Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham among notable artists for 2013-2014 Shriver Hall Concert Series

March 06, 2013|By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun

The Shriver Hall Concert Series has another lineup of notable classical artists in store for the 2013-14 season.

Mischa Maisky, said to be the only cellist who studied with two legendary cellists, Piatigorsky and Rostropovich, will open the season with a recital saluting longtime Shriver Hall Concert Series board president Jephta Drachman and her father -- Piatigorsky.

Accompanied at the piano by his daughter Lily, Maisky will perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and others.

Another great string player, violinist Gil Shaham, is on the lineup, performing unaccompanied works by Bach.

Two of the most impressive keyboard artists of the day will be heard in recitals -- Nelson Freire, with a program of Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy; and Emanuel Ax, who will juxtapose pieces by Brahms with new works by two contemporary composers, Missy Mazoli and Brett Dean.

The annual vocal recital on the series will be given next season by the exceptional British bass-baritone Gerald Finley, with Julius Drake at the piano. (Program to be announced.)

One more recitalist is slated -- young Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, accompanied by pianist Kathryn Stott. (Program to be announced.)

Excellent ensembles fill out the '13-'14 Shriver Hall schedule. The Miro Quartet, joined by pianist Shai Wosner, will perform the Brahms F minor Piano Quintet on a program that includes a Beethoven piano sonata and a Schubert string quartet.

The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, founded by members of the Berlin Philharmonic, will perform Beethoven's Septet, among other pieces. And Musicians from Marlboro, in a non-subscription concert, will perform Schumann's Piano Quintet on a program with works by Mozart and Bartok.

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