Category: Peabody Institute

Role-Playing

July 23, 2012

Parts of the Peabody Institute were transformed into the Hotel Cotesworth, a historic (if fictional) Georgetown hotel, for last week’s filming of scenes in an episode of ‘House of Cards.’ The new Netflix series, set in Washington, D.C., though largely filmed in Baltimore, stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

East meets West at recital by flute virtuoso Marina Piccinini

June 11, 2012

Peabody Conservatory faculty artist Marina Piccinini will explore the spiritual and elegant relationship between Asian and French music at a recital at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, in Peabody’s Leith Symington Griswold Hall. One of the world’s leading flute virtuosos, Piccinini will perform with pianists Araceli Chacon and Colette Valentine. The program includes Sonate […]

Peabody Opera Theatre to present Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’

November 14, 2011

The Peabody Opera Theatre will present Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress this weekend in the historic Baltimore theater now known as the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. The inaugural season of Lyric Opera Baltimore—the successor to the Baltimore Opera Company, which ceased operations in 2009—opened on Nov. 4 with La traviata […]

Piero Weiss, 83, pianist and musicologist at Peabody

October 17, 2011

Musicologist and pianist Piero Weiss, a member of the Peabody Conservatory faculty since 1985, died of pneumonia on Oct. 2 at the age of 83. He was still teaching during the current semester. “Dr. Weiss improved a generation and a half of Peabody students,” wrote Paul Mathews, associate dean for academic affairs, in his blog […]

Peabody performers booked for new WYPR HD channel

October 3, 2011

Beginning at noon today, Oct. 3, Peabody Intermezzo—an hour of recitals by outstanding Peabody Institute students—will hit the airwaves on Classical WYPR, the radio station’s recently launched high-definition channel. The program can also be heard on WYPR’s website, www.wypr.org. Jeffrey Sharkey, director of the Peabody Institute, is host for the show, which will be recorded […]

JHU and NUS to offer world’s first international joint degree in music

March 14, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University and the National University of Singapore have signed an agreement to launch a joint bachelor of music degree program starting in the 2011–2012 academic year. Offered jointly by the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins and the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, it will be the first and only international […]

Peabody Conservatory groups to take center stage in D.C.

February 28, 2011

A series of “Peabody in Washington” concerts is on the agenda this semester for three student groups from the Peabody Conservatory. This week, a student chamber ensemble called Trio Appassionata will be joined by musicians from the Shanghai Conservatory for a free concert at the Freer Gallery of Art, and the Peabody Quartet will perform in […]

Peabody Chamber Opera remembers the ’50s at Theatre Project

February 14, 2011

Peabody Chamber Opera will present Remember the Fifties—a double bill of one-act operas about the decade of Eisenhower, Burma Shave and I Love Lucy—at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., from Feb. 24 to 27. The two works are Lee Hoiby’s This Is the Rill Speaking of 1991 and Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti of […]

Leon Botstein launches spring Musicology Colloquium

January 31, 2011

Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, music director of the American Symphony Orchestra and editor of Musical Quarterly, will give the first spring talk of the Peabody Conservatory’s 2010–2011 Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. His topic is “Rethinking the Repertoire: Rescuing History, Criticism and Performance […]

Season begins with tragic love story (what else?)

November 15, 2010

Peabody Opera Theatre will present a new, fully staged production of Jules Massenet’s Manon, named for the fictional young woman whose tragic love story inspired no fewer than three operas (the others by Auber and Puccini), as the first part of its French Season of Opera. Sung in French with English supertitles, Manon will be […]

Peabody celebrates birthday of Arthur Friedheim Library

September 20, 2010

To celebrate the 20th “birthday” of Peabody’s Arthur Friedheim Library, the public is invited to an open house at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, during the Baltimore Book Festival on Mount Vernon Place. Remarks by Peabody Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey and new head librarian Jennifer Ottervik will be followed by birthday cake. The state-of-the-art […]

Peabody season opens Sunday with organ and guitar recitals

September 7, 2010

The 2010–2011 concert season at the Peabody Institute will open on Sunday, Sept. 12, with two recitals by guest artists, each a virtuoso on his instrument. The weeks that follow will offer concertgoers the first public performance at Peabody on a recently acquired 17th-century violin, the season’s first orchestral concert and the first recital in […]

Q&A with Peabody’s Jeffrey Sharkey

August 2, 2010

When Jeffrey Sharkey became director of Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute, he remarked that it should aim to be one of the top two or three music schools in the country and an institution of international importance. Sharkey said that many of the “ingredients” were there to make that happen. He noted the school’s breadth, which […]

Rare 17th-century violin is new star of Peabody’s collection

July 19, 2010

The Peabody Institute recently received a donation to its fine instrument collection that instantly becomes its finest. Karl Kostoff, 85, a former professional musician and longtime employee of the university’s Applied Physics Laboratory, has gifted to Peabody a rare Maggini violin crafted in 1620. Kostoff said that he wanted the instrument to be played and […]

Steven Baxter, former dean of the Peabody Conservatory, dies at 63

July 19, 2010

Steven Baxter, dean of the Peabody Conservatory from 1996 to 2002, died on July 5 from mesothelioma at the Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The Cockeysville, Md., resident was 63. An oboist, Baxter came to Peabody in 1984, teaching in and coordinating the Music Education Department, then serving as assistant dean for academic affairs and, […]

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