Pianist to Play in Annapolis
American pianist Orion Weiss joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and musical director Jose-Luis Novo for "Fate in Music," a concert featuring performances of the overture to Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique." Weiss, 23, is the winner of the 2005 Juilliard William Petschek Award. A student of Emanuel Ax, he has toured the country playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony, among others. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, pre-concert lecture. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $32-$42; students 8-25, $10. 410-263-0907 or www.annapolissymphony.org.
Exploring a Medieval City
In "Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod," the Walters Art Museum showcases icons, sculptures, textiles, metalwork and archaeological finds that represent the art and culture of Novgorod, Russia's oldest medieval city. The exhibit includes about 290 objects collected from the ninth through 16th centuries. Objects from Novgorod's churches highlight the cultural achievements of the city during the 14th century, its golden age. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Feb. 12. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000 or www.thewalters.org.
Lights on the Bay
For the 11th annual holiday season, the Anne Arundel Medical Center will sponsor a holiday light show on the Chesapeake Bay. More than 60 stationary and animated displays will line the two-mile drive along the shore of Sandy Point State Park. Santa Claus, snowmen, reindeer and nativity scenes will be visible from the Bay Bridge. Opens tomorrow. 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. 1100 East College Pkwy., Annapolis. $12 per vehicle; $50 per commercial vehicle or minibus. 443-481-3161.