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Campus Arts

Music

Boston Symphony Orchestra. Seiji Ozawa conducting Reger's Piano Concerto, featuring Peter Serkin, on a program with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Schubert's Overture to "Rosamunde." April 1, 1:30 p.m.; April 2, 8 p.m.; April 5, 8 p.m. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave. Admission: $20 to $57. Information: 266-2378.

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church. A Good Friday jazz concert featuring Passion Variations by John Damian, a piano meditation by David Bryant, jazz saxophone by Dan Bosshardt, the Harvard-Epworth Choir, and members of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. April 1, 7:30 p.m. 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Requested donation: $6. Information: 354-0837.

Student Recital Series. Mary Beth Rhodes '94, violin. Ronni Schwartz, piano: Mozart, Harbison, and Brahms. April 1, 8 p.m. Killian Hall (14W-111). Information: 253-2906.

Eurovision Contest. Join Boston University students and the European Students Association in a festive evening of song and savor the flair of European folklore. Judges will award prizes to the top performances. April 2, 8-10:30 p.m. Boston University, George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium, Second Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Information: 353-2240.

Boston Center for the Arts: Rara, a festival of Haitian music and dance with So Ann, Foulah, and Arc en Ciel. Folk singers and musicians performing religious and secular song, rhythms, and dances. Program notes available in both English and Haitian. April 2, 8 p.m. The Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., Boston. Admission: $10, $5 for children and senior citizens. Information: 426-5000.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Tamarack Trio: Kristina Nilsson, violin; George Seaman, cello; and Ann Karnofsky, piano; selections from Rachmaninoff and Schumann. April 4, 12:30 p.m. Admission: Free.

Student Recital Series. Advanced Music Placement Concert. Elaine Chew G, piano. April 6, noon, at Killian Hall (14W-111). Information: 253-2906.

Chapel Concert Series. Duo Toccare: Stanislava Svecova, recorder; Michael Bahmann, harpsichord. Works of Eyck, Rameau, Couperin, Hirose, Ligeti, and Bach. April 7, noon. MIT Chapel. Information: 253-2906.

BSO World Premiere of John Harbison's Cello Concerto. Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted Seiji Ozawa presents the world premiere of Cello Concerto by MIT Professor John Harbison, with soloist Yo Yo Ma. Harbison, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for musical composition, is a Class of 1949 Professor at MIT. This work was commissioned by a donation made by MIT alumnus Lee Martin '42 and his wife, Geraldine. The program also includes Mozart's Symphony #32 and Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (Josef Suk, violin; Yo Yo Ma, cello). April 7, 9, 12-8 p.m.; April 8, 1:30 p.m. Admission: April 9, $21.40 to $57; April 7, 8, 12-$20 to $54. Open Rehearsal, April 6, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $11. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave. Information: 266-1492.

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Longy School of Music, Edward Pickman Concert Hall, 27 Garden St., Cambridge: Longy Benefit Concert Series. Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano. Program: Mozart -- Sonata in F Major, K. 332; Haydn -- Adagio in G Major, Sonata in G Major, Hob. 40; Beethoven--Sonata in F Minor, Opus 2, No. 1, Sonata in E-Flat Major, Opus 7. April 3, 8 p.m. Admission: $10, $6 for students and seniors. Information: 876-0956, x131.

Piano Master Class with Malcolm Bilson. April 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Admission: $10. Information: 876-0956, x131.

Longy Faculty Artist Series. Rockland Osgood, tenor, Rebecca Plummer, piano, Deanna Dalrymple, oboe/English horn, and Randall Argraves, guitar; Tippett -- Boyhood's End; Faure -- Poeme du Jour; and song of Cutter and Wolf. April 5, 8 p.m. Admission: Free. Information: 876-0956.

Peter Cassino, jazz piano. April 6, 8 p.m. Admission: Free. Information: 876-0956.

Master of Music Recital. Shannon Larkin, soprano. Program: To be announced. April 7, 8 p.m. Admission: Free. Information: 876-0956, x991.

Film

Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. April 1-3: The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk II, Crime Story, The Bride with the White Hair. April 4: Romeo is Bleeding. April 5: Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Wax: or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees. April 6: Taxi Driver, The Day the Earth Stood Still. April 7: Breathless, Alphaville. Admission: $5.50 (Mon.-Thurs.), $6 (Fri.-Sun.). Information: 876-6837.

Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. April 2-3: As You Like It (1 p.m.), The Hawk (3:15 p.m.). Admission: $6.50, $5.50 for MFA members, seniors, and students. Information: 267-9300 x300.

Boston University, George Sherman Union, Conference Auditorium, Second Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. April 4: La Boheme. April 5: Enter the Dragon. April 6: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. April 7: Raise the Red Lantern. All films begin at 7 p.m. Admission: Free. Information: 353-2240.

Theater

Cymbeline. Shakespearean romance that tells of separations caused by anger and restorations effected through faith and love, set in Britain at the time of Christ's birth against a back of the threat of Roman invasion. April 1, 7:30 p.m.; April 2, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. Admission $10, $8 for ART subscribers, $5 for students and seniors. Information: 547-8300.

Doctor Faustus. Tale of a renowned scholar who, believing that he has reached the limits of human learning, makes a bargain with the devil to sell his soul for enlightenment and power. April 5-8 7:30 p.m.; April 9-10, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. Admission $10, $8 for ART subscribers, $5 for students and seniors. Information: 547-8300.

Deaf Theater. High School students from the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, the high school at Gallaudet University -- the only deaf college in America -- will perform stories, poems, comedy sketches, and cultural segments introducing you to the world of signing. Performers affiliated with this prestigious university will present an evening of deaf culture intermingled with theater. Voice interpreted. April 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Boston University, George Sherman Union, Small Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Admission: Small donation requested. Information: 353-2240.

Greece: The Diamond of the Mediterranean. The magic, beauty, and diversity of the Greek environment and culture will be witnessed through traditional dances and songs as performed by members of the BU Hellenic Association. These dances and songs represent regional styles froms all corners of Greece and Cyprus. April 7, 8:30 p.m. Boston University, George Sherman Union, Large Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Admission: Free. Information: 353-2240.

My Astonishing Self. One-man show, with Donal Donnelly offering a portrayal of George Bernard Shaw. Through April 17 (Wed-Fri 8 p.m.; Sat 5, 8:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.; Special Matinee Thurs., April 7 at 2 p.m.). Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Copley Square, Boston. Admission: $17 to $26; group, senior, and student discounts available. Information: 437-7172.

Bang the Drum Slowly. A humorous and moving story set in 1956, concerning the struggles of the New York Mammoths, a fictional baseball team, and their goal to reach the World Series. Through April 10 (Tue.-Sat. 8 p.m., excluding April 5; matinees Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m.). Huntington Theatre Company, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. Admission: $18 to $38; seniors/students $5 off; $10 student rush, day-of-show; group discounts available. Information: 266-0800.

The America Play. A creative meditation on the character of Abraham Lincoln and his impact on black people throughout the century following emancipation. Through April 10. Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. Information: 547-8300.

Death and the Maiden. A political and psychological thriller about a woman trying to escape the atrocities of her past that challenge beliefs about truth and justice. Through April 10 (Wed. 2, 8 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5, 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 3, 7:30 p.m.). New Repertory Theatre, 54 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands. Admission: $14 to $23, $12 to $21 for students and seniors. Information: 332-1646.

Pump Boys and Dinettes. A Tony Award-nominated musical tribute to life by the roadside, with audience participation as the "passengers" whose bus breaks down at a diner/filling station. Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 5 p.m.; matinees Thurs. & Sun. at 2 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 76 Warrenton St., Boston. Admission: $10 to $30. Information: 426-6912.

Dance

Vietnamese Performing Arts. Take a journey to the exotic and fascinating realm of Vietnam and delight your senses with traditional Vietnamese performance arts. To be featured: several Vietnamese dances, a fashion show, and the magic of Vietnamese music. April 1, 8-10 p.m. Boston University, George Sherman Union, Large Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Information: 353-2240.

An Oasis of Culture. An enchanting performance from the heart of the Middle East unveils the rich heritage of the Arab culture and transports its audience to a distant land of captivating dance and song. April 5, 8 p.m. Boston University, George Sherman Union, Small Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Information: 353-2240.

Boston Ballet: The Balanchine Tribute. A program of three works by America's great choreographer, George Balanchine, featuring Mozartiana, Serenade, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. Through April 10. Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon St., Boston. Admission: $12 to $58 for Thurs.-Sat. evenings, otherwise $12 to $54. Student rush tickets available one hour prior to curtain for $12. Information: 695-6950 x238.

Comedy

U.S. Improvisational Theatre League. Competitive improvisational theatre, in which two teams of performers try to out-act each other with scenes created on-the-spot over three periods. The audience decides the outcome. Continuing on Thurs. evenings at 8 p.m. alternately at the Back Alley Theatre, 1253 Cambridge St., Cambridge (April 7 & 21; Admission $7) and the Boston Baked Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville (April 14 & 28; Admission $10). Student half price discount on all single price tickets. Information: 864-1344.

Poetry

Poetry at MIT Student/Staff Reading. Sponsored by the MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies and Literature Section. April 7, 7:30 p.m. Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St. Information: 253-7894.

Exhibits

Drawings. Alice Briggs. April 2-28; Reception held Tues., April 5, 7:30-9 p.m. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre-Main Hall. Information: 552-7145.

18th Annual Members' Exhibition, Fuller Museum of Art. Showcase of original artworks that were judged on March 24. Through April 16 at 455 Oak St., Brockton. Information: 588-6000.

"Images of Japan, Including Their Tradition of Japanese Calligraphy and Brush Painting." Through April 27. Kaji Aso Studio/Gallery Nature and Temptationn, 40 St. Stephen St., Boston. Information: 247-1719.

Strobe Alley: Optical Alchemy. Full-color fluorescent photographs of corals and anemones by Charles H. Mazel SM '76, a research engineer in the Department of Ocean Engineering, taken at night during underwater dives. Matched pairs of images offer a comparison between the subject under "normal" reflected-light photography and under illumination with ultraviolet light. Ongoing. Information: 253-4444.

A Taste of Turkey. An exhibition of hand-woven carpets, Anatolian kilims, handcrafts, copper, brass, ceramics, and traditional costumes are among many of the objects displayed to offer you a cultural collage of Turkey and its people. A video presentation of Turkey will also accompany the exhibit. April 3-7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Boston University, George Sherman Union, East Balcony, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Information: 353-2240.

A Year in Taiwan. A dynamic exhbition of the major festivals and holidays that are uniquely Taiwanese, brought to you from thousands of miles away in East Asis. Celebrate Taiwanese traditions, culture, and history, while witnessing the ever changin faces of Taiwanese society. Numerous exhibition sites, a demonstration of Chinese chirography, "Instant Chinese Language" activities, and audience participation games with prizes are included as well. April 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Boston University, George Sherman Union, Large Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Information: 353-2240.

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Museum of Our National Heritage, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington:

Step Lively: The Art of the Folk Cane. This exhibition explores why generations of 19th- and 20th-century American carvers chose to create works of art in cane form. Images from the natural world; the human figure; political, patriotic, and fraternal motifs; scenes from daily life; and geometric and abstract designs are represented on more than 100 canes drawn from the collections of George Meyer. Through April 10.

Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball. Classic photographs and memorabilia highlight this exhibition drawn from the collection of the newly-formed Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The 90 black-and-white photos, 10 oversized prints, and artifacts such as pennants, uniforms, and game day poster depict the exceptional teams and players. Through May 1.

Angler's All: 500 Years of Fly Fishing. This traveling exhibition has been hailed as the finest collection of fly fishing artifacts and memorabilia gathered for public view. Presented are rods and reels by the most famous makers of the past few centuries. Gear used by anglers Bing Crosby, Ernest Hemingway, and Herbert Hoover is also on view, along with a wide array of tackle, flies, and rare books. Through May 15.

Patchwork Souvenirs: Quilts from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. A selection ofhistoric quilts recreates an important chapter in the history of American quiltmaking. More than half of the thirty quilts featured are commemorative quilts incorporating themes from the Fair. In addition, award-winning traditionally patterned quilts are displayed, along with photgraphs and artifacts documenting the 1933 World's Fair. Through July 17.

Deer Camp: Last Light in the Northeast Kingdom. Sixty richly-detailed photographs by documentary photographer John Miller record the traditions and lore related to deer hunting and deer season in Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom. Accompanying narratives and oral histories reveal the richness of the hunting culture and its place in rural life. Through August 14.

Let It Begin Here: Lexington and the Revolution. Explore the causes and the consequences of the American War for Independence as seen through the eyes of typical New England men and women. The exhibit begins with an introductory audiovisual presentation about the events on Lexington Green. Ongoing. Admission and parking for the Museum of Our National Heritage is free. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Information: 861-6559.

** All events free unless otherwise noted **

Campus Arts appears in The Tech every Friday. If you would like your MIT event to be included in future listings, call Ann or Michael at 253-1541 or send e-mail to arts@the-tech.mit.edu.