Classical music: Cheers & jeers


THUMBS UP Kevin Kenner, a Peabody graduate, earns third place at the Tchaikovsky piano competition and the top prize awarded at the Chopin. Stephen Prutsman, another Peabody grad, wins high honor at the Tchaikovsky.

The Peabody Institute reaches fund-raising goal, helping secure its financial future.

Peabody's production of "The Turn of the Screw."

Baltimore Symphony and music director David Zinman's performance of Berlioz's "The Damnation of Faust."

Nelson Freire's performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Faith Esham's song recital at Shriver Hall.

Paul Neubauer's viola recital at Goucher College.


Baltimore Opera Company's failure to raise necessary funds, and the public's failure to provide them.

BOC's production of Verdi's "Otello."

Andre Watt's performance of Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Peabody Symphony.

Emanuel Ax's performance of Mozart's Concerto No. 23 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The decision to award first prize in the University of Maryland's William Kapell Competition to the American Christopher Taylor instead of the Russian Ilia Itin.

Cantilena Piano Quartet's performance in Shriver Hall.

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