Monday, February 20, 2012

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Jim SnideroThe Johns Hopkins University in partnership with the Peabody Institute has launched a new jazz series, Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club, an exciting concert experience for its alumni, associate members, and guests. The spring 2012 season will feature four dates by outstanding artists beginning with two sets on Saturday, Feb. 25, by the Jim Snidero Quartet, featuring Jim Snidero, alto saxophone; Peabody faculty artist Paul Bollenback, guitar; Paul Gill, bass; and McClenty Hunter, drums. Jazz Studies Chair Gary Thomas is artistic director of the series. All shows begin at 8:30 and 10:00 PM at the Club, located on the Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. Tickets for the first set and second set can be purchased online. For further information about Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club, please visit peabodyjazz.org/HopkinsClub.

Also this week

Pianist Leon Bates will perform at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive, on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 PM. He will also lead a master class, free to students with ID, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:00 PM. Recital tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, by calling 410-547-SEAT, and at the Fine Arts Center ticket office.

The Columbia Orchestra, directed by Jason Love (BM ’92, Cello; MM ’94, Conducting), will present Young People's Concerts on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 12:30 and 3:00 PM at the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpet Road, Columbia, Md. For tickets, visit columbiaorchestra.org.

Michael Fried, the J.R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities at The Johns Hopkins University, will give a lecture titled "Candida Höfer and the Poetry of Architecture" on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2:00 PM at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. The free lecture will take place during the final weekend of the exhibition Candida Höfer: Interior Worlds, which includes Höfer's large-scale photograph of the George Peabody Library.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8:00 PM, jazz drummer Nasar Abadey, a faculty artist, will perform with his band SUPERNOVA as part of Intersections, a New America Arts Festival, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit intersectionsdc.org.

Also on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8:00 PM, pianist and Preparatory alumnus Joon Yoon, a sophomore at The Juilliard School, will give a free recital of works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Ravel, and Prokofiev at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street.

Pictures on Silence—Conservatory alumna Jacqueline Pollauf (BM ’06, Harp; MM ’07, Harp Pedagogy), harp, and Noah Getz, saxophone—will perform at a Baltimore release concert for their debut CD, Voyage, on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3:00 PM. The concert will be held at 834 On The Avenue, 834 West 36th Street. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:00 PM, there will be a DC release concert at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 6th Street and Maine Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, at 6:00 PM, the Black Student Union of Peabody will present its second annual benefit concert, Soulful Expressions: An Afro-Centric Expedition, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The performers will include Chelsey Green (MM ’09, Viola), The Green Violinist; Afro-Blue, a Howard University a cappella group featuring Integriti Reeves (BM ’10, Jazz) that appeared on NBC's The Sing-Off; and the James McHenry Elementary School Children's Chorus. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

Upcoming concerts
  • Yale Gordon Concerto Competition Winner Yury Shadrin will perform Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Fleisher, Shadrin's teacher, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Edward Polochick will conduct a performance by the Peabody Singers of Vivaldi's Gloria and selected works by Rossini on Wednesday, Feb. 29 (Rossini's birthday), 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Preparatory faculty members will give a free recital of works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Leoncavallo, Ginastera, Carlisle Floyd, and Gwyneth Walker on Sunday, Mar. 4, 3:00 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.