Monday, November 12, 2012

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

Sopranos Janna Critz, HuanHuan Ma, and Alexandra Razskzoff will appear with tenor Halim Shon, baritone Jeffrey Gates (in the title role), and basses Jeffrey Martin, Seonghyeon Park, and Alex Rosen in the Peabody Opera Theatre's new production of Don Giovanni, to be presented this Friday at 7:30 PM and this Sunday at 3:00 PM at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 West Mount Royal Avenue. For tickets, visit lyricoperahouse.com.

Other area events this week, November 12-18, 2012

Former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Conducting Fellow Lee Mills (GPD '11, AD '12, Conducting) will conduct a performance of Stravinsky's Firebird by the Towson University Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 8:15 PM in Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall at the Towson University Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit events.towson.edu.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 8:15 PM, faculty artist Michael Formanek, jazz bass, will perform as part of Towson University's Bill and Helen Murray Jazz Residency featuring percussionist Matt Wilson. Also performing will be saxophonist Jeff Lederer and trumpeter Dave Ballou. The concert will take place in the Recital Hall at the Towson University Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit events.towson.edu.

Vivre Musicale will present Disturbia, a program of trauma-related music, on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 PM. Works by Stravinsky, Floyd, Copland, and Schubert will be performed by soprano Hillary LaBonte (MM '10, Voice), mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen (MM '09, Voice), and baritone William Schaller (MM '09, GPD '11, Voice), among others, at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 233 North Charles Street. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4:00 PM, Vivre Musicale will present a recital by harpist Jacqueline Pollauf (BM '06, Harp; MM '07, Harp Pedagogy) at 834 On The Avenue, 834 West 36th Street. For tickets, visit vivremusicale.org.

Soprano Rachel Grider and pianist Rayna Slavova, both Master of Music candidates, will perform songs and arias by Glinka, Cui, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 3:30 PM. The concert, which benefits the National Federation of the Blind, will be held at Mount Calvary Church, 816 North Eutaw Street. To RSVP, e-mail dotkid.nusbaum@gmail.com.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 PM, Charm City Baroque will give a free concert at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 233 Charles Street.

Also on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington's MOSAIC Project will perform two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 PM, as part of the Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series. For tickets, visit showclix.com.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, flutist Nick Fitton, oboist Qiuzi Hu, clarinetist Hillary Zirkle, hornist Jacob Poulos, and bassoonist Hillary Erb will perform Piazzolla's Libertango; piccolist Vanessa Miller will perform La Montaine's Piccolo Sonata with pianist Alberto Pena; flutist Eric Maul will perform Fukushima's Mei; flutist Yoon Jung Huh will perform Berio's Sequenza; flutist Grace Wang will perform Halffter's Debla; bassoonist Dillon Meacham will perform Tansman's Suite for bassoon and piano with pianist Lior Willinger; and flutists Jared Edmiston, Yanghee Kim, and Eunsil Kang will perform Einhorn's Felicite's Parrot.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are nine 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

  • Scenes from eight operas will be presented at Peabody Opera Potpourri: An Operatic Lollapalooza on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Baltimore Baroque Band will join the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble to perform Charpentier's Messe de Minuit at concerts titled Noël on Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Pianist Ann Schein will receive the 2012 Peabody Distinguished Alumni Award at a solo recital on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.