Violinist and pianist in recital
Achamber music performance that is likely to be among the season's most distinguished -- and at a price that can't be beat -- can be heard today at 3:30 p.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church (4200 St. Paul St.), when violinist Earl Carlyss and pianist Ann Schein join forces for a free joint recital. The distinguished violinist and pianist -- who are husband and wife -- will perform sonatas and duets by Schubert, Respighi and Tom Benjamin. Free tickets are available at the door. For further information, call (410) 467-4210. "Master Class" -- the latest play by 1995 Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally -- is currently in previews at Washington's Kennedy Center, where it will have its official opening on Thursday. This pre-Broadway production stars Zoe Caldwell as Maria Callas, an opera singer who was a prima donna in every sense of the term. Set near the end of her life, the play is based on master classes Callas taught at Juilliard. The cast also features , winner of a 1994 Tony Award for her portrayal of Carrie Pipperidge in the Royal National Theatre revival of "Carousel."
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and most Sundays; matinees at 2:30 p.m. selected Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 22. Tickets are $25-$53. For more information, call (800) 444-1324.
J. Wynn Rousuck This mixed media assemblage by Beth Wittenberg, called "Overt Expressions of Hostility," is one of her pieces in a two-person show of "New Works," consisting of painting and sculpture by Wittenberg and photography by Jeff James, at Resurgam. What the artists have in common, according to a statement from the gallery, is the effort to turn psychological crises and dysfunctions into "possibilities for understanding and greater clarity." The show inaugurates the gallery's 1995-1996 season. At Resurgam Gallery, 910 S. Charles St., through Oct. 1. For information, call (410) 962-0513.