Weekend treats for the concert-goer
UPDATE: A power outage on Charles St. has caused Michael Sheppard's recital to be canceled. Perhaps he will be get another opportunity when he gets back from Hawaii. The dynamic pianist Michael Sheppard gives a recital Friday night at An die Musik. He'll be trying out a program that he will perform next week at the University of Hawaii.
In addition to a sonata by Mozart and several pieces by Chopin and Liszt (including that latter's finger-busting transcription of Wagner's "Tannhauser" Overture), Sheppard will play one of his own works: Fantasy on Themes from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
Speaking of Sheppard, he and his colleagues of the ...
Back to Friday. The Peabody Concert Orchestra, led by Hajime Teri Murai, moves uptown to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for a colorful program that includes Mozart's Symphony No. 25 and Respighi's "Pines of Rome."
Also on tap is a work you don't get to hear all that often: Joseph Jongen's brilliant "Symphonie Concertante," with organ soloist Daniel J. Sansone.
Sunday afternoon's lineup includes an enticing concert at Towson University by Pro Musica Rara that promises a glimpse into the musical tastes of one of the most popular writers in Western literature. The program offers vocal and instrumental pieces that Jane Austen kept at home.
The guest artist is Julianne Baird, a marvelous soprano prized for her interpretations of early music. Joining her will be Pro Musica's excellent cellist Allen Whear and fortepianist Eva Mengelkoch.
And since the first Sunday of the month falls this weekend, that means the Bach Concert Series has a program at Christ Lutheran in the Inner Harbor. The program includes Cantata 47, as well as the Fantasy and Fugue in G minor, performed by organist Daniel Aune.