Arts and entertainment season preview MUSIC New conductors among classical music highlights

August 29, 1991|By Ernie Imhoff

The Cathedral Concert Series at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St., begins its season at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13, not Sunday, Sept. 1, as was incorrectly stated in Thursday's Accent Plus. The opening concert features Heidi Winiger and pianist Lee Mitchell performing Swiss and American music. Organist Robert Twynham arranges the series of 31 free concerts at 5:30 p.m. Sundays.

Also Baltimore Chamber Orchestra's season opener, featuring conductor Anne Harrigan and pianist Santiago Rodriguez, is Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, not Oct. 26 as stated in Thursday's Accent Plus.

Three new music directors make their debuts with symphony orchestras in Maryland this fall: Hajime Teri Murai leads the Peabody Symphony Orchestra Sept. 28, Gisele Ben-Dor with the Annapolis orchestra Oct. 4-5 and Robert Black with the Hopkins orchestra Oct. 26.


Another classical musical highlight is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performance, under the direction of David Zinman, of the world premiere of Christopher Rouse's Karolju Nov. 7-8. (The BSO's 76th season opens with its gala concert and ball at 7 p.m. Sept. 7. The symphony's subscription season begins with Barber and Strauss music at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13.)

Here are some other classical music highlights coming this fall in Maryland:

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Meyerhoff Symphony Hall 783-8000

Pianist Philippe Bianconi, Schumann's Concerto in A Minor, Sept. 20 and 21.

Pianist Micha Dichter, Beethoven's Concerto No. 3, Sept. 26-27.

Pianist Andre Watts, Brahms Concerto No. 2, Oct. 17-18.

Chorus and orchestra, premiere of Christopher Rouse's Karolju, Nov. 7-8.

Clarinetist Steven Barta, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major, Nov. 16-17.

RF Violinist Joshua Bell playing Mozart's Concerto No. 3, Nov. 21-22.

Music at the College of Notre Dame LeClerc Auditorium 4701 N. Charles St. 435-0100

Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. pianist Neil Rutman performs.

Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. soprano Margaret Lindsay-Johnson and pianist Julius Tilghman perform.

Rosa Ponselle Foundation Concerts Kraushaar Auditorium Goucher College 486-4616

Free concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 features winners of Ponselle Competition for the Vocal Arts. Performers are double bass player Gary Karr, soprano Cheryl Parish, tenor John Weber.

Peabody Conservatory Friedberg Concert Hall 659-8124

Peabody Symphony Orchestra begins season with new conductor Hajime Teri Murai and baritone Gordon Hawkins at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 28. This is the first of 63 public Peabody concerts this year.

Peabody Concert Orchestra, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 5.

Peabody Opera Theater, Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," Nov. 21, 22, 23, 24.

Peabody Symphony and Chorus, Schuetz' Christmas Oratorio, Dec. 7.

Second Presbyterian Church Concert Series Smith Hall 4200 St. Paul St. 467-4210

Season opener is world premiere of opera "Purgatory" by Peabody graduate Mark Weiser. The work, based on Yeats' poetic drama, was written for Baltimore baritone Randal Woodfield. Jed Gaylin leads 22-piece orchestra. Free concert hTC begins at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus 465-5744 or 997-5290 Three-day Dvorak celebration noting 150th anniversary of Czech composer's birth begins Sept. 13. at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Frances Motyca Dawson conducts Sept. 13, 14 and 15.

Vocal-chamber concert, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m., at Kennedy Center.

Dvorak's Requiem, Sept. 15. at 3 p.m., National City Christian Church.

Handel's Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Hammond High School

in Columbia.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Maryland Hall Annapolis

269-1132 or (301) 263-0907 Conductor Ben-Dor in debut, with violinist Herbert Greenberg iBrahms Violin Concerto, Oct. 4-5 at 8 p.m.

Annual Youth Concert is Oct. 27 at 2 and 4:30 p.m.

Oboist Washington Barella performs Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven on Nov. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.

Shriver Hall Concert Series Johns Hopkins University 338-7164

Season opener, Beaux Arts Trio, is Oct. 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Soprano Dawn Upshaw performs on Nov. 9 at 8:30 p.m.

C7 Pianist Ruth Laredo performs on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

University of Maryland Baltimore County Music 455-2065

Harmonia Sacra, directed by Sam Gordon and Beverly Benso, season opener is Oct. 8. at 8 p.m. in Charlestown Chapel. Concert features Spanish music of colonial Latin America.

UMBC Symphony begins season at Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at Charlestown Chapel. Admission is free.

Trio Americas, musicians Jose Cueto, Nancy Roldan and Daniel Malkin, present "Music in the New World" in free concert Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. in Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Maryland Camerata Christmas concert is Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. at


Music in the Great Hall Towson Unitarian-Universalist Church

1710 Dulaney Valley Road 823-8339

Season opener is pianist Virginia Reinecke in Chopin recital Oct. at 8:15 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.

2& Hesperus, music of colonial times,

with early music ensemble of Scott Reiss, Tina Chancey and Mark Cudek, is scheduled for Nov. 15 at 8:15 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.

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