Monday, March 26, 2012

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Robert van SiceTuesday, Mar. 27, at 8:00 PM, a Percussion Celebration will feature Peabody faculty artists Robert van Sice, percussion, and Seth Knopp, piano, performing Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Cage's Living Room Music, and other 20th-century works with Peabody students and alumni. The Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert will take place in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets 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.

Also this week

An Die Musik will present several Peabody alumni in concert this week, including Grace Shryock (BM ’06, Oboe) and pianist Paul J. Carroll (BM ’04, MM ’05, Organ) on Wednesday, Mar. 28, at 7:00 PM. On Friday, Mar. 30, at 8:00 PM, David Starobin (BM ’73, Guitar) and baritone Patrick Mason (BM ’72, Voice) will perform works by Fernando Sor, Niccolò Paganini, David Starobin, John Musto, and Franz Schubert. Starobin recently became a member of the Guitar Foundation of America's Hall of Fame. On Saturday, Mar. 31, at 1:00 PM, Abe Minzer (MM ’78, Piano) will present the Complete J.S. Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. An die Musik is located at 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

On Thursday, Mar. 29, Thomas Hecht (MM ’84, DMA ’87, Piano) will conduct a Piano Ensemble Master Class in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall at 10:00 AM. Hecht is the head of piano studies at Peabody's sister conservatory Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. Junior Ivan Moshchuk and Master of Music candidate Margarita Loukachkina will present Rachmaninov's Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos, Op. 5. MM candidates Daeun Choi and Sooji Han will present Ravel's La Valse for two pianos. Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Yury Shadrin and MM candidate Tian Lu will present Rachmaninov's Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17.

The Peabody Preparatory Harp Department will present a free master class with the San Francisco Symphony's principal harpist, Douglas Rioth, on Friday, Mar. 30, at 5:30 PM, at the Towson Campus, 949 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

On Saturday, Mar. 31, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, Apr. 1, at 3:00 PM, Peabody Dance will hold its annual Choreography Showcase, danced by upper-level Peabody Dance students and outstanding young guest professionals. Eight Peabody Conservatory cellists will perform Arvo Pärt's Fratres as the live accompaniment for one of three premieres by Peabody Dance Artistic Director Carol Bartlett. Four of the six works on the program will be danced to live music by Conservatory cello, guitar, and early music ensembles in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets 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.

Duo Transatlantique—Benjamin Beirs (BM ’06, GPD ’09, Guitar; MM ’07, Guitar Pedagogy) and Maud LaForest (BM ’06, MM ’07, Guitar)—will give a performance on Saturday, Mar. 31, at 8:00 PM, at Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street, Baltimore. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students at the door. For more information about the gallery, visit jordanfayecontemporary.com.

Saxophonist and composer Russell Kirk (BM ’05) and his group, The Path, will play two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 PM, on Saturday, Mar. 31, at the Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street. This is the second of four dates in the new series Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club. For tickets, visit showclix.com.

Free noon recital

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, organists Grace Kim, John Meyers, William Wisnom, and Christopher Keenan will perform works by J.S. Bach, Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupre, and Joel Martinson.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 37 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 Brass Ensemble, directed by James Olin, will perform a free concert on Wednesday, Apr. 4, 7:30 PM, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Trio—faculty artists violinist Violaine Melançon and pianist Seth Knopp with cellist Natasha Brofsky—will present an all-Brahms Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, Apr. 10, 8:00 PM, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • On Thursday, Apr. 12, 7:30 PM, the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Murphy, will perform in East 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.