The sculpture court at the Walters Art Museum is one of Baltimore's most inviting spaces. Acoustically, it's a bit of a soup, but who cares in such an ambience?
That point was drive home Sunday evening when An Die Musik Live and the Walters presented the last in this season's series of early music concerts. This one, which drew a spill-over crowd, featured one of the Baltimore Symphony's star players, principal trumpet Andrew Balio, in a bright burst of baroque repertoire.
Some of Balio's colleagues from the orchestra, including concertmaster Jonathan
Balio offered technically and musically gleaming work in an transcription of the great D minor Oboe Concerto usually attributed to Allesandro Marcello, and in a concerto by Torelli (soloist and ensemble were particularly impressive in the fugal rush of the second movement).