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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 26, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 23
'Peabody At Homewood': Music at the Museum

Homewood House Museum's popular Peabody at Homewood performance series — which showcases some of the most promising musicians from the Peabody Conservatory amid the splendid architecture and furnishings of the historic house — begins this week.

The three Friday evening concerts will be held on March 2, April 6 and May 4. Doors to the museum open at 5 p.m., and performances will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the Reception Hall. Guests may meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception following the performance.

A return appearance by duo Lukasz Kuropaczewski and Anastasia Petanova will open the series, with a performance of works by Paganini, de Falla, Piazzolla, Gismonti and Beaser. Polish guitarist Kuropaczewski, who studies with Manuel Barrueco, has been described as "a master technician with artistic maturity well beyond his years." 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 tours in Russia and abroad. She studies with Marina Piccinini.

L'Armonia de Cieli, an ensemble specializing in Renaissance and early Baroque music, will perform on April 6. The group includes 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, Ysaye, Bartok 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 with members of the Mendelssohn and Takacs quartets and as a guest artist with the Peabody Trio. Chung studies with Violaine Melancon.

For single concerts, admission is $15 for JHU affiliates and Homewood members; $20 for others. Admission for all three concerts is $40 for JHU affiliates and Homewood members; $55 for others. Due to the intimacy of the space, seating is limited and reservations are required.

For reservations, call 410-516-5589 or go to:


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