Artscape has a classical music side, too
Although best known for its visual arts and pop/rock/jazz concerts, the annual Artscape extravaganza has its classical side. Here are some free events that should provide a welcome break from the heat and mobs outside.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will give a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Meyerhoff; backstage tours and an "instrumental petting zoo" (sounds spooky to me) are also planned that day.
Local opera organizations have programs, too, all held at Corpus Christi Church (110 W. Lafayette). First up is a tribute to the immortal ...
Maria Callas. This Baltimore Concert Opera presentation will be narrated by Fabrizio Melano, a friend of Callas, with music performed by soprano Francesca Mondanaro and pianist Jim Harp (5:45 Friday).
Opera Vivente offers "I Hear America Singing: A Musical Celebration of the American Spirit," which promises folk, pop and more (2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday).
And American Opera Theater will present John Dowland's A Pilgrimes Solace from 1612, performed by mezzo Monica Reinagle and guitarist Andrew Dickenson (2 and 5 p.m. Sunday).
Interspersed with the opera will be recitals by local organists (1 and 3:15 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday).
BALTIMORE SUN FILE PHOTO OF MARIA CALLAS