Wednesday, October 5, 2011

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

The Peabody Concert Orchestra, led by Hajime Teri Murai, will perform its first concert of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. On the program are Bernstein's Overture to "Candide," Haydn's Symphony No. 6, "Le matin," and Dvorák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World." 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.

Peabody musicians will present a concert to benefit children in need in China on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 PM. Pianists Hui-Chuan Chen, Jiayin Shen, and Sidney Yin, all Doctor of Musical Arts candidates; and the Beijing Guitar Duo—Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08 , GPD ’11)—will perform. The event will be held at Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Md. Visit gfs.org for more information and to register.

On Friday, Oct. 7, at 1:15 PM, Early Music faculty artists Risa Browder, violin, and John Moran, cello, and Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Anthony Harvey, theorbo, will perform works by Corelli, Boni, and Stradella. The free concert will take place in Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Gene Young will conduct the Peabody Camerata in a free performance of Webern's Five Pieces for Orchestra, Babbitt's Composition for 12 Instruments, and Stockhausen's Kreuzspiel and Donnerstags – Abschied from "LICHT" on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 PM in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Pianists Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, both Conservatory faculty members, and Ann Schein, a former faculty member, will perform with Concert Artists of Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Concert Artists of Baltimore, led by faculty member Edward Polochick, is celebrating its 25th anniversary season. For tickets, call 410.625.3525.

Also on Sunday, Oct. 9, as part of Peabody's Liszt 200 festival, four Conservatory piano students—Stefan Petrov, Yoon Soo Rhee, Ronaldo Rolim, and Eric Zuber—will perform a selection of Liszt's solo piano works in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's McEvoy Auditorium at 3:00 pm. The free concert is part of the monthly Steinway Series at the museum, located at 8th and F Streets NW in Washington, D.C.

Free noon recitals

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will feature the Peabody Brass Ensemble, conducted by James Olin, and the Trombody Peabones, performing works by G. Gabrieli, Bruckner, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others.

On Friday, Oct. 7, at noon, violist Caleb Johnson, a senior, will give a free recital in the Walters Art Museum sculpture court as part of the Peabody on the Court series. The Walters is located at 600 North Charles Street.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are two 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 the Peabody Wind Ensemble in a performance of works by Glinka, Holst, Persichetti, and Barnes on Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Contertenor Peter Lee (BM ’06, MM ’08 Voice) will perform with Charm City Baroque and the Peabody Consort on Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Gary Thomas will direct a concert by the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble on Sunday, Oct. 16, 3:00 PM in Peabody's East Hall.
Liszt 200

For the complete schedule of faculty and student performances, visit peabody.jhu.edu/liszt.