From Bach to Kazakhstan, a wide-ranging week

Critic's Choice: Classical Music

October 14, 2001|By Tim Smith

Pro Musica Rara launches its 27th season of programs featuring period instruments with a trip down an 18th-century memory lane this afternoon. Works by Bach (one of the unaccompanied cello suites), Leclair and Vivaldi are scheduled. Performers include violinists Elizabeth Field and Risa Browder, cellist Doug McNames and harpsichordist Amy Rosser.

The concert is at 3:30 p.m. today at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. Tickets are $10 (seniors) and $20; admission is free for ages 8 to 16. Call 410-728-2820.

For sounds of today, check out the French duo of pianist Ancuza Aprodu and percussionist Thierry Miroglio. These specialists in contemporary music will begin a visit to the region with a concert at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

This program includes the world premiere of Richard Festinger's Construction en metal et bois, as well as works by Dominique Lemaitre, Francis Miroglio (the U.S. premiere of Pulsars 2 for vibraphone and piano), Eric Tanguy and Maurice Ohana.

The performance will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at UMBC's Fine Arts Recital Hall, Hilltop Circle, Catonsville. Tickets are $3 (students and seniors) and $7. Call 410-455-2942 or 410-455-2787.

The Aprodu-Miroglio Duo moves on the next night to the University of Maryland, College Park, to perform works by Enrico Correggia, Kaija Saariaho, Betsy Jolas, Hugues Dufort and Daniel Teruggi. This concert is at 8 p.m. Friday at UM's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Stadium Drive and University Boulevard. Admission is free.

Still more fresh sounds will be heard at the center, these from the New Juilliard Ensemble -- students from New York's Juilliard School of Music under the direction of Joel Sachs. This event, part of UM's "Music of Our Time: A Discovery Series," will include new works by composers from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and China.

The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Clarice Smith Center. Tickets are $5 (students) and $20. Call 301-405-2787.

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