Monday, April 9, 2012

MAKING MUSIC THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Peabody TrioThe Peabody Trio will perform Brahms' Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8, at the final concert in this season's Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Tuesday, Apr. 10, at 8:00 PM. Also on the program are Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78, played by faculty artists Violaine Melançon, violin, and Seth Knopp, piano; and Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38, by cellist Natasha Brofsky and Knopp. Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert 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.

Also this week

The first concert in the annual Peabody at Homewood series will take place on Tuesday, Apr. 10, at 5:00 PM. Jazz guitarists Kevin B. Clark and Michael Benjamin, both seniors, will perform at the Homewood Museum on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 for the general public and $5 for students. To reserve seats (strongly recommended), call 410-516-5589 or visit museums.jhu.edu.

Student dancers and musicians from the Preparatory and the Conservatory will perform at the dedication ceremony of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, the new Johns Hopkins pediatric hospital, and the Sheikh Zayed Tower, the new home of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, on Thursday, Apr. 12. The hour-long ceremony at the East Baltimore medical campus begins at 5:00 PM.

On Thursday, Apr. 12, the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble, led by Tim Murphy, will perform at 7:30 PM in Peabody's East Hall. The program includes Evidence by Thelonius Monk, Dienda by Kenny Kirkland, Mambo for Horace by Eric Howard, At Last by Etta James, and Freedom Jazz Dance by Jimmy Heath. 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.

The Figaro Project will present Opera á la Carte on Friday, Apr. 13, at noon at Washington College's Gibson Center for the Arts, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Md. The free concert will feature baritone Jason Buckwalter (MM ’06, GPD ’08), contralto Kristina Lewis (MM ’11), and soprano Caitlin Vincent (MM ’09), the Figaro Project's general director.

Guest artists Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone, and Jack Walrath, trumpet, will perform with the Peabody Jazz Orchestra, led by Michael Formanek, at the PJO's Charles Mingus 90th Birthday Celebration Concert on Friday, Apr. 13. On the program are Moanin', Sue's Changes, Boogie Stop Shuffle, Duke Ellington's Sound of Love, and other works by the legendary bassist and bandleader. Tickets for the concert, at 7:30 PM in East 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.

On Saturday, Apr. 14, at 7:30 PM, soprano Danielle Buonaiuto, a Master of Music candidate, will perform Luciano Berio's Folk Songs with the Peabody Camerata, conducted by Gene Young. Also on the program for the free concert in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall are The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, Dialogues and Commentaries by Hale Smith, and Questa by Michael Kibbe.

Faculty artist John Walker, organ, will give a recital celebrating the War of 1812 Bicentennial on Sunday, Apr. 15, at 4:00 PM. Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner by John Knowles Paine, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, Variations on America by Charles Ives, two works by colonial composers, and other works will be performed on the 3000-pipe Holtkamp organ in Leith Symington Griswold 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.

The Baltimore Music Club will present the winners of its 2012 competition in the senior and student age categories in a joint recital on Sunday, Apr. 15, at 3:00 PM at the Peabody Preparatory's Towson campus, 949 Dulaney Valley Road. The following Peabody students and alumni were first-place winners: One Age Category: guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin (BM ’08, MM ’10, Guitar); Senior Age Category: violinist Nikita Borisevich, flutist Andrew Foley, and pianist Ge Zhu; Student Age Category: cellist Christine Jina Lee, tenor Ben Shaver, bassoonist Sarah Whalen-Cohen, and pianist Christine Yoon.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Conservatory piano students Sue Anne Cho, Michael Delfin, Yilang Han, Jee In Hwang, and Joohee Lee will perform works by Bach, Ravel, and Liebermann.

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
  • Master of Music candidate Stephen Mulligan and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Blair Skinner will conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Apr. 21, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Jazz guitarist John Scofield and his trio will play two sets on Saturday, Apr. 21, 8:30 and 10:00 PM at the Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street.
  • Harlan D. Parker will lead the Peabody Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, Apr. 25, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.