Monday, October 14, 2013


Events at Peabody

Faculty artist Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, will be the featured soloist for Mahler's Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai, on Saturday, October 19, at 8:00 pm. Graves, who is in her second year of teaching at Peabody, is well known for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila at the Metropolitan Opera, among others. Also on the program will be Verdi's Overture to "I vespri siciliani" and Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin. Tickets for the concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, 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.

Other Peabody events this week, October 14-20, 2013

The Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium continues on Wednesday, October 16, with a talk by Christopher Doll of Rutgers University, "What's in a Numeral?: Pentatonicism versus Diatonicism in Popular Music." The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 4:00 pm in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).

On Friday, October 18, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Formanek, will perform Stella by Starlight by Victor Young, Blue Bossa by Kenny Dorham, Dolphin Dance by Herbie Hancock, My Ship by Kurt Weill, Invitation by Bronislau Kaper, Such Sweet Thunder by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, Black Narcissus by Joe Henderson, and Perisina by McCoy Tyner. Tickets for the concert, in East Hall, 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.

For off-campus events which feature Peabody students, faculty, and/or alumni, please download Peabody's iPhone app or visit Events will also be posted on the Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page. Visit for the full Peabody events calendar.


Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Hall, violinist Hojean Yoo and pianist Michael Sheppard will perform three movements from William Walton's Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61; Andrew Dissen, double bass, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major; violist Nannan Li and pianist Peng Wang will perform the "Barcarolla" movement from Henri Vieuxtemps' Viola Sonata in B-flat major; and cellist Juhyeon Kim and pianist Yejin Lee will perform Niccolo Paganini's Variations on one string on a theme by Rossini.

Conservatory student recitals

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

Upcoming concerts

  • The Peabody Singers, conducted by Edward Polochick, will perform works by Haydn and Brahms on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • On Sunday, October 27, at 2:00 pm, the Preparatory Young People's String Program will present its annual Halloween Concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Opera Workshop in collaboration with the Peabody Early Music Department will present Claudio Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea on Monday, October 28, at 7:30 pm, Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Might be considered inappropriate for children.


Subscriptions are available for a minimum of four concerts at Peabody. Full-priced subscriptions start at $40 (only $10 a ticket). Senior subscriptions start at $28 (only $7 a ticket). This year, Peabody introduces FLEX PASS Subscriptions, where you can wait to decide which concerts to attend. Choose a minimum of four concerts now or book them as late as the day before: $48 ($36, seniors). Add additional concerts for $12 ($9) each. Subscribers may exchange their tickets throughout the season. Subscriptions are for all ticketed concerts, except opera and dance. Visit for more information.