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April 04, 1993|By Stephen Wigler

Combine visual arts, music at Towson State University

If the idea of combining visual arts with music appeals to you, consider traveling to Towson State University this evening for the Towson Fine Arts Wind Quintet's concert in the Fine Arts Concert Hall at 7:30. This fine group of players will perform arrangements of Prokofiev's evergreen "Peter and the Wolf" (with Ruth Drucker as the narrator) and a suite of tunes from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." The multimedia aspects of the concert involve performances of composer Jan Bach's "Skizzen." Each of Bach's nine pieces were inspired by one of Heinrich Klee's drawings, and each of those drawing will be projected above the musicians as the piece it inspired is played. The concert is free. Call (410) 830-2836 or (410) 830-ARTS. Hugo Weisgall is one of the most important composers Baltimore has ever produced, and his 80th birthday will be celebrated this afternoon at 3:30 at the Baltimore Museum of Art by the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore. Weisgall, who was one of the founders of the society in 1949 and who will attend the concert, will be represented by his "Arioso and Burlesca" for cello and piano, "Tangents: Four Episodes," and his Piano Sonata. Also on the program will be works by Lawrence Moss -- a world premiere commissioned by the society for the occasion -- and Ernst Krenek's stage work "They Knew What They Wanted." Rheda Becker will narrate. Tickets for the concert are $15, $13 (for BMA members) and $5 for students. For information, call (410) 486-1140.

Stephen Wigler Ford's Theatre in Washington wraps up its 25th anniversary season with the first resident theater production of the Broadway musical "Five Guys Named Moe," which opens tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

A celebration of the songs of 1940s jazz musician Louis Jordan, "Five Guys Named Moe" includes such numbers as "There Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" and "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby." Show times at Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St., N.W., Washington, are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (except April 7), with matinees Thursdays at 1 p.m. (except April 8) and Sundays at 3 p.m. Through May 23. Tickets are $23-$32. For more information, call (202) 347-4833.

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