Tuesday, December 10, 2013


A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
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Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

WHEN: December 10, Tues, 7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $12/$10 full-time students with ID

Michael De Sapio, Zhangyi Chen, Baroque violins
Zane Baker, Baroque cello
Marc Bellassai, harpsichord
John Armato, theorbo and Baroque lute
with Aik Shin Tan, Baroque viola

Charm City Baroque is a chamber group dedicated to the most glorious era of western music, the Baroque. CCB was formed by several friends who met while studying at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore. Solidified by true friendship and camaraderie among its players, CCB brings the music of the 17th and 18th centuries to vivid life through the use of period instruments and insight into historical performance practice.

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
WHEN: December 12, Thurs, 8 PM
$15/$10 students

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra will perform the entire Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn adaptation of the Nutcracker Suite, music from Stan Kenton's "Merry Christmas" and original arrangements written by members of the band.

Holiday Celebration with Gene Bertoncini
WHEN: December 13, Fri, 8 & 9:30 PM
$20/$10 full-time students with ID

“Sounds of the Season” including English Christmas music from Greensleeves to modern American classics like “Chestnuts Roasting!”

Irina Nuzova Piano Recital
WHEN: December 14, Sat, 2 PM

TICKETS: $12/$10 students
Schubert - Sonata in A Major D. 664
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz
Prokofiev - Three pieces from Romeo and Juliette
Rachmaninov - Preludes op.23 and op.32
Scriabin - Etudes op. 8, preludes op.11

Critics have applauded classical pianist Irina Nuzova for her “rise above mere virtuosity” (The Washington Post), “intensity of feeling” (La Nazione, Italy) and “profound interpretation” (Il Resto de Carlino, Bologna).  Nuzova’s discography includes the critically acclaimed WarnerNuzova duo’s debut recording: Russian Music for Cello & Piano, released in 2010 on Cedille Records. The CD entered the Billboard charts as #8, and has been featured on more than 100 radio stations.  Nuzova is a native of Moscow, Russia.
RedSamlookaville's Repackaged Goods:
A Night of Songs by Baltimore's Red Sammy and Palookaville
December 14, Sat, 2 PM
: $12 general, $10 for students and seniors, $15 at the door

Songwriters Howard Markman (Palookaville) and Adam Trice (Red Sammy) present a night of songs revisited, each warranting a special kind of new interpretation, as well as new, never-been-heard songs. The two songwriters will trade songs of heartache, redemption, love and loss while holding true to their own unique sensibilities. A rotating cast of stellar musicians will help with the repackaging including Red Sammy's resonator guitar player, John Decker; Palookaville’s Glenn Workman (keyboards & vocals), Jim Hannah (drums & vocals), and Chas Marsh (bass & vocals).
Gohar Vardanyan, Classical Guitar
WHEN: December 15, Sun, 3 PM 
$15/$10 students

Performing works by Manuel Maria Ponce, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Regino Sainz de la Maza, Isaac Albéniz, Julian Arcas , Joaquín Rodrigo, and Astor Piazzolla

Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Grand Canyon, Sierra Nevada, South Bay, Great Lakes and New England Guitar Societies. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United Stated on the program "From the Top" and Radio Nacional in Argentina.

Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

WHEN: December 15, Sun, 6:30 PM
$15/$10 full-time students with ID
Cesar Orozco, piano

Alberto Limonta, percussion

César Orozco is a prolific Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, composer and arranger with an innovative approach of fusion between Venezuelan and Cuban music with jazz. His solo Project called Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz, mixes Venezuelan and Cuban traditional music with Jazz and other modern Latin-American musical tendencies such as flamenco and bossa nova. This project summarises the huge musical background and extensive influences that Orozco has developed after living in three different countries with strong musical cultures such as Cuba, Venezuela and now, USA.

Limonta’s areas of expertise are the percussion and dance styles of rumba, afro-Cuban folkloric tradition and the popular styles of salsa. Highly regarded in Cuba, he was a percussionist, chorus and solo vocalist with the legendary Havana rumba group Clave y Guaguanco". With them he toured extensively in Europe. He formed the Afro-Cuban Rumba group Tuku Mambila in Havana.