Baltimore violinist Hilary Hahn will make her New York orchestral debut this week in four solo appearances with the New York Philharmonic.
The 14-year-old musician, a student at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, has been performing with professional orchestras since she was 11. She performed earlier this year with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony. (She made her debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 1991.)
Under the direction of guest conductor Paavo Berglund, Hilary will perform Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in concerts scheduled Oct. 13-15 and Oct. 18 in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
Baltimore dancer and choreographer Kimberly Mackin will introduce her new company with two performances of contemporary dance Oct. 22 at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The Kimberly Mackin Dance Company will premiere five new works, including a dance choreographed by Binnie Ritchie Holum, a local dancer, actor and playwright. The concerts will also feature performances by cellist Tim Anderson, Robert Macht and the Percussion Ensemble, opera singers Gran Wilson and Amy Van Roekel, and Bill McQuay, sound engineer with National Public Radio.
In residence at St. Timothy's School in Stevenson, the Kimberly Mackin Dance Company is committed to performing with live music.
A Baltimore native, Ms. Mackin received her training at the Peabody Institute, Juilliard School and the Ruth Currier Studio in New York. She has studied and worked with such dance companies as the Sydney Dance Company in Australia, the Naked Feet Dance Company and Alan Jamisson and Company in New York.
The performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the matinee and $15 for general admission to the evening concert. (Admission for BMA members, students and seniors is $12 for the evening concert.) For additional details, call 235-0100.
All would-be Rockettes are invited to join the real Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in a fund-raising kick line scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Inner Harbor.
Sponsored by the Baltimore Broadway Series of the Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts, the event will raise money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The Baltimore Broadway Series will donate $1 to the hospital for each person who participates.
The event is also a kick-off for the Broadway series, which opens with "The Great Radio City Music Spectacular" Oct. 25 at the Lyric Theatre.
Anyone may join the line, which begins at the Harborplace Amphitheatre at Pratt and Light streets. It is free. For details, call (410) 288-7557.
* The Fell's Point Corner Theatre will hold auditions for its December production of Kathleen Barber's "Oh Holy Night!" at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the theater, 251 S. Ann St. The production, directed by Anne Pardoe, calls for two men (one in his 20s, one over 60) and three women (one over 50, one aged 40 to 50 and one aged 18 to 25). Actors must be able to sing. For details, call (410) 466-8341.
* The Playwrights Theatre of Baltimore will hold auditions for its February production of "Boys and Girls Together" from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 15-16 at its theater, 912 Washington Blvd. The production has more than 20 parts for actors aged 16 to 65. Actors should prepare a three-minute contemporary monologue and bring a resume and head shot. Experience in tumbling and juggling is preferred. For details, call (410) 727-1847.
* Auditions for Pumpkin Theatre's December production of "The Elves and the Shoemaker" are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hannah More Arts Center of St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave. in Stevenson. Parts are available for men and women aged 18 to 40. Actors should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to sing.
Children aged 8 to 12 can also audition for parts in this production at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Hannah More Arts Center. For details, call (410) 323-9402.