Monday, December 11, 2017


Tonight, Monday, December 11, at 6:00 pm, Hopkins' Got Talent will showcase Johns Hopkins University staff and faculty to raise money for the United Way campaign. The talent show will feature bands, singers, dancers, a whistler, an acrobatic gymnast, a Michael Jackson-inspired performance, and more. Peabody faculty artist Thomas Dolby will be one of the judges. Buy your tickets in advance for a discounted price of $5 instead of $10 at the door. The performance will take place in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.


Monday, December 11, 7:00 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.

Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 pm

The Preparatory Vella Silver Recital will feature Preparatory students selected through the adjudicated Signature Recital Series. Connor Chaikowsky, Jing Fan, Elizabeth Gange, Zoe Hsieh, and Joseph Tao, violin; Maya Cooper, Helia Hung, Henry Hung, Michelle Kim, Alan Mao, Elliot Shin, Benjamin Yin, and Philip Yoon, piano; and Luka Stefanovic, cello, will perform works by Beethoven, Debussy, Dvarionas, Dvořák, Kabalevsky, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, and Schubert. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free.

Saturday, December 16, Sunday, December 17, 4:30 pm

The Peabody Children's Chorus, under the direction of Doreen Falby, will perform "Dancing Day" with works by Bernstein, Brahms, Britten, Handel, Holst, and more. Bradley Permenter is associate director and accompanist, and Julia Sheriff is assistant director. Performances will take place in Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, Md. This concert will be free. Tickets are currently unavailable; please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.

Saturday, December 16, 7:30 pm

The Preparatory wind ensembles will present a free concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The Preparatory Wind Band, conducted by Karen Seward, will perform Rossano Galante's The Redwoods, Percy Aldridge Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry "Londonderry Air," John Philip Sousa's El Capitan, and Maurice Jarre's Lawrence of Arabia. The Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth, will perform Scott Joplin's Overture to Treemonisha, Richard Wagner's Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin, Ralph Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite, and James Reese Europe and Ford Dabney's Castle Walk. Tubist Keith Fleming, winner of the Wind Orchestra Concerto Competition, will be featured with the band on Antonio Capuzzi's Concerto for Double Bass arranged for Tuba.

Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm

Led by Ankush Bahl, the Peabody Youth Orchestra will perform Copland's Orchestral Variations, Debussy's Petite Suite, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique." Conservatory students Jordan Dinkins, horn; Szymon Rywalski, horn; Ben Giroux, timpani; and Nonoka Mizukami and Adam Rosenblatt, percussion, will perform side-by-side with the ensemble. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free.

This is the last Peabody Events email of 2017. We wish you a happy holiday and a happy new year, and we'll see you in 2018.


Saturday, January 13, 1:00 pm

Preparatory Jazz Ensembles

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Sunday, January 21, 3:00 pm

Faculty Recital: Ira Gold

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Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm

Peabody Modern Orchestra

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The full calendar of events at Peabody, including all Conservatory student recitals, can be found at For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page.