The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek, will be joined by the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by John Moran and Risa Browder, in a varied program of Renaissance, Baroque, and Sephardic music that reflects Christian and Jewish traditions, and will drive the cold winter away. Hot cider will be served at intermission. CDs will be available for sale in the Museum Store.
The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble was founded in 1988 and is composed of students and staff of Peabody and the Johns Hopkins University as well as guests from the Baltimore-Washington early music community. Baltimore Baroque Band is the baroque orchestra of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Playing side-by-side with their professors, students learn to play in a conductorless large ensemble that combines the commitment and attentiveness of chamber music with the discipline of orchestral playing.