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The music of her great countrymen, Liszt and Bartok, has always figured prominently in the programs of pianist Agi Rado, and her recital Wednesday at Loyola College will be no exception. At 7:30 p.m. in McManus Theater, the Baltimore pianist will perform Liszt's "Les jeux d'eau a la Ville d'Este" -- the piece that was to inspire the Impressionist movement in music -- and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13, and Bartok's 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs.
Rado, who will return to her native Budapest this spring to perform on one of the composer's own pianos at the Liszt Museum, will also include works by Schumann and Beethoven in her Loyola recital. Tickets, available at the door, are $3 and $5. For further information, call 532-5024.
"Into the Woods," the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine fairy tale musical about what happens after happily ever after, will have its local community theater debut Friday by Harbour Theatre of Lutherville at the Lutherville Recreation Center, 1700 York Road. Performances are scheduled at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17.
David Solem directs this musical blend of the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, plus an original story about a baker and his wife. The cast features Dori Armor as the Witch, Kirsten Gurding as Little Red Riding Hood and Sheila Eastman as Cinderella.
NB Tickets are $8. For more information call 532-2022. --J. Wynn
J. Wynn Rousuck The fourth annual Sister Cities Film Festival runs for four consecutive Wednesdays beginning this week at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Art Museum Drive.
Sponsored by the Office of the Mayor's Sister Cities Program, the series features films from cities around the world with which Baltimore has cultural and economic exchange programs. It opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed at 8 p.m. by the screening of "Brightness," from Gbarnga, Liberia.
The series continues on Oct. 24 with a film from Cadiz, Spain, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," followed on Oct. 31 by "Return to Oegstgeest," from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Closing the festival on Nov. 7 will be "A Taxing Woman," from Kawasaki, Japan. The price of admission to all four films and the reception is $40. Individual tickets are $5, $4 for museum members. Call 396-5413 or 323-1749 for more information.