January 18, 2011

‘Sun’ critic ranks Peabody music events among year’s best

Four of the Top 10 classical music events of 2010 in Baltimore and Washington, according to Baltimore Sun critic Tim Smith, were performed and/or organized by Peabody musicians: the Jan. 17 recital by Hans Kristian Goldstein (BM ’10, Cello), part of the Music in the Great Hall series; the May 12 performance at Metro Gallery of Darryl Brenzel’s jazz band version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with Peabody student musicians, part of the Contemporary Museum’s Mobtown Modern series, curated by Brian Sacawa (GPD ’04, Saxophone); Peabody Opera Theatre’s Nov. 18–21 production of Massenet’s Manon, which Smith called “one of the best Peabody productions in my 10 years here”; and the Dec. 6 performance by Peabody alumni singers of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion at An die Musik, conducted by faculty member Judah Adashi (MM ’02, Composition), part of his Evolution Contemporary Music Series.

The full listing is on Smith’s blog at weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/