Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Events at Peabody

Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club continues on Saturday, Oct. 27, when bassist and faculty artist Blake Meister (BM '08, Jazz Double Bass) will perform with tenor saxophonist and flutist Gary Thomas, who chairs the Conservatory's Jazz Studies Department; guitarist Paul Bollenback, also a faculty artist; and pianist Dave Kikoski. The two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 pm, mark the release of Meister's CD Septagon. The Johns Hopkins Club is located on the Homewood campus at 3400 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit showclix.com.

Events at Peabody, October 22-28, 2012

On Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2:00 pm, the Preparatory Young People's String Program, coordinated by Janet Melnicoff-Brown, will present its annual Halloween Concert in costume in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Other area events this week

Dariusz Skoraczewski, (BM '94, GPD '96, Cello), principal cello of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Jonathan Carney, BSO concertmaster, will perform Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello with the orchestra on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3:00 pm, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. There will also be a performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8:00 pm. For tickets, visit bsomusic.org.

Rafaela Dreisin (MM '10, Trumpet), director of Classical Revolution Baltimore, and other Peabody students and alumni involved with Classical Revolution Baltimore and Classical Revolution DC will speak and perform at TEDxMidAtlantic on Saturday, Oct. 27. The conference will take place at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit tedxmidatlantic.com.

Elizabeth Hungerford (BM '10, Voice) and Alison Mondel, sopranos, and Kristen Dubenion-Smith (BM '05, Voice), mezzo-soprano, will perform free concerts with the medieval ensemble Eya on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8:00 pm at Mount Calvary Church, 816 North Eutaw Street; on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2:00 pm at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 233 North Charles Street; and on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7:00 pm at the Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, Md. For more information, visit eyaensemble.com.

The Charm City Windsflutist Stephanie Ray (MM '12, Flute); oboist Emily Cich (BM '11, MM '12, Oboe); clarinetist Jennifer Hughson (MM '12, Clarinet); hornist Shona Goldberg-Leopold (MM '12, Horn), a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate; and bassoonist Robert Sirois (BM '12, Bassoon, Music Education)—will present their debut recital on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1:00 pm at Mount Vernon Music Space, 1015 North Charles Street. The event, which includes a post-concert reception, is free and open to the public.

Violinist Nick Currie (BM '96, Violin) and pianist David Kreider (BM '65, MM '79, Piano) will perform works by Brahms and Debussy with cellist Adam Gonzalez at a Chamber Music on the Hill concert on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3:00 pm. The concert will be held at The Forum in the Decker College Center at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. For tickets, visit mcdaniel.edu.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4:00 pm, Baltimore City Medical Society Foundation will present a gala in honor of its 40th anniversary and in commemoration of the War of 1812. Musicians from Lyric Opera Baltimore and Peabody will perform patriotic favorites under the direction of James Harp (BM '81, MM '82, Voice), artistic director of the Modell Center for the Performing Arts and a Conservatory faculty member. A reception precedes the concert, which will begin at 4:30 pm in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. For tickets, call 410-625-0022.

Cellist Frances Borowsky, a Master of Music candidate, will premiere Sonata for Two Cellos and Piano by William Milner (BM '51 Music Education; DMA '75, Composition) with cellist Cecylia Barczyk and pianist Elizabeth Borowsky on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 pm. The concert, part of Towson University's International Cello Festival, will take place in Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts, 8000 York Road, Towson. For tickets, visit towson.edu.

A free concert of vocal music by Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Andrew Haile Austin will be presented at Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 233 North Charles Street, on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 8:00 pm. Three works will be premiered: Hopkins Songs for flute, soprano, and cello; Songs of Flowers and Angry Poets for baritone and piano; and Medusa: A Cantata in Five Stanzas for soprano and chamber ensemble. In addition to the Sonar New Music Ensemble, founded by GPD candidate Colin Sorgi, the performers will include cellist Allison Drenkow, a junior; flutist Eric Maul, a senior; baritone Nicholas Dogas, soprano Seana Johnson, and pianist Bethany Pietroniro, all Master of Music candidates; and soprano Lisa Perry (MM '11, Voice), a DMA candidate.

Free noon recitals

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall features guitar students Benjamin Lougheed, performing Joaquin Turína's Sevillana; Brian Barone, performing Francisco Tarregá's Capricho Arabe and the Allegro vivo movement from Joaquin Turína's Sonata, Op. 61; Yi Sak Lee, performing Isaac Albéniz's Leyenda-Asturias; Spencer Artwick, performing Bach's Suite in C minor, BWV 997; David Kalwa, performing Mauro Giuliani's Variations, Op. 105; and Cassidy Payne, performing Napoleon Coste's Les Soirees D'Auteuil, Op. 23.

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

  • Soprano Susan Narucki will perform with the Peabody Trio at a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Edward Polochick will conduct a performance of Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore by the Peabody Singers on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7:30 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Hajime Teri Murai will lead the Peabody Concert Orchestra in a performance of works by Libby Larsen, Igor Stravinsky, and Paul Hindemith on Friday, Nov. 2, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.