THE YINGS ON STRINGS

Members of the Ying Quartet -- Timothy, Janet, Phillip and David -- are siblings. The four string players, who have performed at festivals around the world and in most major cities in the United States, will play newly commissioned works by composers Ned Rorem and Chen-Yi in the Candelight Series. Saturday's program will include pieces by Samuel Barber and Beethoven. In addition, the quartet plans two children's programs Sunday, with opportunities for questions and answers. 8 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Saturday, $28; seniors, $24; students, $9. Sunday, $8 all ages. 410-480-9950, 301-596-6203 or www.candlelightconcerts.org.

GUITAR MASTER

Ronald Pearl gives a nontraditional classical guitar performance, presented by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society. Although he will perform solo, Pearl has been paired with fellow classical guitarist Julian Gray for 20 years and released several CDs and performed throughout the country and in England and Canada. Pearl teaches music at Loyola College. 8 p.m. Saturday. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $25 general admission; $20, members, seniors and students. 410-247-5320 or www.bcgs.org.

SIMPLY MARVELOUS

The next film in the Marvelous Movies and More series is the silent film "The Great K&A Train Robbery," directed by Lewis Seiler. Colorado's Royal Gorge sets the scene for an action film in which a detective must pose as a masked outlaw to infiltrate a gang that has been robbing trains. Piano accompaniment provides a sound track. A short film will also be shown. Stay after the movie for discussion, dessert and coffee. Seating is limited. Slayton House Theatre, Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. $7. 410-730-3987.

The Ying Quarter, all members of the same family, will play newly commissioned works as well as a children's program in performances this weekend at Howard Community College.