Monday, October 24, 2011


William SharpFaculty artist William Sharp, baritone, will sing Mahler's Kindertotenlieder tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 25, as part of a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert featuring the Peabody Trio: violinist Violaine Melançon, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist Seth Knopp. Also on the program are Mahler's Piano Quartet in A minor, played by the Trio with faculty artist Maria Lambros, viola, and works by Ravel. The 8:00 PM concert will take place in Peabody's 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.

Also tomorrow

The Conservatory's music theory department presents Tatiana Tsaregradskaya of Moscow's Gnesin Academy of Music, who will speak about "The Multimedia Compositions of Iannis Xenakis" in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 5:00 PM. The talk is free and open to the public.

Also this week

Keith Davenport, a 10th grader who studies trumpet in the Peabody Preparatory's Tuned-In program, will compete on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 PM in Amateur Night at the Apollo's Super Top Dog, the grand finale of the 2011 Amateur Night season. The Apollo Theater is located at 253 West 125th Street in Harlem. For more information, visit

Distinguished Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse will give a master class in this week's Composition Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The master class will be held in Room 206C (Conservatory Building). A recital of works by Conservatory composition students will follow at 7:30 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Both events are free and open to the public.

On Friday, Oct. 28, at 5:00 PM, flutist Paula Robison, who has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and co-founded the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, will give a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The master class is free and open to the public.

The Peabody Jazz Orchestra, directed by Michael Formanek, will perform the music of Thad Jones, one of the most innovative bandleaders of the 1960s and 1970s, on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 PM. Also on the program are arrangements of the standards This Can't Be Love, I Hear Music, and Too Close for Comfort. Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's East Hall, 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.

Jazz faculty artist Paul Bollenback, guitar, will present a concert with vocalist Chris McNulty on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 PM at Germano's Trattoria, 300 South High Street. For more information, visit

Also on Friday, Oct. 28, at 8:00 PM, guitarist Mark Edwards (MM ’09, GPD ’11, Guitar) will perform works by Domenico Scarlatti, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Sergio Assad, and others. And on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2:00 PM, Peabody alumni Paula Hickey (BM ’97, Recording Arts; MM ’97, Clarinet), David Yarbrough (DMA ’99, Violin), and Daniel Lau (MM ’09, DMA ’98, Piano) will perform as the Misto Di Voci Ensemble. Both concerts will take place at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410.385.2638.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, the 2011 Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers' Seminar will be held in the downtown studios of Peabody Dance, 21 East Mount Vernon Place. Registration begins at 9:00 am, with two sessions of master classes from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and the Ballet Teachers' Seminar from 2:15 to 5:15 PM. For details, and to register, visit

Also on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1:00 PM, GPD candidate Petrit Çeku (GPD ’11, Guitar) will present a free master class sponsored by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society at Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road. To register or for more information, visit

The annual Halloween Concert of the Preparatory's Young People's String Program, coordinated by Janet Melnicoff-Brown, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend the free concert in costume.

Also on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 PM, senior Mason Lubert will conduct the Peabody Concerto Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major with Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Philip Browne as soloist, and works by Giovanni Gabrieli and Tchaikovsky. The free concert will take place at Grace and St. Peter's Church, 707 Park Avenue (at Monument Street).

Free noon recital

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, percussion students Garrett Arney, David Degge, Joachim Lim, Wanlu Ma, Kei Maeda, Kramer Milan, Nonoka Mizukami, Scott Quade, Daniel Raney, Kelsey Tamayo, Wanyue Ye, and Dongliang Xu will perform works by Paul Lansky, Mitchell Peters, Frederic Rzewski, Paul Smadbeck, Toru Takemitsu, and Iannis Xenakis.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are three recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit

Upcoming concerts
  • Opera Past and Future, an evening of semi-staged scenes, will be presented as part of FreeFall Baltimore on Monday, Oct. 31, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Violinist Ilya Kaler will perform with pianist Boris Slutsky, who chairs the Conservatory's piano department, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Two performances will take place as part of the National Student Electronic Music Event (NSEME) on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30 and 8:00 PM in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall.