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August 9, 2011

Baroque ensemble to perform at Walters Art Museum

Classical concerts are few and far between in Baltimore this month, so this one commands extra attention:

A baroque ensemble headed by ...

Peabody alum Andrew Arceci (pictured) on viola da gamba and harpsichordist John McKean will perform Thursday in the Sculpture Court at the Walters Art Museum. The program, presented by An die Musik, will focus on of vocal and instrumental music by French and Italian composers, including Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Lully and Forqueray.

Participants include soprano Elizabeth Hungerford, violinists Johanna Novom and Adriane Post, and John Armato on theorbo.

The concert is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $12-$20.


Posted by Tim Smith at 7:16 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Clef Notes


Thanks for the tip! Looks like a fine concert.

It was an incredible concert! The pieces were all wonderful, and many are so rarely performed the only copies available were found in the British Library. And the performances!!! Forgive me while I melt....

I can't wait to get a copy of the CD.

Thanks for the glowing report. TIM

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Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

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