Monday, October 28, 2013

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

The Peabody Opera Workshop in collaboration with the Peabody Early Music Department will present Claudio Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea tonight Monday, October 28, at 7:30 pm. The production features senior Natanya Washer as Poppea and senior Daniel Moody as Nerone (pictured). Please note: the show might be considered inappropriate for children. A pre-concert lecture about the performance, called Op-Orations, will be presented by Interim Chair of the Opera Department JoAnn Kulesza at 6:45 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. 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. (Photo by Edward S. Davis.)

Other Peabody events this week, October 28-November 3, 2013

Faculty artist Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, will present a free master class on Tuesday, October 29, at 1:30 pm in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Hall. A master class by baritone Eric Owens that was scheduled for October 31 has been canceled.

Faculty artist Brian Ganz, piano, will present a solo recital in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, October 29, at 8:00 pm. Ganz, who aims to perform the complete works of Chopin with the National Philharmonic, will perform Chopin's Four Mazurka, Op. 17; Trois Écossaises, Op. 72, No. 3; Two Nocturnes, Op. 48; and Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52. Works by Beethoven and Debussy are also on the program.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.

The Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium continues on Wednesday, October 30, with a talk by Suzannah Clark of Harvard University, "Weber's Rest." The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 4:00 pm in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).

On Friday, November 1, at 7:30 pm, a new ensemble led by Harlan D. Parker, the Peabody Modern Orchestra, will present its inaugural concert. The group will perform Mark Phillips' Shadow Dancing; George Rochberg's Black Sounds; Chen Yi's Caramoor's Summer; and Eric Ewazen's Chamber Symphony. Tickets for this JHU Family Weekend 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. Please note that this concert is free for Conservatory family members who have registered for Family Weekend in advance.

The Peabody Concert Orchestra, led by Music Director Hajime Teri Murai, will perform Haydn's Symphony No. 60 in C major and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite on Saturday, November 2, at 8:00 pm. Saxophonist Michael Straus will be presented the Johns Hopkins University Outstanding Recent Graduate Award at the concert. Tickets for this JHU Family Weekend 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. Please note that this concert is free for Conservatory family members who have registered for Family Weekend in advance.

On Sunday, November 3, at 3:00 pm, Preparatory faculty will present a free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Flutist Rachel Choe; pianists Teodora Adzharova, Chad R. Bowles, and Soo-Youn Chung; percussionists Saul Green and Jeff Stern; violinists Lenelle Morse and Christian Tremblay; and cellists Alicia Ward will perform works by Brahms, Jolivet, Schumann, Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin.

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 Miriam A. Friedberg Hall, Susan Summers, soprano saxophone, will perform Jacob ter Veldhuis' The Garden of Love for soprano saxophone and sound track; C. J. Young, flute, and Hui-Chuan Chen, piano, will perform Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata for Flute, Op. 94; Dillon Meacham, bassoon, and Lior Willinger, piano, will perform Camille Saint-Saëns' Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major, Op. 168; and Jared Harrison, flute, and Hui-Chuan Chen, piano, will perform Frank Martin's Ballade for flute and piano.

On Friday, November 1, at noon, the Kubrick Quartet — Orin Laursen and Alan Choo, violins; Dian Zhang, viola; and Javier Iglesias Martín, cello — will give a free Peabody on the Court recital in the sculpture court of the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street. They will perform Mozart's String Quartet in D minor, K. 421, and Britten's String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36.

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 Tuesday, November 5, at 8:00 pm, Peabody alumna Hyunah Yu, soprano, will be the featured soloist in Heitor Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Murphy, will perform works by Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, and more in a concert on Friday, November 8, at 7:30 pm, in East Hall.
  • Organist Donald Sutherland and Mas Podgorny, contrabass, will present a recital on Sunday, November 10, at 4:00 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.