Recital by Joseph Bykov includes rarely heard worksThe...


April 18, 1993|By Stephen Wigler

Recital by Joseph Bykov includes rarely heard works

The only work that most music lovers will know on Joseph Bykov's violin recital this afternoon will be Brahms' Sonata No. 2. Bykov, the assistant concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, is not only a very talented violinist; he also has a gift for investigating unusual and interesting repertory. His program at Westminster Hall at the University of Maryland Law School at 3 p.m., in which he will be accompanied by pianist Maribeth Gowen, will include Grieg's Sonata No. 2, Villa-Lobos' Sonata No. 1 and Nikolayev's Sonata in G Minor. Tickets are $8. Call (410) 706-2095.

Playwright David Hirson's Moliere-style comedy, "La Bete," written in rhymed couplets, will make its Baltimore premiere Thursday at the AXIS Theatre, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, in the Meadow Mill complex.

Richard Jackson stars in the title role as a vulgar, groveling street performer who worms his way into a theatrical troupe under royal patronage. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees Sundays at 2 p.m., through May 23. Tickets are $10 and $12. Tickets to Tuesday and Wednesday's preview performances are $8. Call (410) 243-5237.

J. Wynn Rousuck Impossible Industrial Action's production of Caryl Churchill's gender-bending, time-traveling social comedy "Cloud 9" begins Wednesday at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.

With action split between colonial Africa during the Victorian Empire and modern-day England, the play uses cross-gender as well as cross-racial casting to comment on social change, sexual politics and colonialism. The production is directed by Paul Wright, who also directed IIA's 1987 American premiere of Churchill's "Light Shining in Buckinghamshire."

Curtain times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees Sundays at 3 p.m., through May 2. Tickets are $14. Call (410) 752-8558.


J. Wynn Rousuck

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