November 7, 2011

Season’s first Discovery concert at the BMA set for Saturday

The Johannes String Quartet will open the 2011–2012 free Discovery Series of concerts, presented at the Baltimore Museum of Art by the Shriver Hall Concert Series.

The quartet, whose New York appearances include Carnegie Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, brings together the principal cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the first American in 24 years to win the Paganini Violin Competition and a Concert Artists Guild Competition winner.

The musicians will play works by Salonen, Respighi and Schubert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the BMA. No tickets are required, but a donation of $10 is suggested.