BSO's Summerfest starts with Mozart
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's popular Summerfest begins July 13 with the first of five programs -- four of them all-Mozart -- in Meyerhoff Hall. The first concert features three of the composer's masterpieces: the Symphony No. 29, the Violin Concerto No. 3 and Mozart's valedictory Piano Concerto No. 27. The conductor and violinist will be the distinguished Jaime Laredo; the pianist will be Joseph Kalichstein. Future concerts take place July 15, July 19, July 27 and July 29. All Summerfest concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11-$17. For information, call (410) 783-8000.
Though the Bowman Ensemble has been in residence at McDonogh School for six years, the theater company initiated its first full-fledged collaboration with the school's students during the past academic year. Inspired by workshops with McDonogh high school students in the fall, Bowman artistic director and playwright Matthew Ramsay scripted a comedy called "Teen Blue" that was performed at McDonogh in January with a combined cast of students and Bowman actors.
Beginning Friday, Bowman is reviving "Teen Blue" as part of its regular summer season. The title, Ramsay explains, refers to "a condition of teen-age angst." The plot focuses on a group of teens who are sent to a "youth betterment center" to overcome this angst. Show times at McDonogh's Moreland Auditorium, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, are 8 p.m. July 14-15, July 19-22 and July 26-29, and 7 p.m. July 16 and July 23. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets to the July 22 gala performance are $35. For more information, call (410) 889-0406.
J. Wynn Rousuck What's that guy doing, looking at us from the subway door's window? He's a photograph, not an actual person, that much we know. But how did he happen to get there? Was he put there by the photographer, Keith Sandman, who took the "Untitled" photograph we're looking at? And did the unseen photographer ask the guy at the right to look at him, thus placing him for the viewer? A lot of intriguing questions are suggested by this photo, one of the works in "Photos on Photos" at Halcyon. The show presents four photographers' works on the subject of photography; aside from Sandman, they're Jane Bair, Chris Peregoy and Wendy Queen. Through Aug. 13 at Halcyon, 909 Fell St. For information, call (410) 276-1651.