The Woodbridge Flute Choir, featuring Tara Nadel (BM ’04, Flute), will give a concert on Sunday, December 10, at 3:00 pm, at the Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville, Va. They will feature guest vocalists Judy Raze, Karen Savia, and Callie Smith on their program of holiday arrangements and some other flute choir pieces. Admission is free, but proceeds from donations will benefit Farthest Corners, which aids people in Burma and Thailand.
The Baltimore Consort, featuring Peabody alumni and current and former faculty members Mary Anne Ballard, Mark Cudek (MM ’82, Lute), Ronn McFarlane (’79, Guitar), and Mindy Rosenfeld (BM ’80, Flute), will give concerts at the Met Cloisters on Sunday, December 3, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. In the same series of concerts, Elaine Lachica (BM ’97, Voice) will be featured in the Waverly Consort’s presentation of The Christmas Story, which will take place on Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
An Die Musik will feature multiple Peabody faculty members in December. Faculty artist Katherine Needleman will give a solo oboe recital at An Die Musik on Saturday, December 2, at 2:00 pm. She will feature works by Bach, Debussy, Britten, and Silvestrini. Amit Peled, cello, will perform in conjunction with the release of his children’s book, A Cello Named Pablo. This event will take place on Sunday, December 17, at 10:00 am, and is free. Doctoral candidate Teodora Adzharova, piano, will give a recital on Tuesday, December 19, at 8:00 pm. She will feature works by Schumann and Shostakovich. Finally, Dariusz Skoraczewski (BM ’94, GPD ’96, Cello) will present the complete Bach cello suites in two parts, with part one on Sunday, December 31, at 2:00 pm, and the second on Saturday, January 6, at 2:00 pm.
Kyle Coughlin (MM ’92, DMA ’97, Clarinet) will participate in a concert of duos and trios for piano, clarinet, and violin. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm as a part of the Howard Community College Faculty Concert Series in Columbia, Md.
John Russo (’63, Clarinet) will be performing what may be his final live concert performance. He will perform the Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 2 with the Philadelphia Sinfonia on January 22, 2018, at 3:00 pm at Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St. Philadelphia. This performance will culminate his career as soloist and recording artist, having commercially recorded numerous concertos and solo works with orchestra by Mozart, Copland, Piston, Rossini, Dello Joio, Hindemith, Russo, Dusek, Diemer, Donizetti, Debussy, Weber, Mercadante, Nielsen, and others.