Intriguing cellist visits city Music: Wendy Warner will appear with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra for the first time.

October 27, 1998|By Stephen Wigler | Stephen Wigler,SUN MUSIC CRITIC

With the exception of Yo-Yo Ma and less than a handful of others, Baltimore concertgoers do not get to hear many visiting cellists. That makes tomorrow evening's concert by the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and music director Anne Harrigan all the more intriguing.

The concert's guest soloist will be the young American cellist Wendy Warner, who will perform Saint-Saens' A Minor Concerto.

Warner first made headlines in the music business in 1990 when the then 18-year-old cellist won first prize in Paris at the International Rostropovich Competition. Since that time, her rise has been quick and sure. She now regularly appears as a soloist with orchestras such as the Berlin and Leningrad Philharmonics and the Boston and Chicago symphonies. Her appearance with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra will be her Baltimore debut.

The rest of the BCO's season will include:

A family concert, Nov. 8 at the Gordon Center in Owings Mills.

A holiday concert, Dec. 4 at St. Mary's Seminary.

A Mozart-Haydn program, March 3 at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium.

A concert devoted to works by such composers as Debussy and Aaron Copland who were influenced by American Jazz, April 14 at Kraushaar.

A season finale in which Schubert's "Great" C Major Symphony will be the centerpiece, May 26 at Kraushaar.

For tickets or more information, call 410-998-1022.

Opera tickets still available

Tickets for the Washington Opera's production of Giordano's "Fedora" are completely sold out. But there are still some tickets available for its coming productions of Saint-Saens "Samson et Dalila" (Nov. 27 only) and for the entire run of Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" (Oct. 31-Nov. 24). Opera lovers get to hear the Saint-Saens work with some frequency.

But "Boccanegra," which is one of Verdi's greatest but under-performed masterpieces, is rarely encountered in American opera houses.

For tickets, priced $37-$263, or for more information, call 202-295-2400.

Pub Date: 10/27/98

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