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The Maestro Series

for Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists

Beloved masterpieces performed in the concert hall by Maestro Polochick, the CAB orchestra and chorus, and esteemed soloists.

GORDON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
3506 GWYNNBROOK AVENUE
OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117

ST. PIUS X CHURCH
6428 YORK ROAD
BALTIMORE, MD 21212


POWER AND GLORY

Sponsored by the Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation

OCTOBER 26, 2013

Saturday | 8 pm

Gordon Center For Performing Arts
Owings Mills

SCHUBERT: “Unfinished” Symphony

and Mass in G

RACHMANINOFF: Selections from

Vespers

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3

  • MARK MARKHAM, Piano

An explosive Russian piano concerto fortified with a battery of percussion and brass cannons, yet plucky, witty and delicate? Two of the most memorable and transcendent melodies ever composed for a classical symphony, yet abandoned midstream by its composer? Magnificent choral sounds, both heaven-sent and inspiring?

Let your emotions run wild with this “can’t miss” musical event. With so many brilliant musical dichotomies in a single concert, we might even throw in the kitchen sink!

THE BRITISH CONNECTION

Sponsored by the Adalman-Goodwin Foundation

FEBRUARY 8, 2014

Saturday | 8 pm

Gordon Center For Performing Arts
Owings Mills

BENJAMIN: Jamaican Song,

Jamaican Rumba, Romantic Fantasy For Violin and Viola

MENDELSSOHN: “Scottish”

Symphony
  • ANTON MILLER, Violin
  • RITA PORFIRIS, Viola

In 1829, upon touring the very ruins in which Mary Queen of Scots was crowned, and her lover murdered, the young Mendelssohn penned the first bars of his “Scottish Symphony.” 13 years later he released this mighty Highland fantasy to an ecstatic London public.

A century later, Arthur Benjamin blended the virtuosity of a Mendelssohn concerto with the lushness of a Hollywood soundtrack in his “Romantic Fantasy”. Hear why Hitchcock chose Benjamin to score the classic thriller “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”

MASS APPEAL

Sponsored by Mr. Robert Mazaika

MARCH 8, 2014

Saturday | 7 pm

ST. PIUS X CHURCH
York Road

ROSSINI: Petite messe solennelle

The CAB vocalists join conductor/piano virtuoso Edward Polochick, as he conducts from the piano.

Rossini retired early, then returned later to composing glory by writing a masterful collection of pieces called “Sins of My Old Age.”

Emperor Napoleon III proclaimed that the “Little Solemn Mass” was neither “little,” nor “solemn,” nor a “mass”. Leave it to the world’s first superstar opera composer to set voices a-singing, fingers a-twitter, and tongues a-wagging.

OPERA AND BEYOND

Sponsored by the Peggy & Yale Gordon Trust

MAY 3, 2014

Saturday | 8 pm

Gordon Center For Performing Arts
Owings Mills

Operatic masterpieces from MOZART, VERDI, WAGNER, BORODIN, and JOHANN STRAUSS II

  • JONATHAN PALEVSKY, Narrator

Why devote an entire CAB concert to music usually reserved for the opera house or the operetta stage? To combine some of the greatest moments from three centuries of opera into a single stellar evening of unrestrained vocal, choral, and orchestral beauty!

Narrated by the ever-witty WBJC-FM Program Director Jonathan Palevsky, hear this beloved stage music sung and played with the full sonic breadth you’ve come to expect from a CAB performance