Monday, December 2, 2013


Events at Peabody

Edward Polochick will lead the Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Singers, and Peabody-Hopkins Chorus in a performance of Mozart's Mass in C minor, "The Great," K. 427, on Thursday, December 5, at 8:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The soloists are sopranos Bethany Baxter and Frances Pollock, tenor John Noh, and bass John An. Also on the program will be Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Op. 35. Tickets 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.

Peabody events  December 2-8, 2013

A free concert of original works by the students in Peabody's Junior Bach program—boys in grades six through eight at Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy—will be performed by Conservatory students on Friday, December 6, at 3:30 pm, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The program's composers include Alexander Brown, Marlon Brown, Kenneth Jacobs, Antwon Lester, Dominic Marine, Deondre Parker, Mahdi Price, Cameron Ragin, and Cody Wilkerson.

The Friedheim Library's annual book sale will be held on Saturday December 7, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Thousands of scores, books, and recordings will be available for sale at low prices—most items from 10 cents to 10 dollars.

A multimedia new music project, Synesthesia 1, will be presented by a Peabody and MICA collaboration, conducted by DMA candidate Blair Skinner, on Saturday, December 7, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, December 8, at 2:00 pm. The weekend festival will feature art installations and musical performances. Composers senior Andrew Remley, MM candidate Josh Armenta, DMA candidate James Young, junior Colin Read, and MM candidate Chris Ciampoli will work with MICA students Fiona Sergeant, Luke Fisher, Will Schorre, Alex Leonhart, and Isa Gonzalez respectively. Audience participation, light patterns, physical movement, and sculpture pair with diverse composition styles, for a multi-sensory contemporary performance experience. The free performance will take place at MICA's Black Box Theatre, 1601 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

On Sunday, December 8, 3:00 pm, the Peabody Children's Chorus will perform in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The chorus, which is directed by Doreen Falby, will perform several carols, spirtuals, and folk songs, as well as works by Handel, Britten, Holst, and John Lennon. Bradley Permenter is the associate director and accompanist, and Julia Sheriff is the assistant director and accompanist. Tickets for the concert are $5 and need to be purchased in advance. For tickets, email

James Olin will direct the 2013 Brass Bash, a free concert featuring the Peabody Brass Ensemble, the Trombody Peabones, and a trombone quartet, on Sunday, December 8, at 7:30 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. On the program are works by Fauré, Praetorius, Hassler, Guilmant, Schütz, Verdi, Gabrieli, and others.

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, students from the Strings Department will perform.

On Friday, December 6, at noon, the Honors Ensemble Divisio—Brian Kay, lute, oud, percussion; Niccolo Seligmann, vielle and other bowed strings; and Daniel Raney, percussion—will perform a program titled "East meets West," a combination of medieval and traditional music, at the free Peabody on the Court recital in the sculpture court of the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street. 


Conservatory student recitals and chamber concerts

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 For the complete schedule of end-of-semester chamber concerts, visit


Upcoming concerts

  • Faculty artist Gary Louie, alto saxophone, will perform with his wife, guest artist Kirsten Taylor, piano, in the Peabody Wind Ensemble concert on Wednesday, December 11, at 7:30 pm, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • On Thursday, December 12, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble will perform with Alex Pope Norris as guest conductor in East Hall.
  • The Peabody Jazz Orchestra, directed by Michael Formanek, will perform on Friday, December 13, at 7:30 pm, in East Hall.


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.