Monday, April 2, 2012


Jupiter String QuartetThe Jupiter String Quartet will spend several days at Peabody this week through the Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble Program. On Thursday, Apr. 5, at 3:00 PM, the quartet—violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough—will lead a class/discussion on rehearsal techniques in Room 206C (Conservatory Building). Master classes in Peabody's East Hall will be presented on Thursday at 7:00 PM and Friday at 2:30 PM. On Friday at 12:30 pm, the quartet will give a free performance of Schubert's String Quartet No. 15 in G major in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall.


British violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved, founder and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet and Ensemble Triolog, will give a presentation on Tuesday, Apr. 3, at 3:30 PM in Room 308C (Conservatory Building) during the Composition Department's weekly seminar. On Wednesday, Apr. 4, at 8:00 PM, Skærved will give a free recital of contemporary works for solo violin at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 233 North Charles Street.

Behavioral specialist Stephen Paul Adler, PhD, will join trumpeter Joe Burgstaller of the Conservatory faculty to present Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing, a performance master class for all instruments, on Tuesday, Apr. 3, at 7:00 PM in LH215 (Leakin Hall).

Also on Tuesday, Apr. 3, the Evolution Contemporary Music Series, founded by faculty member Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), will present the International Contemporary Ensemble performing works by John Cage, Nathan Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, and others. In addition, students from the Baltimore School of the Arts who were mentored by ICE will perform a work by George Lewis. 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

Also this week

The Musicology Doctor of Musical Arts Colloquium continues on Wednesday, Apr. 4, with "'O my fleeting days': Jacopo Peri and the Subjectivities of Florentine Solo Song c. 1600," by Tim Carter of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Richard Goldthwaite of Johns Hopkins University. The talk, free and open to the public, will take place at 5:00 PM in Room 308C (Conservatory Building). An aria by Peri will be performed by alumni Nola Richardson, soprano, and Kevin Dixon-Payne, lute.

At the Peabody Brass Ensemble’s Brass Bash on Wednesday, Apr. 4, the Peabody Horn Ensemble will give the world premiere of Frank Gulino's The Hero's Horn with soloist Kristin Stauffer, trombone. Also on the program for the concert, directed by James Olin, are works by Frescobaldi, Jobim, Ewazen, and others performed by the Peabody Brass Band, the Peabody Brass Ensemble, the Trombody Peabones, Bonehedz, and Brass Quintet. The free concert will take place at 7:30 PM in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, jazz vocalists Hannah Elson, Cheng Cheng Guo, Irene Ialenti, Anaïs Naharro-Murphy, Queena, Caitlin Reed, and Laura Spence will perform with tenor saxophonist Adam Corson, pianist Ignatius Perry, bassist Joe Hull, and drummer Byung Kang. Directed by faculty artist Jay Clayton, the program is titled Singing and Playing the Jazz Standards.

On Friday, Apr. 6, at noon, Master of Music candidate Qin Ying Tan, harpsichord, will give a recital with Charm City Baroque in the Peabody on the Court series at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 19 recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit

Upcoming concerts
  • The Peabody Trio—violinist Violaine Melançon, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist Seth Knopp—will play an all-Brahms concert on Tuesday, Apr. 10, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Tim Murphy will direct a performance by the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, Apr. 12, 7:30 PM in East Hall.
  • The Peabody Jazz Orchestra, led by Michael Formanek, will present a Charles Mingus 90th Birthday Celebration Concert on Friday, Apr. 13, 7:30 PM in East Hall.