Monday, March 24, 2014

EVENTS THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at PeabodyThe Peabody Dance Choreography Showcase with new guest artists and six diverse works will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 30, at 3:00 pm. Diane Coburn Bruning's Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians, based in Washington, D.C., will perform two works including a world premiere; and New York City-based choreographer and teacher Karla Wolfangle has restaged her work BlueFeet for upper-level Peabody Dance students. This year's program also includes two dances by Constance Dinapoli, Peabody's new full-time faculty member and artistic coordinator for contemporary dance and this showcase, and a new dance by former Peabody faculty Meredith Rainey. In keeping with Peabody Dance's tradition of collaboration, four of the six works on the program will be danced to live music provided by the Chamber Dance Project's string quartet and Peabody Conservatory musicians. Tickets for the performances, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

Other Peabody events this week, March 24-30, 2014

On Wednesday, March 26, the Ying Quartet — violinists Ayano Ninomiya and Janet Ying, violist Phillip Ying, and cellist David Ying — will begin a two-day residency at Peabody, part of the Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble Program. A chamber music master class will be held from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, and a chamber music rehearsal workshop titled "Playing (and Working) Together" will take place at 7:00 pm in the Peabody Annex. On Thursday, March 27, the quartet will perform works by Barber, Auerbach, and Dvořák in a concert at 1:00 pm in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Hall. All events are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 pm, the Composition Department will present a free Flute and Composers Collaboration Concert in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. For a third consecutive year the Composition Department has teamed with the flute studio of Marina Piccinini to collaborate on a program of world premieres. Eight new works of flute duos have been developed over the past several months with pairings that range from viola or harp, to mixed percussion, electronics, and electric guitar. The concert will feature works by James Chu, John Haggerty, Ga Yeong Jeong, Sun Young Park, Colin Read, Alexa Rinn, and Cameron Wentz; and performances by Meghan Bennett, Brendan Betyn, Christy Cho, Raoul Cho, Amir Farsi, Nick Fitton, Lillian Green, Jared Harrison, Jasmine Hogan, Catherine Lee, Jihyun Park, Cody Raum, Jordan Thomas, and CJ Young.

Singers from the Peabody Voice Department will present an evening of opera scenes, 13 Roses: A Night at the Opera, on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 pm, Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. This free student-run event will feature scenes from operas and composers including Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, Donizetti.

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 Leith Symington Griswold Hall, presented by the Early Music Department, the Peabody Honors Ensemble Divisio and singers from the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble will perform Cantigas de Santa Maria from the court of Alfonso X, a Bach sonata with recorderist Aik Shin Tan, a Veracini sonata with Alan Choo on baroque violin, and Phèdre et Hypolitte, cantate à voix seule et symphonie by Thomas-Louis Bourgeois with vocalist Abigail Chapman.

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

  • Faculty artist Larry Williams, horn, will perform with the DaPonte String Quartet in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, April 1, at 8:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • On Sunday, April 6, at noon, a free concert will take place as part the Preparatory's Violin Pedagogy Weekend, directed by Rebecca Henry, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Preparatory Young People's String Program, directed by Janet Melnicoff-Brown and Andréa Picard Boecker, will present its spring concert on Sunday, April 6, at 3:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.