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The Peabody Opera Theatre will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's comic operaLe nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) with the Peabody Concert Orchestra in four performances this weekend: Thursday, March 9; Friday, March 10; and Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, March 12, at 4:00 pm (Please note Sunday performance time change.) Steven White is the music director and Garnett Bruce is the stage director. The performances, 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.
Composer Philip Glass' film collaboration with Godfrey Reggio, Powaqqatsi, will be shown for free in the Centre Street Performance Studio. The film series marks the occasion of Mr. Glass' 80th birthday.
Tuesday, March 7, 5:00 pm
Peabody musicologist David Hildebrand, director of the Colonial Music Institute, will deliver a talk titled "Two National Anthems? Some Reflections upon 'The Star-Spangled Banner' and its Lower Class Partner, 'The Battle of Baltimore'" 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.
Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 pm
Faculty artist Leon Fleisher, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 pm
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco, guitar, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Jennifer Kim and Soojung Kim will perform two movements from Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Jeremy Lutty will perform Isaac Albeniz's Granada: serenata and two movements from Toru Takemitsu's All in Twilight. John Marcel Williams will perform two movements from Manuel Ponce's Concierto del sur. Meng Su will perform a selection from Robert Beaser's Mountain Songs. The class is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 9, 12:00 pm
This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Early Music Department. Theodore Cheek, lute, and Noelle McMurtry, soprano, will perform songs from Thomas Campion's Fain would I wed. Matthew Gabriel, Baroque cello; Gabriel Lee, Baroque violin; Sarah Lynn, Baroque flute; and Paula Maust, harpsichord, will perform Georg Philipp Telemann's Quartet No. 4 in B minor from Nouveaux Quatuors en 6 Suites. Gabriel Lee and Han Xie, solo violins; Hilda Lee and Risa Browder, violin; Stephanie Zimmerman, viola; Dorian Latchague, cello; Jesus Apodaca, violone; Theodore Cheek, theorbo; and Paula Maust, harpsichord, will perform J. S. Bach's Concerto in D minor for two violins, strings, and basso continuo.
Saturday, March 11, 12:30 pm
Faculty artist Brian Ganz, piano, will present a master class for the Preparatory's Piano Academy featuring the Chopin Preludes in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The class is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 11, 2:00 pm
Peabody harp students Liv Castor, Luna Chen, Peggy Houng, and Olivia Kim and the ORCHkids Harp Ensemble will perform at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - the location has changed from Central Library to the Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue - in its monthly concert series. They will perform works by C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, Pierre Beauchant, Walter Küne and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 11, 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm
Latin jazz pianist Chano Dominguez will be featured in the Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series, under the artistic direction of Gary Thomas, in two sets at the Johns Hopkins Club on the Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. Tickets are available online.
Sunday, March 12, 7:30 pm
The William Marbury Prize Recital has been postponed until Friday, March 17, at 7:30 pm. Sophomore Helen Wong, a violin student of Keng-Yuen Tseng, won the William Marbury Prize Competition.
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.