Sampler of Peabody events is part of Free Fall
As part of Free Fall Baltimore, a program sponsored by
the city's Office of Promotion & the Arts and Mayor Martin
O'Malley, Peabody will be offering a sampler of classical,
jazz, opera and contemporary concerts during the months of
October and November. Although the performances, which will
take place in various recital halls, are free, advance
reservations are required.
Performing this month are the Peabody Wind Ensemble
(7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11), faculty jazz guitarist
Paul Bollenback (7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18), the
Peabody Trio (8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24) and the Peabody
Singers (7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25).
For a complete list of concerts, go to
www.peabody.jhu.edu/releases. To make reservations,
call the box office at 410-659-8100, ext. 2.
Leonardo devotee looks at fact and fiction in 'Da Vinci
Intrigued by Leonardo da Vinci since he first
encountered his work as a 17-year-old visiting the National
Gallery in London, Jonathan Pevsner, an associate professor
at the Kennedy
Krieger Institute and of
neuroscience at the School of Medicine, has turned
himself into an expert. Since Dan Brown's book The Da
Vinci Code was published in 2003, followed by a movie
version, Pevsner has been sharing his knowledge of the real
Leonardo with others.
On Sunday, Oct. 15, Pevsner will compare how the title
character appears in the book — as grand master of a
secret religious society — with the historical
Leonardo, who was mysterious but not particularly
religious. An audience discussion and reception follow the
lecture, which begins at 4 p.m. in Hodson Hall Auditorium
on the Homewood campus.
The event is sponsored by the Master of Liberal Arts
program alumni committee. To RSVP, e-mail the Krieger
School's Advanced Academic Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Peabody's annual piano sale to open first to JHU
The Peabody Institute's annual piano sale opens to the
general public on Sunday, Oct. 15, but Johns Hopkins
faculty, staff, students and alumni will have the
opportunity to view the offerings at private showings on
Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14.
The institute receives new Kawai pianos each academic
year through an ongoing arrangement with Kawai America
Corp. and its local representative, Jordan Kitt's Music; at
that time the year-old pianos become available for
purchase. The program answers the problem of having old
pianos in constant need of repair or replacement, and a
successful sales event allows Peabody to perpetuate the
New Steinway pianos, used Yamahas and others will also
be available. The selection includes grand, baby grand,
upright and digital pianos. All pianos have been
professionally maintained and carry a 10-year factory
warranty. To make an appointment for a private showing,
call 410-539-4280. The public hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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