Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Events at Peabody

Students of Marina Piccinini will present a Bach Marathon tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The free event, at which all of Johann Sebastian Bach's sonatas for flute and harpsichord, and the solo partita, will be performed, will begin at 7:00 pm and conclude at approximately 10:00 pm.



Events at Peabody, Jan. 22-27, 2013

The studio of Violaine Melançon will present Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano from the 1770s at two recitals on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:00 and 8:00 pm. The free recitals will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

A Bach Cello Suites Symposium will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The free symposium will include performances by Peabody students and faculty member Ken Johansen and lectures by faculty members Julian Gray, Mark Janello, John Moran, and Andrew Talle.

On Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3:00 pm, the Peabody Preparatory will present its Winter Honors Recital, at which winners of the Honors Competition will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Wolf, Ravel, de Falla, and Quilter. The free concert will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Area events this week

The Dueling Sopranos—Maggie Finnegan (MM '10, Voice) and Kimberly Christie (MM '12, Voice)—will present "Anything You Can Sing, I Can Sing Higher" at Germano's Trattoria, 300 South High Street, tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 pm. Call 410-752-4515 for reservations. There will also be a performance on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 30 pm at First Christian Church, 5802 Roland Avenue, with tickets available at the door.

In a preview of his upcoming Adalman recital, faculty artist Victor Danchenko, violin, will perform works by Brahms, Schumann, Prokofiev, and Franck with his Peabody colleagues Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, and Soovin Kim, violin, on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8:00 pm at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

The Mendelssohn Piano Trio—violinist Peter Sirotin (GPD '97, Violin; GPD '99, Chamber Ensemble), cellist Fiona Thompson, and pianist Ya-Ting Chang (BM '96, MM '98, Piano)—will perform two Mozart piano quartets with guest violist Michael Stepniak (MM '98, Viola) on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 pm as part of the Embassy Series. The concert will take place at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit embassyseries.com.

Pianist Lura Johnson, a Conservatory faculty member, will perform Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor with the Delaware Symphony, conducted by David Amado, on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2:00 pm. The performances will take place at the Grand Opera House, 818 North Market Street, Wilmington. For tickets, visit ticketsatthegrand.org.

On Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8:00 pm, Ana Vidovic (AD '07, Guitar) will give a recital as part of the Marlow Guitar Series at Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Please note that this concert is sold out. For information, visit marlowguitar.org.


Free noon recital

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will feature guitarists Jeremy Lutty, performing Bach's Sonata in A minor, BWV 1003; Oscar Somersalo, performing Napoléon Coste's Fantaisie Dramatique, Op. 31, "Le Départ"; John Williams, performing Antonio Jose's Sonata for guitar; Yameng Wang, performing Giulio Regondi's Rêverie Nocturne, Op. 19; and Meng Su, performing Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Rondo, Op. 129.


Conservatory student recitals

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

  • Faculty artists Victor Danchenko, violin; Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano; and Soovin Kim, violin, will give the first spring concert in the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 8:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Women's Chorus will join the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai, to perform Claude Debussy's Noctures on Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Hajime Teri Murai will lead a performance by the Peabody Concert Orchestra of works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein on Friday, Feb. 8, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.