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Monday, April 25, Tuesday, April 26, Thursday, April 28, 2:30 pm
Student chamber music ensembles will play works from the vast chamber music literature, from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras. The free recitals will be held in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.
Tuesday, April 26, 8:00 pm
Flutists in Marina Piccinini's studio—Drew Dardis, Louna Dekker-Vargas, Gyu Ri Kim, David Le, Eric Maul, Seungmin Oh, Kah Yun Song, and Kelly Sulick—will premiere new solo pieces written for them by Peabody student composers Gabriel Bouche Caro, Jun An Chew, Cody Criswell, Moni Guo, Christian Humcke, Ben Kapilow, and Christopher McCormick, as well as premieres from Philipp Henkel and Johannes Berndt, two student composers from Die Hochschule fur Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover.
Thursday, April 28, 12:00 pm
This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall will be presented by the Chamber Music Department. Hornists Jordan Dinkins, Greg Goldberg, Lily Homma, Brian Swihart, and Noah Tingen will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Wir glauben all' an einen Gott and Kerry Turner's The Casbah of Tetouan. Espirit - Daisy Heeji Rho, Ryo Usami, violins; Ankit Anil, viola; and Ethan Sandman, cello - will perform Josef Haydn's String quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1. Nakwon Choi, violin; Ju Hyeon Kim, cello; and Diana Kim, piano, will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 "Ghost."
Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and the Baltimore Baroque Band will collaborate with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company artists to perform music from the Bard's England. Titled "If Music Be the Food of Love," the program will include original songs from Shakespearean plays and other music of the era. Scenes from Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and The Taming of the Shrew will be performed, as well as speeches from Tempest, Henry IV Part II, and The Merchant of Venice. CSC actors Ron Heneghan, Bethany Mayo, and Jeff Miller will be featured, along with soprano Grace Srinivasan. Tickets for the performance, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall., are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.
Junior Bach, a program which pairs middle-school students from the St. Ignatius Loyola Academy and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women with Peabody Conservatory composition students, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a pre-performance conversation entitled "Empowerment Through Music: 10 Years of Junior Bach" at 1:00 pm in the Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. This event includes the premiere of a new composition commissioned by Junior Bach from Tariq Al-Sabir (BM '15, Voice). The Junior Bach concert will take place in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall at 3:30 pm. Premieres of works by Anthony Alark, Marlon Brown, Jeiel Elliott, Daniya Green, Candre Henry, Luis Quintero, Cameron Ragin, and Amani Smith will be performed by Conservatory instrumentalists. A reception will follow at 5:00 pm in the Bank of America Lounge. All events are free and open to the public.
The Peabody Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Formanek, will present a program of works by Michael Formanek, Thelonious Monk, and more, including Mr. Monk's Shuffle Boil and Brake's Sake and Mr. Formanek's The Distance, Exoskeleton: Part IV - Echoes, and Exoskeleton: Part V - without regrets. Tickets for the performance, in Joe Byrd Hall are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.
The Second Annual Graduate Research Symposium will take place with presentations including Christopher Buchanan's "Giovanni Gabrieli's Symphoniae Sacrae...liber secundus: Contexts and Questions," Gary Sampsell's "The Leipzig Mandora Manuscript: Content and Context," Joseph German's "The idealization network: a model of recognition in vision and music?," and Adam Swanson's "A Study of Robert R. Darch's Golden Reunion in Ragtime." Susan Forscher Weiss and Andrew Talle served as faculty advisors. The free event will take place in the Centre Street Performance Space.
Saturday, April 30; Sunday, May 1, 3:30 pm
The Howard County campus of the Peabody Children's Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby, will present a program titled "Songs of the British Isles." The works include English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh traditional songs. Bradley Permenter is the associate director and accompanist, and Julia Sheriff is the assistant director and accompanist. The performances take place at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. All tickets are $5. Call the Peabody Box Office at 667-208-6620 for tickets.
Faculty artist Leon Fleisher, Peabody's Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano, will guest conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter" and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27. Tickets for the performance, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.