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Glenda Goodman from the University of Pennsylvania will speak on "The Hard Work of Being an Amateur: Music, Labor, and Social Class in Revolutionary America" in Peabody's Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building) and is followed by a light reception.
Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 pm
Faculty artist Leon Fleisher, Peabody's Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 29, 8:00 pm
Faculty artists will present a recital titled "Poets and Another Planet," as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series. Violaine Melançon, James Stern, violins; Victoria Chiang, Maria Lambros, violas; and Michael Kannen, Alan Stepansky, cellos, will perform Richard Strauss' Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85. William Sharp, baritone, and Seth Knopp, piano, will perform Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48. Alumna Hyunah Yu, soprano; Violaine Melançon, James Stern, violins; Maria Lambros, viola; and Michael Kannen, cello, will perform Arnold Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 10. Tickets for the performance, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. The event will also be available online via live stream.
Wednesday, March 30, 5:30 pm
The Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by Risa Browder and John Moran, will present its "Concerto Extravaganza: A Muse in the Spring Time" featuring Baroque concerto audition winners. Gabriel Lee, violin, will play Willem de Fesch's Concerto in G major for two flutes, strings, and basso continuo, Op. 10, No. 8, and Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in C major for violin, strings, and continuo, RV 190. Paula Maust, harpsichord, will play Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto in G minor for harpsichord and strings (BWV 1058). Aik Shin Tan, traverso, will play Jean-Marie Leclair's Concerto in C major for flute, strings, and continuo, Op. 7, No. 3. Jessica Korotkin and Tzu-Jou Yeh, violoncellos, will play Jean-Philippe Rameau's "L'Entrée de Polimnie" (from Les Boréades) and Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in G minor for two cellos, strings, and basso, RV 531. Alan Choo, Han Xie, Brenda Koh, and Ming-Ching Tseng, violins, will play Pietro Locatelli's Concerto in F major for four violins, strings, and continuo, Op. 4, No. 12. The event, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, is band open to the public.
This week's freeThursday Noon recital in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre will be presented by the Jazz Department. Faculty artists Gary Thomas, tenor saxophone; Paul Bollenback, guitar; and Blake Meister, bass, joined by GPD student Byung Kang, drums, will play works by Gary Thomas, including "Only Hearsay," "Pariah's Pariah," "The Divide," "Peace of the Corridor," and "Who's In Control."
Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm
The Chiara String Quartet - Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello - will present a chamber music master class in Centre Street Performance Studio. The event, part of the Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble Program, is free and open to the public.
Friday, April 1, 12:00 pm
GPD student Aik Shin Tan, traverso, and master's student Paula Maust, harpsichord, will perform Joseph-Bodin de Boismortier's Sonates pour la Flûte Traversiere avec la Basse, Oeuvre 19e and Louis Couperin's Suite in C major 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, April 1, 1:00 pm
The Chiara String Quartet will perform a free recital of Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 4, and Johannes Brahms' String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 in Hilda & Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The event is part of the Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble Program.
Friday, April 1, 2:30 pm
The Chiara String Quartet will present a chamber music master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre followed by an open forum discussion. The event, part of the Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble Program, is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 2, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Mind and the Musician: Strategies for Optimum Performance, a performing arts conference co-presented by MedChi, the Maryland medical society, and Peabody will take place at MedChi, 1211 Cathedral Street, Baltimore. The presenters will include Special Assistant to the Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Community Initiatives Sarah Hoover and faculty artists Serap Bastepe-Gray and Julian Gray - all Peabody alumni - as well as faculty artist Joe Burgstaller. For more information and to register, visit medchi.org/PAM.
Sunday, April 3, 10:00 am
Alumna Dan Yu, harp, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 3, 3:00 pm
The Peabody Brass Ensembles, directed by James Olin, will present its Brass Bash featuring The Aeris Quintet, Brass Effect, Peabody Trumpet Ensemble, Marquee Brass, Peabody Low Brass Ensemble, Trombody Peabones, and Peabody Brass Band. The groups will play works by Malcolm Arnold, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dmitri Shostakovich, and more, as well as "Amazing Grace." The event, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, is free and open to the public.
Homewood Professor of the Arts Thomas Dolby will be a headline performer on opening night, Monday, March 28 at 10:00 pm. The Peabody Preparatory Wind Orchestra, led by Elijah Wirth, will perform on the Light up the Night! Stage at Inner Harbor Amphitheater on Wednesday, March 30 at 8:30 pm. Peabody Brass Invasion - a program comprised of the Aeris Brass Ensemble, 5 Guys Brass, the Downtown Brass Ensemble, the Peabody Trumpet Ensemble, and alumni-driven guest ensemble Beauty Slap- will perform at the amphitheater on Sunday, April 3 at 8:30 pm. Several other Peabody artists are featured throughout the week; for the full schedule, visit Light City Baltimore.
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.
Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 pm
Dean's Symposium: Deborah Rutter, president, Kennedy Center