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February 21, 2007
Media Contact: Heather Egan Stalfort
410-516-0341 ext. 17

Homewood House Museum Announces
2007 Concert Series

Peabody at Homewood: Music at the Museum

The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood House Museum announces its annual "Peabody at Homewood" performance series, which showcases the work of some of the most promising musicians from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. The performances are presented amidst the splendid architecture and furnishings of Homewood. The popular Friday evening concerts begin at 5:45 p.m. on March 2, April 6 and May 4.

Each performance will be held in the Reception Hall of the museum, located on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. The museum will open at 5 p.m. prior to each concert. Guests may meet the evening's artists at a wine and cheese reception following each performance. For single concerts, admission is $15 for Homewood members and Johns Hopkins University affiliates, and $20 for the general public; admission for all three concerts is $40 for Homewood members and Johns Hopkins University affiliates, and $55 for the general public. Due to the intimacy of the space, seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, membership and parking information, the public may call 410-516-5589 or visit www.jhu.edu/historichouses.

A return appearance by guitar and flute duo Lukasz Kuropaczewski and Anastasia Petanova will open the series on March 2, with a performance of works by Paganini, de Falla, Piazzolla, Gismonti and Beaser. Polish guitarist Kuropaczewski is an exceptional new talent in the guitar world and has been described as "a master technician with artistic maturity well beyond his years." He studies with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory. He is joined by Russian virtuoso flutist Petanova, who has appeared as soloist with the Moscow Virtuosi and the Russian National Orchestra under Vladimir Spivakov on several tours both in Russia and abroad. She studies with Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Conservatory.

L'Armonia de Cieli, an ensemble specializing in Renaissance and early Baroque music, will perform on April 6. The group includes Peabody students Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba; John Armato, lute; Ed Greenhood, lute and Renaissance guitar; Bryce Peltier, recorders; and Julia Steinbok, soprano. They will be playing from their current repertoire, which includes works by Dowland, Bataille, Hume, Praetorius and Huygens.

The final concert on May 4 will feature virtuoso violinist Sonya Chung, performing works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Bartók and Shulamit Ran. Chung made her solo debut at age 9 with the Greater Richmond Symphony and with the Richmond Symphony five years later. She has performed chamber music with members of the Mendelssohn and Takacs quartets and more recently, as a guest artist with the Peabody Trio. Chung studies with Violaine Melan‡on at the Peabody Conservatory.

Support for the 2007 Peabody at Homewood: Music at the Museum concert series comes from Mr. and Mrs. F. Ross Jones and Mr. Hugh P. McCormick.

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