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On Tuesday, February 28, at 8:00 pm, students of the Graduate Conducting Program will lead the Peabody Symphony Orchestra featuring student competition winners. Alan Buxbaum will conduct a performance of alumnus Peter Dayton's Grounds, the winning work in the Macht Orchestral Composition Competition. Paul McShee will lead the PSO in Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) featuring master's student Rob McGinness (pictured), baritone, the winner of the Sylvia L. Green Voice Competition. Sophomore Junhong Kuang, guitar, the winner of the Peggy and Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, will be the featured soloist in Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, conducted by Nell Flanders. Master's student Sahun Hong, piano, the winner of the Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition, will be the soloist for Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 18, led by Thomas Fortner.
This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Currently, tickets are unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list. The event will also be available to view online via live stream.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, February 27, 5:00 pm
Peabody alumnus Łukasz Kuropaczewski, guitar, will present a master class in the Centre Street Performance Studio. Mengyi Li, guitar, will perform Mauro Giuliani's Rossiniana No.1, Op. 119. Shon Stelman, guitar, will perform the first movement of Leo Brouwer's Sonata. Jeremy Lutty, guitar, will perform two movements of Luigi Boccherini's Sonata in A major, G. 4. Fang Yuan, guitar, will perform two movements of Joaquín Rodrigo's Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre. The class is free and open to the public.
Monday, February 27, 6:30 pm
The Early Music Department will present a performance class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 pm
Peabody alumnus and violinist Bin Huang, who won both the Paganini and Munich International Competitions, will present a master class for some of the participants in the Marbury Competition in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 2, 12:00 pm
This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Voice Department. ChunFeng Li, bass-baritone, and YueZhi Dou, piano, will perform three Russian songs by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tammi Lee, mezzo-soprano; Cynthia Sun, piano; and Setareh Parvaresh, viola, will perform the first movement from Johannes Brahms' Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91. John Johnston, baritone, and Min Young Park, piano, will perform Lazar Weiner's A Nign and Maurice Ravel's Kaddish. Noelle McMurtry, soprano, and Theodore Cheek, theorbo, will perform Benedetto Ferrari's "Udite amanti" from Musiche e Poesie... Libro III. Lorenzo Zapata, baritone; Flavia Pajaro Van de Stadt, violin; Ryo Usami, violin; Jennifer Kim, viola; and Andrew Shiau, cello, will perform Samuel Barber's Dover Beach. Katie Christenbury, soprano, and Allison Tsai, piano, will perform Carlisle Floyd's "The Trees on the Mountains" from Susannah and Franz Schubert's Rastlose Liebe.
Thursday, March 2, 6:00 pm
Percussionist Leigh Howard Stevens, who developed the four-mallet marimba technique, will present a master class in Joe Byrd Hall. The class is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco, guitar, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.
Friday, March 3, 12:00 pm
Andrew Marino, guitar, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Violin Sonata No.1, BWV 1001; Fernando Sor's Les Adieux, Op. 21; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Tarantella, Op. 87b; Carlo Domeniconi's Variations on an Anatolian Folksong, Op. 15; and Carlos Rafael Rivera's Whirler of the Dance in the free Peabody on the Court Series concert at the Walters Art Gallery.
Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm
The Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by Risa Browder and John Moran, will present a concert entitled From Zimmermann's Coffee House: Music of Bach's Leipzig Collegium Musicum. The program will include Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Sinfonia in D minor, Georg Philipp Telemann's Conclusion in E minor (TWV 50:5) from Tafelmusik (1733) III, No. 6, and three works by Johann Sebastian Bach. No tickets are required for this free concert in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm
The Peabody Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Formanek, will celebrate the centennial of the birth of the American Jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Sphere Monk. The program will feature compositions of Thelonious Monk, arranged by Oliver Nelson, including "Trinkle-Tinkle," "Little Rootie Tootie," "Reflections," "Brilliant Corners," and "Let's Cool One." Currently, tickets are unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.
Sunday, March 5, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Peabody Preparatory's eighth annual daylong celebration of the guitar, Fret Fest is for guitarists of all levels and ages. This year's festival includes workshops, master classes, and a guest artist concert by acclaimed rock, jazz, and classical guitarists. General admission day passes are $30.00 for full festival access (including the guest artist concert). All events will be held on Peabody's Mount Vernon campus. Visit peabody.jhu.edu/fretfest for more information and to register.
Sunday, March 5, 2:30 pm
Fret Fest's Guitar Ensemble Concert will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The Peabody Guitar Ensemble and guitar ensembles from the Peabody Preparatory and Conservatory, Tuscarora High School, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, and Montgomery College will be featured in this free performance.
Sunday, March 5, 4:00 pm
Longtime front man of the Saturday Night Live Band and current guitarist for Roger Waters G. E. Smith will perform with the Boston-based Perlak/Tronzo Guitar Duo—David Tronzo and Kim Perlak—in the Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall in Fret Fest's guest artist concert. Tickets for the guest artist concert are $20.00 and can be purchased at peabody.jhu.edu/fretfest.
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.