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Leon Fleisher, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Piano, will conduct a Peabody Symphony Orchestra concert tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 8:00 PM in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Yury Shadrin (left), winner of the 2011 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition and a Fleisher student, will perform Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major with the PSO. Also on the program is Brahms' Symphony No. 3 in F major. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.23.-4800. The concert is dedicated to Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker in celebration of their gift to the Leon Fleisher Scholars Fund.
Also this week
Edward Polochick will conduct a concert by the Peabody Singers on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The first half of the concert will be a 55th birthday tribute to Gioacchino Rossini (born on leap day in 1792), with performances of La Passeggiata, I Gondolieri, and Toast Pour le Nouvel An, interspersed with vocal solos and duets. For the second half, the Peabody Singers will be joined by an instrumental ensemble to perform Vivaldi's Gloria with soloists Emma Morgan Caffrey, Justine Moral, Delaney Rosen, WoonJi Yeoh, and Molly Grace Young. For tickets, call 410.234.4800.
Also on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 1:00 PM, Rosa Ponselle Charitable Foundation President Elayne Duke will bring the legendary soprano's story to life through music, multimedia and local Pikesville anecdotes. The free event will take place at the Pikesville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road.
On Friday, Mar. 2, at 7:30 pm, three Peabody Honors Ensembles will perform at a free concert in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The Kubrick Quartet—violinists Orin Laursen and Songeun Jeong, violist Dian Zhang, and cellist Javier Iglesias Martin—will perform Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, Op. 133. The János Quartet—violinists Colin Sorgi and Michelle Skinner, violist Jaclyn Dorr, and cellist Mia Barcia-Colombo—will perform Bartók's String Quartet No. 4. The Ars Nova Trio—violinist Charlene Kluegel, cellist Maria Victoria Pedrero, and pianist Kyung Wha Chu—will perform Beethoven's Piano Trio in B-flat, Op. 96, "Archduke."
Conservatory faculty artist Jay Clayton, who teaches jazz voice, will perform with Peggy Stern and Amy Shook as the Women's Intuition Trio on Friday, Mar. 2, at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. The two sets are at 8:00 and 9:30 PM. For tickets, call 410.385.2638.
Also on Friday, Mar. 2, at 8:00 PM, the Ellicott City Trombone Choir, led by Conservatory faculty artist David Fetter, will perform fanfares and Ave Marias, music about death and life, and works by Schubert, Schütz, Wagner, Gigout, and Pärt with organist Jason Kissel (DMA ’07). The concert is part of the Spire Series at First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, 210 West Madison Street. For tickets, visit firstfranklin.org.
On Sunday, Mar. 4, at 3:00 PM, Preparatory faculty members will give a free recital of works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Leoncavallo, Ginastera, Carlisle Floyd, and Gwyneth Walker in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The performers will include soprano Carol Cavey-Miles, flutist Rachel Choe, pianist Laura Garvin, violinist Matt Horwitz-Lee, pianist Irene Kim (a guest artist), pianist Hanchien Lee, violinist Andréa Picard, organist Samuel Springer, harpist Michaela Trnkova, pianist Ta-Wei Tsai, and tubist Elijah Wirth.
Guitarist Martha Masters (BM ’94, MM ’96), president of the Guitar Foundation of America and first-prize winner in the GFA's International Solo Competition in 2000, will return to her alma mater to perform as part of the third annual Fret Festival, presented by the Preparatory Guitar Department. Her recital will be held on Sunday, Mar. 4, at 6:00 PM in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, concluding the day of workshops, master classes, and children's activities, plus a vendor fair and a Conservatory Ensemble Showcase. Tickets to the recital are $20 ($10 for Peabody Preparatory or Conservatory students, faculty, and staff) and may also be purchased as part of Fret Festival admission. For details, visit peabody.jhu.edu/fretfest.
Free noon recital
At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Brassivity will perform Bach's Little Fugue in G minor, Michael Kamen's Quintet, and the Allegro Vivo movement from Eugene Bozza's Sonatine for Brass; and the Eastern Edge Brass Quintet will perform Fanfare from Paul Dukas' La Peri, the Con brio movement from Malcolm Arnold's Quintet for Brass, and Josef Zawinul's Birdland. The members of Brassivity are trumpeters Yanbin Chen and Tristan Clarke, hornist Joel Watts, trombonist Emily Joseph, and tubist Scott Miller. The members of the Eastern Edge Brass Quintet are trumpeters Austin Boyer and Emily Korth, hornist Elizabeth Fryer, trombonist Frances Yu, and bass trombonist Joseph Buono. Also on the program are Johann Melchior Molter's Concerto No. 2 in D major, performed by Chen with pianist Lia Wang; Henri Tomasi's Concerto, performed by Clarke with pianist Lixia Li; and Allen Bonde's Ballad in Blue, performed by Joseph with pianist Bethany Pietroniro.
Conservatory student recitals
Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 11 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.
Harlan D. Parker will lead the Peabody Chamber Winds in a free concert on Wednesday, Mar. 7, 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
Faculty artist Donald Sutherland, organ, will perform with the C Street Brass Quintet on Sunday, Mar. 11, 4:00 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
The Peabody Opera Theatre will present four performances of Robert Ward's The Crucible, Wednesday, Mar. 14-Saturday, Mar. 17, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
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