Piano Recital by students of David Kreider
WHEN: 7:30 PM, March 4
WHERE: Levine Recital Hall
Information: Call 410.857.2599 or visit http://www.mcdaniel.edu/3490.htm
Students perform piano music ranging from classical to contemporary compositions.
Thomas Pandolfi on piano
WHEN: 7:30 PM, March 25
WHERE: McDaniel Lounge, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD
Internationally acclaimed Thomas Pandolfi will devote the first half of his program to the music of Franz Liszt in commemoration of that pianist/composer’s 200th anniversary. The second half of the program will explore music of American composer George Gershwin. Pandolfi’s orchestral appearances feature the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, as well as Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. He is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin.
WHEN: 7:30 PM, March 2 – 5
WHERE: WMC Alumni Hall.
TICKETS: $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and the McDaniel community.
Sign language interpreting provided at the March 4 presentation.
Information: Call 410.857.2448 or visit http://www.mcdaniel.edu/3594.htm.
An offbeat musical by the composer of Little Shop of Horrors and the Disney films Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, Weird Romance is two one-act musicals of speculative fiction.
In the first, The Girl Who Was Plugged In, the soul of a homeless bag-lady is transplanted into the body of a gorgeous female android by a company, which manufactures celebrities. In the second, Her Pilgrim Soul, a mysterious living holograph —apparently a woman long dead—appears and forever changes the life of a scientist who researches holographic imaging.
“These two charming one-act musicals were actually based on episodes of ‘The Twilight Zone and Welcome to Paradox,” says Elizabeth van den Berg, professor of Theatre Arts and the musical’s director. “Although set in the future with a sci-fi background, they are really just simple boy-meets-girl stories with a speculative fiction twist. The music is catchy—if you’re a fan of Little Shop of Horrors, you’re sure to enjoy Weird Romance.”
The all-McDaniel-student cast includes Ben Azat, Zachery Brown, Tim Connors, Simone Davis, Brady Eisenberg, Cris Garrish, Paul Griffin, Brooke Hain, Shelley Hierstetter, Nina Minadakis, Masha Paul, Ryan Powell, Samantha Stair and Sydney Thro. Beverly Mauck is musical director; Julie Herber, choreographer; Ira Domser, set and light designer; James J. Fasching, costume designer; Stephen Lariviere, special effects designer.