Monday, March 5, 2012

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

C Street BrassOn Sunday, Mar. 11, at 4:00 PM, faculty artist Donald Sutherland will perform on Peabody's 3000-pipe Holtkamp organ with the C Street Brass Quintet—trumpeters Scott Nadelson and Kyle Anderson, hornist Eric Damashek, trombonist Gabriel Colby, and tubist Haim Mazar. On the program are works by Eugene Bozza, Louis-Nicolas Clerambault, David Conte, Michel-Richard Delalande, David Sampson, and Charles-Marie Widor.

Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold 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. Please note that this concert replaces a concert by organist Kyle Babin, which was canceled.

On Tuesday, Mar. 6, at 6:00 PM, prior to the piano rehearsal of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, OperaDocs will present "Marriage: More Than You May Have Wanted to Know," a talk by Marty Wasserman, M.D., J.D., former Maryland secretary of health and mental hygiene. The talk—with a medical orientation, but broad appeal—will be held at the Maryland State Medical Society's Krause Library, 1211 Cathedral Street. A visit to the rehearsal will follow. Reservations are $50 per person, which includes a $10 tax-deductible contribution to Lyric Opera Baltimore. To reserve a place, call Amanda Colaianni at 410-900-1161. Performances of Le Nozze di Figaro will take place at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 110 West Mount Royal Avenue, on Friday, Mar. 9, at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, Mar. 11, at 3:00 PM. For tickets, visit lyricoperahouse.com.

Also on Tuesday, Mar. 6, the Evolution Contemporary Music Series, founded by faculty member Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), will present The Music of Martin Bresnick. The performers will include Doctor of Music Arts candidates Lauren Rausch, violin, and Tracy Anne Smith, guitar; seniors Peter Kibbe, cello, and Georgi Videnov, vibraphone; Kenneth Osowski (DMA ’05, Piano), piano; and the Peabody Percussion Group. The concert will take place at 8:00 pm at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street, with a pre-concert conversation at 7:00 PM.

For tickets, visit evolutionseries.org. Bresnick will also speak at a Composition Department seminar at noon in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Also this week

The Peabody Chamber Winds, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, will present a free concert on Wednesday, Mar. 7, at 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The program includes Samuel Adler's Music for Eleven, Claude Arrieu's Dixtuor pour instruments à vent, and Joachim Raff's Sinfonietta, Op. 188.

Faculty artists Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher will perform with Conservatory students on Thursday, Mar. 8, at 8:00 PM at the Library of Congress. The concert honors Leon Fleisher's long musical friendship with Dina Koston and the Theater Chamber Players ensemble they co-founded in 1968. On the program are Koston's Messages, composed for Fleisher in 2002, Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, and Ligeti's Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures. A pre-concert talk with Fleisher and Voice Department Chair Phyllis Bryn-Julson will be held at 6:15 PM in the Whittall Pavilion. The free concert will take place in Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building, First and Independence Streets SE, Washington, D.C. For information about tickets (required), visit loc.gov/concerts.

A recital of compositions written by music theory students at the Conservatory will be held on Friday, Mar. 9, at 10:30 AM in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The recital is free and open to the public.

Also on Friday, Mar. 9, at 7:30 PM, Vivre Musicale will present senior Martiros Shakhzadyan, violin, and the AM/PM Saxophone Quartet—DMA candidate Jeremiah Baker (BM ’08, MM ’09, Saxophone), Miguel Bolivar (MM ’08, Saxophone, Composition), Zach Herchen (BM ’06, Recording Arts; BM ’07, MM ’09, Saxophone), and Cara Salveson (BM ’06, MM ’08, Saxophone)—performing works by Ryu Noda, Evan Chambers, Jacob Ter Veldhuis, Astor Piazzolla, and Miguel Bolivar. The concert will take place at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

On Sunday, Mar. 11, Intersections, a New America arts festival, will feature several Conservatory musicians at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. Saxophonist Jeremiah Baker will perform in the Kogod Lobby at 1:30 PM, as part of The Washington Post Café Concert Series, then join Vivre Musicale and Full Circle Dance Company at 2:30 PM in the Lang Theatre. At 4:30 PM, the early-music ensemble Harmonious Blacksmith, founded by Peabody alumni Joseph Gascho and Justin Godoy, will give a concert titled MIMESIS in the Lang Theatre. For more information, visit intersectionsdc.org.

Also on Sunday, Mar. 11, at 3:00 PM, the student chamber groups Brassivity, Eastern Edge Brass, and the Latin American Trio will perform at Applause for a Cause, a concert benefiting the Preparatory's Tuned-In program, which provides tuition-free lessons, musicianship classes, and ensemble experiences for promising students in Baltimore City music schools. Appearing with his combo will be ninth-grader Keith Davenport, a Preparatory trumpet student in the Tuned-In program who won first place in the "Stars of Tomorrow" segment of Amateur Night at the Apollo's Super Top Dog! competition in New York. Applause for a Cause will take place at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. Tickets are available at andiemusiklive.com, by calling 410-385-2638, and at the door. An after-concert party will begin at 5:00 PM at Goodfellas Sports Bar, 336 North Charles Street.

Free noon recital

The program for this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall includes a variety of Renaissance and baroque works performed by Julie Bosworth, soprano; Wade Davis, baroque cello; Dina Goldberg-Strassler, recorder; Kerry Holahan, soprano; Maggie Hummel, baroque cello; Brian Kay, archlute and Renaissance lute; Daniel Ketter, baroque cello; Elizabeth Merrill, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Moody, countertenor; Patrick Quinn, recorder; Niccolo Seligmann, bass viol; faculty artist Richard Stone, theorbo; Helen-Jean Talbott, recorder; Aik Shin Tan, recorder; and Qin Ying Tan, harpsichord.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 17 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
  • The Peabody Opera Theatre will present Robert Ward's The Crucible with the Peabody Concert Orchestra, Wednesday, Mar. 14-Saturday, Mar. 17, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Preparatory's Young People's String Program, coordinated by Janet Melnicoff-Brown, will give a free concert on Sunday, Mar. 25, 2:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Percussion Celebration, a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert, will feature Conservatory faculty artists, alumni, and students on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

To listen to Audio Program Notes for a specific concert, visit peabody.jhu.edu/events one week prior and click on the headphones icons on the concert webpage.