The Woodbridge Flute Choir, featuring Tara Nadel (BM ’04, Flute), will present a free concert on Sunday, May 7, at the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library in Haymarket, Va., at 3:00 pm. The performance will celebrate the culmination of the WFC’s 20th anniversary season and the 10th anniversary of their Artistic Director Debbie Gilbert. The program will feature many of Ms. Gilbert’s favorite works, including the title piece from their most recent album Butterfly, featuring piccolo solo performed by Ms. Nadel.
Trio Jinx– senior Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute; master’s candidate Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin); and master’s candidate Yoshi Horiguchi, double bass- will be featured in a culminating concert for El Paso Pro-Musica’s Young Artist Development Series, El Paso Pro-Musica and the Peabody Institute’s partnership series, on Saturday, April 8 at 5:00 pm at University of Texas at El Paso’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Find tickets and more information here.
Critically acclaimed flutist and faculty artist Marina Piccinini will be joined in concert by artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) at Herbst Theatre in San Fransisco, Calif. on March 12 at 7:00 pm. Register now for your tickets and entrance to a reception to meet the artists; Peabody and Hopkins alumni; as well as Fred Bronstein, dean of the Peabody Institute.
The benefit concert series If Music Be the Food will feature musicians from the Peabody Conservatory and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in an upcoming concert. The program will feature the improvisational stylings of faculty artist David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition) and The Witches- master’s student Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin) and senior Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute; the world premiere of works by Michael Alec Rose and Ms. Finck, performed by faculty artist Maria Lambros, viola; songs by Frances Pollock (MM ’15, Voice); and Schumann’s Piano Quartet performed by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of If Music Be the Food, Lior Willinger (MM ’16, Piano). The concert will take place on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore. All proceeds from the series benefit the Maryland Food Bank. Audience members are also invited to bring non-perishable items for donation. Find tickets and more information here.
Leela Breithaupt (BM ’93, MM ’96, Flute) has received an Indiana Arts Commission 2017 Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant award for concerts with her trio, Les Ordinaires. The funded project, A Royal Occasion, includes performances at two of Indiana’s historic mansions in May, as well as outreach workshops to local colleges, and will be part of their 2016-17 season celebrating 17th and 18th century music in historic houses. This grant is made possible through the support of the Indiana General Assembly, Indiana Arts Trust, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ms. Breithaupt’s upcoming concerts include New York Baroque at Carnegie Hall, Bourbon Baroque in NYC, as well as concerts in Cincinnati, Charlotte, Indianapolis, and Ball State University. Ms. Breithaupt will make her first alumni appearance at Peabody with Barthold Kuijken on March 14, 2017.