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Conductor Edward Polochick will lead the Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Singers, and Peabody-Hopkins Chorus on Tuesday, December 6, at 8:00 pm. Students soprano Madeline Huss and baritone Rob McGinness will be the soloists in Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem. The concert will also feature Vaughan Williams' The Wasps Overture and Dvořák's Symphony No. 8. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Advance ticket reservations are suggested as many concerts this season have sold out. Reserve online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Tuesday, December 6, 5:00 pm
Musicologist Ralph Locke, professor emeritus from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, will deliver a talk titled "Alexander the Great and the Indian Rajah Puru: Exoticism in a Metastasio Libretto as Set by Hasse and by Handel" in Peabody's Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium series. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building) and followed by a light reception.
Wednesday, December 7, 2:30 pm
Peabody Distinguished Visiting Artist Midori, violin, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 pm
Peabody's newest new music ensemble, Now Hear This - with Courtney Orlando as artistic director and David Smooke as faculty advisor - will perform contemporary compositions alongside the Medieval and Renaissance works which inspired them. The program includes Georg Friedrich Haas' trio ex uno, which references Josquin des Prez's Agnus Dei II from Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales; Peabody student Connor Way's Sift, based on Thomas Tallis' Salvator Mundi; Peabody student Carlos Bandera's a priori, which quotes from Claude le Jeune's Povre Coeur entourné de tant de passions; and Salvatore Sciarrino's Le voci sottovetro, which draws from Carlo Gesualdo's Moro, lasso, al mio duolo. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free. Advance ticket reservations are suggested as many concerts this season have sold out. Reserve online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.
Thursday, December 8, 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. Lily Josefsberg, flute; Julia Perry, oboe; James Duncan, clarinet; Samuel Jones, horn; and Brian Wilson, bassoon, will perform Paul Hindemith's Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24. Ryo Usami, violin; Marika Suzuki, violin; Ankit Anil, viola; Ezekiel Yu, cello; and Dong Kim, piano, will perform Johannes Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 36.
Thursday, December 8; Friday, December 9; Sunday, December 11, 2:30 pm
Student chamber music ensembles will play works from the vast chamber music literature, from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras in free recitals in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.
Friday, December 9, 3:30 pm
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, will present its fall concert in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Premieres of works by Anthony Alark, Morgan Brown, Dana Ellis, Daniya Green, Candre Henry, Mika'h Jackson, Allen Jones, Clarence Jones, Taliyah Matthews, Luis Quintero, Nichera Scott, Damiya Sheppard, Maleek Williams, and Kennard Winchester will be performed by Conservatory instrumentalists. The recital is free and open to the public.
Friday, December 9, 3:30 pm
Ramani Duraiswami, co-founder of VisiSonics, the maker of one of the most popular 3D Video/Spatial Audio systems, will present a recording arts guest lecture and demo titled "Creating Scientifically Valid Spatial Audio for VR and AR: Theory, Tools and Workflows" at Maestro's. The event is free and open to the public.
Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm; Sunday, December 11, 2:30 pm
The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek with Adam Pearl as choral coach, and Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by Risa Browder and John Moran, will present a program on Friday in Leith Symington Griswold Hall titled Gaudete! Five Centuries of Music for the Christmas Season. Currently, tickets for this performance are unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list. The program will be reprised on Sunday at the Walters Art Museum as part of its Community Holiday Celebration.
Saturday, December 10, 2:00 pm
Baltimore City School students in the Peabody Conservatory's HarpAdventures outreach program will perform a concert at the Central Hall at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, December 10, 3:30 pm; Sunday, December 11, 3:30 pm
The Peabody Children's Chorus under the direction of Doreen Falby will perform a free concert titled "Sing We Noel." Bradley Permenter is associate director and Julia Sheriff is assistant director. The Howard County campus choirs will perform at the Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts in Columbia. Currently, tickets for this performance are unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list. Audience members must be age 5 or older.
Saturday, December 10, 3:30 pm
The Preparatory String Ensemble, directed by Hana Morford, will present the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, and Richard Meyer's Geometric Dances. In the second half of the concert, the Young Artists Orchestra, directed by Daniel Levitov, will perform the Overture of Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066; Vasily Kalinnikov's Chanson Triste; and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 26 in E-flat major, K. 184. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free.
Saturday, December 10, 7:30 pm
The Peabody Wind Ensemble, conducted by Harlan D. Parker, will perform John Leszczynski's Scherzo à la Britten; Johan de Meij's T-Bone Concerto featuring Ricson Poonin, trombone; John Mackey's Kingfishers Catch Fire; and Morton Gould's Symphony No. 4, "West Point." This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Advance ticket reservations are suggested as many concerts this season have sold out. Reserve online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.
Saturday, December 10, 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm
The Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series, under the artistic direction of Gary Thomas, will present tenor saxophonist and the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies Gary Thomas. Mr. Thomas will lead a 13-member ensemble in two sets at the Johns Hopkins Club on the Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. The event is a CD release party for Mr. Thomas' Pariah's Pariahs. Tickets are available online.
Sunday, December 11, 1:00 pm
The Peabody Youth Orchestra, conducted by Ankush Bahl, will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297(300a), "Paris;" Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Maurice Ravel's Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite); and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Suite from The Sleeping Beauty. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free.
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.