It's a beautiful blending of the old and the new: Once
again, the elegant reception hall of the university's
19th-century Homewood House will be the setting for a
series of Friday-evening concerts showcasing Peabody
Peabody at Homewood: Music at the Museum begins its
2004 season on March 5 with harpsichordist Adam Pearl, a
doctoral student studying with Webb Wiggins and
specializing in baroque works. Pearl performs in baroque
ensembles such as Vox Angelica and the Peabody Chamber
Orchestra and in 2002 was named Most Promising by the Jurow
International Harpsichord Competition.
The Rivendell String Quartet will perform on April 2.
The four students — undergraduates Jesse Irons,
violin, Megan Koch, cello, and Jason Fisher, viola; and
graduate student Elizabeth Mahler, violin — have
toured Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan under the Carnegie Fellows
Program. The Rivendell String Quartet recently performed in
Singapore at the inaugural ceremonies for the Yong Siew Toh
Conservatory of Music, formerly the Singapore Conservatory
of Music, a collaboration of the National University of
Singapore and Johns Hopkins. The group will be playing from
its current repertoire, which includes works by Debussy,
Mozart and Beethoven.
The final concert, on May 7, will feature graduate
student Ana Vidovic, a Croatian guitarist. Described by
Classical Guitar magazine as "a bright young talent,
well-equipped to take her place among the world's
international soloists," Vidovic has won competitions in
England, Italy and Spain and has presented recitals in
major cities in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Concerts begin at 5:45 p.m., and the museum will open
at 5 p.m.; guests may meet the evening's artists at a wine
and cheese reception following each performance.
Admission is $10 for JHU affiliates and Homewood
members, $12 for the general public; book all three
concerts and receive $3 off the series. Homewood House
concert fellows and members of Homewood or Evergreen at the
associate level and above may reserve two free tickets to
two concerts. Seating is limited, and reservations are
required; to reserve, call 410-516-8645. Parking is
available at the Homewood visitors lot and in the
University Baptist Church lot, located on the east side of
Charles Street. Ask for handicapped parking instructions
when making reservations.
The 2004 Peabody at Homewood: Music at the Museum is
sponsored by Ross and Lynn Jones, Hugh and Joy McCormick
and an anonymous friend of the museum. For more
information, call Judith Proffitt at 410-516-8645. To learn
more about the Historic Houses of Hopkins, go to