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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 1, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 24
Peabody Students Bring Music to Homewood House Museum

The reception hall of Homewood House Museum, whose mission is to interpret for the public the early-19th-century lifestyle of a prominent Maryland family.

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 Conservatory musicians.

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


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