3 classical music picks: Paul Galbraith, Svetozar Ivanov, Reflections Chamber Ensemble

Paul Galbraith

Paul Galbraith plays an eight-string guitar (the instrument has two extra strings, one high, one low), which he holds like a cello. He returns to Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with a recital program that includes the guitarist's arrangements of works by J.S. Bach, Hindemith (Harp Sonata), Ponce, Llobet (El Testament d'Amelia), Granados, Albéniz (Torre Bermeja) and others. $20, $24. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Svetozar Ivanov

Blood of a Poet is pianist Svetozar Ivanov's multimedia recital inspired by Jean Cocteau's 1930 film Le Sang d'un Poet. It includes music by Stravinsky, Satie, Barber, Cage, Scriabin and others, arranged into three episodes and an epilogue. Ivanov's performance opens the Steinway Piano Series at Barness Recital Hall on the USF Tampa campus at 4 p.m. Sunday. $8-$15. (813) 974-2323; boxoffice.arts.usf.edu.

Reflections Chamber Ensemble

Mostly French or French-inspired music makes up the first program of the season by Reflections Chamber Ensemble. Mezzo-soprano Theresa Andrasy-Sokol is featured in several works, such as 3 Poemes de Stéphane Mallarmé by Ravel and As It Fell Upon A Day by Copland. Other composers represented include Stravinsky, Frank Martin, Malcolm Arnold and Milhaud. The concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mainstage Theatre of Hillsborough Community College on the Ybor City campus. $5, $10. (813) 253-6490; facebook.com/reflectionschamberensemble.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

3 classical music picks: Paul Galbraith, Svetozar Ivanov, Reflections Chamber Ensemble 10/10/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:30am]

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