The Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy Festival String Orchestra, coordinated by Christian Tremblay, will present a free concert on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2:00 pm. The Performance Academy for Strings brings together serious string students in grades 7-12, playing at the upper intermediate and advanced level. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Concertmaster Jonathan Carney will be the guest conductor for the performance at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street.
Area events this week, January 14-20
OPERA America will present An Evening with Kevin Puts on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7:00 pm, at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY. Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music for Silent Night, Kevin Puts, a member of the Conservatory composition faculty, will perform on piano for an evening of performances of his works. The event is free and open to the public and will also be streamed live at operaamerica.org.
Also at An die Musik this week, faculty artist Michael Formanek, bass, will perform with Freddie Redd & Friends--Freddie Redd, piano, and Brad Linde, tenor saxophone--on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 8:00 pm. And on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8:00 and 9:30 pm, Peabody Preparatory alumnus Cyrus Chestnut will present a 50th birthday concert. For tickets to both concerts, call 410-385-2638.
Faculty artist Brian Ganz, piano, will be the soloist with the National Philharmonic on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8:00 pm, in an all-Chopin concert. The performance will take place at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, Md. For tickets and more information, visit nationalphilharmonic.org.
Soprano Joann Moorer (MM '11, Voice), a GPD voice student of Steven Rainbolt, and pianist Jiayin Shen (DMA '11, Piano), who are on the music faculty of Garrison Forest School, will perform works by Mozart, Handel, and Mendelsohn at a recital on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 9:00 am. The concert will take place at the school's Garland Theater, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills.
Free noon recital
At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, presented by the Piano Department, Teodora Adjarova will perform Pancho Vladigerov's Autumn Elegy, Op. 15, No. 2; BongHee Lee will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's Etudes-Tableaux; ChenChen Wang will perform Arnold Schönberg's Six little piano pieces, Op. 19; Rieko Tsuchida will perform Karol Szymanowski's Variations in B-flat minor, Op. 3; and Marianna Prjevalskaya will perform Robert Schumann's Novelette Op. 21, No. 8 in F-sharp minor.
Conservatory student recitals
Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are two 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.
- The winners of the Preparatory's Winter Honors Competition will perform at a free recital on Sunday, Jan. 27, 3:00 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall
- 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.
- Hajime Teri Murai will lead the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and Women's Chorus on Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.