Monday, March 11, 2013

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

The Peabody Opera Theatre will present Lakmé, a work by Léo Delibes set in British India, this Wednesday through Saturday, March 13-16, at 7:30 pm in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. First performed in Paris in 1883, Lakmé is best known for its Act I Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais) and Act 2 Bell Song (L'Air des clochettes). Directing the production is Andrew Chown, with Hajime Teri Murai conducting the Peabody Concert Orchestra. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students with ID. For tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

Events at Peabody, March 11-17, 2013

The Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center will present author, critic, and composer Greg Sandow, who will give a talk, "The Future of Classical Music," on Tuesday, March 12, at noon, in Room 206C (Conservatory Building). The talk is free and open to the Peabody community.

Area events this week

Faculty member Ernest Liotti will speak about "Beethoven, The Humanist" as part of the Concert Artists of Baltimore's Lyceum Series on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:00 pm. The series takes place at various historic homes in Mount Vernon. For more information, visit cabalto.org or call 410-625-3525.

Organist Felix Hell (AD '07, MM '08, Organ), a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate, will perform Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3, "Organ,' with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, March 14, at 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 16, at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, March 17, at 3:00 pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. On Friday, March 15, at 8:15 pm, Hell will perform the work at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Also on the program for the Thursday and Sunday concerts are Poulenc's Organ Concerto and Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice. For tickets, visit bsomusic.org.

Soprano Jessica Lennick (MM '10, Voice) will be featured in the Philadelphia premiere by Concert Operetta Theater of Apple Blossoms by Fritz Kreisler and Viktor Jacobi. The performances will take place on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, at 4:00 pm, at the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. For more information, visit concertoperetta.com.

The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society will present international competition winners Rafael Aguirre and Petrit Ceku (GPD '11, Guitar) in a joint concert on Saturday, March 16, at 8:00 pm, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. To purchase tickets, visit bcgs.org.

Music in the Great Hall will present two Yale Gordon Competition winners—Artist Diploma candidate Dmitry Volkov, cello, this year's winner, and Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Yury Shadrin, piano, last year's winner—on Sunday, March 17, at 2:00 pm. The duo will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Fauré, and Debussy at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road. To purchase tickets, visit migh.org.

Tempesta di Mare, founded by faculty artists Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, will perform Handel's Messiah on the 270th Anniversary of its London premiere with Choral Arts Philadelphia on Sunday, March 17, at 4:00 pm. Featured soloists will include faculty artists Ah Young Hong and William Sharp. A pre-concert recital at 3:00 pm by sopranos Sara MacKimmie (MM '11, Voice) and Nola Richardson (MM '11, Voice), with Stone on theorbo, will focus on Messiah's Italian Precursors. Both performances will take place at the University of Pennsylvania's Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. For tickets, visit tempestadimare.org.

Free noon recitals

Harpists Laura Stokes and Jordan Thomas will be featured at this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Stokes will perform Nino Rota's Concerto for Harp with pianist Zoe Coppola, then a solo piece, Marcel Tournier's Jazz-Band. Thomas will join her to perform John Thomas' Carmen Fantasy, then he will perform Alberto Ginastera's Concerto for Harp with pianist Sheng Yuan Kuan.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 17 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

  • The Preparatory Young People's String Program will hold its Spring Concert on Sunday, March 24, 2:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Tempest Trio—violinist Ilya Kaler, cellist Amit Peled, and pianist Alon Goldstein—will give a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert with violist Li-Kuo Chang 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.