Monday, April 14, 2014


Events at Peabody

The Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Singers, and Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, conducted by Edward Polochick, will perform on Wednesday, April 16, at 8:00 pm. Soprano Sarah Seol Ah Yoo, alto Claire Galloway Weber, tenor Josh Glassman, and bass Karl Buttermann will be the featured soloists in Haydn's Mass in B-flat major, Hob. XXII:14, "Harmoniemesse." The concert will be dedicated to the memory of longtime faculty member John Shirley-Quirk (1931 – 2014), who was soloist in Royal Albert Hall for a performance of the Harmony Mass on Friday Sept 13, 1963. Also on the program will be Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Borodin's Polovetsian Dances from "Prince Igor." 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, April 14-20, 2014

The spring Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium concludes today Monday, April 14, with a talk by Marion Guck from University of Michigan, "Perception/Impression Structure/Expression: One or Two Useful/Problematic Distinctions." The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5:00 pm in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).

Guitarist and faculty artist Manuel Barrueco will present two master classes this week—today, Monday, April 14, at 7:00 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall and Wednesday, April 16, at 2:00 pm, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. On Thursday, April 17, at 9:30 am, Slawommir Grenda, double bass, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison.

On Friday, April 18, at noon, the Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center will present Del Sol String Quartet in a talk titled "Repertoire & Career Strategies for 21st-Century Performers." The free talk, open to the Peabody community, will take place in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).

Works for two pianos, piano four-hands, and small ensemble by Schubert, Brahms, Chabrier, Milhaud, Ravel, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, Arensky, and Shostakovich will be performed by Piano Ensemble students on Friday, April 18, at 4:00 pm, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

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 Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, presented by the Strings Department, Michelle Shin, violin, and Sahun Hong, piano, will perform Camille Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Jameson Dickman, double bass, will perform Mieczysław Weinberg's Sonata for double bass; Steven Goldenberg, Joelle Arnhold, Deirdre DeStefano, and Taylor Tin, violas, will perform York Bowen's Fantasie Quartet for Four Violas; and Eliann Reinhardt, violin, and Cynthia Tsai, piano, will perform Henryk Wieniawski's Polonaise Brillante No. 1 in D major, Op. 4.

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

  • 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 and via live-stream at
  • On Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble, guest conducted by Alexander Norris, will perform in Joe Byrd Hall.
  • The Peabody Jazz Orchestra will perform on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 pm, in Joe Byrd Hall, led by Michael Formanek.