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Classical Music

Longy School of Music


Bach's Lunch Concerts

Donna Dreisbach, oboe; Shaylor Lindsay, piano-music of Bartok, Schumann, Godard and others.

Master of Music Recital

Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin; Beethoven, Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3; Chopin, Ballade in F Major, Opus 38.

International Baroque Institute at Longy

"Royal Fireworks"-Music of Handel, Purcell, Geminiani, and Corelli.

Longy Special Events

Original works and transcriptions for flute orchestra.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Midday Performance Series

The Chopin Society-Christina Dietrich, piano (solo).

Harvard Summer School Orchestra

Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 1; Edward Elgar, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra - Feng Hew, soloist.

Harvard Summer School Chorus

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sea Symphony.

Popular Music

Harvard Summer Pops Band

625-9364. Each concert is directed by Thomas Everett, Director of Bands at Harvard University. All programs feature the music of Edvard Grieg, Leroy Anderson, Charles Gounod, and selections from the motion picture Aladdin.

World Music

World Music at the Roxy

876-9240. Africa Fte '94, an extravaganaza of African and Caribbean music and dance, returns to Boston with a show of four continuous hours of music. The showcase features Kassav', Angelique Kidjo, and Ziskakan, and will bring the audience into a carnival-like atmosphere.

Los Muequitos de Matanzas

262-1342 or 253-4003. Cuba's number-one folkloric ensemble comes to MIT to bring their unique songs and rhythms. Sponsored by the MIT Office of the Arts and Inquilinos Boricuas en Accin.


Brattle Theater


Special Programs

30, 7 p.m.

Museum of Fine Arts


Premiere Engagement

$10, $9 for MFA members/students/seniors.

Special Programs

The Music Family of Rounder Records (Mugge, 1994); 7 p.m. - the film is followed by a full concert set with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

Three-film series: $20, $16 for MFA members/students/seniors. Double feature: $10, $9. Admission to True Believers plus concert: $10, $8.

Hong Kong Festival 1994

30 p.m., respectively.

Theater Openings

"Dream on Monkey Mountain"

353-5899. In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, award-winning playwright Derek Walcott's "Dream on Monkey Mountain" will be presented, directed by Albert Laveau.

"The Taming of the Shrew"

524-4007. "Riz" Risley's original gender-switching adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy on the battle of the sexes brings the play into the 1990s as a comic romp that explores what it really takes to "tame" a spouse - and make a marriage work.


Harvard Summer Dance Center

495-5535. Spencer/Colton Dance Company performs.


MIT Museum


"Holography: Artists and Inventors." The Museum of Holography Moves to MIT.

"Crazy After Calculus: Humor at MIT." The history of MIT "hacks."

"Doc Edgerton: Stopping Time." Photographs, instruments and memorabilia documenting the invention and use of the strobe light by the late Harold E. Edgerton ScD '27.

"Light Sculptures by Bill Parker '74." Vivid interactive light sculptures, each with its own personality and set of moods.

"The Center for Advanced Visual Studies: 25 Years." Curated by Otto Piene, Professor Emeritus and past director of the CAVS, the installation will showcase the work of 25 former fellows. Videos, a catalogue, and a CD-ROM presentation will incorporate works by all the former fellows of CAVS. Through Oct. 2.

Compton Gallery


"Charles H. Woodbury, Class of 1886: Artist." Exhibition of the paintings of one of the premiere American impressionists, who was also an MIT mechanical engineering graduate.

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.

Hart Nautical Gallery

55 Massachusetts Ave. Ongoing.

"Course 13, 1893-1993: From Naval Architecture to Ocean Engineering." Exhibition includes historic photos, models, and computer graphics, and highlights a sampling of current research including that performed by the department for Bill Koch's '62 successful America's Cup campaign with America<+>3<+>.

"Permanent Exhibition of Ship Models." Models which illustrate the evolution of ship design from the 16th century through the 20th century.

Bromfield Gallery

"Lunatics and Lovers," a midsummer exhibition; a special program with performance, poetry and music is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 57 p.m.

The Newton Free Library

"An Exhibit of Contemporary Sculpture by Distinguished Local Members of the New England Sculptors Association." Various artists.

The Computer Museum

423-6758 or 426-2800 x310.

"Virtual Adventure: Explore a Human Cell" Explore the microscopic world of cell biology using virtual reality technology. Donning a helmet, visitors will be transported to different parts of the human body using a hand device and experiencing cell processes via animation and sound effects. Other virtual reality exhibits, including video games and prototypes, will be shown.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library

Personal Accounts-Pearl Harbor to V-J Day." This exhibit opens on the 50th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy, and devotes itself to commemorating history's most devastating global war. The exhibit features hundreds of dramatic letters, diaries, photographs, and objects from participants who witnessed the war's heroics and horrors. Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, and organized by the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Museum of Our National Heritage