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February 28, 2002|By Tim Smith

Marimbist Makoto Nakura will perform at Evergreen House

And now for something completely different. The next recital in the intimate concert series at Evergreen House will be devoted to the marimba, a percussion instrument that doesn't ordinarily get the spotlight in a classical-music setting.

The marimba's melodic and expressive range will be explored tomorrow evening by Makoto Nakura, the first marimbist to join the celebrated roster of Young Concert Artists (in 1994).

Now in his 30s, Nakura started playing the marimba in his native Japan when he was 8. Today, he's on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Music in London and on stages around the world. His repertoire includes works written expressly for the marimba (and some written expressly for him) and arrangements of pieces by everyone from J.S. Bach to Scott Joplin.

Makoto Nakura will be in recital at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Evergreen's Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St. Tickets are $10. Call 410-516-0341.

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