PUBLISHED: 5:25 PM on Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Baltimore Consort to perform Oct. 17
One of America's favorite early music ensemble, the Baltimore Consort, can be enjoyed live at the JDHS Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Exquisite musicianship coupled with period authenticity, Baltimore Consort is considered by many to be the best balancing act of instrumental precision and sheer fun in the early music community today. It's described as a mix of jazz and joy, of improvisation and uncanny insight.

The concert is presented by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and is co-sponsored by KATH and GCI and supported by WESTAF.

The Baltimore Consort highlights a full long Alaska Day weekend of entertainment that includes Tommy Sands, an Irish singer presented by the Alaska State Folk Festival on Thursday, October 16, and the annual Autumn Festival on Saturday, October 18 from noon to 11pm at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The Baranof Hotel offers special rates for rooms and a car for the weekend, and the Driftwood Lodge, Rainforest Cottage, and Silverbow Bakery Inn also offer special rates for overnights for people taking in arts events in town. Check the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council web site at for details.

Tickets are available at Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books, on-line at, or by calling the Council at 586-ARTS (2787). Reserved seating is available. Tickets prices are:

•Premium seating cost: $27 for the general public, $20 students/seniors and $10 youth. Regular seating costs: $25 for the general public, $18 students/seniors and $10 youth, plus $2 at the door