Tashi still playing, and passionately, after all these...


February 07, 1993|By Stephen Wigler

Tashi still playing, and passionately, after all these years

T ashi -- the word is Tibetan for "good fortune" -- was founded by several brilliant young virtuosos 20 years ago because they wanted to find something more satisfying than lives as itinerant virtuosos. They dressed unusually (in the hippie garb of the day), played in unusual places (such as prisons) and performed at unusual times (Carnegie Hall at midnight). One thing they always did was to play brilliantly. Times have changed and so has Tashi, but they still play passionately. They will bring an interesting chamber music program to Shriver Hall, on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Campus, at 7:30 tonight: Hugo Wolf's Serenade for String Quartet, Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor (the clarinetist will be Tashi founding member Richard Stoltzman) and a salute to the 20th century that includes pieces by Shostakovich, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Elliott Carter, and Messiaen. Tickets are $7 (for students) and $18. For further information, call (410) 516-7164. Polaris, a contemporary music ensemble made up of some of Baltimore's finest young musicians, has brought musical enlightenment to this community since it was founded last spring. Tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Polaris will be joined by Philip Myers, one of the greatest French ++ horn players alive and the principal player of the New York Philharmonic. The program will include the music of the much-underrated Joseph Castaldo, Anne Boyd, Bela Bartok and Judith Zaimont. Tickets are $7 (for students) and $12. For further information, call (410) 235-3360.

Stephen Wigler John Steinbeck's dramatization of his 1937 novel, "Of Mice and Men," opens a five-weekend run at Theatre Hopkins on Friday. Tom Blair plays strong but slow Lennie and Tony Colavito plays his devoted friend, George. Direction is by Suzanne Pratt.

Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:15 p.m., with one Sunday evening performance on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 to $10. Theatre Hopkins performs in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. For more information, call (410) 516-7159.


J. Wynn Rousuck

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