Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Michael HerschPeabody's 2012-2013 season officially begins today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 8:00 PM, with Images from a Closed Ward, a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert devoted to the music of Michael Hersch (BM '95, MM '97, Composition), who chairs the Conservatory's Composition Department. Pianist Hersch will perform, as well as faculty artist Gary Louie, alto saxophone, and guest artists Miranda Cuckson, violin, and the Blair String Quartet. Tickets for the concert 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 - September 17-23, 2012

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 12:30 PM, Jacqueline Pollauf (BM '06, Harp; MM '07, Harp Pedagogy) will perform a recital at Goucher College's Merrick Lecture Hall, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson. The performance is free and open to the public.

The Musicology Doctor of Musical Arts Colloquium will begin the school year with guest speaker Joshua Walden, a Mellon Fellow with The Johns Hopkins University, presenting his free lecture "Identity and Likeness in Musical Portraiture of the 20th and 21st Centuries" also tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:00 PM, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

Danielle Buonaiuto (MM '12, Voice, Musicology) and Lisa Perry (MM '11, Voice) will perform in an inaugural concert presented by OUTERSPACES in a program titled Bellerophon. The performance will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 PM, at the Mount Vernon Music Space, 1015 N. Charles St. Donations are suggested.

Pianist Yuliya Gorenman ('95) will be the featured soloist with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 in the symphony's season opening concert on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8:00 PM. The concert will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit alexsym.org.

The second year of the Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series will open with vibraphonist Joe Locke. The Joe Locke Trio, with drummer Eric Kennedy and bassist Mike Pope, will play two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 PM, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit showclix.com.

C Street Brass—Kyle Anderson (MM '11, Trumpet), Edwin Brown (GPD '12, Tuba), Gabriel Colby (BM '10, Trombone), Eric Damashek (GPD '12, Horn), and Scott Nadelson (BM '11, Trumpet)—will be presented by the Community Concerts at Second music series. The free performance, on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 PM, will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. For more information, visit communityconcertsatsecond.org.

An die Musik Live and the Walters Art Museum will present a program titled Festive Baroque Music for Brass: Music of Bach, Gabrielli, Holborne, Handel on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 PM, performed by the Symphony Brass Quintet – Doctor of Musical Arts candidates Tom Bithell (GPD '97, Trumpet) and Seth Horner, tuba; Andrew Balio, trumpet; Gabrielle Finke, horn; and David Murray, trombone. The concert will take place at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

Free noon recital

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, flutist Raoul Cho and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen will perform Otar Taktakishvili's Sonata for Flute and Piano and Ian Clarke's The Great Train Race, and pianist Ronaldo Rolim will perform Claude Debussy's Images, Book II and César Franck's Prélude, Choral et Fugue.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are three 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 first concert in the Peabody Jazz Series will feature the Peabody Jazz Orchestra, led by Michael Formanek, on Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 PM, in East Hall.
  • Hajime Teri Murai will conduct a performance by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 with soloist Dmitry Volkov, winner of the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition on Saturday, Sept 29, 8:00 PM, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8:00 PM, faculty artists Richard Stone, lute, and Adam Pearl, harpsichord, will perform in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.