Peabody Pop-Ups take city by (musical) storm

It seems that dining isn't the only industry in the midst of a pop-up craze.

Four musical troupes from the Peabody Conservatory performed surprise concerts Thursday, bringing classical and popular music to schools, medical centers, retail establishments, and iconic city sites including the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Penn Station, and Baltimore City Hall. The student troupes—including brass quartets and quintets, violinists, guitarists, pianists, and vocalists—also performed across sites on Johns Hopkins campuses, including the Billings Rotunda, and the entrance of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, and also at the Henderson-Hopkins school in East Baltimore.

"Peabody Pop-Ups give our students an opportunity to build community and connect with our neighbors by offering music in unexpected places," said Sarah Hoover, special assistant to the dean at Peabody. "They also learn a lot about performing in unusual spaces and engaging with audiences. So we're just thrilled to have been able to expand the scope and have such a great impact this year."

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