A couple of Sunday concerts worth noting
I wanted to mention two events this Sunday that should be particularly worth a look and listen.
At 3:30 p.m., Community Concerts at Second (Presbyterian Church) launches its 25th anniversary season -- a great milestone for this presenter of fine-quality, free classical music programs -- with the String Orchestra of New York City.
The conductor-less ensemble, which started in 1999, will perform works by Torelli, Elgar and Sibelius, which would be enticing enough. But the concert also includes ...
At 5:30 p.m., Music in the Valley at St. John's in Glyndon opens its season with a program featuring the Monument Piano Trio, one of the best additions to Baltimore's music scene in the past decade.
The recent news about violinist Igor Yuzefovich may mean complications for the group in the future, but, for now, this appearance offers a good opportunity to hear him and his colleagues -- cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski and pianist Michael Sheppard.
They will be joined by guest artists Jonathan Carney (switching from his usual violin to viola) and Alexandr Zhuk (violin) for colorful piano quintets by Brahms and Dvorak.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JONATHANLESHNOFF.COM, MONUMENTPIANOTRIO.COM