April 29, 2012

Peabody collaborates with Concert Artists, Lyric for May 5 performance

Concerts Artists of Baltimore, the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric will unveil their inaugural collaboration on Saturday, May 5, when the three Baltimore institutions present Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The 8 p.m. concert will be conducted by Edward Polochick, artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore and a Peabody faculty member.

The evening will take audience members from the sacred—Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with each movement a musical celebration—to the profane—Orff’s Carmina Burana, a smash hit around the world.

The performance will include more than 300 artists from the Peabody Concert Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore Orchestra and Symphonic Chorale, Peabody-Hopkins Chorus and Peabody Singers, directed by Polochick; and the Peabody Children’s Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby. The soloists for the concert are Peabody alumni Jennifer Holbrook, soprano; Peter Lee, tenor and countertenor; and Kevin Wetzel, baritone.

Ticket prices are $38 and $28, including admission to a reception following the performance. Tickets are available by going to lyricoperahouse.com or calling 410-900-1150.

The evening is made possible by Concert Artists of Baltimore’s generous sponsors Robert Mazaika and The Herbert Bearman Foundation, and by media sponsors WBJC FM and The Beacon newspapers.