Monday, October 8, 2012


The Peabody Wind Ensemble welcomes C Street Brass back to Peabody this Wednesday, Oct. 10, for a Free Fall Baltimore concert at 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Founded at Peabody and coached by faculty artist Joe Burgstaller, C Street—trumpeters Kyle Anderson (MM ’11, Trumpet) and Scott Nadelson (BM ’11, Trumpet), hornist Eric Damashek (GPD ’12, Horn), trombonist Gabriel Colby (BM ’10, Trombone), and tubist Edwin Brown (GPD ’12, Tuba)—became the first Chamber Ensemble in Residence at Carnegie Mellon University this fall. Harlan D. Parker will conduct the free concert, for which advance tickets are required. To reserve tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

Chair of Jazz Studies Gary Thomas will lead a performance by the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 PM in Peabody's East Hall. On the program are Herbie Hancock's Dolphin Dance and Walt Weiskopf's City of Sin; Day In, Night Out; Night in Ferrara; and Victory March. 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.

Other area events this week

Faculty artist Victoria Chiang, viola, and her Aspen String Trio colleagues David Perry, violin, and Michael Mermagen, cello, will play works by Schubert, Strauss, Dohnányi, and Martinů tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:00 PM at the University of Baltimore's Wright Theater. Jonathan Palevsky (MM ’86, Guitar), program director of WBJC, will provide commentary. The theater is located on the fifth floor of the UB Student Center, 21 West Mount Royal Avenue. For tickets, visit

Bassist Andy Kohn (AD ’89, Double Bass) and pianist Jeanne Kohn will give a free recital on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 8:00 PM in Goucher College's Merrick Hall, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. On the program are works by Bach, Beethoven, Bruch, Bartók, Kodály, and Hindemith.

The Russian Trio—Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Nikita Borisevich, violin; Artist Diploma candidate Dmitry Volkov, cello; and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Katherine Harris (MM ’11, Piano), piano—will perform works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 8:00 PM at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410.385.2638.

On Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 PM, the Embassy of the Russian Federation will host a gala opening for the Russian Chamber Art Society, founded and directed by Vera Danchenko-Stern, who teaches singing in Russian at the Conservatory. Admission includes cocktails, a buffet dinner, and a performance of arias by singers including Timothy Mix (BM ’01, Voice), baritone, with Danchenko-Stern at the piano. The Embassy is located at 2650 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit

Duo Amaral—guitarists Mia Pomerantz-Amaral (BM ’06, MM ’07, GPD ’08, Guitar) and Jorge Amaral (GPD ’04, MM ’06, Guitar)—will play works by Albéniz, Rodrigo, Ginastera, and Ramírez on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 PM at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. For tickets, visit

Also on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8:00 PM, faculty artist Paul Bollenback, jazz guitar, will perform as part of the Montpelier Fall Jazz Series at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel. For tickets, visit

Misto di Voci Ensemble—David Yarbrough (DMA ’99, Violin), Paula Hickey (MM ’97, Clarinet), and Daniel Lau (MM ’90, DMA ’98, Piano)—will play works by Bach, Brahms, Kreisler, and Arutiunian on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4:00 PM. The concert will be held at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410.385.2638.

Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello) will perform Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3:00 PM. The concerts will take place at the Maryland Theatre, 21 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. For tickets, visit

Director of Choral Activities Edward Polochick, artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore, will conduct a concert in CAB's Maestro Series featuring choral and orchestral works by Mendelssohn and Britten on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2:30 PM. Faculty artist Herbert Greenberg will be the soloist for a performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor. The concert will be held in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. For tickets, visit

On Sunday, Oct. 14, at 6:00 PM, faculty artist Brian Ganz, piano, will perform mazurkas, nocturnes, and polonaises by Chopin as part of the Washington Performing Arts Society's What Makes It Great? series hosted by Rob Kapilow. Please note that this event, in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., is sold out.


Free noon recitals

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will feature performances by piano students from the Conservatory.


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


Upcoming concerts

  • Pianist Benjamin Pasternack will perform sonatas by Russian composers at a concert in the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Wind Ensemble, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, and the Peabody Concert Orchestra, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai, will give a joint concert on Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Sylvia L. Green Competition winner Kisma Jordan (GPD ’12, Opera), soprano, will perform Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.