Monday, May 14, 2012

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

CinderellaPeabody Dance's end-of-season performances of Cinderella will take place on Sunday, May 20, at 1:00 and 4:00 PM in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The production's choreography—to the music of Prokofiev—is by Artistic Director Carol Bartlett, assisted by faculty members Laura Dolid, Meredith Rainey, and Timothy Rinko-Gay. More than 100 students, from ages 6 to 18, will dance in each performance. All seats are $8, general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 410.234.4626.

Also this week

A free recital by students in the Preparatory's Adult and Continuing Education program will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:00 PM in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

Baltimore Concert Opera will present Puccini's Il TritticoSuor Angelica, Il Tabarro, and Gianni Schicchi—on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, May 20, at 3:00 PM. Conducted by Michael Borowitz with James Harp (BM ’81, MM ’82, Voice) at the piano, the performances will take place at the Engineers Club, 11 West Mount Vernon Place. For tickets, visit baltimoreconcertopera.com.

On Saturday, May 19, at 3:30 PM, the Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth, and the Preparatory Wind Band, directed by Karen Seward, will present a free joint concert in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Trumpeter Keith Davenport, who won first place in the Stars of Tomorrow segment of Amateur Night at the Apollo's Super Top Dog! competition last fall, will be the soloist with the Wind Orchestra.

Doctor of Musical Arts candidate and Preparatory faculty member Joseph Kneer (MM ’09, Violin) will direct a performance of Arthur Honegger's oratorio King David at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 20, at 3:00 PM. The performance will feature organists Stephen Harouff (MM ’08, Organ) and John Walker, a Conservatory faculty artist and the church's Minister of Music emeritus; The Chancel Choir; and soloists Lydia Beasley (MM ’09, Voice), soprano; Diane Schaming (MM ’09, Voice), alto; and Christian Waugh, a Master of Music candidate, bass. Also performing will be the Conservatory student ensemble Brassivity—trumpeters Yanbin Chen and Tristan Clarke, hornist Joel Watts, trombonist Emily Joseph, and tubist Scott Miller (BM ’10, Tuba)—and percussionist Georgi Videnov, a senior. The church is located at 1316 Park Avenue. For tickets, visit browndowntown.org.

Next week

On Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 PM, soprano Laura Strickling (MM ’06, Voice) will perform works by Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini as part of the Art After Hours series at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. For tickets, visit strathmore.org.

Legendary jazz drummer and bandleader Roy Haynes, 87, will receive the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America on Thursday, May 24, at Peabody's graduation ceremonies. The event, which is not open to the public, will be held in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Haynes and his Fountain of Youth Band will close this spring's Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series on Saturday, May 26. For tickets, visit showclix.com.

The Baltimore Vocal Arts Foundation will present Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, featuring soprano Juliana Marin (MM ’10, Voice); mezzo soprano Sonya Knussen, a Master of Music candidate; tenor Michael Rainbow (MM ’11, Voice); baritone Andrew Sauvageau (MM ’08, GPD ’10, Voice); and dancers from the BCCC community in the Fine Arts Theater at Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, on Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26, at 7:00 PM. For tickets, visit missiontix.com.