Eight new opera scenes by Peabody composers will be presented in Opera Études' Women in America program tonight, Monday, April 28, at 7:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The free concert is a collabaration between the Peabody Opera Workshop and the Conservatory's Composition Department, with Roger Brunyate (pictured) as program director and JoAnn Kulesza as music director. The works include Now We Are Met with music by Andrew Posner and text by Elizabeth Reeves; Confidence with music by Scott Miller and text by Roger Brunyate; Rose Without Thorns with music and text by James Chu; Typhoid Mary with music and text by Stephen Edwards; Locked Inside with music by Alexa Rinn and text by Roger Brunyate; The Shape, Skelton, and Foliage with music and text by Tim Holt; House Rules with music and text by Wynne Fung; Gettysburg: Out Of The Fire with music by Cameron Wentz and text by Cameron Wentz and Roger Brunyate.
Other Peabody events this week, April 28- May 4, 2014
Faculty member Richard Stone, lute and theorbo, will present a master class for guitarists on Monday, April 28, at 5:00 pm, in the Conservatory Building, Room 209C.
Tonight, Monday, April 28, at 8:00 pm, students from Marina Piccinini's flute studio will be performing an end of year recital, including the world premiere of Imaginary Voyage II by Peabody faculty member Mark Janello and works by Beethoven, Boulez, Higdon, Hindemith, and more.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, at noon, the Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center will present Clint White in a talk titled "Transformative Marketing for Musicians." The free talk, open to the Peabody community, will take place in Room 206C (Conservatory Building).
On Tuesday, April 29, and Friday, May 2, from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, student chamber music ensembles will play works from the vast chamber music literature, from the baroque era to the great classical, romantic, and modern eras. The free recitals will be held in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.
The Composition Department will present its sixth free department recital of the year featuring works by John Belkot, Benjamin Buchanan, Jennifer Campbell, James Chu, Katie Elwes, Lonnie Jordan, Timothy Tan, and Matthew Sullivan on Tuesday, April 29, at 8:00 pm, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The works include performances from solo guitar, harp and narrator, songs for voice, an amplified "early music" ensemble, and "speed metal" for piano trio.
Faculty artist Leon Fleisher will guest conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, May 1, at 8:00 pm. The orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; Frank Martin's Concerto for seven wind instruments, timpani, percussion, and string orchestra; and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. 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.
The Peabody Institute will be open to the public during Flower Mart—Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3—from noon to 5:00 pm. Tours will be given of the Institute and activities will occur in the George Peabody Library. Several concerts and student recitals will be presented, including Peabody Dance performances on Saturday, at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm, where students will perform selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream and a spring Garland Dance in Peabody's DLA Piper Plaza. An encore performance of This Is My Voice will take place with members of the Preparatory Wind Orchestra and Tia Price, mezzo-soprano, on Saturday at 6:30 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.
On Friday, May 2, at 3:30 pm, Conservatory students will perform original works by middle-school students from Baltimore's Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy in the free Junior Bach program concert in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The premieres are by Cedric Brewer, Kenneth Cooper, Kris Davis, Dominic Marine, Tyree Williams-Jackson, Cameron Ragin and Khalil Turman-Teagle.
On Friday, May 2, at 4:00 pm, in Turner Auditorium at the JHU Medical Campus in E. Baltimore, the Occasional Symphony will conclude its season with a free concert featuring The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky and the world premiere of Nocturnal by Scott Lee (MM '13, Composition).
The Peabody Children's Chorus will perform on Saturday, May 3, at 3:00 pm, at Old St. Paul's Church, 233 North Charles Street, and Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 pm, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The chorus is directed by Doreen Falby with Bradley Permenter as associate director and accompanist, and Julia Sheriff as assistant director and accompanist. Sarah Dudas will be the featured violin soloist, and the program will include music by Zoltán Kodály, Dmitri Kabalevsky, and Benjamin Britten. Advanced tickets required; ticket prices are $2.75. To reserve a ticket for Saturday, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets for Sunday's concert, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.
Peabody Brass Ensembles and the Mid Atlantic Trombone Choir will perform in a free Brass Bash on Sunday, May 4, at 7:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Works by Steven Frank, Frank Gulino, Henry Mancini, Dmitri Shostakovich, Launy Grondahl, Astor Piazzolla, and more will be presented.
On Sunday, May 4, at 7:30 pm, the Lynn Taylor Hebden Preparatory Recital will take place in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The free recital features the winners of the Preparatory Part-Recital Competition.
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 Recital Hall, presented by the Chamber Music Department, Eliza Minster, trumpet; Annie Perrett, trumpet; Jacob Poulos, horn; An-Chi Ling, trombone; and Jarrel Garner, tuba, will perform Ingolf Dahl's Music for Brass instruments. Wen Rong Lau, trumpet; Jessica Stein, trumpet; Frank Hammarin, horn; Sarah Manley, trombone; and Marilyn Iparraguirre, tuba, will perform Malcolm Arnold's Quintet No. 1, Op. 73; Béla Bartók's A Little Bartók Suite; and the 16th century Flemish song "Si J'ai Perdu Mon Ami." The Atlas Quartet—Ethan Siegel, violin; Joshua Hong, violin; Eric D'Alessandro, viola; and Lavena Johanson, cello—will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet in C major, K. 465.
On Friday, May 2, at noon, Jared Harrison, flute, will perform on 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.
- The Peabody Computer Music Consort — with Geoffrey Wright as artistic director and McGregor Boyle as technical director — will perform on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
- On Saturday, May 10, at 3:30 pm, the Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra and Preparatory String Ensemble will perform in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
- The Preparatory Wind Orchestra, Wind Band, and Concert Band will perform on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.