Monday, March 18, 2013


Events at Peabody

The spring concert of the Peabody Preparatory Young People's String Program (YPSP), coordinated by Janet Melnicoff-Brown, will be held on Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 pm, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. YPSP, pictured here performing at Flower Mart 2012, is a creative blend of Suzuki philosophy, Paul Rolland's approach to movement in string playing, and traditional string pedagogy. The concert is free and open to the pubic.

During Spring Break, Peabody Conservatory students are participating in an intensive one-week course called Creative Leadership Immersion taught by Dan Trahey (BM '00, Tuba; BM '00, Music Education) and Jill Collier. Key collaborators include London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's ORCHKids program, and Baltimore's City Neighbors High School. The week will culminate with performances on Friday, March 22, at 1:00 pm, at Shriver Hall and on Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 pm, at City Neighbors High School, 5609 Sefton Avenue. The Saturday performance is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 pm, The Figaro Project will present an encore performance of musical theatre excerpts, Mr. Figaro Goes to Broadway, featuring singers Kimberly Christie (MM '12, Voice), Andrew Spady (MM '12, Voice), Caitlin Vincent (MM '10, Voice), and Nathan Wyatt (MM '10, Voice), and pianist Ta-Wei Tsai (MM '11, Piano). The performance will take place at Germano's Trattoria, 300 South High Street. For reservations, call 410.752.4515.

Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Eric Zuber (BM '05, AD '09, Piano), a Preparatory and Conservatory alumnus who is a finalist in this year's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform Saint-Saƫns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor with Concert Artists of Baltimore on Saturday, March 23, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Also on the program for the 8:00 pm concert, conducted by faculty member Edward Polochick, is Beethoven's Mass in C major. To purchase tickets, visit

Also on Saturday, March 23, at 8:00 pm, Cameron Blake (MM '07, Violin) will perform with The Manly Deeds at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street, to celebrate the release of his CD, Without the Sound of Violence. Blake composed the songs on the CD, on which he sings and plays guitar and piano. To purchase tickets, visit

On Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 pm, cellist Amit Peled, a faculty artist, will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Brahms with pianist Alon Goldstein (GPD '95, MM '96, Piano) in the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit

On Sunday, March 24, at 3:00 pm, the Woodbridge Flute Choir, with Tara Nadel (BM '04, Flute), will give a free Concerto Scholarship Concert at Gregory Theater of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va. To purchase tickets, visit

Student recitals

This week is Conservatory's Spring Break and no student recitals are scheduled. Recitals will resume next week.

Upcoming concerts

  • Tempest Trio—violinist Ilya Kaler, cellist Amit Peled, and pianist Alon Goldstein—will perform as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Tuesday, April 2, 8:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Tim Murphy will direct a performance by the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble on Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm, in East Hall.
  • The life and legacy of Peabody Dance Artistic Director Carol Bartlett, who died last December, will be celebrated at a free event, Remembering Carol Bartlett, on Sunday, April 7, 7:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets must be reserved in advance by -emailing Please note that the Choreography Showcase scheduled for April 6-7 has been canceled.