February 17, 2000
Enjoy two evenings of classical music. Members of the Peabody Preparatory Faculty will present a recital tonight that includes Dussek's "Sonata for Harp," performed by harpist Michaela Trnkova, and Poulenc's "Sonata," performed by David Drosinos and Bradley Permenter. The program will also feature work by Mozart, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzola, Katherine Hoover and Jennifer Higdon. Return Saturday when Peabody Camerata, conducted by Gene Young, will perform Anton von Webern's "Five Pieces for Small Orchestra, Op. 10" and John Cage's "Suite for Toy Piano."
November 13, 1994
The Peabody Opera Theatre and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra will present the Haydn opera "The Perils of Fidelity," at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Miriam Friedberg Concert Hall.Although rarely performed, this Haydn opera is considered to be a masterwork. It is set in a mythical country ravaged by a sea monster that can only be placated by the sacrifice of a faithful pair of lovers. Naturally, as monster-feeding time approaches, even the most constant of couples take pains to conceal their love.
March 31, 1995
"Normandy: the Great Crusade," a television documentary by the Maryland-based cable network the Discovery Channel, was among 31 winners of the prestigious 1994 Peabody Awards announced yesterday.Judged and selected by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, the coveted Peabodys are awarded annually for excellence in radio or television.The award was the second in a row for the Discovery Network, which has headquarters in Bethesda.Last year, it and sister network the Learning Channel were cited jointly for general achievement.
November 17, 1993
With the meeting of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts in Baltimore this week, educators come face to face with one of the crueler ironies facing the city's public schools.Recently the Peabody Prep Outreach Program, which sends talented music and arts teachers into the public schools to work with the city's most disadvantaged children, was named by the guild as a national model for such efforts. So far so good. But the program, which depends on private and foundation support, is so strapped for cash this year that it has not been able to expand beyond the two schools, Tench Tilghman and Ashburton elementary schools, where it is now in place.
April 9, 1998
Theodora Hanslowe, whose friends call her Teddy, returns Tuesday to her alma mater, Peabody Conservatory of Music, for a preview of her New York recital debut.Hanslowe, an award-winning mezzo, made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1994 as Rosina in "The Barber of Seville."For her Weill Recital Hall program later this spring, she has chosen songs by Henry Purcell, Arnold Schoenberg, Francis Poulenc and George Gershwin, and the second cycle of "Liederkreis" to poems of Joseph Eichendorff by Robert Schumann.
May 14, 1995
George Peabody, who founded Peabody Institute 137 years ago as the first school of its type in America, believed the purpose of a music conservatory was not only to train artists but to teach ordinary people the values embodied in great music.Robert Sirota, a fine American composer, conductor and educator who was named to head the Peabody after current director Robert Pierce retires this summer, is just the sort of musical humanist the founder had in mind.The traditional pattern of a conservatory education, in which students concentrated on courses in theory, harmony and ear-training and spent most of their time locked up in soundproof practice rooms, is rapidly changing.