The first Baltimore recitals by two eminent American musicians, pianist Jeremy Denk and bass-baritone Eric Owens, are among the attractions scheduled for the 2017-2018 season of Shriver Hall Concert Series.
The incisive, inquisitive Denk, a MacArthur Fellow, will open the subscription series in October with works by Mozart, Schumann and Prokofiev, as well as a rarely encountered Liszt transcription of Beethoven's "An die ferne Geliebte."
Owens, a major presence at leading opera houses, will be accompanied by pianist Myra Huang in music of Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Ravel and Duparc in March 2018.
In his first-ever appearance in Baltimore, and first North American recital tour in 14 years, Norwegian cellist Truls Mork will be joined by pianist Behzod Abduraimov in a program of Grieg and Rachmaninoff in May 2018.
Dutch violinist Janine Jansen will make her Baltimore debut in December with an all-Russian program, joined by pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk and cellist Torleif Thedeen.
Returning to Shriver Hall in March 2018, the brilliant French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will play Beethoven's daunting "Hammerklavier" Sonata, along with pieces by Nikolai Obukhov and Gyorgy Ligeti.
The Tetzlaff Quartet makes its Baltimore debut in November with a program of Mozart, Schubert and Berg.
Another top quartet, the Borromeo, will visit in January 2018 to give the Baltimore premiere of Sebastian Currier's "Etude and Lullaby," a Carnegie Hall/Shriver Hall co-commission. With pianist Benjamin Hochman, the ensemble will also perform Dvorak's Piano Quintet.
To close the subscription series in May 2018, the period-instrument Freiburg Baroque Orchestra from Germany will make its Baltimore debut. The program includes a symphony by Haydn and two piano concertos by Mozart, with South African-born fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout as soloist.
For 2017-2018 subscription information, call 410-516-7164, or go to shriverconcerts.org.
Shriver Hall's free Discovery Series, held at various locations, will feature the Ariel Quartet at Towson University; violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (their program includes the Baltimore premiere of a work by maverick composer/pianist Frederic Rzewski); and pianist Xiaohui Yang at the Baltimore Museum of Art.