Organist will give recital this afternoon
Nationally known organist Donald Pearson will perform a free concert today at 4 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2013 St. Paul St.
Mr. Pearson -- who is in his 10th year as organist choirmaster at St. John's Cathedral in Denver, where he oversees one of the country's largest church music series -- will perform a program of several works, including Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in G Major" and Mozart's "Andante K.616."
For more information, call (410) 685-3128.
Kinetics Dance Theatre will hold a black-tie gala Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art to benefit the company's outreach program, which brings instruction and stage performances to public institutions.
Performances by the Ellicott City-based company and special guest Gary-David Shaw of New York's Ballet Hispanica will be followed by a champagne reception from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
L Tickets are $100. For more information, call (410) 461-9907. Briton Alexander Baillie will open Towson State University's sixth annual International Cello Festival Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Concert Hall with a concert of works by Shastakovich, Britten, Dvorak and Rachmaninoff.
The festival, which runs through April 5, includes master classes as well as performances and recitals. Among the artists scheduled to appear are Japanese cellist Takeichiro Hirai, TSU's Cecylia Barczyk and the Peabody Conservatory's Stephen Kates.
Tickets to events range from $12 to $5. For more information, call (410) 830-ARTS.