Monday, May 5, 2014


Events at Peabody

The Peabody Computer Music Consort will perform new works by students in the Conservatory's Computer Music Department at a free concert tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 pm, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The varied program will feature pre-recorded electronics and unusual instrumentation, including one piece with percussionist, amplified washing machine, and orchestra. The artistic director for the concert is Geoffrey Wright and the technical director is McGregor Boyle (pictured).


Peabody events this week, May 4-11, 2014

Today, Monday, May 5, 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.

On Saturday, May 10, at 3:30 pm, the Preparatory String Ensemble, directed by Matthew Horwitz-Lee, will perform Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in G minor, No. 1, Op. 12, with violin soloists Na Hyun Kyun, Nina Shih, and Florian Grader-Beck; Robert Washburn's Suite for Strings; and Richard Meyer's Dreams of a Midsummer Night; and John Philip Sousa's Starts and Stripes Forever. In the second part of the concert, the Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Levitov, will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211 with Anne-Marie Wnek as violin soloist; Dag Wiren's Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 11; and Ottorino Respighi's Antique Dances and Airs, Suite III. The free concert will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

On Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 pm, the Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth, will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' Concerto for Tuba with soloist Mateen Milan, bassoon; Felix Mendelssohn's Overture for Winds, Op. 24; Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat for Military Band; Richard Wagner's Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral; and Paul Hindemith's March from Symphonic Metamorphosis. Then the Preparatory Wind Band, directed by Karen Seward, will perform Philip Sparke's Marchissimo; Kenley Kristofferson's Filum Vitae; Robert W. Smith's Dreams; Richard Saucedo's American Barndance; and Alex Shapiro's Paper Cut. The free recital will take place in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

The Peabody Youth Orchestra, directed by Harlan D. Parker, will perform a free concert on Sunday, May 11, at 3:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The group will perform Bedřich Smetana's Má Vlast No. 2, "The Moldau"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488, with Jiawen Guan, piano, winner of the Preparatory Concerto Competition; and Vasily Kalinnikov's Symphony No. 1 in G minor.

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.


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

  • This year’s Preparatory Spring Dance Performances, A Midsummer Night's Dream, will take place on Sunday, May 18, 1:00 and 4:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Preparatory Fran G. Zarubick Honors Recital, featuring the winners of the Spring Honors Competition, will take place on Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.