An all-Russian orchestral program may be about as common around here as high hair in Hampden, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for one more. Russian music never goes out of style or favor.
The next hearty helping will be served up by the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Anne Harrigan. The program, which closes the ensemble's 19th season, includes Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1, one of the great masterworks in the cello repertoire. The soloist is Gavriel Lipkind, top-prize winner at the 1997 Leonard Rose Competition, recipient of the "most promising cellist" award at the 1994 Rostropovich Competition and an audience favorite at the 2000 World Cello Congress in Baltimore.