S’amusant and Two Cities Ensembles will present Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater on Monday, March 27 at 7:00 pm at Grace and St. Peter’s Church in Baltimore. Featured performers include harpsichord DMA candidate Patrick Merrill (BM ’13, Piano; MM ’15, Early Music Harpsichord), conducting DMA candidate Blair Skinner, Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Music), Joshua Hong (MM ’15, Conducting), Wade Davis (MM ’11, GPD ’13, Baroque Violoncello), and Elspeth Davis (MM ’06, Voice).
An article by faculty artist John Moran titled “Baltimore Baroque Band: An Ensemble Grows” was featured on Early Music America’s website. The article focuses on the founding of the group by faculty artist Risa Browder and Mr. Moran in 2005, the growth of the ensemble as a whole over time, and the support and community it has built for early music at Peabody.
Love & Lust, a CD by Elizabeth Hungerford (BM ’10, Voice) and Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass, Viola da Gamba) featuring the duo of soprano and viola da gamba, will be featured on WWFM Radio’s Well-Tempered Baroque, a baroque survey hosted by Lewis Baratz, on Friday, March 17 at 11:00 pm. Well-Tempered Baroque airs in the New Jersey and New York area and is available via live stream here.
On Sunday, March 12, the Baltimore Consort– Mary Anne Ballard, faculty artist Mark Cudek (MM ’82, Lute), Larry Lipkis, Ronn McFarlane (’79, Guitar), and Mindy Rosenfeld (BM ’80, Flute)– will perform a concert titled The Food of Love: Songs, Dances, and Fancies for Shakespeare at the Baltimore Basilica. A reception will follow at An Die Musik.
Pro Musica Rara- an early music ensemble featuring Adam Pearl (BM ’99, Piano; MM ’01, DMA ’09, Harpsichord); Sara Nichols, flute; and artistic director Allen Whear, cello- will present a concert titled Bach in Berlin at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium in Baltimore on Sunday, March 19 at 3:30 pm. The program will include J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 and Ricercar a 3 from the Musical Offering, Flute sonatas by J.J. Quantz and C.P.E. Bach, and a rare work by Christoph Schaffrath.