Heifetz heralds spring with Vivaldi
There can't be any better entry into spring than violinist Daniel Heifetz. Last year Heifetz gave a performance of Vivaldi's popular "Four Seasons" that was so energetic and dramatic that it made what has become elevator music sound as wonderful as it did the first time you ever heard it.
Tonight Heifetz, one of the country's finest violinists, returns to Temple Oheb Shalom. With an orchestra from the University of Maryland at College Park, Heifetz will play the Vivaldi masterpiece once more. The free concert is at 7 p.m. and is "sold out," but a limited number of people will be admitted because of no-shows. It will be worth a try to get in. New Century Theater will present two one-act plays by Harold Pinter and Joe Orton at the Langsdale Auditorium of the University of Baltimore beginning Wednesday and continuing Thursdays through Sundays through March 28.
Pinter's "The Lover" began as a television play; Orton's "The Ruffian on the Stair" was first performed on radio. Both were subsequently rewritten as one-acts and share the themes of deception, sex and the changing concepts of relationships. All performance are at 8 p.m. except Sundays, which begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. For additional information, call (410) 426-6889.
J. Wynn Rousuck From secret sacred dances to pieces designed to commune with nature or merely entertain, dance has long played a central role in the lives of American Indians. This week, many of those dances will be on view when the American Indian Dance Theater comes to Loyola College's Reitz Arena Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Founded five years ago, the New York-based American Indian Dance Theater is made up of dancers and musicians from 19 tribes in the United States and Canada. Its performance is part of a series of events at Loyola commemorating the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America.
Tickets are $18 and $12; $15 and $8 for Loyola students. For more information, call (410) 617-2778.