Peabody alumni Ben Shaver (BM ’12 Voice), Claire Galloway Weber (MM ‘15 Voice), Peter Tomaszewski (MM ’10 Voice, GPD ’12 Opera), Michael Dodge (MM ’16 Voice), Kerry Holahan (MM ’14 Early Music Voice), Justin Nurin (GPD ’10 Trumpet), Cody Raum (BM ’13 Double Bass, MM ’14 Music Theory), Stephanie Ray (MM ’12 Flute) and Aaron Thacker (MM ’16 Piano) will be featured in Stillpointe Theatre’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. The production, which opened on January 12, will run until January 27. It was reviewed on “Midday with Tom Hall” on WYPR. The show is taking place at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Md., and has two shows left, both beginning at 8:00 pm.
The Peabody Historical Performance Department has a robust calendar of events in December. On Friday, December 1, at 12:00 pm, the B’more Bach Ensemble, composed of Peabody students Matthew Gabriel, baroque cello; Sarah Lynn, baroque flute; Paula Maust and Patrick Merrill, harpsichord; and Stephanie Zimmerman, baroque violin; with Katelyn Aungst, soprano, and William Marshall, baritone, presents works of J.S. Bach. This will take place at the Walters Art Museum, and is free and open to the public. Mezzo-soprano Kristen Dubenion-Smith (MM ’05, Voice) will be featured in a concert presented by Eya Ensemble for Medieval Music. This concert presents The Jesse Tree, a sublime array of haunting chant and polyphony for Advent, and will take place on Friday, December 1, at 1:00 pm, at Catholic University’s Caldwell Auditorium in Washington, D.C. and on Sunday, December 10, at 4:00 pm, at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Md. Ronn McFarlane (’79, Guitar) will present a solo recital “Celtic and Modern Folk Music for the Lute” on Saturday, December 9, at 7:00 pm at Takoma Park Community Center in Takoma Park, Md. Finally, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, Handel Period Instrument Orchestra and vocal soloists including soprano Kerry Holahan (MM ’14, Early Music, Voice) will present The Messiah on Saturday, December 9, at 7:30 pm, at Grace United Methodist Church of the Redeemer and on Sunday, December 10, at 3:00 pm, at St Mark Catholic Church, both in Baltimore.
On Sunday, September 17, at 4:00 pm, Mountainside Baroque will present “Totally Telemann” featuring Julie Bosworth (MM ’14, Early Music Voice), Janna Critz (MM ’13, Early Music: Voice/Pedagogy; GPD ’14, Voice), Corbin Phillips (MM ’15, Voice), and junior Sarah Lynn, Baroque flute, at the Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul, 125 Fayette St., Cumberland, Md.
William Simms (MM ’91, Guitar) will be featured in the Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival‘s “The Art of Modulation” on Sunday, August 6, at 7:00 pm at the Baltimore Basilica. Simms will play the theorbo in the concert with music by François Philidor, Heinichen, and Pergolesi.
Tonight, Thursday July 13, at 7:00 pm, Thrive Music at Jordan Faye Contemporary will host a Finissage Party for Thrive and Jordan Faye. Wade Davis (MM ’11, GPD ’13, Baroque Violoncello) will perform works by Bach, and master’s candidate Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin) will perform solo works with voice. The event will take place at Jordan Faye Contemporary, 218 W. Saratoga Street, Top Floor.