Bits And Pieces 03.29.12

Arts and Culture events

From Europa to Heidi
    On Sunday at 2 p.m., Guild Hall will screen in HD the Berliner Philharmoniker’s “Europa Konzert” from Moscow in its North American premiere. The concert will feature Vadim Repin, a violinist, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting. The program will include Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, Bruch’s Concerto for Violin No. 1 (Op. 26), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major (Op. 92). Tickets cost $20, $18 for members. Students under 21 are free with identification.
    Guild Hall and the Naked Stage will present a reading of “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., with Josh Gladstone as the lead. The 1988 play, a comedy that touches on deeper themes, traces Heidi Holland’s progress from high school in the 1960s through the 1980s, focusing on how feminism shaped her personal development and career as an art historian.


Spontaneous Poetry
    The Parrish Art Museum in South­ampton will provide an interactive way to view the “EST-3” exhibition on Sunday with “spontaneous acts of poetry” happening through the galleries from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free with museum admission.
    Five poets from the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Stony Brook Southampton will provide intriguing ways to tour the show, such as instant portraits taken by Phebe Szatmari, who will also write a flash poem commemorating the interaction. In Gallery Two, Holly Weinberg’s piece “Demagogue” can be viewed on videotape. Gallery Three will have the Poem-a-Tron, a human poem-generating machine conceived by Sarah Azzara. It can be activated by cellphone. Then, in the concert hall, Matthew Miranda will perform original piano pieces using musical theory to make sound patterns. There, the audience will also find Ashleigh Smith’s “multiplicity poem” hanging from the ceiling.
    All through April, National Poetry Month, visitors can take a poetry audio tour of the show.


‘On the Beach’
    The Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Watermill Center will present “On the Beach” next Thursday through April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Jerome Robbins Theater in New York City. The program was inspired by the opera “Einstein on the Beach” by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass on the occasion of its 35th anniversary.
    Mr. Wilson selected teams of artists who have completed residencies at the Watermill Center to reinterpret sections of the piece. The artists are Jonah Bokaer, a choreographer and dancer from New York City; Davide Balliano, a visual and performance artist from Italy; the Degenerate Art Ensemble, a Seattle performance company; Manuela Infante, a Chilean theater director; Santiago Tacetti, a visual artist from Argentina; Steven Reker, a New York choreographer, dancer, and musician, with People Get Ready; Egil Saebjornsson, a visual artist from Iceland, and Marcia Moraes, a Brazilian performer.
    Each team focused on different sections of the opera — the four scenes and the “Knee Plays.” Tickets cost $20. More information is at bacnyc.org.


Land Trust Doings
    The Peconic Land Trust will hold several events at various locations this weekend, including the opening of Bridge Gardens on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gardens have been reconfigured and in some cases redesigned by Rick Bogusch to expand the vegetable beds.
    At 1 p.m. there will be a lecture there: “Green Garden, Green City: Modeling Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship at Brooklyn Botanic Garden,” with Scot Medbury, the president of that garden. Mr. Medbury is also co-author of “San Francisco Botanical Garden: An Introduction to a World of Plants.” The cost is $15, free to members. Reservations have been suggested through events@PeconicLandTrust.org.
    On Saturday at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett from 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers can take part in a seed-and-seedlings workshop. Scott Chaskey will demonstrate how to seed trays using compost from home and yard scraps. On May 19, another workshop will show how to transplant those seedlings into fields. The program is free and will be held regardless of weather. Parking is available on Deep Lane.