Monday, February 18, 2013


Events at Peabody

The Conservatory's Black Student Union will present "Evolution,' its third annual Soulful Expressions benefit concert, on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3:00 pm, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Featured performers will include Peabody alumni, current BSU students, the Shipley Project Dancers, and the Children's Chorus of the James McHenry Elementary School. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Events at Peabody, Feb. 18-24, 2013

A celebration of the life and leadership of Steven Muller (1927-2013), President Emeritus of The Johns Hopkins University, will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Muller served as JHU president from 1972 to 1990, during which time he guided the affiliation of the Peabody Institute with the university. A reception will follow at 5:00 pm in the George Peabody Library. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra concert on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8:00 pm has been dedicated to Dr. Muller.

Area events this week

Soprano Lindsay Kesselman will join the SONAR New Music Ensemble, founded by Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Colin Sorgi (BM '09, Violin), at Old Songs, a free concert of new music inspired by old music, on Friday, Feb, 22, at 8:00 pm. Works by Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA '10, Composition), faculty member Oscar Bettison, and others will be performed at Old Saint Paul's, 233 North Charles Street. For more information, visit

Pianist Lura Johnson, a Conservatory faculty member, will give a free recital with bass-baritone Kevin Deas on Friday, Feb. 22, at 1:15 pm, in Georgetown University's McNeir Hall, 37th and O Streets NW, Washington, D.C. The concert is part of the PostClassical Ensemble's Dvorak and America festival.

Greg Jukes (BM '10, Percussion) will narrate Russell Peck's Playing with Style and serve as host for the Columbia Orchestra's upcoming Young People's Concert, High Seas Adventure, conducted by Jason Love (BM '92, Cello; MM '94, Conducting). Performances are Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. To purchase tickets, visit

The Poulenc Trio - Irina Kaplan, piano; Vladimir Lande, oboe; and Bryan Young (BM '96, Bassoon) will present a concert titled "Diaspora - Music and Art" with guest artist Anton Lande, violin, and host Jonathan Palevsky (MM '86, Guitar). The concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3:00 pm, at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

Faculty member Diba Alvi, soprano, and undergraduates Daniel Moody, countertenor, and Peter Scott Drackley, tenor, will be among the soloists at Transcendence and Transformation, a concert by Handel Choir of Baltimore and Chandos Singers on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3:00 pm. There will be a talk by faculty member Richard Giarusso one hour prior to the performance, which will take place at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit

Student recitals

This week is Audition Week and no recitals by Conservatory students are scheduled. Recitals will resume next week.


Upcoming concerts

  • Cellist Qin Li-Wei, Head of Cello Studies at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, will perform with his faculty colleague, pianist Albert Tiu, on Monday, Feb. 25, 7:30 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Harrison Winter Piano Competition Winner Moritz Winkelmann will perform 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 direct a performance by the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble on Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 pm in East Hall.