On Saturday, May 14, at 3:30 pm, the Peabody Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra (YAO), directed by Daniel Levitov, and Peabody Preparatory String Ensemble (PSE), directed by Hana Morford, will present a recital. Cellist Elena Shih, the winner of the 2016 PSE Concerto Competition, will be featured in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Chanson Triste. The group will also perform Modest Mussorgsky's The Great Gate of Kiev and three movements from Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. Violinist Fiona Cunninghame-Murray, the winner of the 2016 Junior Concerto Competition, will perform Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 4 "Winter" from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The YAO will also perform works by Samuel Lam, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Pietro Mascagni. The free performance will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Info
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Saturday, May 14, 1:00 pm
The Peabody Preparatory Jazz ensembles will perform jazz and American songbook classics in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 14, 3:30 pm
Baltimore City School students in the Peabody Conservatory's HarpAdventures outreach program will perform a spring concert at the Central Hall at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 14, 4:00 pm
The Peabody Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth, and Peabody Preparatory Wind Band, directed by Karen Seward, will present a joint concert. Faculty artist and trumpeter Joe Burgstaller will be featured with students and trumpeters Keith Davenport and Luke Powers in Leroy Anderson's Bugler's Holiday. The Wind Band will also perform Frank Gulino's Skyline, David R. Holsinger's On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, and Brian Drake's The Rescue. The free performance will take place in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
Saturday, May 14, 7:30 pm; Sunday, May 15, 3:00 pm
Play Lab at Center Stage will present staged readings of Frank Proto's Shadowboxer, a jazz opera based on the life of heavyweight champion Joe Louis in Peabody's Joe Byrd Hall. The cast of local and international singers includes Peabody alumni Benjamin Moore (MM '10, Voice), Madelyn Wanner (BM '09, Voice), Christine Thomas (MM '94, Voice), and current GPD student Rebecca Elizabeth Wood (MM '15, Voice). Tickets are $10. There will also be a free open rehearsal at 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 14, at Peabody.
Sunday, May 15, 3:00 pm
A free concert by the Peabody Youth Orchestra, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, will be held in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Violinist Sarah Kim, the winner of the 2016 Preparatory Concerto Competition, will be featured in Camille Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61. Franz von Suppé's Poet and Peasant Overture and Alexander Borodin's Symphony No. 2 in B minor will also be on the program.
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
Saturday, May 21, 4:00 pm
Friday, May 27, 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 28, 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 28, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 pm
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