Category: Peabody Institute

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, […]

A personal, targeted gift for Peabody

April 19, 2010

A former Peabody student has prepared a $2 million scholarship bequest to the Conservatory that aims to open musical doors for those impeded by intolerance. Tristan Rhodes, who spent less than three years studying piano and conducting at the Peabody Institute during the late 1960s, said recently that although he did not face antagonistic repercussions […]

Peabody plans Nicholas Maw memorial concert on Tuesday

April 19, 2010

A memorial concert honoring Nicholas Maw, the distinguished composer and former member of the Peabody Conservatory’s Composition faculty, will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, in Peabody’s Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Solo and chamber works by Maw and by three of his former students, Judah Adashi, Richard Lake and Jeffrey Lindon, will be […]

Peabody at Homewood concert series returns for 10th season

March 1, 2010

Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Museum announces the 10th anniversary of its Peabody at Homewood performance series, which showcases some of the most promising musicians from the university’s Peabody Conservatory of Music. The performances are presented amid the splendid architecture and furnishings of Homewood. The popular Friday evening concerts begin at 5:45 p.m. on March 5, April […]

Peabody Spotlight concerts announced for E. Baltimore

January 25, 2010

The JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs last week launched Peabody Spotlight, a series of noontime concerts to be performed on eight Wednesdays in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus and also broadcast within the hospital on channel 54.

Boys at the barre: Peabody adds new young dancers

November 2, 2009

Producing Peabody Dance’s end-of-season student performances requires creative planning when it comes to filling boys’ roles, says Carol Bartlett, artistic director of Peabody Dance.

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