Saturday, January 14, 2012

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Edward PolochickEdward Polochick, Artistic Director of Concert Artists of Baltimore and Director of Choral Activities at the Conservatory, will conduct The Romance of Strings, a performance by Concert Artists of Baltimore, this Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8:00 PM in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Violinist José Miguel Cueto (BM ’78, MM ’81) and cellist Gita Ladd will be the featured soloists in Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello. Also on the program are Arensky's Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. For tickets, visit cabalto.org.

Also this week

Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson will speak on "Creating A Classical Revolution" in Peabody's East Hall on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 3:15 PM. The talk, part of the Peabody Preparatory's Tuned In performance class, is free and open to the public.

Also on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 pm, the hexaCollective will present "hexaSix," a tribute to the French composers of Les Six. Master of Music candidate Sonya Knussen (GPD ’11, Voice) is the ensemble's general artistic director, Melissa Wertheimer (MM ’10, Piccolo) is its instrumental artistic director, and Andrew Sauvageau (MM ’08, GPD ’10, Voice) is its vocal artistic director. The concert will take place at Mount Vernon Music Space, 1015 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit hexasix.eventbee.com.

Community Concerts at Second will present the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio—Alon Goldstein (GPD ’95, MM ’96), piano; faculty artist Amit Peled, cello; and Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet—on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3:30 PM at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 Saint Paul Street. The Trio will perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Shostakovich, and Ginastera at the free concert.

Next week

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7:00 PM, students in the Preparatory's Adult and Continuing Education program will give a free recital in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

The Preparatory's Performance Academy Festival Orchestra, coordinated by Christian Tremblay, will give a free concert on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2:00 PM at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Daniel Levitov, cello, will perform with his Preparatory faculty colleague Ivan Stefanovic, violin, and other Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members, including Conservatory alumni Qing Li (PC ’91, BM ’92), violin, and Dariusz Skoraczewski (BM ’94, GPD ’96), cello, at a Chamber Music by Candlelight concert on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 PM. On the program for the free concert, at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 Saint Paul Street, are Mozart's Quintet in A major, K. 581; Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello; and Dvorák's String Quartet in F major, Op. 96, No. 12, "American."

Free noon recital

Thursday Noon recitals resume next week on Jan. 19, when Conservatory piano students will perform in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Conservatory student recitals

Recitals by Conservatory students are free and open to the public. There are seven recitals scheduled for the week of Jan. 16. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

Upcoming concerts
  • Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey, piano, will join guest artists Catherine Cho and Airi Yoshioka, violin, and faculty artists Maria Lambros, viola, and Alison Wells, cello, to 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.
  • Eunkyung Yoon, winner of the Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition, will perform Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26, with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

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