Orchestral Institute Concerts
For three weeks each June, Prince George's County is home to one of the best symphony orchestras in the United States. The reason? The University of Maryland's National Orchestral Institute. Participants in the rigorous three-week camp have won positions with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and June 25 in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center's Dekelboum Concert Hall. Tickets are $20. In addition, the institute's instructors will offer free public seminars in the center's Gildenhorn Recital Hall. "Leonard Bernstein -- A Musical Life, Part III" will be at 4 p.m. Monday, "Things You Never Knew You Needed to Know About Orchestra Playing" at 7 p.m. Monday, and "Orpheus Seminar/Mozart Symphony 40" at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The center is at University Boulevard and Stadium Drive in College Park. 301-405-2787.
Reading From Evers Book
Myrlie Evers-Williams has campaigned for justice for more than 30 years. Her husband, civil rights activist Medgar Evers, was slain in Mississippi in 1963. "The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters and Speeches," edited by Evers-Williams and historian Manning Marable, is a collection of Evers's papers, laced with his wife's recollections. She and Marable will give a free reading at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Karibu Books, in the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East-West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-1140.
Young Sculptors Showcase
Works by some of Maryland's best emerging sculptors are being shown at the 24th annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition. Pieces by Vincent Donarski, David Farquharson, Perry Johnson, Sungmi Lee, Benjamin Lock and Cory Wagner -- all students at or recent graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art or the University of Maryland -- will be on display in the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center's main gallery through Aug. 19. The exhibition includes works of welded steel, cast bronze and cement, as well as a tapestry-like map of Earth. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.