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October 18, 1992|By Stephen Wigler

Towson Chamber Players

The Towson Chamber Players kicks off its new season tonight at 7:30 at Towson State University's Fine Arts Center with a free program that features one of Stravinsky's greatest masterpieces, "L'Histoire du Soldat." It's the composer's witty and jazzy version of the Faust legend -- the tale of a soldier who sells his soul to the devil. The seven-instrument ensemble will be led by Cyrus Ginwala, and the narrator will be Shirley Gillespie. Other pieces on the rich and diverse program include Haydn's trio in C major for clarinet, flute and bassoon, and Alex Sidorowicz's "Five Ancient Chinese Poems," which will feature the fine soprano soprano Ruth Drucker. In his day, Salvador Bru has lived in Spain (he was born in Valencia), Los Angeles and New York, but for some time now his main studio has been in Baltimore. The painter has created a personal style that comes partly from classic and modern Spanish art, partly from abstract expressionism, partly from surrealism. Bru characterizes his work as "biomorphic symbolism," referring to the organic forms that populate his canvases, and others have noted the eroticism and the psychological aspect of his work.

A one-person show of the artist's works is on display at Nye Gomez Gallery, 836 Leadenhall St., through Nov. 14. Call (410) 752-2080.

John Dorsey "Elements" is the title of an exhibition of new sculpture by three artists that opens Saturday at School 33 Art Center. James McFarland combines various materials including metal, wood and vines to create works that refer to nature and architecture. Carol Shuford will have an installation that includes four sculptures and addresses the subject of consumerism. Eleanor White's work incorporates man-made and biodegradable elements and has to do with the interaction of man and nature, including environmental issues.

Upstairs at the art center will be an installation by A. Scott Harmon titled "Los Desaparecidos," an exhibit of monoprints by Dan Kuhne, and paintings by R. Edward Nadeau. School 33 is at 1427 Light St. The show will continue through Dec. 4. Call (410) 396-4641.

Johnn Dorsey

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