The Beaux Art Trio, the 35-year-old chamber group renowned for its impeccable balance among piano, violin and cello, will lead off the Shriver Hall Concert Series at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the season's first busy classical music weekend.
Beaux pianist Menahem Pressler, violinist Isadore Cohen and cellist Peter Wiley will play a program of Mozart's Trio in E. Major, Ned Rorem's trio in five movements called "Spring Music" and Brahms trio in B Major Saturday at Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus.
Pressler, a native of Magdeburg, Germany, grew up in Israel and started his professional career after winning San Francisco's first International Piano Competition at the age of 17. He's on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music.
Born in New York of Russian immigrant parents, Cohen has played with many groups and regularly performs at the Marlboro Festival in Vermont. The youngest member and a Utica, N.Y., native, Wiley was principal cellist with the Cincinnati Symphony at 20 and joined the trio in 1987. Tickets are $16 for adults and $6 for students. Call 338-7164.
Other weekend concerts:
* Towson State University faculty teachers, Zoltan Szabo, violinist, and pianist Reynaldo Reyes will perform their 10th recital together at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the Fine Arts Concert Hall in a free concert of Schubert, Brahms, Bartok, Pablo de Sarasate, Enrique Granados-Fritz Kreisler. Szabo studied at the Bartok Conservatory in Budapest and Reyes at the Santo Tomas Conservatory in Manila. Call 830-2839 for more information.
* Folk singer Joe Glazer will perform Yiddish and English labor songs in a 2 p.m. free concert Sunday at the B'nai Israel Synagogue, 127 Lloyd St. Glazer has composed and sung songs of labor, protest, politics and social commentary for 45 years. He has recorded more than 20 albums and tapes, the latest a one-hour casette tape, "The Jewish Immigrant Experience in America."
* Pianist Louis Shub will play the Romantic music of Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Gottschalk at 3 p.m. Sunday at Goucher College's Merrick Hall. Tickets at the door are $7, and $4 for students and seniors.
* Pianist Justin Kolb, a musician who jokes and talks about his music before performing, will play his interpretations of Beethoven, Debussy, Starer and Liszt in a free Chapel Concert of Charlestown at 3 p.m. Sunday at the chapel, 715 Maiden Choice Lane. Call 536-4762.
* Soprano Beverly Diaz and baritone Tod Myers will sing a variety of pieces by Mozart, Bach, Handel, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Rossini and others at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 3400 Norman Ave. Pianist Rebecca Long will accompany the singers. Donations will be requested. Call 235-3738.
* Western Maryland College's Chamber Music on the Hill will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at Baker Memorial Chapel with an all-Mozart program. Margaret Boudreaux leads the chamber orchestra, David Kreider plays pioano and Linda Kirkpatric, the flute.