Harlan D. Parker will conduct a free performance by the Peabody Chamber Winds on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 pm, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. On the program are Mozart's Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major, K. 375; Sylvestre Revueltas' Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca; and Guy Woolfenden's Suite Française.
Events at Peabody, March 3-10, 2013
The Peabody Conservatory Humanities Department will present a talk by faculty member Elizabeth P. Archibald, "What Kind of Teacher Taught You to Speak So Stupidly? Negotiating Education in Medieval Europe," on Thursday, March 7, at 6:00 pm, in the George Peabody Library, 17 East Mount Vernon Place. The talk is free and open to the public.
A birthday celebration concert for soprano Ruth Drucker, professor emeritus at Towson University and a longtime member of the Peabody Conservatory faculty, will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 pm. Drucker's current and former students will perform. The event will be held in the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall at the Towson University Center for the Arts, 8000 York Road. For tickets, visit tutigertracks.com/ruth2013.
On Saturday, March 9, and Monday, March 11, festive bows will adorn the campus as Preparatory and Conservatory students, parents, faculty, and staff join in celebrating the generous donors who support Peabody. Have a brownie, sign a thank-you note, and find out why "Today is a Gift!"
A Preparatory Faculty Recital will take place on Sunday, March 10, at 3:00 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Performing works by Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Ravel will be violinists Lauren Rausch and Christian Tremblay; cellists Lavena Johanson, a guest artist, and Alicia Ward; and pianists Chad R. Bowles, Hanchien Lee, Jiayin Shen, and Ta-Wei Tsai. The recital is free and open to the public.
On Sunday, March 10, at 6:00 pm, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter," as part of the What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow series in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Please note that this Washington Performing Arts Society concert is sold out. For information, visit wpas.org.
Area events this week
Faculty artist Katherine Needleman, principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will perform Richard Strauss' Oboe Concerto in D major with the BSO on Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street; and on Saturday, March 9, at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. All three concerts are at 8:00 pm. For tickets, visit bsomusic.org.
The Washington Conservatory of Music will present a free recital by pianist Michael Adcock (MM '89, DMA '02, Piano) on Saturday, March 9, at 8:00 pm, at the Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda.
Also on Saturday, March 9, at 8:00 pm, faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM '75, Guitar) will perform in New York with the Beijing Guitar Duo—Meng Su (PC '09, GPD '11, Guitar) and Ya-Meng Wang (MM '08, GPD '11, Guitar)—at the 92nd Street Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue. To purchase tickets, visit 92y.org.
The Morpheus Trio—mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler (BM '92, MM '94, Voice); hornist Larry Williams (BM '88, GPD '90, French Horn), a Conservatory and Preparatory faculty member; and pianist Daniel Lau (MM '90, DMA '98, Piano)—will perform Schubert's Auf dem Strom and Warren's The Peace of Wild Things on Sunday, March 10, at 3:00 pm. This Chamber Music on the Hill concert will be held at Decker College Center at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster. For information, visit mcdaniel.edu.
An die Musik will present two shows featuring Peabody musicians on Sunday, March 10. At 3:00 pm at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street, soprano Heather Lockard-Wheeler (GPD '03, Voice); mezzo-soprano Jennifer Blades (MM '97, GPD '98, Voice), a Conservatory faculty member; baritone Andrew Sauvageau (MM '08, GPD '10, Voice); and pianist Diane Kinsley will present a program titled "Kennst du das Land: An Exploration of the Songs from Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre by Johann Wolfgang Goethe." Then, at 5:30 pm at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, An Die Musik's Early Music Series at the Walters will conclude with soprano Nola Richardson (MM '11, Voice) and trumpeter Andrew Balio performing works by Handel, Bach, and Scarlatti. For tickets, call 410.385.2638.
A new exhibition, "For Love or Money: Art, Commerce & Stephen Crane," featuring works from the Wertheim-Frary Collection of materials by and about the author of The Red Badge of Courage, has opened at the George Peabody Library, 17 East Mount Vernon Place. A grand opening and reception will be held on Sunday, March 10, at 4:30 pm. Admission to the exhibition, which runs through June 14, is free.
Free noon recitals
Four organ students will perform in Leith Symington Griswold Hall at this week's free Thursday Noon recital, dedicated to the memory of organist Marie-Claire Alain (1926-2013). Lizao Wang will play Toccata in D minor and Fugue in D major from Max Reger's Twelve Organ Pieces, Op. 59; John Meyers will play Fugue No. 1 from Robert Schumann's Six Fugues on the name BACH for organ, Op. 60; Theodore Davis will play Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540; and William Wisnom will play Dieu parmi nous (God among us) from Olivier Messiaen's La Nativite du Seigneur.
Conservatory student recitals
Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are nine 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.