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Music- February 2003
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Join the “Vivat St. Petersburg Celebration!” at the Creative Alliance on Fri., Feb. 28. Pianist and composer George Spicka puts a contemporary jazz spin on Baltimore’s citywide celebration of St. Petersburg on the eve of the Russian city’s 300th anniversary. Admission is $10, $7 for members and students. Call 410-276-1651 for more information.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announces its February events. All events are held in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall unless otherwise listed. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Symphony Hall Ticket Office or by calling 410-783-8000. Tickets may be requested online at baltimoresymphony.com or faxed to 410-783-8131. Groups of 15 or more can receive up to a 20% discount on most concerts by contacting the Group Sales Offices at 410-783-8170. Single tickets for all concerts are now on sale.
Want to get an early taste of spring? Come experience a musical journey through sounds of the stadium in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” Sat., Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. Hear classics such as “Play Ball” and “Casey at the Bat,” as well as music from the films “Field of Dreams” and “The Natural.” The ballpark atmosphere of this concert will be truly remarkable. Tickets are priced from $29—$51, boxes $74.
Explore the music of Russia and Spain in “Temirkanov Conducts Prokofiev,” Fri., Feb. 7 at 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. Featured pieces include Symphony No. 1, “Classical,” Violin Concerto No. 2, Images No. 2, Iberia, and “Ritual Fire Dance” from El amor brujo. Tickets are priced from $26—$49, boxes $72.
The Meyerhoff celebrates “Vivat! St. Petersburg” with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony on Thurs., Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 14 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Yuri Temirkanov will conduct and Vadim Repin will play violin. Tickets are priced from $29—$52, boxes $78.
Swing to the Big Band Dance Party on Tues., Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Jivin’ Lindy Hoppers and the Uptown Big Band will help get things swinging. Tickets are priced from $22—$38, boxes $44.
The Vivat! St. Petersburg celebration continues with a concert featuring more Russian music classics like “Not Love Alone,” “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” and Selections from the Suites of “Romeo and Juliet.” Tickets are priced from $29—$52, boxes $78. A casual concert will be held Sat., Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Tickets for this concert are priced from $20—$33, boxes $45.
Trinity Irish Dance Company blazes into town on Sun., Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Witness this electrifying display of movement while you can. Tickets are priced from $22—$38, boxes $44.
See the inspirational performance of “Sweet Honey in the Rock,” a female a-capella ensemble that performs gospel, blues, jazz and more. Thurs., Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced from $22—$38, boxes $44.
The final concert of Vivat! St. Petersburg celebration features more (you guessed it) Russian musical masterpieces including Overture to “Russian and Ludmilla, Piano Concerto No. 1, and Scheherazade. Fri., Feb. 28 at 3 p.m., Sat., Mar. 1 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Mar. 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are priced from $26—$49, boxes $72.
Catonsville Community College (CCC) Foundation, Inc. presents “CA Jazz 2003” featuring the Houston Person Quartet on Sat., Feb. 8, 7—11 p.m. in the Rolling Road Golf Club, 1814 Hilltop Road in Catonsville. Tickets are $125 with proceeds benefiting the CCC Foundation. For more information or tickets, call 410-455-4709.
On Sun., Feb. 9 from 12:30—8 p.m., St. David’s Church (4700 Roland Avenue) will present the 25th annual Baltimore Bach Marathon. 15 organists will play over 60 of Bach’s masterworks. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 410-467-0476 for more information.
Award-winning Hiromitsu Agatsuma, takes center stage accompanied by two electric guitarists and a drummer in an eclectic concert fusing traditional Japanese music and rock ’n’ roll. Towson University, Center for the Arts, Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Sun., Feb. 9, 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 general, $10 students and seniors. Tickets available at the box office or online. For more information, call 410-704-2787.
Towson University Department of Music presents Joshua Davis, bass, in a faculty recital on Tues., Feb. 18 at 8:15 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for students and seniors, and are available at the box office or online. For more information, call 410-704-2787.
Towson University presents the Baltimore Trio in concert, Sun., Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating and $5 for students and seniors and are available at the box office or online. For more information, call 410-704-2787.
Towson University presents the seventh annual production of “Mosaic,” Fri., Feb. 28 and Sat., March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Stephens Hall Theatre, 8000 York Road. This performance showcases student soloists, ensembles, and composers. Tickets are $15 for reserved seating and $12 for students and seniors, and are available at the box office or online. For more information, call 410-704-2787.
The Bottom Floor Concert Series presents An Evening of Folk, featuring Keith and Joan Pitzer of West Virginia, and two of Baltimore's best singer-songwriters, John Seay and Neal Phillips, on Sat., Feb. 15 at St. John's United Methodist Church of Hamilton, beginning at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 ($5 for students). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. Clare Medical Outreach Coach of St. Joseph Medical Center, a mobile medical unit offering free healthcare to Baltimore's homeless and working poor. Call 410-375-7325 for more information.
Old Otterbein Church, at Conway and Sharp Streets, announces an appearance by The Unified Voices, a gospel choir from Johns Hopkins Hospital on Sun., Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. There will be a free-will offering which will benefit the church's Roof Fund. For more information, call the church office at 410-685-4703, or Aaron Androh, at 410-491-1314.
The Brass Monkey Presents an Evening of Blues, Funk, Jazz and Pop with a double bill featuring Zeala and ClanDestyn on Fri., Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. 1601 Eastern Avenue, Fells Point, MD 21231. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the door. For more information, call 410-276-4395.
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This story was published on March 5, 2003.