Monday, December 12, 2011

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Harlan ParkerHarlan D. Parker will conduct a free concert by the Peabody Chamber Winds on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. On the program are Shadows by Henry Dorn, Fanfare on Motifs of "Die Gurrelieder" by Arnold Schoenberg, arrangements by Conservatory faculty artist David Fetter of The Olympian — Lighting of the Torch and Satyagraha, Act III, Conclusion by Philip Glass, Octet in F major by Paul Wranitzky, and Concerto for 23 Winds by Walter Hartley.

Also this week

Distinguished Visiting Artist Shenyang, a bass-baritone with the Metropolitan Opera, will give a lecture on How to Listen to Music tonight, Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:00 pm in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall; and tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 am in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

The Federal Hill Parlor Series, founded by Megan Ihnen (MM ’09, Voice), and BE Art Events will present A Dickens Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:00 pm. Ihnen and Hillary LaBonte (MM ’10, Voice) will perform at the event, a retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with carols and a Victorian-inspired sit-down dinner. A Dickens Dinner will take place at Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery, 1401 Light Street. For tickets, visit meganihnen.com.

Conservatory alumni Nola Richardson (MM ’11, Voice) and Kevin Payne (MM ’10, Lute) will give a free concert of Renaissance and Baroque music on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 pm at the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul Street.

On Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:00 pm, the Conservatory's Singing in Russian class, coached by Vera Danchenko-Stern, will present It's Not So Bad to Be Romantic: 19th-Century Art Songs. On the program for the free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall are works by Cui, Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky.

The Preparatory's Vella Silver Recital will take place on Friday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 pm in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Performing at the free recital will be pianists Hanwen Liu, Abigail Lo, Alan Mao, Thomas Nielsen, Handong Park, Maria Petrova, Curtis Serafin, and Courtney Steininger; violinists Sarah Kim, Skye Kinlaw, Emily Mansfield, and Diane Yang; cellists Caleb Park and Janie Shih; and flutist Handong Park.

The Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth, and the Preparatory Wind Band, directed by Karen Seward, will perform on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 3:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. On the program for the free concert are works by Michael Daugherty, Stephen Melillo, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and others.

Free noon recitals

The next Thursday Noon recital, featuring Conservatory piano students, will take place on Jan. 19.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are eight 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 in 2012
  • The Preparatory's Performance Academy Festival Orchestra, coordinated by Christian Tremblay, will give a free concert on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2:00 pm at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.
  • 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.
  • The winners of the Preparatory's Winter Honors Competition will perform at a free recital on Sunday, Jan. 29, 3:00 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Events@Peabody will resume in January. Have a happy and safe holiday season!

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