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Belafonte to perform in BSO pops series


A rare appearance by Harry Belafonte will be the highlight of an unusually glittering Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops lineup next season.

Belafonte, who will appear without the BSO, is one of the truly legendary figures in American popular music: He was the first singer to sell more than 1 million copies of an individual album, he was the first African-American to win an Emmy, and he was also a Tony winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center award.

Other performers on the 1992-'93 roster, which the BSO released yesterday, include the famed a cappella group the Swingle Singers, composer-conductor Henry Mancini, the Smothers Brothers comedy team, and BSO music director David Zinman, who will lead the orchestra in music from "Porgy and Bess" and "Carmen Jones."

A list of the concerts with dates follows.


Erich Kunzel conducts music from the "Phantom of the Opera." Oct. 8, 9 and 10 at 8:15 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.

Manhattan Transfer. Nov. 5, 6, 7 at 8:15 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

Dixie Carter. Nov. 27, 28 and 29

at 8:15 p.m.

Henry Mancini. Jan. 28, 29 and 30 at 8:15 p.m.

The Smothers Brothers. March 11, 12 and 13 at 8:15 p.m.

The Swingle Singers. March 25, 26, 27 at 8:15 p.m. and March 28 at 3 p.m.

Harry Belafonte. April 22, 23 and 24 at 8:15 p.m. and April 25 at 3 p.m.

David Zinman, June 3, 4 and 5 at 8:15 p.m. and June 6 at 3 p.m.

Subscriptions range from $69 to $344. For information, call the BSO box office at (410) 783-8000 or (800) 442-1198.

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