MIT authors are on the go at area libraries. Scott Campbell, who edits newsletters for the Center for Transportation Studies and the School of Architecture and Planning, will talk about his first novel, Touched, at the Boston Public Library on Wednesday, June 4 at 6pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room. Professor of Literature John Hildebidle will close out the Mildred A. O'Neill Branch Library's Community Writers' Series (70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge) with a reading on Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30pm. Professor Hildebidle's publications include studies of Thoreau and 20th-century Irish fiction, two collections of poetry and a collection of short stories. Another collection of his poems is due for publication in 1998 and he is currently working on a second work of fiction, a fourth collection of poetry and assorted essays-both serious and flippant, he says.
On Monday, June 9, "The Looksee Series"-readings of new American Plays at New York City's Cherry Lane Theatre-will present Greytop in Love by Associate Provost for the Arts Alan Brody. This "intelligent
comedy" set in the Washington, DC journalistic community, features Bob Emmett and Kim Hunter, best known for her portrayals of Stella Kowalski in both the Broadway and film versions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Dr. Zira in three of the Planet of the Apes movies. The reading is at 7pm at the Cherry Lane, located at 38 Commerce St. in Manhattan. For information and reservations, call (212) 989-2020.
Six pieces by Felice Frankel, artist in residence and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, are being shown in an exhibition titled Science, Technology and Commerce: Photographic Explorations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Gallery (600 Atlantic Ave., Boston). The show, on view June 5-July 25, is presented in conjunction with "Transforming the Mirror, Women in Photography," a national conference sponsored by Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change on June 5-7. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
Advanced Music Performance student Gary Crichlow was one of the soloists at the May 17 concert by the Brookline Chorus. Conducted by William Cutter, lecturer in music, the concert featured works by Henry Purcell. Mr. Crichlow, a graduate student in aeronautics and astronautics, and co-performer Vaughan Howells "nicely spun out 'Sound the Trumpet,' the virtuoso duet for two countertenors," wrote Catherine Peterson for the Boston Globe.
MIT musicians earned praise from Boston Globe correspondent Richard Buell for their May 12 concert in honor of the 85th birthday of composer Arthur Berger, Professor of Music Emeritus at Brandeis University. "Berger's music. is elegantly and irreducibly exact, and it means every note. On this occasion it had admirers, too, in the able young people who performed it-pianist Eric Sawyer [visiting scholar] and the MIT Chamber Orchestra under David Epstein [professor emeritus]."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 1997.