Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Three picks in music this week

m Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet is teaming with opera singer Maria Zouves and her husband, retired baritone great Sherill Milnes, on a program of Greek music in Tarpon Springs. For part of the concert, Zouves will perform classical Greek songs, arranged by quartet member Jason Calloway, with Milnes supplying the narration and Constantine Grame on piano. The Amernet — Misha Vitenson and Marcia Littley, violins; Michael Klotz, viola; Calloway, cello — will also play on its own in Dvorak's evergreen C-major Quartet and Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) by Puccini. The performance is at 8 p.m. Friday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. $22, $26. (727) 742-5605; tarponarts.org

. 'If Music Be the Food ...'

Musicians are uniting to meet the need for food aid in the Tampa Bay area in a chamber music concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Organized by cellist and USF music professor Scott Kluksdahl, it brings together guest artists — violinist Wendy Sharp, violist Carol Rodland (who founded "If Music Be the Food ..." in Rochester, N.Y.) — with USF music faculty and students, members of the Florida Orchestra and teenage soprano Maria Zoller, pictured. The program: Schubert's An die Musik, John Ireland's Songs Sacred and Profane, Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat major and J.S. Bach's Concerto in G major, Brandenburg. As admission, audience members are asked to bring donations of non-perishable food items or cash for Tampa Bay Harvest. (813) 269-1310; carrollwoodcenter.org.

. Patrick Ball

Patrick Ball is touring his wire-strung Celtic harp across Florida this month, mainly for performances at libraries, but he does have a theatrical engagement at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Side Door of the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. The California troubadour will present The Flame of Love: The Legend of Tristan & Iseult, a medieval story of love, passion, magic, honor and death. "I tell this magnificent story much as a medieval storyteller would have done," Ball says in an email. "The words are similar; the musical pieces were known and loved in the Middle Ages; the Celtic harp was carried and played by this storyteller. And the imagination of the audience is called upon to play its part, just as it was all those centuries ago." $20. (727) 822-3590; mypalladium.org.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

 
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