Tuesday, October 18, 2011

@ PEABODY CONSERVATORY THIS WEEK

Ensemble KlangEnsemble Klang, one of the leading contemporary groups in the Netherlands, will give a master class on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6:00 PM, and present at a Composition Seminar on Friday, Oct. 21, at 11:00 AM. Both events, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, are free and open to the public. At a free concert in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 PM, Ensemble Klang will perform forming a petal from a piece of metal by Peter Harden, Little Green Pop by Sean Friar, Narayana's Cows by Tom Johnson, and O Death by Peabody faculty composer Oscar Bettison. The visit was made possible by the Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artists Fund.

Also this week

Peabody's Liszt 200 festival continues with three free recitals in Leith Symington Griswold Hall by Conservatory piano students: "Traveler Extraordinaire" on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 PM (pre-concert talk by music theory faculty member Sharon Levy at 6:45 pm); "Sacred and Profane" on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 PM; and "Liszt Potpourri" on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3:00 PM. A reception with birthday cake will follow the Oct. 23 recital. Liszt's actual birth date was Oct. 22, 1811. For the complete Liszt 200 schedule, visit peabody.jhu.edu/liszt.

Performing at the opening concert for the second annual Baltimore Lieder Weekend, on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 PM, will be faculty artist Ah Young Hong, soprano; Ryan de Ryke (MM ’02, AD ’04, Voice), baritone; and Daniel Schlosberg (BM ’00, MM ’01, Piano), piano. The concert is free, but there is a suggested donation. For more information about the weekend, held at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street, visit baltimoreliederweekend.com.

On Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1:00 PM, Conservatory students Nikita Borisevich, piano; Dmitry Volkov, cello; and Katherine Harris, piano, will perform at a concert in memory of Peabody alumna Loraine Bernstein, administrator of the Peggy & Yale Gordon Trust, which provides support for classical music students, concerts, and competitions. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Springwell Senior Living, 2211 West Rogers Avenue. Bernstein died on Sept. 20 at age 82.

Also on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8:00 PM, Hajime Teri Murai will lead the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique," the Adagio from Mahler's Symphony No. 10, and Douglas Buchanan's Malleus, the winning piece in the Macht Orchestral Competition. 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 Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, a group formed in 1974 when the members were Conservatory students, will perform at Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3:00 PM. For tickets, visit sandyspringmuseum.org.

Also on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 PM, Music in the Great Hall will present a concert featuring Conservatory faculty member Lura Johnson, piano. Johnson, who is artistic director of the series, will perform Theme and Variations on a Beloved Tune by Jonathan Leshnoff (BA ’95, Anthropology; BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) and works by Brahms and Shostakovich with violinist Victor Costanzi, violist Peter Minkler, and cellist Seth Low. The concert will take place at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville-Timonium, Md. For tickets, visit migh.org.

Free noon recital

Five Conservatory guitar students—Spencer Artwick, Brian Barone, Yi Sak Lee, Krystin O'Mara, and Cassidy Payne—will perform works by Bach, Sor, Mertz, Barrios, and Brouwer at this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

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
  • Faculty artists Maria Lambros, viola, and William Sharp, baritone, will perform with the Peabody Trio on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Michael Formanek will direct the Peabody Jazz Orchestra in a performance of works by bandleader Thad Jones on Friday, Oct. 28, 7:30 PM in Peabody's East Hall.
  • The Preparatory's Young People's String Program will present their annual Halloween Concert in costume on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.