Your weekend guide to musical attractions
I'm skipping town for a couple days so I can catch up on New York's musical life (hey, we all need a little perspective from time to time), but if I were around, there would certainly be plenty of music to catch in Baltimore.
In case you need a little guidance, here are some suggestions for your weekend musical pleasure (you're on you own for any other type):
The BSO has a most engaging program (reviewed elsewhere on the blog); performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Meyerhoff.
Friday: Peabody Concert Orchestra performs Mozart, Dvorak and Barber.
Saturday: the Katona Twins, an excellent guitar duo, kicking off the season of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society at Towson University
1) baritone Ryan de Ryke and pianist Eva Mengelkoch in a program of songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel and Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy (a grandson of Felix Mendelssohn whose works were recently discovered). Free, but reservations recommended: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Lyra, a vocal sextet from St. Petersburg, will give a free concert of Russian music at Central Presbyterian
3) Community Concerts at Second presents the husband-and-wife early music duo Asteria in a free program of 14th and 15th century works at Second Presbyterian
4) the Bach Concert Series opens its 21st season with a free performance of Bach's Cantata 140, directed by T. Herbert Dimmock, at Christ Lutheran. Soloists are soprano Jennifer Young and bass Phillip Collister.