Tuesday, December 10, 2013

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

Faculty artist Gary Louie, alto saxophone, will perform Five Pieces for Alto Saxophone, Piano and Wind Ensemble by Ty Alan Emerson (DMA '99, Composition) with Kirsten Taylor (DMA '02, Piano) and the Peabody Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, December 11, at 7:30 pm. The work was composed at the request of Louie, Taylor, and conductor Harlan D. Parker. Assistant Conductor Christy Muncey will lead the ensemble for Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino. Other works on the program will be Samuel Barber's Commando March and H. Owen Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana. 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, December 9-15, 2013

The Peabody Diversity Committee is holding a panel discussion exploring the international student experience, titled Study Abroad: The Real Story, on Tuesday, December 10, at 4:00 pm, in the Student Affairs (Unger) Lounge.

A master class by pianist Richard Goode will be held on Wednesday, December 11, at 5:00 pm, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Hall. Flutist Carol Wincenc will also give a master class on Friday, December 13, at 2:00 pm, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. These master classes are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, December 12, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble will perform with Alex Pope Norris as guest conductor. I Should Care by Sammy Kahn, Axel Stordahl, and Paul Weston; The Intimacy of the Blues by Billy Strayhorn; Optimism by George Colligan; Skylark by Hoagy Carmichael; Criss Cross by Thelonious Monk; and other works will be on the program. 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.

Jazz vocalist Laura Spence, a junior studying with Jay Clayton, will sing a selection of jazz standards with small group on Friday, December 13, at 7:30 pm. She will be followed by the full Peabody Jazz Orchestra performing works by Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Heath, Maria Schneider, and Bob Brookmeyer. 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, December 14, at 3:30 pm, the Preparatory String Ensemble and Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra will perform a joint free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Directed by Matthew Horwitz-Lee, the String Ensemble will perform works by Giuseppe Tartini, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Bedrich Smetana, and, directed by Daniel Levitov, the Young Artists Orchestra will perform works by Antonio Vivaldi, Jean Sibelius, Dag Wirén, and Felix Mendelssohn.

The Peabody Youth Orchestra, directed by Harlan D. Parker, will perform Dvorák's Carnival Overture; Gounod's Ballet Music from "Faust"; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, in a free concert on Saturday, December 14, at 7:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

On Sunday, December 15, at 3:00 pm, the Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth; the Preparatory Wind Band, directed by Karen Seward; and the Preparatory Concert Band, directed by Elizabeth Fryer, will perform a free concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Among the works to be performed will be ones by Michael Giacchino, Claude Michel-Schonberg, Louis Prima, Alex Shapiro, John Philip Sousa, Philip Sparke, Richard Strauss, Eric Whitacre, and John Williams.

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 Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Hall, Trio Vivre—Austin Hansen, violin; Melody Giron, cello; and Rieko Tsuchida, piano—will perform the first movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9; and Trio Nessun Dorma—Daisy Rho, violin; Dorian Latchague, cello; and Sahun Hong, piano—will perform Johannes Brahms' Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8.

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 peabody.jhu.edu/recitals. For the complete schedule of end-of-semester chamber concerts, visit peabody.jhu.edu/events.

Upcoming concerts

  • Guests artists Catherine Cho, violin, and Robert McDonald, piano, will perform three of Beethoven's violin sonatas on Friday, January 17, at 8:00 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • The Preparatory Winter Honors Recital will be held on Sunday, January 26, at 3:00 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Several faculty will perform in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, January 28 at 8:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Events at Peabody will resume in January. Have a happy and safe holiday season!

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.