Handel Choir has season-ending concert today at cathedral
Late June is usually not the best of times for classical music -- the regular season is over, and the summer season has not yet begun. Fortunately for music lovers, however, the Handel Choir of Baltimore ends its season late this year -- with a concert this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation (2 E. University Parkway) of mostly little-known works by the great composer from which it takes its name.
Under its music director, Herbert Dimmock, the choir's chamber orchestra will perform Handel's well-known "Water Music Suite." Then things will get interesting as Dimmock leads the choir and orchestra in such works as the "Foundling Hospital Anthem" and "Zadok the Priest" and in choruses from such oratorios as "Judas Maccabaeus" and "Saul." Tickets are $14. For further information, call (410) 366-6544. After three years, the Young Artists Concert Series is coming to a close because its founder and director, Paul Jan Zdunek, is leaving town to study for a master's degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. As a final concert, he is presenting the Maia Quartet Saturday at 8 p.m. in Leakin Hall at the Peabody Conservatory in a benefit concert for Young Audiences of Maryland.
The 2-year-old quartet, which will begin a residency at the Peabody in the fall, will perform Mozart's Quartet in G Major and Dvorak's Piano Quartet in A Major. Tickets are $10. For information, call (410) 837-7577 or (410) 276-4967. Beginning Friday, Theatre on the Hill, the summer stock company at Western Maryland College, will present the Bock and Harnick musical "Fiddler on the Roof," based on Sholom Aleichem's short stories about Tevye the dairyman and his five ++ daughters. The production stars Ira Gershman, who, to borrow the title of Tevye's opening song, has made somewhat of a "tradition" of this role, having previously played it at the Liberty Showcase Theatre and Dundalk Community Theatre.
Curtain times in Western Maryland's Alumni Hall Theatre are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on July 2, 3, 11, 17 and 18; there will also be one Sunday performance at 7 p.m. on July 5. Tickets are $13. For more information, call (410) 857-2599.
J. Wynn Rousuck