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January 15, 2004

Weekend's music

Here are a few entries in a typical pileup of worthy musical events this weekend. Good luck choosing.

Pro Musica Rara, the region's longstanding advocate for early music performed on period instruments, presents its popular, annual "SuperBach Sunday" this weekend. Washington McClain, a specialist on the baroque oboe, will be featured in this all-Bach program, along with violinists Elisabeth Field, Julie Parcells, Greg Mulligan and Ivan Stefanovic. The concert is at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. For ticket information, call 410-728-2820.

The Music in Great Hall series continues with a recital by up-and-coming violinist Igor Yuzefovich, recent winner of the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition at the Peabody Institute. Accompanied by pianist Michael Sheppard, he'll play works by Beethoven, Franck, Prokofiev and Ravel. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road. Call 410-813-4255.

The locally based Mendelssohn Piano Trio -- violinist Peter Sirotin, cellist Fiona Thompson and pianist Ya-Ting Chang -- will perform works by Beethoven, Ravel and Richard Strauss at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Oakland Mills and Dobbin roads, Columbia. Call 410-381-5773.

And Richard Field, principal violist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will give a free recital with pianist Eric Conway at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. Call 410-744-4034.

-- Tim Smith

Russian satire

"I'm a playwright adapting a novel by a playwright who adapted his novel into a play and then wrote a novel about adapting it," playwright Keith Reddin told the Chicago Tribune before his adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's Black Snow premiered in that city in 1993.

A satire of the Russian writer's ordeal adapting a 1930s novel for the Moscow Art Theatre, Black Snow makes its Baltimore debut at Fell's Point Corner Theatre tomorrow. Under the direction of Richard Dean Stover, Mark Poremba portrays the playwright protagonist and J.R. Lyston is his nemesis, the director modeled after Konstantin Stanislavsky, creator of Method acting.

Show times at Fell's Point Corner, 251 S. Ann St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 15. Tickets are $12. Call 410-276-7837.

-- J. Wynn Rousuck

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