Fourth of July with the BSO at Oregon Ridge
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor David Loebel, will present two Fourth of July celebration concerts at Oregon Ridge Park on Wednesday and Thursday (rain date July 5) at 8 p.m. This year's program features Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait" and works by Schumann, Barber and Sousa, plus Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture. Each concert will end with a fireworks display.
The concert grounds are open for picnickers at 3 p.m. To reach Oregon Ridge, take exit 20B off Interstate 83 and follow the signs. Tickets, $10 for adults and $4 for children, are available from the BSO box office in advance or at Oregon Ridge on concert evenings. For more information call 783-8000.
Kathleen Barber's "Whistle the Devil," Fells Point Corner Theatre's first entry in the 1991 Baltimore Playwrights Festival, opens a three-weekend run on Friday. Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, July 7 and 14 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. The theater is located at 251 S. Ann St. Tickets are $7.
The story of a clash between sisters, "Whistle the Devil" is Ms. Barber's third festival production. She made her festival debut in 1988 with "Metal Mother and the Rustproof Factor" at the Spotlighters; last year Fells Point Corner produced her script "Wild Horse." For more information call 276-7837.
@ Afuturistic, rock music rendition of "The Tempest" is this summer's production by Shakespeare on Wheels, the outdoor traveling theater of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Directed by Sam McCready, who also plays the lead role of Prospero, the magician, "The Tempest" will have its first two performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday on Giffen Hill on the UMBC campus.
Thereafter the production, mounted on a 40-foot flatbed trailer, will visit 22 other sites in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington. All performances are interpreted in sign language for the hearing impaired. Admission is free. For a complete schedule call 455-2476.
J. Wynn Rousuck