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September 17, 1998|By Karin Remesch

BSO's 82nd season

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra opens its 82nd concert season with the world premiere of Steven Stucky's Concerto Mediterraneo for Guitar and Orchestra at 8 p.m. today at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The program, featuring guitar soloist Manuel Barrueco (pictured) and guest conductor Gunther Herbig, also includes Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 3, "Eroica". The program will be repeated at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. A free pre-concert lecture starts at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $21-$55. Call 410-783-8000.

Irish Festival

The 24th annual Irish Festival, tomorrow through Sunday at the 5th Regiment Armory, Howard and Preston streets, includes workshops and exhibits on Irish dancing, Gaelic family genealogy, crystal cutting and Irish film and literature. More than 30 vendors display art, woolens and jewelry. And there's plenty of food, beer and live entertainment, including performances by Black 47, Celtic Thunder and Connemara. Festivities start at 7 p.m. tomorrow with a concert with Tommy Makem (admission is $18). The fun continues from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday; a Mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For Saturday and Sunday, tickets are $7, $3 ages 12-18, under 12 free. Call 410-837-0685.

Columbia Classic Grand Prix

Cheer on world-class equestrians and Olympic veterans when they compete on a challenging course of obstacles, jumps, twists and turns in the $35,000 Columbia Classic Grand Prix on Sunday at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. The daylong cultural and sporting experience, which helps raise money for scholarships, also includes Goshen hounds, antique carriages, equestrian demonstrations, 1st Battalion Cavalry drill, World of the Horse exhibit, pony rides, food and boutiques. Gates open at 10 a.m. Lawn seating is $5, free for ages 12 and under; bleachers are $8 and $5; tailgate space - reserved parking, six bleacher seats - is $100. Call 410-772-4828.

Cheryl Wheeler

For songs that combine poetry, philosophy, humor and memorable melodies, listen to singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler this weekend when she presents two concerts at Mays Chapel, 11911 Jenifer Road in Timonium. Willie Porter opens each show. Hours are 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets are $18. Call 410-922-5210.

Reptile Show

Discover snakes and lizards and learn about other reptiles and amphibians at the Mid-Atlantic Reptile Show this weekend in the 4-H Building at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The show features educational exhibits, rain-forest displays, lectures, seminars and supplies. Show proceeds are donated to the Center for Ecosystem Survival for the purchase of rain-forest land. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission for an adult weekend pass is $13, one-day pass $7; $6 for seniors and children 6-12 includes repeated admission. Call 410-602-0828.

Maryland Wine Festival

Raise your glass and taste some of the region's finest wines this weekend at the Maryland Wine Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. Nine Maryland wineries will showcase their vintage wines, ranging from Chardonnays to Cabernets, and French hybrid to fruit wines. The festival also features food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, wine education seminars and museum tours. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The admission price of $15 for ages 21 and older includes a logo-engraved wine glass and 10 one-ounce samples of wine. Call 410-876-2667 or 800-654-4645.

Around the Harbor

Dragon boat races

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Catholic Charities on Saturday at the Inner Harbor with dragon boat races, an ancient sport that began in China 2,400 years ago. In 40-foot boats with colorful dragon heads and tails, 36 teams compete in double-elimination heats from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Races start at ++ the World Trade Center and end at the Maryland Science Center. Admission is free. Call 410-625-8489.

Frankie Beverly and Maze at Pier Six

Enjoy the soulful, passionate sounds of rhythm and blues when Frankie Beverly and Maze perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, President Street and Eastern Avenue. Expect to hear such hits as "Workin' Together," "Travelin' Man" and the group's recent hit, "I Can't Get Over You." Pavilion tickets are $35, lawn seating is $22.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Pub Date: 9/17/98

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