Monday, November 4, 2013


Events at Peabody

On Tuesday, November 5, at 8:00 pm, Peabody alumna Hyunah Yu, soprano, (pictured) will be the featured soloist in Heitor Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert. String faculty — violinists Soovin Kim, Violaine Melançon, Keng-Yuen Tseng; violists Victoria Chiang and Maria Lambros; cellists Michael Kannen, Alan Stepansky, and Alison Wells— will perform with Conservatory students. Also on the program will be Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Antonín Dvorák's Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75; and Johannes Brahms' String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36. 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.

On Wednesday, November 6, the St. Lawrence String Quartet — violinists Geoff Nuttall and Scott St. John, violist Lesley Robertson, and cellist Christopher Costanza — will be in residency as the ninth Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble. A free performance by the group of Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3 ("Emperor") and R. Murray Schafer's String Quartet No. 3 will be held at 6:00 pm in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Hall. A chamber music master class will be held at 7:30 pm in East Hall.

The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Murphy, will perform One by One and Nefertiti by Wayne Shorter, Ya Yo Ma Curé / Dexterity by Frankie Rodriguez and Charlie Parker, Giant Steps by John Coltrane, Evr'y Time We Say Goodbye by Cole Porter, and To Wisdom the Prize by Larry Willis on Friday, November 8, 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.

On Saturday, November 9, the Peabody Opera Outreach will present Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel, a charming lively opera, performed in English, based on the popular Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The fully staged and costumed performances, with a running time of an hour, will be held at 10:00 am and noon in the Opera Studio, in Room L114 (Leakin Hall). There will be a short Q&A with the audience at the end of the show.

Organist Donald Sutherland and Mas Podgorny, contrabass, will present a recital of works by Duruflé, Guilain, Widor, Vierne, and Reger, plus the rarely performed Joseph Lauber Quatre Morceaux d'Église for Contrebasse solo and Organ, on Sunday, November 10, at 4:00 pm. Tickets for the concert, in Leith Symington Griswold 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, the Peabody Classic Modern Jazz Combo — Leo Maxey, trumpet; Jarrett Gilgore, alto saxophone; Omari Russell, tenor saxophone; Byung Kang, vibraphone; Kevin B. Clark, Tyler Bartram, guitars; César Orozco, piano; Gary Thomas, bass; and Jonathan Baez, drums — will perform in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The group, directed by Alexander Norris, will play Hot House by Tadd Dameron, Second Thoughts by Mulgrew Miller, Con Alma by Dizzy Gillespie, Poor Butterfly by Raymond Hubbell, Ugetsu by Cedar Walton, and a ballad medley.

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 Opera Theatre will present its fall mainstage opera, Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, November 15, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 pm. Steven White will guest conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. Patrick Diamond is the stage director and Daniel Ettinger is the set designer. The performances take place at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 West Mount Royal Avenue. For tickets, visit or call 410-900-1150.


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.