Tuesday, November 8, 2016

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday, November 8, 8:00 pm

The Aspen String Trio - David Perry, violin; faculty artist Victoria Chiang, viola; and Peabody alumnus Michael Mermagen, violoncello - will perform in the third event of Peabody's Variations on Goldberg series. Alumnus Jonathan Palevsky will serve at the narrator for the performance which includes Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Richard Strauss' Variations on a Bavarian Folk Song, "Das Deandl is haub auf mi," for string trio; and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Trio in G major, Op. 9, No. 1. The Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert will be held in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Currently, tickets are unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.


Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 pm

The first public performance by the Peabody String Sinfonia will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The group, developed with a Dean's Incentive Grant, is a string ensemble whose performances this semester took place in community venues, bringing the beauty of extraordinary music to our neighbors in challenging situations, such as cancer treatment, incarceration, substance abuse recovery, and homelessness. The concert will feature faculty artists Violaine Melançon, violin, and Michael Kannen, cello; music by Peabody composers Ledah Finck and Kevin Puts; and other works for strings by Bach, Barber, Bartok, Bloch, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachelbel, and Vivaldi. No tickets are required for this free concert. Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to benefit the GEDCO Cares Food Pantry.


Thursday, November 10, 12:00 pm

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Percussion Department. Jisu Jung, marimba, will perform Leigh Howard Stevens' Rhythmic Caprice. Matthew Stiens will perform Mark Applebaum's Aphasia. Benjamin Mapes, marimba, will perform Roshanne Etezady's Boomslang. Nonoka Mizukami, marimba, and Peter Kibbe, cello, will play Osvaldo Golijov's Mariel. Mark Demull, marimba, will perform two movements from Steven Stucky's Isabelle Dances. Christina Manceor, percussion, will perform excerpts from Kevin Volans' She Who Sleeps with a Small Blanket.


Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm

The Centre Street Performance Studio provides an intimate setting for the Peabody Jazz Combo Series. The first set will feature the Michael Formanek Group - Troy Long, alto saxophone; Christopher Frick, horn; Julian Brezon, tenor saxophone; Nathaniel McKeever, trumpet; Noah Dion, piano; Gabe Petkaitis, drums; and faculty artist Michael Formanek on bass and directing. The Alex Norris Ensemble - featuring Eric Engler, trumpet; Coco Shih, violin; Julian Brezon, tenor saxophone; Noah Dion, piano; Gabe Petkaitis, drums; and faculty artist Alex Norris on bass and directing, performs the second set. Tickets are currently unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.


Friday, November 11, 7:30 pm

Directors Risa Browder and John Moran will lead the Baltimore Baroque Band in a program including "Sperantis gaudia," Suite II in G minor from Florilegium Primum by Georg Muffat; Suite in D minor from Roland: Tragedie mise en Musique by Jean-Baptiste Lully; Ouverture in D major for two flutes, strings, and basso continuo, GWV 418, by Christoph Graupner; and Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4 by Arcangelo Corelli. No tickets are required for this free concert in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.


Saturday, November 12, 2:00 pm

Peabody harp students will perform at the Central Hall at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, in this monthly concert series. Olivia Castor will play Johann Sebastian Bach's Sinfonia from Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826. Melody Leung will play one movement from Paul Hindemith's Sonata for Harp. Jessica Sudarta will play one movement from Germaine Tailleferre's Sonata per arpa. Luna Chen will play Félix Godefroid's Carnaval de Venice, Op. 184. Erin Baker will play Henriette Renié's Legende. Olivia Kim will play works by Ferenc Farkas, Walter-Kuhne, Byong-Kon Kim, and Maurice Ravel. The event is free and open to the public.


Saturday, November 12, 3:00 pm

Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will present a show and tell in Leith Symington Griswold Hall followed by vocal and composition workshops. The event is free and open to the public.


Sunday, November 13, 3:00 pm

Peabody Preparatory faculty members will be featured in recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Andréa Picard Boecker, violin, and Hsiao-Ying Lin, piano, will perform Robert Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105. Robyn Stevens, mezzo-soprano, and Rebecca Orsinsky, piano, will perform Auf Grussien's Hügeln by Pauline Viardot Garcia. Ms. Stevens will be joined by violist Robin Faye Massie-Pighee in Johannes Brahms' Geistliches Wiegenlied (Die ihr schwebet), Op. 91, No. 2. Pianists Hyun Sook Park and Ken Johansen will perform Claude Debussy's Petite Suite, L. 65. Devonna B. Rowe, soprano, and Douglas Heist, piano, will perform Maurice Ravel's Schéhérazade. Alicia Ward, violoncello, and Kimberly Kong, piano, will perform Sergei Prokofiev's Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119. No tickets are required for this free performance. 


Sunday, November 13, 7:00 pm

The Peabody Brass Ensembles, directed by James Olin, will present its Brass Bash featuring The Aeris Quintet, Trombody Peabones, Brassanova, No Strings Attached, Peabody Brass Ensemble, and Peabody Brass Duodectet. The groups will play works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Danny Elfman, Jan Koetsier, John Williams, and more. The event, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, is free and open to the public.


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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, November 18, 7:30 pm; Sunday, November 20, 3:00 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel


Saturday, November 19, 7:30 pm

Peabody Percussion Group


Monday, November 28, 2:30 pm

Dean's Symposium: Blair Tindall


For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page. The full calendar of events at Peabody can be found at peabody.jhu.edu/events.


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