Art on Campus
Paine Hall at 8:00
Harvard's Bach Society, under the direction of Alan Gilbert '89, performs three pieces this weekend, with a special violin concerto by renowned musician Midori. The Bach Society will perform Stravinsky's Octet for Winds, Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto with John Montgomery as soloist, and Paganini's Violin Concerto in D, with Midori as soloist. Tickets are $10 and $5.
The Marriage of Figaro
Lowell House Dining Hall
Tomorrow night and Sunday night at 8:00
The Lowell House Music Society presents Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro tomorrow night and Sunday night in the Lowell House Dining Hall. Benjamin Loeb '89 conducts this unusual performance in which the orchestra is sequestered behind the stage, and the actors are directed via closed circuit television. Tickets are limited. Call 498-2987 for information.
Romanian Film Series
Harvard Film Archive
Tonight through Sunday
The Carpenter Center continues its celebration of Romanian film with another series of works from great Romanian directors, including Nicolae Marginescu, Stefan Nocolaescu, Alexandru Tatos and Servan Marinescu.
The Return From Hell shows tonight at 7:00 p.m. and features a marital triangle disrupted by World War I. Two rivals must switch from hatred to cooperation if they are to survive.
Ciuleandra, directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu, is based on a popular Romanian novel and depicts a crime of passion. It shows tonight at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. In it, a woman in the mid-1920s is killed by her husband and drama ensues. The film is shot in neo-expressionistic shadows and icy blues and the action unfolds in flashbacks, climaxing horrifically in the present.
Gathering Clouds, by Alexandru Tatos, uses flashbacks to reveal a plot involving a World War I lieutenant, whose combat experience and disfigurement cause his descent into depravity and madness. Tatos is on the vanguard of Romanian cinema and his photography and plot manipulation reveal the forefront of Romanian New Wave film.
Gathering Clouds shows tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
The last film in the series, The Old Maid is directed by Servan Marinescu and cinematography is by Vlad Paunescu. The drama unfolds against a backdrop of growing worker unrest prior to the economic crisis in Romania in 1933. The plot centers around the isolation and loneliness of a dressmaker in Bucharest. The Old Maid shows Sunday night at 9:00 p.m.
The Harvard Opportunes
Tonight at 8:00 p.m.
In continuing weekend after weekend of a cappella singing, the Harvard Opportunes present their semi-annual musical jamboree of songs and skits. Call 495-2663 for information.
Dewey Balfa and Friends
At Paine Hall at 8:00
Louisiana fiddler Dewey Balfa takes the stage at Paine Hall tomorrow night for an fun-filled evening of good Cajun music. Balfa is well-known throughout the South for his mastery of the art of the violin.
Harvard Wind Ensemble
Tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m.
Tomorrow night the Harvard Wind Ensemble takes the stage at Sanders Theater to feature the music of American composers Alek Wilder and John Harmon. Call 495-2000 for information.
Leverett House JCR
Tonight at 8:00 p.m.
Tonight the Leverett House Music Society presents a select all-campus talent cabaret featuring programs from musicians to actors and dancers from all across campus. The presentation will take place in the Leverett House JCR, to the right of the entrance to Leverett. Call 498-2792 for details.
A Man For All Seasons
By Robert Bolt
Directed by Josh Frost
Leverett Old Library
Tonight and Tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. $4/$3
This rendition of Robert Bolt's powerful presentation of Thomas More's fight with King Henry VIII of England over religion and Henry's attempts to secede from the Catholic Church should prove interesting. The cast includes 10 men and four women, and the play runs next weekend, as well.
Town Full of Heroes
By David Nichols and Don Pontero
Directed by Dan Balsam
Mather House TV Room
Tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00, free admission
Nichols and Pontero's Town Full of Heroes features comedic chaos with sports, sex, swords, satellites and psychotherapy. In other words, it's about modern life, and it's set in a modern home during the 1984 Olympics. Two women and five men star in this parody of the hectic 1980s, which runs through next weekend.
By Dylan Thomas
Directed by Zoe Mulford
Loeb Experimental Theater
Tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.
Dylan Thomas' classic drama, Under Milkwood takes the Loeb Ex this weekend in a two-week run. Thomas' play is a "lyrical and bawdy romp" through the lives of the families in a small Welsh fishing village, and 10-12 actors play all parts, being characters aged 6-85. Admission is free.