Tuesday, October 16, 2012

EVENTS @ PEABODY, OCTOBER 16-21

Events at Peabody

Faculty artist Benjamin Pasternack, piano, will perform Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 1, Scriabin's Sonata No. 5, Shostakovich's Sonata No. 2, and Prokofiev's Sonata No. 7 at a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8:00 PM. Pasternack, who joined the Conservatory faculty in 1997, studied with Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute and was the grand prize winner of the inaugural World Music Masters Piano Competition. Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, 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.

Events at Peabody, October 15-21, 2012

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, at 7:30 PM. The Peabody Wind Ensemble will perform Marc Mellits' Requiem for a Hummingbird, Steven Bryant's Paean, Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, and Michael Gandolfi's Vientos y Tangos. The Peabody Concert Orchestra will perform Alexander Borodin's Symphony No. 2 in B minor. Tickets for this JHU Family Weekend concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall 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. Please note that this concert is free for Conservatory family members who have registered for Family Weekend in advance.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8:00 PM, Sylvia L. Green Competition winner Kisma Jordan (GPD ’12, Opera), soprano, will perform Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hajime Teri Murai. Also on the program are Stravinsky's Petrouchka, conducted by Murai, and Vessel (cantus in memoriam Suzy Young) by Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Joshua Bornfield, the winning work in the Macht Orchestral Composition Competition, conducted by BSO/Peabody Conducting Fellow Alexandra Arrieche. Tickets for this JHU Family Weekend Concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall 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. Please note that this concert is free for Conservatory family members who have registered for Family Weekend in advance.

Other area events this week

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:00 PM, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians Michael Lisicky, oboe; faculty artist Philip Munds, horn; and Mary Woehr, piano, will perform works by Schumann, Kahn, and von Herzogenberg at a concert titled Classical Affairs. The concert will be held in the University of Baltimore's Wright Theater on the fifth floor of the UB Student Center, 21 West Mount Royal Avenue. For tickets, visit etix.com.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 8:00 PM, clarinetist Joel Weszka (BM ’11, MM ’12, Clarinet), a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate, and pianist Michael Delfin, a senior, will perform a free all-Brahms recital at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street.

Yarn/Wire, a New York-based quartet of two pianists and two percussionists, will perform works by Tony Makarome, associate professor at Peabody's sister conservatory, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8:00 PM. The free concert, which will also feature works by Christopher Burns, Andrew MacIntosh, and John Cage, will be held in Merrick Hall at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

Mezzo-soprano Diana Cantrelle (MM ’12, Voice, Pedagogy) will sing the role of Maddelena in Verdi's Rigoletto with Capital Opera Harrisburg on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 PM and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 3:00 PM. The performances will take place at the Linglestown Life Family Center, 1430 North Mountain Road, Harrisburg, Pa. For tickets, visit capopera.com.

The Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Concert Series will present a concert by faculty artist Donald Sutherland, organ, the church's director of music emeritus, and C Street Brass—trumpeters Kyle Anderson (MM ’11) and Scott Nadelson (BM ’11), hornist Eric Damashek (GPD ’12), trombonist Gabriel Colby (BM ’10), and tubist Edwin Brown (GPD ’12)—on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 PM. The concert, which is free with suggested donation amounts, will be held at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda.

New site-specific dance pieces choreographed by Peabody Dance Artistic Director Carol Bartlett will be danced by Preparatory students to live music by Conservatory cello, guitar, and early music ensembles at free performances on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The performances, titled Crossing Time and Distance, will take place in the Sculpture Court of the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, violinist Peter Kwon will perform Wieniawski's Variations on an Original Theme in A major with pianist Sheng-Yuan Kuan; violist Yang Guo will perform the Chaconne from Bach's Violin Partita No. 2; bassist Rudy Albach will perform Bottesini's Tarantella in A minor with pianist Yejin Lee; cellist Javier Iglesias Martin will perform Ligeti's Sonata for Cello; and violinist Michelle Shin will perform Paganini's Cantabile and La Campanella.

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 Preparatory Young People's String Program, coordinated by Janet Melnicoff-Brown, will present a free Halloween Concert on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2:00 PM
  • in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • 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.