Monday, April 1, 2013


Events at Peabody

Tempest Trio—violinist Ilya Kaler; cellist Amit Peled, a faculty artist; and pianist Alon Goldstein—will perform works by Beethoven, Dvořák, and Bloch as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Tuesday, April 2, at 8:00 pm in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. For tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

Events at Peabody, April 1-7, 2013

On Tuesday, April 2, from 12:00 to 12:50 pm, Peabody alumnus and veteran music contractor Ed Goldstein will describe what contractors look for in the musicians they hire and show you how to earn a place at the top of a contractor's list. Bring your one-page résumé. This Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center event, in Room 206C (Conservatory Building), is free and open to the Peabody community.

The Arianna Quartet, a Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble, will give a rehearsal techniques presentation on Thursday, April 4, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm in 16LH (Leakin Hall) and master classes in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre on Thursday, April 4, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm and on Friday, April 5, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. All are free and open to the public.

As part of their Hittman residency, the Arianna String Quartet will give a free performance of works by Beethoven and Lacerda on Friday, April 5, at 12:30 pm in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

On Friday, April 5, at 7:30 pm, Tim Murphy will direct the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble's spring semester performance in Peabody's East Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. For tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

"Remembering Carol Bartlett," a celebration of the life and legacy of the longtime Peabody Dance artistic director, who died last December, will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance by calling the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800 or emailing Please note that the Choreography Showcase scheduled for April 6 and 7 has been canceled.

Area events this week

On Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 pm, Conservatory voice students Joshua Diaz, Nicholas Emory Dogas, Vanessa Rosas, Katherine Runkel, and Eric M. Sweeney will give a free recital of songs by Ives, Poulenc, Heggie, and others at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. The recital's title, "A Small Part of the Pantomime," is taken from Wallace Stevens' poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. A setting of five of the "ways" by Joel Mandelbaum will have its world premiere.

The Russian Trio—violinist Nikita Borisevich, cellist Dmitry Volkov, and pianist Katherine Harris Rick—will give a free performance as part of the new Music in the Mezzanine series at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, 100 International Drive, on Thursday, April 4, at 5:00 pm.

Also on Thursday, April 4, at 8:00 pm, SONAR New Music Ensemble, founded by violinist Colin Sorgi, a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate, will premiere works by its five [radarlab] composers at First Unitarian Church, 12 West Franklin Street. For more information, visit

On Saturday, April 6, at 8:00 pm, Peabody students and alumni will perform in a concert by the National Philharmonic and the National Philharmonic Chorale, conducted by Piotr Gajewski, titled "Bach: Sleepers Awake!" The concert will take place at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For tickets, visit

Saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore, a sophomore; pianist Jon Birkholz (BM '07, Jazz Piano); and bassist Brian Brunsman, a Master of Music candidate, will perform at a Jazz Lunch at Bolton Deli, 130 McMechen Street, on Sunday, April 7. For more information, email

On Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 pm, Master of Music candidate William Wisnom (BM '12, Organ), will give a free organ recital at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road.

Also on Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 pm, Conservatory students will perform at a free "Concert of Defiance" in East Hall. Coordinated by cellist Jessica Korotkin and harpist Hannah Young, the concert, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, is intended to spread awareness of the Holocaust and other historical times of adversity.

Soprano Nola Richardson (MM '11, Voice), alto Jessica Renfro (MM '03, GPD '05, Voice), tenor Jeff Fahnestock (AD '91, Voice), and bass Phillip Collister are the soloists for a performance of Bach's Mass in B minor on Sunday, April 7, at 4:00 pm. The concert, part of the Bach Concert Series, will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 South Charles Street. For tickets, visit

"Oh Beautiful Eyes, You Wound Me," a performance of works by Barbara Strozzi and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani by soprano Sara Mackimmie and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Merrill, both Conservatory alumnae, and theorbist Laudon Schuett, will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 5:00 pm at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

Free noon recitals

This week's free Thursday Noon recital, by The Jazz Composers' Ensemble, will take place in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Tenor saxophonist Omari Russell, pianist Mark Meadows, bassists Brian Brunsman and Ben Merliss, and drummer Matt Treadwell will perform an original composition by each member of the ensemble.

On Friday, April 5, at noon, cellists from the studio of Alison Wells will give a free Peabody on the Court recital in the sculpture court of the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 29 recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit

Upcoming concerts

  • Harlan D. Parker will lead a performance by the Peabody Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Hall.
  • Violinist Lauren Rausch will join the Peabody Camerata, conducted by Gene Young, at a free concert on Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Faculty artist John Walker will give an organ concert, "Souvenirs de Paris," on Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.