Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Concert on Nov. 9 Celebrates The Walters Art Museum's New Exhibit

SOURCE: Baltimore Chamber Orchestra
Violinist Keng Yuen Tseng
Violinist Keng Yuen Tseng
The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra continues its celebration of Baltimore on November 9, 2005 in a partnership with The Walters Art Museum. The Walters has reopened its replica of a 17th-century palazzo in Genoa, and BCO joins in the celebration with a concert of Italian and Italian-inspired music. Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances" and Stravinsky's "Pulcinella Suite" are 20th-century masterpieces based on early Italian music. In a display of virtuosity, Baltimore's own brilliant violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng performs the pyrotechnical "Violin Concerto no. 1" by Genoa's own Nicolo Paganini. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College.

Tseng was awarded the silver medal at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Belgium, as well as the award for best interpretation of a new composition at the 1990 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. He has performed in recital and as a soloist with orchestras throughout the US, Europe, Central and South America and the Far East, including the National Orchestra of Belgium, Noordholan Philharmonic, Koninklijk Philharmonic Orkest van Vlaanderen, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Simon Bolivar Orquesta Sinfonica, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and the Taiwan Symphony.

This is the second season in the tenure of BCO music director Markand Thakar. A former assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Thakar has shared the stage with some of the world’s great artists, including Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman. He is also co-director of the graduate conducting program at Peabody.

Tickets are $28 for general admission, $24 for seniors (65+), and $10 for full-time students. Subscriptions for four concerts are available. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-426-0157 or visiting missiontix.com. Dr. Gary Vikan, Director of The Walters Art Museum, will lead the pre-concert conversation that begins at 6:30 p.m. After the concert, music director Markand Thakar will lead a dialogue with the soloist.

For more information, visit baltchamberorch.org,

Copyright © 2005 The Baltimore Chronicle. All rights reserved.

Republication or redistribution of Baltimore Chronicle content is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.

This story was published on October 24, 2005.