Tuesday, April 8, 2014

THIS WEEK AT THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

On Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek, will perform a concert titled "Amor con Fortuna: Medieval and Renaissance Music of Spain." The program will include Cantigas de Santa Maria, featuring the Peabody Honors Ensemble Divisio; Romances and Villancicos of Juan del Encina; written out improvisations of Diego Ortiz; and Sephardic Romances featuring soprano Julie Bosworth. Tickets for the performances, 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.

On Saturday, April 12, at 2:00 pm, the Preparatory Piano Department will present a master class with pianist Ann Schein in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall.

The Peabody Preparatory Tuned-In program will welcome the Venezuelan trumpet ensemble 7/4 for a free performance on Saturday, April 12, at 3:15 pm, in Joe Byrd Hall.

On Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 pm, the winner of the William L. Marbury Prize Jisoo Hong, a senior violin student of Keng Yuen Tseng, will present a free recital with Iris Hsu, piano, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall.

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 Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, presented by the Piano Department, Priscilla Chang will perform Rachmaninoff's Elegie in E-flat minor, No. 1, Op. 3, and Etude-Tableaux in A minor, No. 6, Op. 39; Jennifer Nicole Campbell will perform David Auldon Brown's Three Pedal Point Preludes; Jannie Lo will perform Shostakovich's Preludes, Nos. 1-5, Op. 34, and Scriabin's Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30; Ellen Suh will perform Kapustin's Variations, Op. 41; Hyun Jung Kim will perform Saint-Saƫns' Danse macabre, Op. 40.

On Friday, April 11, at noon, Stephen Mulligan will conduct the Occasional Symphony — Yuri Kim, clarinet; Dillon Meacham, bassoon; Dian Zhang, violin; Yanbin Chen, trumpet; Joseph Buono, trombone; Kathryn Bradley, bass; and Kramer Milan, percussion — in Stravinsky's Suite: The Soldier's Tale and Richard Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28, at the free Peabody on the Court recital in the sculpture court of the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

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

  • The Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Singers, and Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, conducted by Edward Polochick, will perform on Wednesday, April 16, at 8:00 pm.
  • The Peabody Wind Ensemble, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, will premiere faculty artist David Smooke's Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, Vol. II, with Smooke on toy piano, on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 pm, in Friedberg Hall.
  • On Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble, guest conducted by Alexander Norris, will perform in Joe Byrd Hall.