Monday, December 5, 2011

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

This Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Women of the Peabody Singers will join the Peabody Concert Orchestra, conducted by Edward Polochick, to perform Gustav Holst's The Planets. Also on the program is Haydn's Symphony No. 104 in D major, "London." 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.

Tonight

Tonight, Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 PM, the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by faculty artists Risa Browder and John Moran, will play works by Muffat, Telemann, and W.F. Bach in a free concert at Grace & St. Peter's Church, 707 Park Avenue.

Also this week

The preliminary round of the Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, with the finals on Thursday, Dec. 8. Free and open to the public, both rounds will begin at approximately 10:00 AM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The winner will perform with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.

Computer music faculty member McGregor Boyle will give a talk in this week's Composition Seminar on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The seminar, in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, is free and open to the public.

Also on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 PM, Gary Thomas will direct a concert by the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble (PIME). The program includes compositions by Walt Weiskopf and Jacob Yoffee (BM ’02, Composition; GPD ’04, Jazz Saxophone). 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.

A free concert of original works by the students in Peabody's Junior Bach program—boys in grades six through eight at Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy—will be performed by Conservatory students on Friday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 PM in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The young composers, who have weekly lessons with Conservatory composition students, are: Robert Bacon, Nicholas Fullard, Tyriek Means, Christopher Noakes, Donnick Oliver, Nehemiah Page and DeAndre Tackett.

On Friday, Dec. 9, at 4:00 PM, eight Conservatory student duos will perform works for two pianos and for piano, four hands, at a free recital in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Hall.

A free master class by violinist Espen Lilleslatten, former concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:00 PM in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

Also on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 PM, Michael Formanek will direct the Peabody Jazz Orchestra in a 70th Birth Year Celebration for faculty artist Jay Clayton in East Hall. Clayton, a jazz vocalist, will be joined by her faculty colleagues Gary Thomas, saxophone; Tim Murphy, piano; Paul Bollenback, guitar; and Formanek, bass. 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.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3:30 PM, there will be a free joint concert in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall by the Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Levitov, and the Preparatory String Ensemble, conducted by Matthew Horwitz-Lee.

The Peabody Children's Chorus, conducted by Doreen Falby and Bradley Permenter, will present two holiday concerts titled Silver Bells, Golden Voices on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3:30 PM at the Jim Rouse Theater for the Performing Arts, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, Md. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by contacting Sharon Spicher at sspicher@jhu.edu. The concert is suitable for children age 5 and older.

Harlan D. Parker will lead a free concert by the Peabody Youth Orchestra on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The program includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor and works by Verdi and Bizet.

Directed by Tim Murphy, the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform arrangements of works by Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, and others on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 PM in East 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 life and legacy of prominent musicologist and longtime Conservatory faculty member Piero Weiss, who died on Oct. 2, will be celebrated in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2:00 PM. The tribute will include remarks and performances by students and friends including Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman, Seymour Lipkin, and Richard Taruskin.

On Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 PM, there will be a free concert by the Peabody Brass Ensemble, Trombody Peabones, Peabody Horn Stars, Eastern Edge Brass Quintet, Brassivity Brass Quintet, and Bonehedz Trombone Quartet in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Philip Munds and James Olin will conduct. The program includes two works by Peabody alumni: Visions by Frank Gulino (BM ’10, Bass Trombone) and Overbones - Four Pieces for Trombone Ensemble by Reynold Simpson (BM ’81, Composition).

Free noon recital

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, works by Bozza, Beethoven, and Brahms will be performed by C Street Brass, made up of trumpeters Scott Nadelson and Kyle Anderson, hornist Eric Damashek, trombonist Gabriel Colby, and tubist Haim Mazar; a wind quintet of flutist Won Lee, oboist Emily Cich, clarinetist William Wysocki, hornist Jessica Morrison, and bassonist Andrew Delclos; and a piano trio of violinist Nikita Borisevich, cellist Dmitry Volkov, and pianist Katherine Harris.

Conservatory student recitals and chamber concerts

Recitals and chamber concerts by Conservatory students are free and open to the public. There are 19 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. For the complete schedule of end-of-semester chamber concerts, visit peabody.jhu.edu/events.

Upcoming concerts
  • Harlan D. Parker will conduct a concert by the Peabody Chamber Winds on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth, and the Preparatory Wind Band, directed by Karen Seward, will perform on Saturday, Dec. 17, 3:00 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Violinists Catherine Cho and Airi Yoshioka, both guest artists; violist Maria Lambros and cellist Alison Wells, both faculty artists; and pianist Jeffrey Sharkey, Institute director, will give the first spring concert in the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.