Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Events at Peabody

Events at Peabody, April 15-21, 2013

In conjunction with the Defiant Requiem performances, Peabody and the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies are co-sponsoring "A Singer in the Requiem Chorus: The Story of Marianka Zadikow in Theresienstadt." This free talk by Deborah Dwork, director of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, will be held on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 pm, in Goucher College's Kelley Lecture Hall, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

The final talk of the Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium series will be held on Wednesday, April 17, with a talk by Gary Tomlinson of Yale University, "The Evolutionary Emergence of Music: A Discussion." The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5:00 pm in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).

The Music Theory Department will present Lawrence Zbikowski, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, as a visiting guest lecturer on Wednesday, April 17, at 1:30 pm, on "Words and Music" in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. This lecture is open to the public.

Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artist Dan Yu (BM '97, MM '99, Harp) will perform Bright Sheng's Never Far Away with the Peabody Concert Orchestra, conducted by Edward Polochick, on Wednesday, April 17, during the Conservatory's Alumni Celebration and Reunions. The 8:00 pm concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall is dedicated to the memory of Mary C. Walker (TC '34, Piano) and Lynn Taylor Hebden (TC '51, AD '54, Voice). Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

A free Piano Ensemble Recital will be held on Friday, April 19, at 4:00 pm, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Works by Arensky, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Strauss, Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky will be performed.

The winners of the Part-Recital Competition will be featured in a free Peabody Preparatory recital on Sunday, April 21, at 7:30 pm, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Megan Rabe, violin, will perform Charles De Beriot's Concerto No. 9, Op. 104. Xiyu (Shirley) Shen, piano, will perform works by Mozart, de Falla, and Ravel. Handong Park, piano, will perform works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Debussy. Alan Zhang, violin, and Hsia-Ying Lin, piano, will perform works by Messiaen and Franck.


Area events this week

Faculty member Ernest Liotti will speak about "Classical Music, the Pop Music of its Day?" as part of the Concert Artists of Baltimore's Lyceum Series on Wednesday, April 17, 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.

Faculty artist Courtney Orlando will perform Oliver Knussen's solo violin work, Secret Psalm, on Thursday, April 18, at 8:00 pm. Orlando will also perform with the Ensemble Signal on the Composer Portraits concert with all-Knussen works. The performance will take place at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York.

Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club continues on Saturday, April 20, with the Gary Thomas Duo, when tenor saxophonist and flutist Gary Thomas, who chairs the Conservatory's Jazz Studies Department, will perform with special guest Jack DeJohnette, drums. The two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 pm, will take place at The Johns Hopkins Club, located on the Homewood campus at 3400 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit showclix.com.

Also on Saturday, April 20, at 2:00 pm, Les Trois Harpes—freshman harpists Olivia Kim, Melody Swen, and Hannah Young—will perform in a free Salon Concert at the Fine Arts and Music Reading Room in the Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street.

American Studio Orchestra will present a concert titled "Showtime" with Broadway and movie favorites, including Les Misérables, Pirates of The Caribbean, Lincoln, and more on Saturday, April 20, at 3:00 pm. The Lyric Brass with Conservatory and Preparatory faculty member Larry Williams (BM '88, GPD '90, French Horn), who serves as the ASO's artistic director, will also be featured. The free concert will take place at Falvey Hall in the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, 1300 W Mount Royal Avenue. For more information, visit americanstudioorchestra.com.

Deanne Meek (BM '88, Voice) will perform with the 21st Century Consort on Saturday, April 20, at 5:00 pm, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, 8th & G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. For more information, visit 21stcenturyconsort.com.

The Peabody Consort, an early music ensemble directed by Mark Cudek (MM '82, Lute), will perform a program titled "In the Circle of Henry VIII" at the Kent Chamber Music series on Saturday, April 20, at 7:00 pm. The concert will be held in the parish hall of St. Paul's Parish Kent, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown. For more information, visit kentchambermusic.com.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation will present "An Afternoon of Exquisite Chamber Music," featuring faculty artists Maria Lambros, viola, and Michael Kannen, cello, on Sunday, April 21, at 3:00 pm. The will perform Mozart's G minor Piano Quartet, the first Shostakovich String Quartet and Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major. The free concert will take place at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation's Goodwin Center, 7401 Park Heights Avenue. For more information, visit exquisitechambermusic.org.

As one of two winners of the 2012-13 Vocal Arts DC Young Artists Competition, baritone Jeffrey Grayson Gates, a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate, will perform on Sunday, April 21, at 4:00 pm, at the Washington Conservatory of Music's Glen Echo Park location, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo. For more information about the free concert, visit washingtonconservatory.org.

On Sunday, April 21, at 4:00 pm, 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." The performance will take place at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.


Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Goodwin Hall, double bassist Vincent Trautwein and pianist Luis Alberto Pena Cortes will perform Dmitri Shostakovich's Adagio; violinist Dian Zhang will perform Eugene Ysayë's Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 27; violinist Maggie Dixon will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne; violist Dmitri Yevstifeev and pianist Lia Wang will perform Johannes Brahms' Viola Sonata No. 1, Op. 120, No. 1; and cellist Courtney Sharp and pianist Michael Delfín will perform Robert Schumann's Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70.


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 peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.


Upcoming concerts

  • Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin, conducted by creator Murry Sidlin, will have its Baltimore premiere on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24, at 8:00 pm, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Conservatory students will perform original works by middle-school students from Baltimore's Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy in a Junior Bach Recital on Friday, April 26, 3:30 pm, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.
  • The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek, will celebrate its 25th birthday with Le Gratie d'Amore—Music and Dance of the Italian Renaissance on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, 7:30 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.