Another Halloween-inspired program of classical song to consider
Those of you with a musically active interest in Halloween may want to consider "Night Songs," a program of nocturnal, mystery-rich works by Schubert, Faure, Rachmaninoff and others. This presentation of the recently formed Baltimore Vocal Arts Foundation features sopranos Jennifer Edwards and Natalie Conte, tenor Andrew Spady and baritone Michael Begley.
The concert won't be performed at nighttime -- you need to keep that free for trick-or-treating -- but there should still be enough atmospheric mood inside Old St. Paul's Church, where the concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available online or at the door. (Coincidentally, another Halloween-y treat -- a concert of songs inspired by Edgar Allan Poe -- will be sung in Bel Air at the same time.)
Baltimore Vocal Arts Foundation, which presented a rarely performed operetta by Pauline Viardot last summer, promises another dose of off-the-beaten-path repertoire later this season, including works of Pergolesi, Gasparini and Chaminade.