December 7, 2009

Weekly Peabody chamber music concerts planned for East Balto.

Beginning Jan. 20, a weekly series of chamber music concerts featuring Peabody students, alumni and faculty will be held during the spring semester at noon on Wednesdays in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus.

Bill Nerenberg, a visiting faculty member and director of Peabody Presents, said that the performances will resume a tradition of concerts held at JHH that was begun by George Udvarhelyi, who is now retired and an adviser to the fine arts staff at the hospital.

Each concert will be 45 minutes in length with no intermission.

The first scheduled performer is pianist Michael Sheppard, a Peabody alumnus, who will be followed on Jan. 27 by the Vinca String Quartet, a young group being mentored by renowned violinist Pamela Frank.