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On Wednesday, February 3, at 7:30 pm, the Peabody Wind Ensemble, led by Harlan D. Parker, will perform Hector Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture; Carter Pann's Hold This Boy and Listen; Sir Malcolm Arnold's Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59; and David Maslanka's A Child's Garden of Dreams. Tickets for the performance, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.
Members of the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble - Theodore Cheek, Alan Choo, Jeffrey Grabelle, Sarah Lynn, Grace Srinivasan, and Aik Shin Tan - will perform "Introduction to Renaissance Music," a program they'll be taking to this weekend's Conciertos de la Villa de Santo Domingo Festival. The free preview performance will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 pm
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco, guitar, will present a master class in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 4, 12:00 pm
This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Hall will be presented by the Brass Department. Jordan Dinkins, horn, and Peng Cheng He, piano, will play one movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 447. The Aeris Brass Quintet —John Wagner, trumpet; Chenguang Wang, trumpet; Jordan Dinkins, horn; Jacob Niemann, trombone; Sam Adam, tuba—will play one movement of Malcolm Arnold's Quintet No. 1 for Brass, Op. 73. The Peabody Trumpet Ensemble—Brandon Cave, Buddy Deshler, Brandon Sklute, Sam Hughes, John Wagner, Shane Coughlin, trumpets—will play Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110. Conducted by James Olin, the Peabody Brass Ensemble—Kate Amrine, Shane Coughlin, Darren Stanger, Chenguang Wang, Jonghwan Yun, trumpets; Kate Amrine, flugelhorn; Jordan Dinkins, Chris Frick, Lily Homma, Noah Tingen, horns; Sarah Lewandowsky, Ricson Poonin, trombones; Jahi Alexander, Harry Ohler, bass trombones; Catriona Barr, euphonium; Jisang Lee, tuba—will play Samuel Scheidt's Battle Galliard, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Motet "Laudate Dominum in Tympanis," and Eric Ewazen's Hymn for the Lost and the Living. Conducted by Harry Oehler, the Peabody Brass Nonet—Buddy Deshler, Brandon Sklute, Sam Hughes, Shane Coughlin, trumpets; Ian Striedter, Sarah Manley, Ricson Poonin, trombones; Catriona Barr, euphonium; Steve Needham, tuba—will play John Williams' Star Wars Medley.
Friday, February 5, 12:00 pm
The Atlas Duo—Joshua Hong, violin; and Lavena Johanson, cello—will perform works by Zoltán Kodály and Maurice Ravel in the Peabody on the Court Music Series at the Walters Art Museum. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, this event is free and open to the public.
Friday, February 5, 8:00 pm
Faculty artist and world-renowned mezzo-sopranoDenyce Graves will join the Peabody Concert Orchestra performing popular selections from Georges Bizet's Carmen. Hajime Teri Murai, Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities, will conduct the orchestra in a program which also features Zhou Long's The Rhyme of Taigu and George Gershwin's An American in Paris. Guest artist Richard Troxell, tenor, will perform with Ms. Graves in the role of Don José, and Christine Lyons and Lauren Anderson, both master's degree students of Ms. Graves, will play the roles of Frasquita and Mercedes respectively. The concert will be live-streamed at ustream.tv. Tickets for the performance, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.
Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will guest conduct the Preparatory Performance Academy Festival Orchestra. The concert will feature students from the Peabody Performance Academy for Strings and the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program performing works by Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, and Bartók. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Sculpture Court of the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.