Anne Murray, BILL CONTI AT THE MEYERHOFF Grammy...

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February 28, 2002|By Karin Remesch

Anne Murray,

BILL CONTI AT THE MEYERHOFF

Grammy Award-winning singer Anne Murray joins the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this evening in a performance of inspirational classics and audience favorites, including "You Needed Me," "Danny's Song," and selections from her 1999 recording, What a Wonderful World. The concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $28-$58. Also at the Meyerhoff this weekend is a "Salute to the Academy Awards," with composer and conductor Bill Conti. Shows are 8 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The program includes music from Unfaithfully Yours and Platoon. Tickets are $29-$70. Call 410-783-8000.

'The Who's Tommy'

The story of a boy who becomes catatonic after witnessing a murder and his extraordinary journey to recovery will be told in a succession of songs and instrumentals in the classic rock opera The Who's Tommy, tomorrow through Sunday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The musical score includes such classic hits as "Pinball Wizard," "Listening to You" and "Sensation." Show times are 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $36-$56. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Maryland Home & Flower Show

Lush ferns, perennials, waterfalls and ponds, arched trellises and meandering brick pathways -- it's time once again to get design ideas from the annual Maryland Home & Flower Show. The event, which features more than 600 booths offering products and services for home decor and landscaping, takes place tomorrow through Sunday and March 8-10 at the State Fairgrounds, York Road in Timonium. Following this year's theme, "America the Beautiful," landscape professionals will design 20 gardens for visitors to peruse. There also will be cooking shows and seminars on such topics as floral design, garden care and home improvement. The show runs in conjunction with the Maryland Spring Craft Show, which features items ranging from ceramic arts to woodwork. Times vary. Admission for both shows is $8.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $2.50 ages 6-12, free under 6. Admission to the craft show is $5 adults, $2.50 ages 6-12, free under 6. Call 410-863-1180.

'Art Blooms at the Walters'

The Walters Art Museum is bursting into bloom with floral arrangements inspired by the artwork of the museum's Ancient World galleries -- from Egyptian sculpture and Greek vases to Near Eastern temple reliefs. Sunday and Monday, you can view the interpretative floral artwork, created by members of area garden clubs, and take tours of the museum's impressionism exhibit. Related activities for "Art Blooms at the Walters" include a lecture Sunday by landscape architect James Van Sweden and two lectures Monday by Walter Hubert, floral designer for Hollywood stars. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday with a black-tie gala and auction. Regular admission to the museum is $5 and $8. Times and ticket prices for the gala and related programs vary. The Walters is located at 600 N. Charles St. Call 410-547-9000.

'The Greatest Show on Earth'

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's "131st Edition of the Greatest Show on Earth" brings animals and aerialists, clowns and contortionists, dancers and daredevils to the Baltimore Arena for 17 performances from Wednesday through March 17. You can start your circus adventure early by coming one hour before performance time to meet the clowns and animals up close. The arena is located at 201 W. Baltimore St. Show times vary. Tickets are $12-$35. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Washington Bach Consort

The Washington Bach Consort makes its Baltimore debut with a performance of J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion at 7 p.m. Saturday at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. The dramatic narrative work -- considered one of Bach's greatest achievements -- is about the last days of the life of Jesus Christ. The performance also features the Maryland Boys Choir. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 800-955-5566.

Moiseyev Dance Company

Folk dances inspired by art forms from around the globe will be performed by the famed Moiseyev Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Founded more than six decades ago in Moscow with a group of 30 dancers, the Russian troupe has grown into a company of more than 200 performers and a repertoire of more than 200 dances, including classics and new works. Tickets are $28-$48. Call 410-783-8000.

'Fiddler on the Roof'

It first hit the Broadway stage in 1964. Nearly 40 years later, it's still going strong. The Tony-winning Fiddler on the Roof, the musical tale of Tevye and his five daughters, who live in the impoverished Russian village of Anatevka just before the revolution, opens Tuesday at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza. The story, which explores prejudice and the importance of maintaining strong family and communal ties, continues through March 10. Theodore Bikel stars as Tevye, a role he has played more than 1,600 times in his acting career. Show times vary. Tickets are $22.50-$70. Call 410-752-1200.

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