Monday, October 31, 2011

CABARET @ GERMANO’S ROCKS NOV. 3-13!

 

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The Rodney Kelley Experience
WHEN:
Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 PM

Guitarist Rodney Kelley has been entertaining Baltimore audiences for over 35 years. The Rodney Kelley Experience seeks to please the palate of the most discerning listener with music from the George Benson song book, Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughn, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis and George Gershwin...and Jimi Hendrix when the spirit moves him.

Dick Kaufmann Live!
WHEN: Friday, November 4, at 7:30 PM

Dick Kaufmann Live! is the remarkable story of dreams frozen for half a century—then brought to life in rich, vibrant color. It's a journey you won't want to miss. With the inimitable Charlie Barnett providing accompaniment on piano, Pete Ostle on bass, Gary Gregg on saxaphone and clarinet, and Tommy Barrick on drums.

This is a benefit for Wounded Warrior, an organization that assists military personnel who have been wounded in action. The $20 cover is a tax deductible donation to the organization.

Wounded Warriors' mission is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in this nation's history. For additional information, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

2011-2012 Bravo Lyric Opera Cabaret Series:
Jennifer Edwards, Soprano, in
Ode to the Divas
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 PM

Maestro James Harp directs this region's finest opera performers in this marvelous cabaret series presented by The Lyric Opera House. Shows are the first Saturday of each month.

Enjoy "Opera a la Carte." Tonight's guest artist is Jennifer Edwards, Soprano, in Ode to the Divas

Marcus Dagan in "A Minor Event"
WHEN: Sunday, November 6, at 7:30 PM

Songs in the minor key tug at our hearts. Join cabaret favorite Marcus Dagan in his new cabaret, A Minor Event, as he sings songs—all in the minor key—including Jimmy Webb's "Highwayman," "Here's To Life" made famous by Shirley Horn, "Autumn Leaves" and lovely tearjerkers of his own.

Fourth Annual Baltimore School for the Arts Cabaret Series at the Cabaret at Germano's:

Monologues and Songs
WHEN: Thursday, November 10, at 7:30 PM

Tonight's program features the talented sutdents of The Senior Acting Ensemble of The Baltimore School for the Arts. Details to follow.
$10 cover is a tax-deductible donation to The Baltimore School for the Arts.

Bob Hallock in Second Act
WHEN: Friday, November 11, at 7:30 PM

Singer-Pianist Bob Hallock returns to Germano's in his all-new show, Second Act, a memorable musical journey of great songs all the way from Broadway to Neil Diamond, Jimmy Webb, and Michael Buble. Along the way, Bob interweaves personal stories from his own Second Act.

Chaise Lounge Performs at the Cabaret!
WHEN: Sunday, November 13, at 7:30 PM

Chaise Lounge performs a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way to today's pop charts. "[Charlie] Barnett and [Marilyn] Older write excellent songs. The material is smart, funny, tough, and not afraid of emotions...Older is an appealing singer. She blends cockiness and a wisecracking attitude with confessional sensitivity." —Raymond Tuttle, Fanfare Magazine Nov./Dec.2009.

The other members of Chaise Lounge are Gary Gregg (tenor sax, clarinet, flute), John Jensen (trombone, trumpet), Pete Ostle (bass), and Tommy Barrick (drums).  

An Evening With Sandy & Richard Riccardi
WHEN:
Sunday, November 13, at 7:30 PM

Laughter is the best medicine, but we aren't completely discounting Vicodin, Viagra, or Xanax. Because those don't completely suck.
Sandy & Richard Riccardi (known to millions of YouTube viewers as "Hockey Mama For Obama and the pianistic Moose") are here to make you scream with laughter at their all-original, all-comedy musical show, describing their cracked and bush-whacked road to marital bliss and social consciousness.

Their unique juxtaposition of modern, techno-socio-relevant lyrics and tune-smithy jazz piano arrangements will charm your socks off. If that doesn't, then the Justin Bieber references and the strip tease will.

Songs include Adelaide's Health Care Lament, The Higher The Hair, The Closer To God!, I've Got It Good And That's So Bad, But I'm The One Who's Happy and their 1.5-million-hits-and-counting YOUTUBE sensation: Don't Speak For Me, Sarah Palin.

Show directed and designed by Paul Gilger.
For a sneak preview visit
http://youtu.be/LPDBFR_i--A

EVENTS @ PEABODY CONSERVATORY THIS WEEK

Daniel J. SansoneThe Peabody Concert Orchestra will return to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 North Charles Street, for a concert of music for orchestra and organ on Friday, Nov. 4, at 8:00 PM. Conducted by Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities Hajime Teri Murai, the program includes Jongen's Symphony Concertante and Respighi's Pines of Rome, featuring the Cathedral's Artistic Music Director Daniel J. Sansone (shown) as organ soloist. Also on the program is Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Cathedral Music Program and the Peabody Conservatory Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, call 410.464.4000 or visit cathedralofmary.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8:00 PM, violinist Ilya Kaler will join Boris Slutsky, who chairs the Conservatory's Piano Department, to perform sonatas by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Richard Strauss. This Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert will take place in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

Shu-Ting Yao (MM ’06, Violin) will perform in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as part of the La Gesse Foundation Concert Series, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8:00 PM. She will play works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, and Ginastera on Peabody's Kostoff Maggini. For tickets, visit carnegiehall.org.

Also Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8:00 PM, Composition Department Chair Michael Hersch's The wreckage of flowers: 21 pieces after poetry and prose of Czeslaw Milosz will be performed as part of the Evolution Contemporary Music Series, founded by Peabody faculty member Judah Adashi. The work represents the composer's deeply personal response to the events of September 11, 2001. The concert will take place at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit evolutionseries.org.

Also this week

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be recitals at 5:30 and 8:00 PM as part of the National Student Electronic Music Event (N SEME), curated by students in Peabody's Computer Music Department. Works by students from Peabody, Columbia, Goucher, Temple, and the University of Buffalo, among others, will be presented. The performances, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall, are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:00 PM, the Aspen String Trio—faculty artist Victoria Chiang, viola; David Perry, violin; and Michael Mermagen, cello—will perform at the University of Baltimore, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The group, the school's ensemble-in-residence, will perform works by Mozart and Reger. For more information, visit www.ubalt.edu/spotlightub.

Faculty artist William Sharp, baritone, will perform with pianist Jeremy Denk and others as part of the PostClassical Ensemble's Ives Project on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 8:00 PM; Friday, Nov. 4, at 8:00 PM; and Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 PM. The performances will take place at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, Md. For tickets, visit strathmore.org or postclassical.com.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3:00 PM, Preparatory faculty members will perform at an All-Liszt Recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The free recital, which concludes Peabody's Liszt 200 festival, will feature soprano Carmen Schmidt and pianists Frances Cheng-Koors, Jung-Eun Kang, Hanchien Lee, Ruriko Osawa, and Ta-Wei Tsai.

Also on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 PM, the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program, directed by Rebecca Henry, will present a free recital in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Supported by the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation, the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program is designed to support and challenge the most advanced, serious, and gifted violinists studying at the Preparatory in a motivating environment.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, jazz students Kevin Clark, Adam Corson, Jon Guo, Christian Hizon, Byung Kang, and Mark Meadows will perform works by Benny Golson, Fletcher Henderson, J.J. Johnson, Bud Powell, and Cedar Walton.

On Friday, Nov. 4, at noon, Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Jeremiah Baker (BM ’08, MM ’09, Saxophone) will give a recital in the Peabody on the Court series at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are five recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

Upcoming concerts
  • Harlan Parker will conduct a Peabody Wind Ensemble concert featuring David Gaines' The Lion of Panjshir on Friday, Nov. 11, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Gene Young will conduct a Peabody Camerata concert featuring works by Webern, Varèse, Stravinsky, and Stockhausen on Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Olivier Latry, professor of organ at the Paris Conservatoire, will perform works by Bach, Franck, Messiaen, and others on Sunday, Nov. 13, 4:00 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

“GODSPELL” IN ITS FINAL WEEKS @ VAGABOND THEATRE

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A magical production, an irreverent yet joyful retelling of the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is in its final weeks

WHEN: weekends through November 13: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 2 PM
WHERE:
the Vagabond Theatre, on 806 S. Broadway in Fells Point
TICKETS: $20* ($17 for seniors and students); discounts for groups
Special Friday night tickets for students are just $15.
For reservations go to
www.vagabondplayers.or call 410.563.9135

Jesus-last-supperWith music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak, this popular musical, first produced in 1971, is one of Broadway’s longest running shows.

This energetic production, directed by Eric Potter, features amazing voices and thrilling songs. Godspell is a family-friendly show for all ages; it celebrates love, loyalty and our humanity. The five-star production has audiences shouting its praises.

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE SEEKS MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR UPCOMING SHOW

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WANTED: Music Director for

Ain't Misbehavin'
Director:  Shirley Dunlap
Performance Dates:  January 12 - February 13, 2012
Rehearsals to begin immediately!

Auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, 7 PM and Saturday, November 5, 11 AM
Either Music Director or an accompanist need for auditions!

Non-Union / Non-Paid
Compensation for pit musicians for performances.
Contact
Fuzz@spotlighters.org  or call 410.752.1225

FUZZ - James Roark
Executive Director, Managing/Artistic Director
Spotlighters Theatre
www.spotlighters.org
817 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore,  MD  21202
410.752.1225
410.752.1299 (Fax)

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE ANNOUNCES 50th SEASON CELEBRATION & FUNDRAISER

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A Golden Season
The Audrey Herman Celebration!

A Celebration of their 50th Season!

and presentation of the Audrey Herman Award to
Sherrionne Brown
for her support of Spotlighters Theatre and the Arts & Theatre in the Baltimore community

Join them for an evening of fun and celebration,  including The Fantasticks—a simply told fairytale about a boy and a girl who fall in love, swept away by romance . . . and a bit of parental manipulation!

WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 6:30 PM

  • 6:30 PM    Reception, Silent Auction & Raffles
  • 8:00 PM     Performance of The Fantasticks
  • Intermission     Final Bidding, Awards & Recognitions
  • Post Show     Dessert Reception with The Cast of The Fantasticks
  • TICKETS: $30 person 
    Order on line at
    www.spotlighters.org
  • Check out the Early Bird Special!
    Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird special.
    You’ve heard the saying the “the early bird gets the worm”…well, for the Audrey Herman Celebration, the early bird can win a Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch including an accessories package — a $185 value.
  • All you need to do is purchase your tickets for the Audrey Herman Celebration before Tuesday, November 1.
  • Better yet, why not purchase them now. We know that you want to support Spotlighters and to be a part of this fun evening
    …we also know that you may need a little incentive to do so today.
  • The chances of winning are amazing. There are limited tickets to sell for the event, so you do the math.
  • But you must purchase your tickets before midnight on Tuesday, November 1.  Don’t miss out on a great show, a fun evening, the opportunity to support Spotlights Theatre’s largest annual fundraiser….and the chance to win a Barnes and Noble Nook:  Simple Touch!

SPOTLIGHTERS TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR SHOW CELEBRATING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

AUDITION NOTICE

Spotlighters Theatre is holding auditions for

PictureAIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
Book at Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Music by Thomas Wright 'Fats' Waller
Lyrics by various writers
Director: Shirley Basfield Dunlap
WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, at
7 PM,
Saturday, November 5, at 11 AM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 8
17 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
410.752.1225

  • Please prepare 16-24 bars of music in the style of the show, but DO NOT prepare any music from the show.
  • Appointments are not required, but will attempt to honor.
  • An accompanist will be provided.
  • Non-Union / Non-Paid

Show Information:
Performance Dates:  Jan 13 - Feb 12, 2012, Fri, Sat 8  PM & Sun 2 PM
Rehearsal Schedule to be determined upon casting: week nights 7 – 10 PM typical

Ain't Misbehavin', named after the 1929 “Fats” Waller song, serves as a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and '30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride. It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. The evening is an event of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.

E-mail  Info@spotlighters.org with questions

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MUSIC @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! OCTOBER 28-31

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MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
www.AndieMusikLIVE.com

Mark Edwards, classical guitar
WHEN: *Friday, October 28, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$10 general / $5 students with I.D.

Presenting works by Joaquin Turina, Domenico Scarlatti, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Sergio Assad, Mauro Giulian, and Roland Dyens

In 2009, Mark joined the Maryland State Arts Council Touring Artist Roster, a program which offers concert presenters funding to showcase Maryland artists. In addition to winning many competition prizes, Mark has been featured on six recordings. He recently earned a Master of Music in Guitar Performance and Guitar Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Music, studying with a full scholarship with Guitar Department Chair, Julian Gray.

Misto di Voci Ensemble
WHEN: *
Saturday, October 29, 2 PM
TICKETS: $12/$5 students

Paula Hickey, clarinet; David Yarbrough, violin; Daniel Lau, piano

Translated as “mixed voices” from Italian, Misto di Voci describes the complimentary timbres of the ensemble. Three seasoned musicians, all graduates of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, share the goal of presenting this rich genre of music. Part of their mission is to perform for musically underserved communities and educational institutions. The Misto di Voci Ensemble enjoys interacting with audiences by discussing the music performed.

Alon Nechushtan Trio
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12 / $10 students

Alon Nechushtan, piano; Junior Terry, bass; Franco Pinna, drums

For his first solo recording, Alon is surrounded by one of the few rhythm sections able to immerse themselves and meander through his original compositions, inspired sometimes by Mendelssohn, sometimes Thelonius Monk or Keith Jarrett. They make it all seem easy and fun, in a recording you can dig into for a long time.

BALTIMORE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 2 PM
Student Recitals
ADMISSION:  Free

Select piano, violin and cello students of teachers of The Baltimore Music Teachers Association perform music from the repertoire of western art music.

Benny Russell Trio
WHEN:
Sunday, October 30, 5 & 7 PM
TICKETS: $10

Benny Russell, saxophone; Greg Hatza, Hammond B-3 Organ; Robert Shahid, drums

Russell has had an illustrious career as a performer, composer and educator. In 2005, he was commissioned to write a Jazz score for Zora Neale Hurson’s play Cold Keener. In 2004, Russell was hired to chair the Jazz department at the Maryland Conservatory of Music. Already he has produced a successful Count Basie 100th Birthday Celebration that featured the legendary Frank Foster and Grammy award winners Antonio Hart and Mark Gross. Presently, he is signed to Arabesque Records and is working on his second release entitled Miracles which features James Spaulding, Cecil Bridgewater and many other luminaries.

A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, Greg Hatza's musical instincts came to him as early and as naturally as the ability to walk, and he was picking out blues and boogie woogie tunes on the piano around age four before starting formal lessons shortly thereafter. The Hammond B-3 became his life's obsession as a teenager, when a friend turned him on to records by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Ray Charles and Johnny Hammond Smith. His first professional gig on the instrument came when he was 16, with the Frankie Scott Trio, where he played around small towns in central Pennsylvania

PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS
WHEN: Monday, October 31, 7:30-9 PM

Adam Corson, sax; Jon Guo, bass; Kevin Clark, guitar; Byung Kang, drums

Join us for an evening of great music by promising artists in our first floor gallery.
Tickets: $5

*Denotes a post-concert wine reception

DONATIONS TO MUSIKNOW
You may still make a donation in 2011 to MusiKnow, our non-profit organization. As our gift to you, for every $50 in donations, An die Musik will issue a voucher for your choice of any two single CDs in our store for free.

Click the link below to make a donation. A PayPal account is not required to donate; they accept credit card donations from non-members. You may also use cash, a check, or a credit card to make a donation personally or by mail. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible, and we will send you a receipt for tax purposes. If you opt to take the CDs, their value must be deducted from the amount of your donation on the receipt.

Donation link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FA7YQMRCKLP7J

DISCOUNT PARKING
Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.

MUSICIANS TO WARBLE SONGS OF MURDER & MAYHEM @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE THIS FRIDAY

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Bob Friedman, Walker & Jay, Eleanor Ellis & More!
WHEN: Friday, October 28, 8 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $16, $11 members/students

On the eve of All Hallows’ Eve, Bob Friedman (Mambo Combo, Shameless Mooks) gathers a who’s who of alt-country, blues and folk music players to dig a 6’ grave and fill it with generations of songs about murder and mayhem.

Neo-Appalachian stars of the underground—Walker & Jay, Piedmont blues mistress Eleanor Ellis, master bluegrass fiddler Jon Glik (Del McCoury, David Grisman), blues slide player Rick Franklin, steel player Randy with vocalist, dulcimer-playing wife Elizabeth in the Austin Harp Family and the irrepressible Tom Chalkley on harmonica n' vocals.

They have been rehearsing and sharing songs these amazing old time songs. Folks will be sitting in with each other, and Bob's recordings already sound awesome!

The lyrics are dark, fabulous and graphic so if you aren't quite in the Halloween mood tunes about pulling bodies out of the river with fishing poles and making fiddle pegs out of Little Sadie's finger bones should really get you in the right place!

Maybe best to wear some black, kinda steam punk style attire!? Or maybe some deep RED!

General public, click here for tickets!
Members, click here for tickets!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

GOUCHER PRESENTS AWARD-WINNING FOOD WRITER

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JOAN NATHAN

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, at 8 PM
WHERE:
Hyman Forum of Goucher College's Athenaeum, Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore
A book signing will follow the talk.
TICKETS: This event is free and open to the public, but reservations must be made at www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410.337.6333.

Joan Nathan, author of award-winning cookbooks and the host of an acclaimed PBS series, will discuss the foods of the Jews of France as the nexus of Jewish gastronomy.

Nathan has written 10 cookbooks, including six about Jewish cooking and two on Israeli cuisine. She says her goal is to preserve Jewish traditions by interviewing cooks and documenting their recipes for posterity.

In 1985, her An American Folklife Cookbook won the R.T. French Tastemaker Award (now the James Beard Award). Nathan's The New American Cooking won the James Beard and IACP awards for Food of the Americas and was named a Best American Cookbook. In 2005, her Jewish Cooking in America won the Julia Child Award for Best Cookbook of the Year and the James Beard Award, Food of the Americas.

Her most recently published book, Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France, was proceeded by Foods of Israel Today, Joan Nathan's Jewish Holiday Cookbook, The Jewish Holiday Baker, The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen, The Jewish Holiday Kitchen, and The Flavor of Jerusalem.

IMPROV CLASSES START @ BIG NOVEMBER 1

CLASSES, CLASSES EVERYWHERE!

BIG has classes for all levels of experience starting on November 1st. We have two Intro classes, two Intermediate Characters classes, an Intermediate Scene Class, and an Advanced class.

All classes run seven weeks and the last class includes a showcase performance for family and friends. Intro classes are open to all. Intermediate classes require that you take BIG's Intro class or have similar training. For the Advanced class, you are required to have taken both Intermediate classes, or have similar training. If you have any other questions about the class, write to mikeharris@bigimprov.org.

Intro to Improv

Intermediate Scenework

Intermediate Creating Characters

Advanced Improv

And if that wasn't enough, they are also offering an Intermediate Creating Characters class in Annapolis beginning Tuesday, November 7. Full info on the BIG website shortly.

NOVEMBER DOINGS @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Pride and Passion
The African-American Baseball Experience

Pride and Passion exhibit, November
WHEN: October 26 - December 9
WHERE: Central Library

This traveling exhibition examines the challenges faced by African-American baseball players as they sought equal opportunities in their sport beginning in the post-Civil War era.

Children's Book Celebration: Sports, Game and History

Children's Book Celebration: Sports, Game and History imagesLook for sports and games programs being held at each library. A festival will be held at the Central Library on November 19 and will feature activities and crafts for the whole family.

Children's Book Celebration: Sports, Game and History (CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE)
WHEN: November 14 - 19, All Pratt locations

Films at the Pratt  

Gasland
Gasland
Screening of the award-winning documentary and a conversation with filmmaker Josh Fox
WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 6 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

November is Novel Writing Month  

Fernando Quijano III
The Art of the Novel: A free writing novel workshop with Fernando Quijano III
WHEN: Wednesdays, November 2, 16, &30, 6-8 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Humanities Department


Gregg Wilhelm
Publishing and Marketing in the Age of "E"
Presented by Gregg Wilhelm, director of CityLit Project and publisher of CityLit Press
WHEN: Sunday, November 20, 2 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

Writers LIVE!

Deliriously Happy
Larry Doyle, Deliriously Happy
WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

 

 


American Emporer
David O. Stewart, American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America
WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

Monday, October 24, 2011

MOVIE MONDAYS: TOWSON U. 2011 FALL FILM SERIES OFFERINGS FOR NOVEMBER

The 2011 Fall Film Series presents 12 films that examine our relationship to one of the most basic and powerful forces on Earth…Food!

WHERE: Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson
ADMISSION: Free

Dawn of the Dead 
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 31, 7:30 PM

Every living thing on the planet needs sustenance; for people, this is inextricably linked to life, culture, history, geography. It inspires love and spawns wars. It nurtures both health and disease. Shaun Johnson of Elementary Education presents Dawn of the Dead (1978).

Like Water for Chocolate
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 7, 7:30 PM

Every living thing on the planet needs sustenance; for people, this need is inextricably linked to life, culture, history, geography. It inspires love and spawns wars. It nurtures both health and disease. Raissa Contreras- Snyder of Electronic Media & Film presents Like Water for Chocolate (1992).

The Garden
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 14, 7:30 PM

Every living thing on the planet needs sustenance; for people, this need is inextricably linked to life, culture, history, geography. It inspires love and spawns wars. It nurtures both health and disease. Niya Werts of Heath Science presents The Garden (2008).

The Animation of Jan Svankmajer
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 28, 7:30 PM

Every living thing on the planet needs sustenance; for people, this need is inextricably linked to life, culture, history, geography. It inspires love and it spawns wars. It nurtures both health and disease. The 2011 Fall Film Series presents 12 films that examine our relationship to one of the most basic and powerful forces on Earth…Food! Brian Plow in Electronic Media and Film presents The Animation of Jan Svankmajer.

PRINTS SPAN THE CENTURIES @ THE BMA

On View

Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein
October 30, 2011 – March 25, 2012
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art,
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
443.573.1700
ADMISSION:
Free exhibition

The BMA’s world-class print collection is the inspiration for an unprecedented exhibition of works spanning 500 years of printmaking. Discover more than 350 prints by Canaletto, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, and other European and American artists who created series covering a wide range of topics— places, imagination, narrative, design, appropriation, and war. Also represented are two voices for a new generation of printmakers, Daniel Heyman and Andrew Raftery, who will speak at the BMA on Saturday, December 3.

DelaunayFrom Albrecht Dürer’s 16 woodcut illustrations for The Apocalypse (c.1496-1498) to Roy Lichtenstein’s seven Monet-inspired color lithographs Haystacks (1969), visitors will have the rare opportunity to experience multiple images in complete sets, as the artists intended. Other examples include Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Imaginary Prisons, 1761 (16 etchings); El Lissitzky’s Figurines: The Three-Dimensional Design of the Electro-Mechanical Show “Victory over the Sun,” 1923 (10 color lithographs); and Ed Ruscha’s News, Mews, Pews, Brews, Stews & Dues, 1970 (6 color screenprints). More than half of the works in the exhibition have never been on view at the Museum. (Above: Sonia Delaunay. Plate 36 from the portfolio Compositions, Colors, Ideas. 1930. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Friends of Art Fund, BMA 1997.152.36. © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20110824)

The prints and themes were selected by students participating in “Paper Museums: Exhibiting Prints at The Baltimore Museum of Art,” a spring 2011 course at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Additionally, two students are working with the BMA over the summer to develop related educational materials for the exhibition.

The exhibition is part of a project supported by The Johns Hopkins University through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The exhibition is sponsored The Rouse Company Foundation.

THIS WEEK @ PEABODY CONSERVATORY…

William SharpFaculty artist William Sharp, baritone, will sing Mahler's Kindertotenlieder tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 25, as part of a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert featuring the Peabody Trio: violinist Violaine Melançon, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist Seth Knopp. Also on the program are Mahler's Piano Quartet in A minor, played by the Trio with faculty artist Maria Lambros, viola, and works by Ravel. The 8:00 PM concert will take place in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

Also tomorrow

The Conservatory's music theory department presents Tatiana Tsaregradskaya of Moscow's Gnesin Academy of Music, who will speak about "The Multimedia Compositions of Iannis Xenakis" in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 5:00 PM. The talk is free and open to the public.

Also this week

Keith Davenport, a 10th grader who studies trumpet in the Peabody Preparatory's Tuned-In program, will compete on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 PM in Amateur Night at the Apollo's Super Top Dog, the grand finale of the 2011 Amateur Night season. The Apollo Theater is located at 253 West 125th Street in Harlem. For more information, visit apollotheater.org.

Distinguished Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse will give a master class in this week's Composition Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The master class will be held in Room 206C (Conservatory Building). A recital of works by Conservatory composition students will follow at 7:30 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Both events are free and open to the public.

On Friday, Oct. 28, at 5:00 PM, flutist Paula Robison, who has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and co-founded the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, will give a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The master class is free and open to the public.

The Peabody Jazz Orchestra, directed by Michael Formanek, will perform the music of Thad Jones, one of the most innovative bandleaders of the 1960s and 1970s, on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 PM. Also on the program are arrangements of the standards This Can't Be Love, I Hear Music, and Too Close for Comfort. Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's East Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

Jazz faculty artist Paul Bollenback, guitar, will present a concert with vocalist Chris McNulty on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 PM at Germano's Trattoria, 300 South High Street. For more information, visit germanostrattoria.com.

Also on Friday, Oct. 28, at 8:00 PM, guitarist Mark Edwards (MM ’09, GPD ’11, Guitar) will perform works by Domenico Scarlatti, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Sergio Assad, and others. And on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2:00 PM, Peabody alumni Paula Hickey (BM ’97, Recording Arts; MM ’97, Clarinet), David Yarbrough (DMA ’99, Violin), and Daniel Lau (MM ’09, DMA ’98, Piano) will perform as the Misto Di Voci Ensemble. Both concerts will take place at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410.385.2638.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, the 2011 Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers' Seminar will be held in the downtown studios of Peabody Dance, 21 East Mount Vernon Place. Registration begins at 9:00 am, with two sessions of master classes from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and the Ballet Teachers' Seminar from 2:15 to 5:15 PM. For details, and to register, visit peabody.jhu.edu/dancemc.

Also on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1:00 PM, GPD candidate Petrit Çeku (GPD ’11, Guitar) will present a free master class sponsored by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society at Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road. To register or for more information, visit bcgs.org.

The annual Halloween Concert of the Preparatory's Young People's String Program, coordinated by Janet Melnicoff-Brown, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend the free concert in costume.

Also on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 PM, senior Mason Lubert will conduct the Peabody Concerto Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major with Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Philip Browne as soloist, and works by Giovanni Gabrieli and Tchaikovsky. The free concert will take place at Grace and St. Peter's Church, 707 Park Avenue (at Monument Street).

Free noon recital

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, percussion students Garrett Arney, David Degge, Joachim Lim, Wanlu Ma, Kei Maeda, Kramer Milan, Nonoka Mizukami, Scott Quade, Daniel Raney, Kelsey Tamayo, Wanyue Ye, and Dongliang Xu will perform works by Paul Lansky, Mitchell Peters, Frederic Rzewski, Paul Smadbeck, Toru Takemitsu, and Iannis Xenakis.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are three recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

Upcoming concerts
  • Opera Past and Future, an evening of semi-staged scenes, will be presented as part of FreeFall Baltimore on Monday, Oct. 31, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Violinist Ilya Kaler will perform with pianist Boris Slutsky, who chairs the Conservatory's piano department, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Two performances will take place as part of the National Student Electronic Music Event (NSEME) on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30 and 8:00 PM in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall.