Monday, February 11, 2013

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

The Peabody Chamber Opera will return to Baltimore's Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, to present "Love and Let Love," a double-bill that pairs a cabaret, Conversations of the Heart, with Svadba—Wedding by Ana Sokolovic, sung in Serbian. At 6:45 PM on opening night, Thursday, Feb. 14, Sokolovic (pictured) will give a pre-performance talk. She will also participate in a post-performance Q&A with stage director Jennifer Blades, music director JoAnn Kulesza, and the singers: Rebecca Evans, Kristina Gaschel, Elizabeth Kerstein, Joann Moorer, Julia Park, and Brieann Pasko. Performances are Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 14-16, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students with I.D. For tickets, call 410-752-8558 or visit theatreproject.org.

Events at Peabody, Feb. 11-17, 2013

The János Quartet, a 2011-2012 Honors Ensemble, will join the Peabody Wind Ensemble, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, to perform Erwin Schulhoff's Concerto for String Quartet and Winds. Also on the program for the concert, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 PM, are works by Paul Hindemith, Vincent Persichetti, and Wataru Hokoyama. A limited number of free 'student rush' tickets for students from Hopkins and other colleges and universities will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to the performance. 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.

The Peabody Jazz Orchestra, directed by Michael Formanek, will perform works by Duke Ellington, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Kenny Dorham, Miles Davis, and Joe LaBarbera on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 PM, in Peabody's East Hall. Tickets for the concert 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.

Faculty artist Marina Piccinini, flute, will be featured in a concert by the Peabody Camerata, conducted by Gene Young, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 PM, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. On the program for the free concert, part of the Camerata's 25th Anniversary Season, are Harry Partch's Barstow, Conlon Nancarrow's Piece No. 1 for Small Orchestra, Henry Brant's Angels and Devils, and Gene Young's Silence—A Fable.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8:00 PM, faculty artists from the Peabody Conservatory will perform Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, Ravel's Chansons madécasses, and works by Schubert and Zemlinsky at Transfigured Night, a concert in the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series. Tickets for the 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.

Tonight

A Conservatory jazz ensemble—saxophonist Adam Corson, guitarist Kevin B. Clark, bassist Jonathan Guo, and drummer Byung Kang—will perform tonight, Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 PM, at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

Area events this week

Saxophonist and composer Russell Kirk (BM '05, Jazz Saxophone) will perform with his group The Path—vocalist Micah Smith, guitarist Kevin Clark (BM '12, Jazz Guitar), bassist Mike Pope, and drummer Lee Pearson—on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8:00 and 9:30 PM, at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

Also on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8:00 PM, violinist Hilary Hahn, a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council and a Preparatory alumna, will give a recital with pianist Cory Smythe. Works by Bach, Corelli, and Fauré, and selections from Hahn's Encores Project, will be performed at this Washington Performing Arts Society concert at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit wpas.org.

Concert Artists of Baltimore will present 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), with guest violist Michael Stepniak (MM '98, Viola)—on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:30 pm at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place. For tickets, visit cabalto.org.

VAt this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, bassist Cody Raum will perform Jacob Druckman's Valentine; cellist Dan Ketter will perform Sergei Prokofiev's Cello Sonata, Op. 119, with pianist Kimberly Kong; violist Yang Guo will perform George Enescu's Konzertstuck for Viola and Piano with pianist Michael Sheppard; and violinist Nikita Borisevich will perform Henryk Wieniawski's Variations on an original theme, Op. 15, with pianist Margarita Loukachkina.

Conservatory student recitals

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

  • Harrison Winter Piano Competition Winner Moritz Winkelmann will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, guest conducted by Leon Fleisher, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Gary Thomas will lead a performance by the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble on Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 PM in East Hall.
  • Organist Judith Hancock of the University of Texas at Austin will perform on Sunday, Mar. 3, 4:00 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.