Hey, remember a month or two ago how I picked out some Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts that tickled my particular fancy? Let’s do the same thing for Strathmore, which offers such a dizzying array of concerts over the course of the season that I’m sure attempting to process it all can be daunting. Never fear – I’ve picked out all the classical concerts that have so far been announced, so you’ll know what not to miss in advance. You’re quite welcome.
- Duo Amaral, Oct 12 – Classical guitar featuring composers like Rodrigo and Albeniz.
- Guido’s Ear, Oct 18 – Pre- and early Baroque – think Monteverdi, Zanetti, Merula.
- Dali Quartet, Oct 28 – Spice things up with some Latin American chamber music.
- Jennifer Koh’s Bach and Beyond, Part 1 (Nov 14) and Part 2 (Feb 28) – Bach violin partitas and sonatas mixed with newer works influenced by the great composer.
- George Li, Jan 12 – A prodigal pianist, playing Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.
- China National Symphony, Feb 1 – A bunch of new works by Chinese composers plus BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH SYMPHONY.
- Mattias Jacobsson, Mar 21 – The classical guitarist plays the Bach Lute Suites.
- Kristin Lee, April 4 – Gershwin’s Three Preludes on the violin! Fun!
- Cameron Carpenter, April 12 – Well. I dare say I’ll never look at the organ quite the same way again.
- Maurizio Pollini, April 14 – As if I needed to introduce this one. Not sure what he’s playing, but my money’s on some Chopin.
- Marian Anderson String Quartet, April 25 – Prize-winning and Dvorak-playing. Nice.
- Mak Grgic, May 9 – Another classical guitarist, this one has put together a bunch of neato transcriptions of works written by Ravel, Debussy, Brahms, and more, plus traditional guitar pieces.
So there you have it – all the straight-up classical music programs in the Strathmore season. SO FAR. Don’t worry; I’ll keep you apprised of these and other concerts as the year goes by. Good heavens, is it almost autumn already?