Monday, October 7, 2013

THIS WEEK AT THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

On Wednesday, October 9, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Wind Ensemble, conducted by Harlan D. Parker (pictured), will perform George Washington Bridge by William Schuman, Suite Française by Darius Milhaud, Chapter Finál by Michael Mogensen, and Sinfonietta by Ingolf Dahl in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The group will also perform Mare Tranquillitatis, a 2012 piece by alumnus Roger Zare (MM '09, Composition). Zare says the name of the piece translates to "Sea of Tranquility" and is the famous location on the moon where Apollo 11 landed and the first man set foot on the lunar surface. The music seeks to capture a dichotomy of emotions — tranquil beauty and restless isolation. The concert is part of the FREE Fall Baltimore series and is free to the public, but advance tickets are required. To reserve tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

Other Peabody events this week, October 7-13, 2013

Several master classes that are free and open to the public will take place this week. Guitar faculty artist Manuel Barrueco will present two master classes in Leith Symington Griswold Hall — on Tuesday, October 8, at 3:00 pm, and Wednesday, October 9, at 7:00 pm. Also on Tuesday, October 8, faculty artist Leon Fleisher, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Piano, will lead a master class at 6:00 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

Guest conductor Alex Pope Norris, a jazz faculty artist, will lead the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble in a concert of George Colligan's Optimism, Wayne Shorter's Fee Fi Fo Fum, Billy Strayhorn's A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing, and Woody Shaw's Rosewood, most arranged by Norris, on Friday, October 11, at 7:30 pm. 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.

Soprano Lisa Perry and flutist Andrew Foley will be featured in a free Peabody Camerata concert on Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. André Jolivet's Suite en concert pour flûte et percussion and Harrison Birtwistle's 9 Settings of Celan will be performed.

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

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Friedberg Hall, pianists Peng Wang will perform Franz Josef Haydn's Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6; Sungpil Kim will perform Isang Yun's Five Pieces for Piano; Iris Hsu will perform Nikolai Medtner's Sonata reminiscenza, Op. 38, No. 1; and Jee In Hwang will perform Judith Lang Zaimont's Wizards.

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 peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

Upcoming concerts

  • On Friday, October 18, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Formanek, will perform in East Hall.
  • Faculty artist Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, will be the featured soloist for Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai, on Saturday, October 19, at 8:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • 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.

Subscriptions

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 peabody.jhu.edu/events/subscribe for more information.