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.
The Peabody Consort directed by faculty artist Mark Cudek was featured on the blog Jay Harvey Upstage. The Peabody Consort performed as part of the 2017 Early Music festival and presented a program focusing music of three faiths from medieval Spain.
Read more about the program here.