Monday, March 31, 2014


Events at Peabody

Faculty artist Larry Williams, horn, will perform with the DaPonte String Quartet — Ferdinand Liva and Lydia Forbes, violins; Kirsten Monke, viola; and Myles Jordan, cello — in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, April 1, at 8:00 pm. Gia Comolli's Quintet for Horn and String Quartet, Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407 are on the program. Tickets for the performances, 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, March 31-April 6, 2014

On Monday, March 31, at 3:00 pm, Gail Williams, horn, will present a master class in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. On Tuesday, April 1, at 4:00 pm, in Goodwin Hall, pianist Richard Goode will present a master class, made possible by a contribution from Edith Hall Friedheim, given in memory of Van Cliburn. Also on Tuesday, a master class by trombonist Craig Mulcahy will take place at 7:30 pm in Joe Byrd Hall. The Violin Department will present Emanuel Borok in a master class on Wednesday, April 2, at 6:00 pm, in Goodwin Hall. On Thursday, April 3, pianist Roy Howat's master class will be held at 5:00 pm in Goodwin Hall. And soprano Dawn Upshaw is The Piero Weiss Visiting Artist for a master class on Friday, April 4, at 1:30 pm, in Griswold Hall. Advance registration is requested for the Dawn Upshaw class only; please send reservation requests to

The spring Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium continues today Monday, March 31, with a talk by David Samuels from New York University, Without Art Humanity Has Never And Can Never Exist: Ethics, Music, and Industrial Capitalism. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5:00 pm in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).

The Music Theory Department will present a free recital of selected compositions by music theory students on Wednesday, April 2, at 10:30 am in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

A lecture by John La Grou, founder and chair of POW-r Consortium and founder and CEO of Millennia Media, will be held on Wednesday, April 2, at 3:30 pm, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The topic of the talk will be "Studio of the Future: 2020-2050," a brief look at the evolution of audio electronics, a theory of innovation, and a sweeping vision for the next 40 years of audio production technology.

The Composition Department will present a free recital of original works by Andrew Remley, Nick Dulworth, Katie Elwes, Joshua Armenta, Nicholas Bentz, and Andrew Posner on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 pm, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The works range from solo piano, to solo voice with electronics, to chamber orchestra.

The Peabody Consort will perform on Friday, April 4, at 5:30 pm, in the Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3400 North Charles Street, in the new series "Notes & Quotes" pairing music with literature. The free concert, "Sprezzatura, Music and Literature of the Italian Renaissance Courts," will also feature JHU professor James Coleman. (Please note the location, which was listed incorrectly in an earlier email.)

The world premiere of This Is My Voice, a song cycle for mezzo soprano, children's chorus, and piano, based on the stories of Baltimore City School and Peabody Tuned-In students, will take place on Saturday, April 5, at 5:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. DMA composition student Natalie Draper set music to the stories and mezzo soprano Tia Price, a master's student, will be the featured soloist. New Shiloh Baptist Church and the Ark Church Choirs will perform in the second half of this empowering free concert where classical meets gospel.

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. Works by Bartók, Dvořák, Schubert, Paganini, and George Gershwin are on the program. The world premiere of my heart comes undone by faculty member Judah Adashi, which was commissioned by the Peabody Pre-Conservatory Violin Program, will also be on the program.

Peabody's HarpAdventures, harps of all sizes played by Baltimore City School students, will present its spring performance during the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Fairy Tale Festival on Sunday, April 6, at 1:30 pm, at the Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street.

The Preparatory Young People's String Program, directed by Janet Melnicoff-Brown and Andréa Picard Boecker, will present its free spring concert on Sunday, April 6, at 3:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The program will include works by Vivaldi, Webster, Handel, and Bach, as well as many traditional and folk songs.

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 Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, presented by the Jazz Department, students of Jay Clayton's Singing and Playing Jazz Standards class will perform. Vanessa Rosas, Stephanie Koziej, Julien Xuereb, Laura Spence, and Irene Ialenti will sing Black Magic, My One and Only Love, Devil May Care, You're My Thrill, and more.

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

  • On Tuesday April 8, at 8:00 pm, the Peabody Trio — violinist Violaine Melançon, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist Seth Knopp — will play works by Kurtág, Dvořák, and Beethoven in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert.
  • On Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek, will perform Medieval and Renaissance Music of Spain in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • The Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Singers, and Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, conducted by Edward Polochick, will perform on Wednesday, April 16, at 8:00 pm.