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January 22, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich at Kennedy Center

The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Switzerland's oldest symphony orchestra, returns to the Kennedy Center Saturday for a concert featuring music by Wagner, Prokofiev and Dvorak. Pianist Yefim Bronfman and the orchestra of 97 players will be led by David Zinman. Music director and chief conductor since the 1995-96 season, Zinman is also marking his 12th and final season as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. BThe concert starts at 5 p.m. in the concert hall. Tickets are $12- $37.50. Call 800-444-1324.

"Family Secrets"

Enjoy a hilarious, heartfelt and poignant roller-coaster of theater this weekend at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts when actress Sherry Glaser transforms herself into five members of a Jewish-American family in the award-winning comedy "Family Secrets." Her characters range from 16-year-old bulimic Sandra to Mort, the retired accountant and long-suffering family patriarch, to Bev, the mother who triumphs over manic-depression, to elder daughter Fern, a New Age feminist, to 80-year-old Grandma Rose. Show times are 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The center is at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. Tickets are $25. Call 410-356-SHOW.

Pratt program honors King

Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, will discuss and sign his book "Pillar of Fire," at a Martin Luther King commemorative program Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Edgar Allan Poe Room of the Enoch Pratt Free Library's central library, 400 Cathedral St. Branch's book is the second volume of a trilogy on America in the King years. "Pillar of Fire" covers national and international events, from Dallas to Vietnam, from the Mississippi Freedom Summer to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Admission is free. Call 410-396-5494.

Woodworking show

Woodworkers, homebuilders, wood-turners and carvers -- whether beginning, advanced or professional -- will be able to see and test the newest in hand and power tools, machinery and supplies when the Baltimore Woodworking Show returns this weekend to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Exhibitors representing more than 100 manufacturers will display and demonstrate a wide range of woodworking tools and supplies and offer seminars and workshops on woodworking topics. Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults, ages 12 and under free. Call 800-826-8257.

Eroica Trio

Listen to classical music and contemporary tunes with roots in jazz, spirituals and theater music when the Eroica Trio presents a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, Columbia. Presented by the Candlelight Concert Society, the trio includes Erika Nickrenz, piano; Adela Pena, violin; and Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello. All graduates from Juilliard School, they have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and concert halls in Europe. Saturday's program includes music by Beethoven, Ravel, Lotti and Gershwin. Tickets are $25, $18 seniors and $9 students. Call 410-715-0034.

Around the Harbor

Coast Guard cutter

The first visiting ship of the 1998 season, the U.S.C.G.C. Cleat, arrived yesterday and remains docked at the Inner Harbor's West Wall until tomorrow morning. The 65-foot U.S. Coast Guard cutter from Philadelphia is open for free tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. The ship's missions include search and rescue, law enforcement, marine environmental protection, ice breaking and port safety. Visits by international and domestic ships are organized by Sail Baltimore, the city's official committee on visiting ships. Call 410-837-4636.

Kids concert

Children and their families can explore the role a percussion section plays in symphonic masterpieces when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents a "Palette of Percussion" as part of the "Classically Kids Series" at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph bTC Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The concert features music by Strauss, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and more. Conductor-in-residence Christopher Seaman leads the orchestra's percussion section, and Rheda Becker narrates the program. Tickets are $9. Call 410-783-8000.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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