Violinist and poet to perform in concert
An opportunity to hear Vivaldi's familiar "Four Seasons" in a fresh way will occur Wednesday in Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium when Daniel Heifetz plays the four concertos with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and its music director, Anne Harrigan. Heifetz, one of America's finest younger violinists, can be depended upon to play the work with virtuosity, taste and imagination. But what will make the performance unusual is the presence of poet Daniel Mark Epstein, who will read his translations of the sonnets Vivaldi wrote to describe the seasons.
Other works on the program will be Kodaly's "Galanta Dances" and Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess." Tickets, available at the box office, are $11. For more information, call 366-8973.
Tmu-Na Theatre of Tel Aviv returns to the Theatre Project on Wednesday with a new work, "It's Not a Movie."
Written and directed by the group's founder, Nava Zuckerman, "It's Not a Movie" grew out of her visit to the land of her ancestors, Poland. Featured in the cast is Tracey Downs, a 1989 graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts who met the members of Tmu-Na during a series of workshops at the school and subsequently worked with them in Israel.
"It's Not a Movie" will be presented at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $16. In addition, Tmu-Na will give one performance of a children's work about friendship and honesty, called "Land of True Words," on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 752-8558.
J. Wynn Rousuck The Maryland Ballet will launch its fifth season Friday night at 8 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, performing the world premiere of "Nightmusic," set to two works by Mozart, and two repertory pieces.
The repertory works are "Siebentanz," danced to a Beethoven violin sonata, and highlights from "When We Two Parted," set to a flute solo by C. P. E. Bach. All the dances have been choreographed by artistic director Phillip Carman.
Other performance times this weekend are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets for evening performances are $20, $18 for matinee performances. Call 576-2400.