Cello sonatas at Har Sinai

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May 02, 2002|By TIM SMITH

If you're craving chamber music, consider Troy Kenneth Stuart this weekend. The young, prize-winning cellist has chosen sonatas by Beethoven and Barber, as well as a work by noted Baltimore composer Vivian Adelberg Rudow from 1998 - The Bare Smooth Stone of Your Love. Stuart will be joined by pianist Michael Adcock in these works, and violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins will join him in a duo by Kodaly.

This program will be the last Peggy and Yale Gordon Concert held in the sanctuary of Har Sinai Congregation, 6300 Park Heights Ave. The performance is at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

And if choral sounds are to your liking, Columbia Pro Cantare, led by Frances Motyca Dawson, is offering a salute to African-American artists. There will be works by Duke Ellington and Ray Sprenkle, as well as traditional spirituals. It's at 8 p.m. Saturday at Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. Call 401-465-5744.

Spirituals will also be part of the annual benefit concert by the celebrated Morgan State University Choir, conducted by Nathan Carter. Excerpts from Mendelssohn's Elijah and the Broadway hit The Lion King are on the program, too, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Morgan's Gilliam Concert Hall, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane. Call 443-885-3286.

And the St. David's Singers will offer rare performances of Herbert Howells' Requiem and Zoltan Kodaly's Missa Brevis at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. David's Church, 4700 Roland Ave. Call 410-467-0476.

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