (BM ’06, MM ’08 Voice), winner of Taiwan's 2009 Golden Melody Award for Best Singer, will join the Peabody Consort and Charm City Baroque to perform works by Cara, Vivaldi, Handel, and others at Peter Lee and Friends, a free concert on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 PM in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. During the concert, Lee will be presented with the Johns Hopkins University Knowledge for the World Award. The concert and post-concert reception are sponsored by the Peabody Chapter of the JHU Alumni Association.

Also this week

Michael Hersch, who chairs the Conservatory's composition department, will speak about the music of George Rochberg (1918-2005) at a Composition Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 PM in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition, under the auspices of the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the American Liszt Society, will be presented at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Oct. 12-16. Faculty artists Michael Kannen, cello, and Yong Hi Moon, piano, will perform Liszt's Elegy No. 1 for cello and piano, S. 130, and Debussy's Sonata for cello and piano at the competition's gala concert on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 PM, with WBJC Program Director Jonathan Palevsky (MM ’86, Guitar) as the emcee. For more information and tickets, visit lisztgarrisoncompetition.org.

On Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 PM, the Peabody Wind Ensemble will perform Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Persichetti's Symphony for Band, Holst's Second Suite in F for Military Band, and Barnes' Symphonic Requiem (Seventh Symphony). The concert, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, 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.

The Beijing Guitar Duo—Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08)—will perform at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8:00 PM as part of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society's concert series. They will also present a free master class at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street, on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For more information and concert tickets, visit bcgs.org.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8:00 PM, faculty artist Pamela Frank, violin, will performs string quintets by Mozart and Brahms with the Guarneri String Quartet at Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Place, in Manhattan. To purchase tickets, visit pscny.org.

The Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble (PIME), led by Director of Jazz Studies Gary Thomas, will perform works by Russell Kirk (BM ’05, Jazz Saxophone), Wayne Shorter, and Walt Weiskopf on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3:00 PM in Peabody's East Hall. Also performing at the concert will be the Alex Norris Small Ensemble, led by faculty artist Alex Norris (PC ’90, Trumpet; BM ’90, Music Education), who teaches jazz trumpet. 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.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, bassist Mas Podgorny will perform Vanhal's Concerto for Double Bass in C Major with pianist Michael Delfin; violinist Joseph Kneer will perform Zare's Sonata for Violin and Piano "Beautiful Savior" and Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth, with pianist Ta-Wei Tsai; violist Lillian Green will play the Chaconne from Bach's Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004; and cellists Dmitry Volkov, Jacques-Pierre Malan, Javier Iglesias  Martin, Maria Victoria Pedrero Pérez, and Mia Barcia-Colombo will play Bruch's Kol Nidrei, Op. 47.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are four 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
  • A free performance by the Dutch contemporary group Ensemble Klang on Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall is made possible by the Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artists Fund.
  • Hajime Teri Murai will lead the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in a concert of works by Douglas Buchanan, Mahler, and Tchaikovsky on Saturday, Oct. 22, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Faculty artists Maria Lambros, viola, and William Sharp, baritone, will perform with the Peabody Trio at an Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
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For the complete schedule of faculty and student performances, visit peabody.jhu.edu/liszt.