Peabody student Sam Bessen will be playing Friday, October 20 at The Cork Factory. Bessen will play natural horn and have live electronics. He will feature works by Jay Batzner, Briay Conditt, Chris Malloy, Kevin Ernste, Tomi Räisänen, and more. Dessert and drink provided. Tickets are $20 for adult and $15 for student/artist. This event will start at 7:00 pm.
There will be a hurricane relief concert offered featuring Peabody students. The Tiffany String Orchestra will present works by Elgar, Mendelssohn, and Grieg at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 pm. All proceeds will fund relief efforts through the American Red Cross. The general suggested donation is $15 per person, $10 for students.
Faculty artist and alumnus Adam Pearl (BM ’99, Piano; MM ’01, DMA ’09, Harpsichord) will play the harpsichord in Pro Musica Rara‘s season opener, A Baroque Halloween: A Tribute to the Diabolical Side of Music on Sunday, October 29, at 3:30 pm. The concert will feature music by Giuseppi Tartin, Jean-Marie Leclair, Marin Marais, and a narration of Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry to music by Allen Whear.
Murry Sidlin (BM ’62, Music Education; MM ’68, Instrumental Conducting) and faculty artist Herbert Greenberg will participate in a concert, Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer. This concert will highlight works by composers that were held in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) concentration camp, and it will combine their music with video and narrative to portray what their lives were like. Some composers included in the evening are Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Zigmund Schul, Pavel Haas, Rudolf Karel, and others. It will be presented as part of the 19th Washington Jewish Music Festival, and will occur on Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 pm.
Faculty artist Tony Arnold will perform Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 with Third Angle New Music in Portland, Ore. Both shows are at 7:30 pm, and she will feature works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Brett Dean, Berio, and Aperghis. On Saturday, October 21, Arnold will perform with the Third Angle String Quartet. They will premiere works by six emerging composers from the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music: Brandon Scott Rumsey, David Reminick, Carlos Simon, Nina Shekhar, Hitomi Oba, and David Coll. This concert will take place at 4:00 pm.