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Stage: hot ticket

By JOHN FLEMING, Times Performing Arts Critic
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 24, 2002


In 1761, Benjamin Franklin invented the glass armonica, consisting of a row of glass bowls mounted on a rod. A performer works a foot pedal to spin the rod and bowls while running wet fingers over the bowl rims to make music. Mozart wrote an adagio for the instrument.

Today, there are fewer than 10 glass armonica players in the world, and one of them, Dean Shostak, is in Tarpon Springs for a concert. Based at Colonial Williamsburg, he produces transparent, ethereal sounds that have been likened to "baby angels singing."

Shostak performs at 7:30 tonight at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $11 and $13. (727) 942-5605.

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