Autographs after concert
This year's Baltimore Symphony Summerfest may be the orchestra's best ever and this Thursday's program will bring music director David Zinman closer than ever to his fans. The 7:30 p.m. program will consist entirely of great popular works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Aaron Copland .
But immediately after the concert ends at about 9 p.m., Zinman will appear in the lobby to autograph copies of the BSO's latest Telarc CD, a luscious recording of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. There will also be a drawing for a complete set of the BSO's Telarc recordings. Tickets for the concert are $14 and may be purchased at the box office or by calling (410) 783-8000. "Jesus Christ Superstar," the New Testament rock musical that introduced Andrew Lloyd Webber to Broadway, will be revived by Cockpit in Court beginning Friday as part of the summer theater's 20th anniversary season.
Newcomer Paul McIntosh stars as Jesus in this production directed by F. Scott Black. Curtain times at Essex Community College's mainstage are Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m., with one matinee at 2 p.m. on Aug. 2, the final day of the run. Tickets are $12.50. For more information, call (410) 522-1269.
J. Wynn Rousuck "Acarved in granite samurai poet warrior Gypsy guitar-pickin' wild man with a heart as big as Texas and the greatest sense of honor in the West." That's the way Kris Kristofferson described Willie Nelson when Nelson was honored with this year's Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award.
Nelson, who will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion Friday at 7 p.m., may not be garnering the attention these days devoted to such newcomers as Garth Brooks and Billy Ray Cyrus, but it's hard to imagine that when all is said and done they'll be able to match Nelson's four decades of achievement as a singer and songwriter. Opening for Nelson will be Sammy Kershaw; tickets are $20 for the pavilion and $15.50 for the lawn. Call (410) 481-SEAT for tickets; (301) 730-2424 for information.