Each subscription concert is preceded by a lecture, free to those holding tickets for that concert, by an expert in the music to be performed that evening. Lectures are at 4:30 pm unless otherwise noted, and provide informative and entertaining insights into the works and their composers.

  • David Gutkin

    January 27, 2019

    David Gutkin is a scholar of contemporary American and European music. He received his Ph.D. in historical musicology from Columbia University in 2015 and joined the Department of Musicology faculty at The Peabody Conservatory in 2018. His research focuses on technologies of mediating music, theories of race and modernity, the history of globalization, and relationships between musical experience and historical memory. He is currently writing a book titled, Meanwhile, Let’s Go Back in Time: New York Avant-Garde Opera and the Historical Imagination. Before pursuing musicology, he studied classical guitar at The Peabody Conservatory and New England Conservatory.

  • Anicia Timberlake

    March 03, 2019

    Anicia Timberlake is a faculty member at The Peabody Conservatory, where she teaches courses on 20th-century music. Her research focuses on the idea of the German musical tradition over the last two centuries. She is currently writing a book about children’s music education in socialist East Germany. Her work has been supported with grants from the Council for European Studies, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the American Musicological Society. Timberlake earned her Ph.D. from U.C.  Berkeley in 2015. 

  • Linda Dusman

    March 24, 2019

    Linda Dusman is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at UMBC. A founding editor of Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture and I Resound Press, a digital archive for women by women composers, Dusman recently received a Maryland Innovation Initiative grant for her development of Octava, a real-time program note system. As a composer and sound artist, her work has been awarded by the International Alliance for Women in Music, Meet the Composer, and the American Composers Forum, among others, and she has held residencies at the New England Conservatory and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

  • Jonathan Palevsky

    April 07, 2019

    Jonathan Palevsky has been an on-air host at WBJC-FM since 1986 and Program Director since 1990. He can regularly be heard hosting the WJBC’s Operafest, Face the Music (a music review program), and Past Masters (a CD reissue program). Originally from Montreal, he came to Baltimore in 1982 to study classical guitar at The Peabody Conservatory. He is also a widely popular lecturer and music travel leader.

  • Susan Forscher Weiss

    May 12, 2019

    Susan Forscher Weiss, past Chair of Musicology at The Peabody Conservatory, holds a joint appointment in the Department of German and Romance Languages in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University. Her interests range from medieval and Renaissance music and musical instruments, to music cognition and musical theatre. Having published widely in national and international journals and edited several volumes, she has received recognition from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Peabody Conservatory, and The Johns Hopkins University. In 2014, Weiss was the Robert Lehman Visiting Professor, Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti.