Artsmash Critic Tim Smith covers classical music, theater and visual arts in Baltimore and beyond

Baltimore debuts, multiple venues for Shriver Hall's 2018-2019 season

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For its 2018-2019 season, Shriver Hall Concert Series will present another starry assortment of soloists and ensembles performing a broad range of repertoire.

The subscription series showcases recitals by eminent British pianist Imogen Cooper in her Baltimore debut, playing works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Thomas Ades; and Polish-Hungarian pianist Piotr Anderszewski, playing a Bach and Beethoven program that just received a rapturous reception in London.

Other exceptional pianists will be featured in collaborations with likewise notable artists. Marc-Andre Hamelin and the Pacifica Quartet will perform music of Beethoven, Schumann and Hamelin; Shai Wosner will accompany violinist Jennifer Koh in works by Beethoven and Vijay Iyer; and Till Fellner will join cellist Johannes Moser for a program of Beethoven, Debussy, Webern and Stravinsky.

Another collaboration will find clarinetist and composer Jorg Widmann making his Baltimore debut performing his own music and that of Mozart with the Hagen Quartet.

The series also offers the local debuts of the Zukerman Trio, featuring violinist Pinchas Zukerman, playing works of Beethoven, Kodaly and Arensky; and the period instrument ensemble Arcangelo, with guest artist soprano Joelle Harvey, in a program of Bach and Handel.

Midway through next season, the subscription concerts will be back at Shriver Hall, which has been undergoing a lengthy renovation project. Before then, the organization will utilize spaces at Goucher College and Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.

The free Discovery Series will return next season, highlighting up-and-coming musicians, including the Harlem Quartet, the Rolston String Quartet, and the winner of the 2018 Yale Gordon Competition, cellist Mafalda Santos. Venues for this series are at Towson University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Baltimore Museum of Art.

For more information, call 410-516-7164, or go to shriverconcerts.org.

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