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December 06, 1992|By Stephen Wigler

Paul Maillet, pianist, plays today

Paul Maillet is one of the best of the many brilliant students who have emerged from Leon Fleisher's studio over the past 25 years. He's a pianist with an abundance of technique, a beautiful tone, and a deep streak of poetry. Today at 3:30 p.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church, Maillet will play a fascinating program that includes several masterworks by Mozart and Chopin, a bunch of Bill Bolcom's brilliant etudes and Franz Liszt's rarely heard, heart-breakingly beautiful transcription of the Liebestod from Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde." For more information, call (410) 889-6819. The Children's Theater Association celebrates its 50th season with a new version of "The Nutcracker, A Play," opening Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

"The Nutcracker" is adapted from the original 1816 story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, which subsequently inspired Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Featuring a cast of 30 adults and children, the show is the largest production in CTA's history.

Show times are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 27. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, call (410) 225-0052.

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J. Wynn Rousuck The Westminster Concert Series, sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Law, has been to the art of the string quartet in Baltimore what the Cone sisters were to the art of Matisse and Picasso. Today at 3 p.m., the series will feature a performance by a relatively new local ensemble, the Dulaney String Quartet. The program includes quartets by Haydn and Prokofiev and Schubert's undyingly popular "Death and the Maiden" Quartet. Tickets for the concert, which will be held in Westminster Hall, at Fayette and Greene streets, are $8. For information, call (410) 706-2072.

Stephen Wigler

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