Anne Akiko Meyers will play with BSOThe brilliant...

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October 16, 1994|By Stephen Wigler

Anne Akiko Meyers will play with BSO

The brilliant, 24-year-old American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is a mega-star in Japan. That's one of the two reasons David Zinman and the Baltimore Symphony will take her with them to the Far East at the end of this week. The other reason is that she can play Samuel Barber's treacherously difficult violin concerto better than just about anyone else since Isaac Stern in his heyday.

But you don't have to go halfway around the world to hear Akiko Meyers play the Barber; you can hear her Wednesday and Thursday night in Meyerhoff Hall when she performs it with Zinman and the BSO. Brahms' Symphony No. 1 completes the program. Tickets are $17-$44. For information, call (410) 783-8000.

Banned by British censors in the 1890s and shut down when it was first produced in New York a decade later, George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession" is about a middle-class Victorian matron, er, madam, who has hidden her line of work from her now-grown daughter.

Theatre Hopkins opens its season Friday with this once-controversial, still challenging drama. Carol Mason appears in the title role, with Marietta Hedges as her daughter. Theatre Hopkins performs in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 through Nov. 20. Tickets are $10 and $12. For more information, call (410) 516-7159.

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J. Wynn Rousuck Classical clarinetist Richard Stoltzman may be the most popular master of the instrument since Benny Goodman, the King of Swing. If Goodman startled the music world by playing the classics as strikingly as he played jazz, Stoltzman has turned that trick by playing jazz with the same freedom and assurance that he does the classics. Stoltzman will expose both sides of his talent Friday and Saturday in Smith Theater at Howard Community College in Columbia: On Friday he will perform jazz classics by Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Parker and Gershwin; on Saturday he will do Schumann, Stravinsky and Schubert. Tickets are $18 and $20; $5 for students and $14 for seniors. For tickets, call (410) 715-0034 or (301) 596-6203.

Stephen Wigler

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