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Arts Agenda 

CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts indicates critics' picks.

Classical Music


Alexander String Quartet The quartet has performed in major music capitals of four continents, securing its standing among the premier ensembles of its kind. Sun., March 30, 8 p.m. $15 adults, $10 seniors. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.


Always on Sunday Faina Lushtak, piano. Sun., March 30, 3 p.m. Free. Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop U, Rock Hill. 803-323-2108.


Art Garfunkel w/ the Charlotte Symphony Pops Albert-George Schram will conduct the concerts that feature Mr. Garfunkel. March 28-29, 8 p.m. $15-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.


Arts at the Abbey A concert by Carolina Pro Musica. Tue., April 8, 8 p.m. Free. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.


Calico Winds Music spanning the eras from Bach to Zappa. Tue., April 1, 8 p.m. $15 adults/seniors; $5 students. Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop U, Rock Hill. 803-323-2108.


Chamber Music at St. Peter's The Music of PDQ Bach. Performances held at noon and 5:30pm. Tue., April 1. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.


Charlotte Symphony Special Youth Festival Young musicians from around the region perform with the Charlotte Symphony. Winners of the Young Artists' Competition are featured. Wed., March 26, 7 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.


French Organ Music The program consists of organ solo compositions by Cesar Franck, Marcel Dupre, Jehan Alain & Jean Langlais. Sun., April 6, 3 p.m. Free. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 501 Pine St., Fort Mill. 803-547-5968.


Jazz & Classical Essentials Sunday Brunch Borders will be playing jazz and classical music from their essential catalogs. Coffee and pastry provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. Borders, Morrocroft, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.


The Jazz Review Contemporary jazz. Poetic Words, hosted by Kevin Jackson. Featuring prize giveaways and complimentary wine. Fridays, 5-10 p.m. $5. Charlene's Cuisine & Catering, 631 N. Tryon St. 704-289-8495.


Mostly Mozart & Neighborhood Concerts Presented by the Charlotte Symphony. Featuring brass music of the Renaissance and chamber orchestra works of the Baroque era. Wed., April 2, 7:30 p.m. $10. University Park Baptist Church, 6029 Beatties Ford Road. 704-972-2000.


Mostly Mozart & Neighborhood Concerts Presented by the Charlotte Symphony. Featuring brass music of the Renaissance and chamber orchestra works of the Baroque era. Thu., April 3, 7:30 p.m. $10. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-972-2000.


The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland Presented by Carolinas Concert Association. Featuring pianist John O'Conor. Tue., April 8, 8 p.m. $25-$65. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.


Organist CJ Sambach Presented by the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Nationally recognized organist will perform works by Bohm, Schumann, Vierne, Parker, Gigout and Guilmant. Sat., March 29, 7 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St. 704-588-1290.


Our Best Baroque and a World Premiere World premiere of a work commissioned by Carolina Pro Musica. Fri., March 28, 8:15 p.m. $6-$12. St. Mary's Chapel, 1129 E. 3rd St. 704-334-3468.


Percussion Ensemble Concert Thu., March 27, 8 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC.


Peter & The Wolf with the Magic Circle Mime Company Presented by Charlotte Symphony Lollipops. Belk Theater. Sat., March 29, 11 a.m. $8-$16. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.


Providence United Methodist Church Recital Series Selections by early music group, Ensemble Vita Nova. Sun., March 30, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.


Sims-Fadial-Vanderborgh Piano Trio Featuring works by Mozart, Turina and Mendelssohn. Presented by Friends of Music at Queens University. Sat., March 29, 8 p.m. $20. Students through college age admitted at no charge. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-337-2213.


South of the Border An evening of music from Latin America. Sun., March 30, 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.


Spring Choral Concert Presented by the Queens University of Charlotte Chamber Singers at Belk Chapel. Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. Free. Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.


The Winthrop Symphonic Band Held in Byrnes Auditorium. Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.


Zephyros Wind Quintet Held in the Hannah Covington McGee Theatre of the George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center. Thu., March 27, 7:30 p.m. $10. Wingate University. 704-233-8300.

Comedy


Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Live improvised comedy created from your suggestions. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for more information. Call for reservations. Saturdays, 8 p.m. $5. 1958 E 7th St. 1-800-467-7681.


The Comedy Zone College Night and "SIN" (Service Industry Workers) Night. Get free admission for the 8pm show and with your Comedy Zone ticket, get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe. Wednesdays. "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper," Mark Curry. March 28-29. Bobcat Goldthwait. April 4-5. $18.50. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.

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