April 25, 2011

Last Peabody orchestra concerts of season set for this week

The two student orchestras of the Peabody Conservatory will give their last performances of the season at 8 p.m. on April 27 and 30 in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Faculty members Edward Polochick and Leon Fleisher will conduct.

On Wednesday, Polochick will conduct the Peabody Concert Orchestra in a performance of Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38, Spring, and Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626. Performing the Requiem with the orchestra will be the Peabody Singers and the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus.

On Saturday, Fleisher will guest-conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in a performance of William Walton’s Partita for Orchestra and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, Eroica.

Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.