Monday, May 6, 2013


    Events at Peabody

    The Peabody Computer Music Consort will perform new works by students in the Conservatory’s Computer Music Department at a free concert tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 pm, in Peabody’s Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The artistic director for the concert is Geoffrey Wright and the technical director is McGregor Boyle.

    Events at Peabody, May 6-12, 2013

    The Peabody Preparatory's Vella Silver Recital will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 pm. The free recital will take place in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall.

    On Saturday, May 11, at 3:30 pm, the Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Levitov, will perform works by Scheidt, Bach, Haydn, Puccini, and Villa-Lobos. Cellist Caleb Park, winner of the 2013 Junior Concerto Competition, will be the soloist for the orchestra’s performance of Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major. In addition, the Preparatory String Ensemble will play works by Vivaldi, J. Strauss, Harburg and Arlen, and Del Borgo at the free joint recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

    The Peabody Youth Orchestra, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, will perform works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Debussy at a free concert on Saturday, May 11, at 7:00 pm, in Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Harpist Anna Dunlap, winner of the 2013 Preparatory Concerto Competition, will be the soloist for the PYO’s performance of Saint-Saëns' Morceau de concert.

    On Sunday, May 12, at 3:00 pm, the Preparatory Wind Orchestra, conducted by Elijah Wirth; the Preparatory Wind Band, conducted by Karen Seward; and the Preparatory Concert Band, conducted by Danielle Schmitt, will give a joint concert including works by John Philip Sousa, Leonard Bernstein, and Ruby Fulton (DMA '09, Composition), and world premieres by the alumnus now known as Pixel and Master of Music candidate Andrew Boss. The free concert will take place in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

    Area events this week

    The Evolution Series, founded by faculty member Judah Adashi (MM '02, DMA '11, Composition), will present an evening of words and music by John Luther Adams on Tuesday, May 7, at 8:00 pm. At 7:00 pm, there will be a pre-concert conversation with the composer, who will read selections from his writings between performances by bassist Joe Magar; pianists Kenneth Osowski (DMA '05, Piano) and Master of Music candidate Ta-Wei Tsai (BM '11, Piano); violinist Lauren Rausch, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate; and percussionists Ian Rosenbaum (BM '08, Percussion) and senior Terry Sweeney. The performance, which is sold out, will take place at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. Tickets may be available at the door.

    On Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 pm, 48 musicians from the Peabody Conservatory and other divisions of The Johns Hopkins University will perform three works by Master of Music candidate Andrew Boss at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 10 East Mount Vernon Place. The free concert will include the work premieres of Boss' Concerto for Cello and Orchestra with soloist Dmitry Volkov, 2012 Yale Gordon Competition winner, and his Movement for String Quartet, performed by the Centre Street Quartet, a 2013 Peabody Honors Ensemble. The composer will perform his award-winning Fantasy Nocturne and Toccata for Solo Piano.

    Faculty member Ernest Liotti will give a talk, "Toscanini: Myth and Legend," as part of Concert Artists of Baltimore's Lyceum Series on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 pm. The series takes place at various historic homes in Mount Vernon. For tickets, visit or call 410-625-3525.

    The world premiere of Camelot Requiem by Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Joshua Bornfield, with a libretto by Caitlin Vincent (MM '09, Voice), will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at 7:30 pm, at First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, 210 West Madison Street. The opera was commissioned by The Figaro Project to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Images from the Lowenherz Collection of Kennedy photographs, part of the Archives and Special Collections of Peabody's Arthur Friedheim Music Library, will be on display. For tickets,

    The Conservatory bassoon studio of Phillip Kolker will play Five Dances by Scott Pender (MM '85, Composition), as well as works by J. S. Bach and P. D. Q. Bach, at a free concert on Saturday, May 11, at 2:00 pm, at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street.

    The Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio—violinist Brenda Anna ('83, Violin), cellist Jason Love (BM '92, Cello; MM '94, Conducting), and pianist Nancy Smith—will perform works by Schumann, Ravel, and Shostakovich at a free concert on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.

    Free noon recital

    The Centre Street Quartet will perform selections from Debussy’s Quartet in G minor and Mendelssohn's Quartet No. 6 in F minor on Tuesday, May 7, at noon, at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street.

    Conservatory student recitals

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

    Upcoming concerts

  • Students in the Preparatory's Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program will give a free recital on Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 pm, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

  • The Peabody Children’s Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby, will perform on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 3:30 pm, at The Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia.

  • This year’s Preparatory Spring Dance Performances, Scenes from Sleeping Beauty, will take place on Sunday, May 19, 1:00 and 4:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.