Hot ticket|John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

Good music for free at two Friday concerts

Special to the Times

Special to the Times

Free is good. Especially when you can hear some excellent musicians for free, as in a pair of concerts Friday, one in St. Petersburg, the other in Tampa.

Pianist Rebecca Penneys gives a recital that includes Beethoven (Rondo in G major), Chopin (Scherzo in C minor), rags by William Bolcom and William Albright, and jazz by Nikolai Kapustin. Penneys, professor of piano at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music in New York, plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. She holds a master class at 10 a.m. Saturday in the same location.

The Quartet de Minaret, pictured here, are in residence at the University of Tampa, where they perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Grand Salon of Plant Hall. The group includes two members of the Florida Orchestra — cellist Lowell Adams and violinist Lei Liu — as well as violist Libor Ondras and pianist Grigorios Zamparas. They'll play piano quartets by Mozart and Dvorak, plus a premiere by Tampa composer Paul Reller.

Good music for free at two Friday concerts 04/02/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 6:00am]

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