Monday, April 30, 2012

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE ANNOUNCES 51st SEASON

Opening the season with the show that launched Spotlighters, 50 years ago on October 12, 1962

BUS STOP
By William Inge
Directed by Fuzz Roark

The Audrey Herman Celebration

Oct 6, 2012

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary
Reception and GALA


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Nov 23 - Dec 23, 2012
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Jillian Bauserfeld
Musical direction by Michael Tan


Last Five Years

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Feb 22 - Mar 17, 2013
Book, music & lyrics by
Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Jay Michael Gilman


MAME!

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May 24 - June 30, 2013
Book by Jerome Lawrence
and Robert Edwin Lee
Music & lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Allan Herlinger


BUS STOP

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Oct 12 - Nov 11, 2012
By William Inge
Directed by Fuzz Roark


Rose's Dilemma

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Jan 11 - Feb 10, 2013
By Neil Simon
Directed by Roy Hammond


Equus

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Apr 5 - May 5, 2013
By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Sherrionne Brown


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July 12 - Aug 4, 2013
Another Favorite of Audrey Herman, but due to contract and royalty negoitations—and a proposed Broadway opening—we can't publish the name at this time. But it will be a performance that in our intimate space will be so powerful!
Directed by Fuzz Roark

MORE POLE DANCING IN MAY @ DANCE BALTIMORE

Pole Dancing

Dance Baltimore presents
Pole Dance with Taylor Made Moves!

WHEN: Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7:30 - 8:45 PM
WHERE:
Eubie Blake Center, 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore
TUITION:
Five classes @ $60; Ages 18 and older; Limited spaces available
Register at ctg@dancebaltimore.org

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

PIMEOn Wednesday, May 2, the Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble (P.I.M.E.) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Conservatory's Jazz Studies Department with an evening of music by saxophonist and flutist Gary Thomas, Richard and Elizabeth Case Endowed Professor in Jazz. The concert, at 7:30 PM in Peabody's East Hall, will feature faculty and alumni guests, including film composer Jacob Yoffee (BM ’02, Composition; GPD ’04, Jazz Saxophone), who will perform on saxophone and receive the Johns Hopkins Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. The other guest performers will include trombonist Alan Ferber, bassist Blake Meister, and trumpeter Alexander Norris, all faculty artists; pianist Todd Simon; and saxophonists Russell Kirk, Gabrielle Murphy, Ian Sims, and Raul Sööt. 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 this week

On Wednesday, May 2, at 1:00 PM, C Street Brass, a quintet founded by Conservatory students, will perform baroque, tango, and jazz crossover works at a free concert presented by WBJC in the Fine Arts Theater at Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue.

Faculty artist Joe Burgstaller, trumpet, will present Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing, a performance master class for all instruments, on Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 PM in Room LH414 (Leakin Hall). The class will include mock juries and other jury prep.

Courtney Orlando, violin and voice, who teaches ear training at the Conservatory, will give benefit performances for Mount Vernon Music Space, 1015 North Charles Street, on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 6, at 3:30 PM. On the program are works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Astor Piazzolla, Caleb Burhans, and Michael Rickelton (MM ’10, Composition). Percussionist Terry Sweeny, a junior, will also perform. For more information, visit mountvernonmusicspace.com.

Soprano Jennifer Holbrook (MM ’09, Voice; GPD ’11, Opera), tenor and countertenor Peter Lee (BM ’06, MM ’08, Voice), and baritone Kevin Wetzel (MM ’06, GPD ’08, Voice) will perform with the Peabody Concert Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore Orchestra and Symphonic Chorale, Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, Peabody Singers, and Peabody Children's Chorus at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 West Mount Royal Avenue, on Saturday, May 5, at 8:00 PM. Edward Polochick, artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore and a Peabody faculty member, will conduct the collaborative performances of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Tickets are $28 and $38 and may be purchased by visiting lyricoperahouse.com or calling 410.900.1150. Student rush tickets may be purchased for $10 each at the Lyric Box Office starting one hour prior to the performance.

Faculty artist Brian Ganz, piano, will perform Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra with the National Philharmonic Orchestra as part of an all-Debussy program on Saturday, May 5, at 8:00 PM. The concert will take place at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For tickets, visit nationalphilharmonic.org.

The Peabody Children's Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby, will present The Poet Sings, a program of music set to the words of Shakespeare, Blake, Dickens, Dickinson, and other great poets, on Sunday, May 6, at 3:00 PM in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets are $5. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800. Also that day at 3:00 PM, an ensemble from the Peabody Children's Chorus will appear in a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in the Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. For tickets, visit baltimorechoralarts.org.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Brassivity—trumpeters Yanbin Chen and Tristan Clarke, hornist Joel Watts, trombonist Emily Joseph, and tubist Scott Miller—will perform Bach's Fugue in G minor, Michael Kamen's Quintet, and the Allegro Vivo movement from Eugene Bozza's Sonatine for Brass; violinist Szu-Yun Chiu, cellist Young Eun Lee, and pianist Sejoon Park will perform Schubert's Trio No. 1 in B-flat major; and violinist Erica Richardson, cellist Antoinette Gan, and pianist Choo Choo Hu will perform Dvorák's Trio No. 1 in B-flat major.

On Friday, May 4, at noon, there will be a free performance by Conservatory harp students in the Peabody on the Court series at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Conservatory student recitals and chamber concerts

Recitals and chamber concerts by Conservatory students are free and open to the public. There are 33 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. For the complete schedule of end-of-semester chamber concerts, visit peabody.jhu.edu/events.

Upcoming concerts
  • The Peabody Opera Workshop, in association with the Composition Department, will present Last Things: Seven Operatic Premieres on Monday, May 7, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Computer Music Consort, directed by Geoffrey Wright and McGregor Boyle, will give the world premieres of student compositions on Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • The Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Levitov, and the Preparatory String Ensemble, conducted by Matthew Horwitz-Lee, will present a joint concert on Saturday, May 12, 3:30 PM in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

“THE 39 STEPS” @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER CHARMS CRITICS

Murder, Mayhem, Mystery & Love!

 


WHEN: April 26-May 20
WHERE:
Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD

"...sensational...an absolute wonder to behold and so much fun..." DC Metro Theatre Arts

"...a triumph through and through..."— MD Theatre Guide

"The spy thriller gets an engaging and entertaining staging in this farce-inspired production."— Washingtonian

Most nights are sold out, best seats available May 16-20. ACT TODAY!
PURCHASE TICKETS

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SPRING GLASS ACTIVITIES FOR ALL @ CORRADETTI GLASS STUDIO

 

MAKE A COLORFUL GLASS FLOWER FOR MOM

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Have a blast learning something new while making flowers to give (or keep for yourself) in our glassblowing studio!

Bring mom with you for a really unique gift. Step up to the glowing furnaces and experience the art of forming flowers from solid molten glass. She'll love this more than a pot-holder!

Sign up now for Thursday evening which is just for adults and includes wine & cheese or our Saturday event for everyone. Must register online to attend.

  • Thursday, May 3: Glass Flower mini-workshop with wine & cheese
  • Saturday, May 5: Glass Flower mini-workshop 
  • Saturday, June 2: Paperweight mini-workshop

Click here for event descriptions & registration


GLASSBLOWING: FULL DAY CLASSES

In beginner & intermediate classes students will work intensively over the 6-hour day to learn or improve glassblowing skills. Private instruction, group activities & school visits also available. Only 2 classes remain ‘til Summer break.

Click here for 2012 class schedule & registration

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EVERYMAN THEATRE SETS INAUGURAL SEASON IN NEW HOME!

Everyman Theatre's 2012/13 Season Announcement!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE IN THE BALTIMORE SUN

www.everymantheatre.org

“LUMINARIES OF DARKNESS” LIGHT UP THE RED ROOM

DREW DANIEL & JOHN WIESE @ THE RED ROOM

WHEN: Thursday, April 26, The doors will open at 8:30 and the show will begin at 9:00
WHERE:
Normals Book Shop, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6

What a pleasure to bring to the Red Room these two distinguished manhandlers of sound, these luminaries of darkness:

Local Drew Daniel is best known as one half of "pop concrète" act Matmos (with Red Room Collective member M.C. Schmidt, who did not book this show), known to a different set of people as an English professor at Johns Hopkins University, and thirdly as "experimental house music" performer The Soft Pink Truth. None can say what he will be blessing us with this night, but it's easy to imagine that it will be colorful and gross and smart.
www.brainwashed.com/spt/news.html
www.matadorrecords.com/matmos/

Los Angeles-based John Wiese is an impossibly prolific noise composer and performer, having recently celebrated the release of his 100th (!) 7-inch, in addition to his scads of LPs, cassettes and CDs. His range of collaborators is similarly astonishing, in addition to his regular work with groups Sissy Spacek and LHD, he has worked with Sunn O))), Evan Parker, Merzbow, C. Spencer Yeh, Wolf Eyes, Kevin Drumm and many, many more. Extremity is the name of his game as a solo performer—expect abrupt dynamics, sharp edges and general disquiet verging on sonic assault, all precisely controlled.
www.john-wiese.com/

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble will present two concerts on Thursday and Friday, Apr. 26 and 27, at 7:30 PM, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Directed by Mark Cudek, the group will perform a recital titled Ce Moys de May: Music for Mary, Queen of Scots, which includes music that she would have listened and danced to, verse from her favorite poets, favorite tunes from her youth, French courtly dance to honor Mary, and much more. Soprano Julie Bosworth and countertenor Daniel Moody are featured soloists and were coached by Adam Pearl. Tickets for the concert 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.

Harlan D. Parker will lead the Peabody Wind Ensemble in a concert on Wednesday, Apr. 25, at 7:30 PM. The ensemble will perform works by Michael Daugherty, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Sigur Rós, Carter Pann, and Dana Wilson. Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert 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.

Pianist Zhe Tang, the vice dean of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, will present a master class on Wednesday, Apr. 25 at 8:00 PM in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Cellist Gary Hoffman, an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, will also present a master class on Thursday, Apr. 26 at 2:00 PM in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The master classes are free and open to the public.

A free concert of original works by the students in Peabody's Junior Bach program—boys in grades six through eight at Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy—will be performed by Conservatory students on Friday, Apr. 27, at 3:30 PM, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The concert will showcase the results of a collaboration with Peabody's percussion department, with world premieres by Robert Bacon, Devin Blakeney, Taivon Bowell, Nicholas Fullard, Kenneth Jacobs, Tyriek Means, Christopher Noakes, and Donnick Oliver.

A free Piano Ensemble Recital will be held on Friday, Apr. 27, at 4:00 PM, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Music for two pianos, piano four hands, and small ensemble will be performed.

As the 2011 winner of the Yale Gordon Competition, Yury Shadrin, piano, will perform a free concert on Saturday, Apr. 28, at 3:00 PM, at the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Shadrin, a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate studying with Leon Fleisher, will perform Shostakovich's Twenty-Four Preludes, Op. 34; Schumann's Fantasie in C major, Op. 17; Tchaikovsky's Meditation, Op. 72, No. 5; and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Shriver Hall is located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. For more information, visit shriverconcerts.org.

On Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 PM, the Peabody Percussion Group will perform a free concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Directed by Robert van Sice, the group will play works by Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, and percussion faculty artist David Skidmore.

Organ faculty artists John Walker and Donald Sutherland will perform with seven graduate students to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Virgil Fox on Sunday, Apr. 29, at 4:00 PM. Fox served as a faculty artist at Peabody and organist at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. The works presented will be ones which Fox played during his tenure at both of these institutions almost 75 years ago. Held at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Avenue, the concert will be free.

Peabody's collaboration with Washington Performing Arts Society continues on Sunday, Apr. 29, at 6:00 PM, with an appearance by violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng, who chairs the Conservatory's Strings Department, and the Peabody Chamber Orchestra as part of the What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow series. Kapilow will conduct a study and performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit WPAS.org or call 202-785-9727.

On Sunday, April 29, at 7:30 PM, the Peabody Preparatory will present the winners of the 2012 Part Recital Competition—pianists Abigail Lo, Thomas Nielsen, and Curtis Serafin; and violinist Grace Carney—in a free recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, and more in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall.

Free noon recitals

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will feature the winners of Peabody's Prix d'Été Competition, established in 1994 to encourage composition and computer music majors to compose chamber works exploring new dimensions in performance, instrumentation, and multimedia.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 35 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
  • The Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble, directed by Gary Thomas, will mark the 10th anniversary of the Jazz Studies program at Peabody on Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 PM, in Peabody's East Hall.
  • Peabody and the Concert Artists of Baltimore will present the sacred—Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms—and the profane—Carl Orff's Carmina Burana—at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 West Mount Royal Avenue on Saturday, May 5, 8:00 PM.
  • On Sunday, May 6, 3:00 PM, the Peabody Children's Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby, will perform in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

To listen to Audio Program Notes for a specific concert, visit peabody.jhu.edu/events one week prior and click on the headphones icons on the concert webpage.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BMA HOSTS CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST MARTHA ROSLER IN CONJUNCTION WITH OPEN WALLS BALTIMORE

Recorded Live for The Modern Art Notes Podcast with host Tyler Green

Martha Rosler in Conversation with Tyler Green
WHEN:
Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 PM
WHERE:
  Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets are required.
Tickets are available in-person at the BMA Box Office one hour prior to start time and limited to one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis.
Reservations are not accepted. For further information, contact 443.573.1832.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is pleased to support Station North Arts & Entertainment Inc.’s Open Walls Baltimore project by bringing together an internationally renowned artist and one of today’s leading art journalists for The event includes a presentation and discussion of Rosler’s groundbreaking work and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. The event is also being recorded for The Modern Art Notes Podcast and will air on May 10. 

Martha Rosler has created pioneering videotapes, photo/text works and performances that span several decades. Though long considered an underground artist for her innovations in combining a variety of media, her work is now widely recognized for examining the ideological, political, economic and social realities that dominate everyday life beyond the traditional boundaries of the art world. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the anti-Vietnam War stance expressed in her work, alongside her provocative feminist examinations of the advertising industry’s images of women, established her as an artist tackling the pressing political and social issues of our times. Modern Art Notes Editor Tyler Green, who has followed Rosler’s career for many years, commented on Rosler in 2009, “…[she] has spent the last four decades pointing out how Americans’ pursuit of the good life has often blinded us from noticing how our nation has fallen short of its ideals.” Rosler will receive her first solo show at the Museum of Modern Art this fall when her Meta-Monumental Garage Sale takes over MoMA’s atrium for a 20-week run starting in November.

This event is organized by Open Walls Baltimore, an unparalleled street art project in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The finest and most widely recognized street artists from around the world are mounting an outdoor exhibition of extraordinary murals that enlivens public spaces, stimulates community revitalization and national dialogue, and attracts visitors and investors to Station North. Open Walls Baltimore will expand throughout April and May with the installation of more than 20 murals culminating in a Final Friday celebration on May 25th.  Artists include: Gaia, Momo, Doodles, Maya Hayuk, Ever, Overunder, John Ahern, Specter, Mata Ruda, Josh Van Horn, Caitlin Cunningham, Jessie Unterhalter, Freddy Sam, Intersni Kazki, Gary Kachadourian, Chris Stain, Jetsonorama, Swoon, Sten and Lex, Nanook, Jaz, and Vhils. Open Walls Baltimore is curated by Gaia and managed by Station North Arts, Inc. and Gaia.

Open Walls Baltimore is made possible through the generous sponsorship of PNC Bank and an Our Town Grant provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is the only nationally focused audio program about visual art. Produced and hosted by Tyler Green and published each Thursday, the program features in-depth interviews with artists, historians, critics, and authors. Previous guests have included artists Richard Serra, Chris Burden, Shirin Neshat and Mark Bradford, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Mark Stevens, and Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight. Future shows are scheduled to include New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger, artists Robert Irwin, Catherine Opie, and Andrea Zittel. The program is available for free on iTunes, via RSS feed, through Modern Art Notes, and at MANPodcast.com. The program featuring Martha Rosler will be the first MAN Podcast taped in front of a live audience. It will air on May 10.

Monday, April 23, 2012

IMPROV SHOWS & WORKSHOPS @ B.I.G.

Five Shows in Three Weeks! Start Out Doubling Up This Weekend!

GREEN WEEKEND

On Friday you will see the ferocious attack of Population: 6, the monoscene mania that is Regret and the tender comedy of Training for Prom. On Saturday, we give you the frenetic hilarity of Gus, the short form speed of Plan B, and a parfait full of Lekker. Both nights, Evan the Loyal will go totally Wordless. Finally.

Can't Make it This Weekend? (How dare you.)

Sad as it would be to miss you this weekend, if you simply can't be there, we have three shows at the Strand Theater in the beginning of May. Tickets available now. We had to turn people away from our last show at the Strand, so reservations are strongly recommended.

IMPROV for Teachers! Intro to Improv Workshop

Two of BIG's best teachers are offering Back2Back Workshops on April 28th at Mobtown Theater. Prescott Gaylord will be teaching a Free Intro to Improv Workshop. All you need to do to register is send an email to info@bigimprov.org.

Chris Enoch, high school drama teacher and BIG performer/teacher, will be running a workshop entitled: Improv in the Classroom. This is designed specifically for teachers to apply improv techniques in the classroom.

  • INTRO WORKSHOP
  • Free! But you must RSVP to info@bigimprov.org
  • Mobtown Theater | 3600 Clipper Mill Rd.
  • Saturday April 28 | 10 AM-Noon
  • TEACHER WORKSHOP: IMPROV in the CLASSROOM
  • Saturday April 28 | 1-3 PM
REGISTRATION/INFORMATION HERE

BIENNIAL EVENT SHOWCASES WORKS ON PAPER

clip_image002BMA’S CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 11 AM–6 PM, and Sunday, April 29, 12–6 PM
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
TICKETS: $10 per person for one day or $15 per person for both days, and FREE for BMA Members. Students and teachers are FREE with valid ID at the door.
Tickets are available beginning March 21 in person at BMA Box Office, online at www.artbma.org, or by phone at 800.919.6272. Service charges apply to phone and online orders. For more information, call 443.573.1789 or visit www.artbma.org. Proceeds from the Print Fair are used to acquire contemporary works on paper for the BMA’s collection. (Above left: : William Kentridge. Floral Dress. 2010. Linocut. 18.7 x 12.6 inches. Edition of 40. Courtesy of David Krut Projects, New York/Johannesburg)

This spring, take a closer look at prints by leading contemporary artists and innovators in printmaking when the BMA brings 20 presses, printers, and galleries from around the US. This biennial event provides new and established collectors the opportunity to peruse and purchase limited editions, single prints, portfolios, photographs, and drawings by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Faith Ringgold, Richard Serra, and Kiki Smith. Visitors are also encouraged to take advantage of the museum’s intimate and informal setting to talk with artists, curators, and printers to learn more about contemporary art and printmaking techniques.

Additionally, the Print Fair weekend includes a talk with acclaimed artist Trenton Doyle Hancock, a lecture by the founders of Printeresting.org and the presentation of the sixth Artist & Editions Award.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

BALTIMORE SHAKESPEARE FACTORY PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER IN BALTIMORE

2012 Shakespeare Summer FUN!

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory brings Shakespeare Performance Workshops
to students entering grades 3 through 10!
Only 20 slots per age group, per week.
For students 3-6 grade and 7-10 grade

WHEN: Workshop Hours are 8 AM-5 PM
OVERFLOW Week: July 16- July 20
Week 1: July 23-July 27
Week 2: July 30- August 3
Week 3: August 6- August 10
OVERFLOW Week: August 13-August 17
WHERE: Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TUITION: $300 per young actor. A $25 discount is available for sibling & multiple week enrollments
[To pay by credit card, e-mail
info@theshakespearefactory.com]

Summer Camp Application

Students will join our professional actors. During the week they will work with their Directors and Assistant Directors to rehearse a 1-hour version of Taming of the Shrew or Love’s Labour’s Lost. They will then perform the play Friday night, prior to the professional company’s full length version!

Activities throughout the week will help young actors learn:
Self Expression – In our workshops we encourage our young actors to make bold choices and try new things in this safe and fun environment of self-expression!
Teamwork- Our young acting troupe will perform an abbreviated Shakespeare play using teamwork with their new friends
To use their bodies, voices, and imaginations – To create their characters , young actors have to be creative and committed to using their bodies, voices, and imaginations in new ways!
Audience Interaction- That’s right! Just like in Shakespeare’s day, our young actors solve problems and make discoveries by interacting with the audience!
Arts Appreciation- Shakespeare seems daunting to students today, but our trained counselors (all experienced actors themselves) will teach young actors that Shakespeare wants us to play with his words and to appreciate his poetry!
Space is LIMITED!

We believe every child has the right to experience Shakespeare’s Magic! To find out more about our scholarship program and how you can help, e-mail us! kelly@theshakespearefactory.com

THE SHAKESPEARE FACTORY IS ONCE AGAIN “BARD TO THE BONE” @ CENTURY HIGH IN CARROLL COUNTY

2012 Shakespeare Summer FUN!

WHERE: Century High’s outdoor Globe Theatre and indoor classrooms/Auditorium
WHEN: Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
AGES: Entering Grades 3-9
TUITION: $150 for first child ($125 for each member of the same immediate family)
[To pay by credit card e-mail
info@theshakespearefactory.com]

Summer Camp Application

The Goal of the Century High Shakespeare Factory summer camp is to make the study of Shakespeare FUN!!!

Here’s how they do it:

  • Each student is placed in an acting company consisting of other campers close to the same age
  • Each acting company is led by a member of Century High’s Rude Mechanical Shakespeare acting troupe
  • Campers will rotate through a variety of stations each day. Each station is designed to teach the camper about the life, times, language, and works of William Shakespeare
  • Campers will be involved in many performance based activities that make Shakespeare come alive in a way that is fun and interactive
  • During the week each acting company will have time to rehearse a selected scene from one of the plays
  • On the last day of camp, each acting company will perform the scene for the rest of the camp. Parents are invited to this and all activities during the week
  • Awards will be given to selected campers at the end of the week. All campers will receive a camp tee shirt!

Summer Camp Information:

We believe every child has the right to experience Shakespeare’s Magic! To find out more about our scholarship program and how you can help, email us! kelly@theshakespearefactory.com

MFA IN COMMUNITY ARTS 2012 FEATURES ART BY WOMEN OF AMERICA’S HEARTLAND

HEARTLAND
WHEN: April 25 through May 16; public reception on May 12, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
WHERE:
MICA PLACE, 814 N. Collington Avenue in Baltimore.
Gallery hours are by appointment; contact MICA PLACE Program Manager Kristy Taylor at
410.225.2254 or ktaylor03@mica.edu

MFA in Community Arts 2012 consists of a small, creative group of women, originally hailing from America's Heartland. These three individuals are highly motivated artists and community arts facilitators. Their MFA in Community Arts Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Heartland, is a culmination of two years of intensive work within communities, both local and abroad.

Please join them at MICA PLACE, where you will find a variety of art and surprises. Some of these include: the mixed media pieces of Shana R. Goetsch and Anne Kotleba in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery and a county fair themed reception, refreshments and dance party. Also, Here Comes The Bride! A Real-Life Wedding!, a performance piece by Jessica Haywood Wyatt, will be live in the Project Room on the night of the reception. Experience the thrills and chills of a real-life wedding and get your photograph taken with the blushing bride later that evening.

Studio 208 will feature textile work from Wyatt, a screening of FUNdraising, a documentary by Kotleba, which explores the passion behind a team of young people becoming change agents in their neighborhood, as well as Art That Circles The Earth: an Exhibition of Collaborative Mandalas. This series includes the art of national and international artists who worked together for the past three years on community arts initiatives with Goetsch.

<3 Heartland: Artist Talk
WHEN: Friday, April 27, from 1:15 - 4:00 PM
WHERE: MICA PLACE Rouse Company Foundation Gallery.
If you are unable to attend the talk, a digital record of this conversation will be available for you to experience online.

THIS WEEK @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

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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
Buy tickets online
Buy tickets by phone 410.385.2638

 

Geo​rge Colligan & Debbie Deane Piano Duo
WHEN: April
25 – Wednesday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS:
$15/$10 students

An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan has worked with Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Ravi Coltrane on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). As a leader, Colligan has released 19 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique.

His latest CD on the Piloo Records label is entitled “Pride and Joy”. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint.

 

"One, Two, Three, Go"
WHEN: April
26 – Thursday, 8 PM
TICKETS:
The concert is free of charge; we suggest a donation of $ 10 or more.

A concert of UMBC’s Certificate Program in Contemporary American Music

ELI DEGIBRI & KEVIN HAYS
WHEN:  April
27 - Friday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students with id

Since his explosive debut with piano icon Herbie Hancock’s band, the scintillating Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri has become one of the most in-demand instrumentalists in jazz. His latest CD, Israeli Song, features a legendary rhythm section including pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster. Degibri’s 2006 release, One Little Song, is a duet session with the masterful pianist Kevin Hays, who joins him again for this SFJAZZ date.

A stylistic chameleon equally comfortable in acoustic and electric jazz settings, he’s recorded a dozen albums as a leader for Blue Note, SteepleChase and Jazz Eyes, and for the last decade has worked extensively with his trio featuring bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart.

Songs of Salcman:
Michael Salcman, Poet & Lorraine Whittlesey, Composer
WHEN: April
28 – Saturday, 8 PM
ADMISSION: Suggested donation of $15 / $10 suggested for seniors and students

Post concert reception and book signing

Michael Salcman was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia and came to the United States in 1949. He attended the combined program in liberal arts and medical education at Boston University, was a fellow in neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health and trained in neurosurgery at Columbia University's Neurological Institute. Former chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore.

Now Special Lecturer in the Osher Institute at Towson University, Salcman lectures widely on art and the brain. His course on How The Brain Works is available on the Knowledge Network of the New York Times.

Lorraine Whittlesey began her professional career as a member of the ‘Peanut Gallery’ on NBC’s “Howdy Doody Show” in Manhattan. She was trained to be a concert pianist but after several years as a competitor she came to realize that her preferences were in the fields of composition and writing.

BENNY RUSSELL QUARTET
WHEN: April
29 – Sunday, 5 & 7 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 students

Blake Meister, bass
Todd Simon, piano
Lee Pearson, drums
Benny Russell, sax

 


PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS

WHEN: April
30 – Monday, 7:30 PM
ADMISSION:
$5

Dr. Alexander Norris- Trumpet (right)
Adam Corson- Saxophone
Christian Hizon- Trombone
Kevin Clark- Guitar
Mark Meadows- Piano
Jon Guo- Bass
Byung Kang- Drums

In the first floor gallery. 


Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper

Thursday, April 19, 2012

PUB READING FEATURES NEW PLAY + BEER!

Pub Reading:
A Day By Yourself
By Lola Pierson
WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 7 PM
WHERE: Liam Flynn's Ale House, 22 W. North Avenue, Baltimore
ADMISSION: All tickets are free and no reservation is required. The performance starts at 7 PM, but arrive early to buy a beverage and snag a primo seat.

CENTERSTAGE and Baltimore Open Theatre are joining forces and creating a platform for Baltimore performing artists to showcase, workshop and explore new artistic ideas—beer in hand.

For the first event, UnSaddest Factory presents a reading of A Day By Yourself by Lola Pierson, which follows two women as they formulate the often arbitrary boundaries between secrets, sentimentality, and intimacy. Based on actual events in the lives of the actors in the show, A Day By Yourself explores what it means to be present in one’s own life. Probably you will cry, but only if you’ve ever made a terrible decision. This exciting new play features Sophie Hinderberger, Naomi Kline, Cricket Arrison, Sarah Lloyd, and Jessie Hughes.

UnSaddest Factory is a DIY (do-it-yourself) theater company that blends puppetry, performance art, writing and studio art into magnificent creations. USF consists of Lola Pierson, Anna Fitzgerald, Cricket Arrison and Sarah Lloyd, and has been proudly producing The Annual Ten Minute Play Festival for the past four years.

Monday, April 16, 2012

WORKS BY RESIDENT ARTISTS ON DISPLAY @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

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WATERSHED’S KILN GODS EXHIBITION
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n exhibition juried by Phyllis K. Sullivan. This exhibition features a select group of artists who have been the beneficiaries of fully funded residencies at Watershed and is part of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts 25th Anniversary celebratory year.

WHEN: April 21 through May 26
WHERE
: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
Hours are 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Saturday. For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410.578.1919 or visit the website, www.baltimoreclayworks.org.

Baltimore Clayworks is excited to partner Watershed for this important exhibition of contemporary ceramics. The exhibition, Watershed's Kiln Gods, showcases the variety of talent that had a residency opportunity at Watershed. These artists benefited from the sponsorship of the Kiln Gods and Goddesses of Watershed and this show wishes acknowledge the generous support that have made these residencies possible.

Phyllis K. Sullivan, the guest curator for the exhibit, reviewed the work of approximately 200 recipients of fully funded residencies over Watershed's 25-year history. From this list she selected 18 artists whose work exemplifies the diversity and range of the Watershed experience.

Featured Artists:

Amber Aguirre (HI), Paul Donnelly (PA )Susan Elizalde-Holler (CA), Jeremy Hatch (Canada), Sadshi Inuzuka (MI), Eric Knoche (NC), David Liger (CA) Judy Moonelis (NY), Ayano Ohmi (NY), Cristina Pellechio (VT), Kelly Rathbone (TX), Hope Rovelto (PA), Tim Rowan (NY), Todd Shanafelt (KS), Anat Shiftan (NY), Joy Tanner (NC), Kevin Snipes (NM)

In the Solo Gallery: Noi Volkov.

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another. This organization offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community.

APRIL ART DOINGS AT THE BMA

 

Print Fair

WHEN: Apr 28 + 29
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair

If you've ever considered starting your own art collection, or building your existing collection, you will not want to miss this weekend-long event at the BMA. Browse through hundreds of prints, drawings and photographs featured by more than 20 presses, printers, and dealers guiding you seamlessly through your selections!
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Join the BMA for Free Tickets!

Artist Talk

WHEN: Thurs, Apr 26, 7 PM

Artist Talk: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Join us for an engaging discussion with this award-winning artist known for his prints, paintings, and drawings chronicling a mythical world. FREE FOR ALL
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Special Event

WHEN: Sun, Apr 29, 11 AM

Printmaking Discussion

Discover how printmaking impacts your life in a myriad of ways during this enlightening discussion with the founders of Printeresting.org, the premier blog of all things print related.
FREE FOR ALL
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Friday, April 13, 2012

FREE 5-WEEK COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP

COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP

5 Weeks of FREE Dance Classes

WHEN: Sundays, April 22, 29, May 6, 20 and 27, 2 – 5 PM
WHERE: Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: Free

All Dance

No dance experience required. Adults, ages 16 and older.

Final concert: Sunday, June 3, 2012, Murphy Fine Arts Center

SPACE IS LIMITED - Register in advance at ctg@dancebaltimore.org

(No class on Mother's Day)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BALTIMORE SHAKESPEARE FACTORY PLAYERS OPEN THE CURSED SCOTTISH PLAY (SHHH!) “MACBETH”

BSF Groupon 2MACBETH
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Delise

WHEN: April 12-28; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday (April 22) at 2 PM; *PreShow Activities begin 30 minutes prior to Curtain 
WHERE:The Great Hall Theatre, St. Mary’s Outreach Center, 900 Roland Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS:
 $20 for adults, $15 for Students/Seniors, Grades 5 and under free
$5 Discount on PRE-PURCHASED tickets. Visit theshakespearefactory.com for details!

This is a TRAGEDY, a bloody one, parents are advised to consider the age and temperament of children attending.

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory  is thrilled to be bringing the Bard back to Baltimore with an engaging production of his popular tragedy Macbeth.  From April 12 to 28 they  will perform at The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary’s Outreach Center AND offer tour stops in Carroll and Prince George’s County. 

Through The Factory's use of Shakespearean Staging Conditions the audience will enter the world of the play as not just observers, but participants! Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s focus on Shakespeare’s language ensures that all audience members will understand the twists and turns of this supernatural thriller and find some unexpected moments of humor!

Performances at The Great Hall will also feature their “Adoptable Pets Onstage” program (in conjunction with the Baltimore County Humane Society.)  Each night will showcase some terrific animals “waiting in the wings” for a forever home at the Humane Society Shelter. Join Ensemble members 30 minutes prior to Curtain for Preshow entertainment and Interaction! Baltimore performances will feature tastings of Boordy wines and Flying Dog Brewery beers.

Ensemble Members include:  (Company Members)- Kerry Brady, Kelly Dowling, Barbara Madison Hauck, Rick Lyon-Vaiden, Jenn Mikulski, Ian Blackwell Rogers, Joey Sauthoff, Jim Stimson, Kristina Szilagyi, Frank Vince AND Katheryn Zoerb.  

Visit The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory online for a complete list of venues and additional information.

The Shakespeare Factory is a member fund of The Community Foundation of Carroll County, and a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.  The Factory is dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to life for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and has the following major objectives:

  • Create performances that inspire audiences to the wonder of Shakespeare’s language
  • Use Shakespeare’s work to educate and entertain people of all ages in the communities we serve
  • Present  performances that use the staging conditions of Shakespeare’s time to illuminate the plays in new ways for a modern audience.

ANNIVERSARY SHOW OF CERAMIC ARTISTS @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

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KILN GODS EXHIBITION
Watershed Center for Crafts Anniversary Show
Juried by Phyllis K. Sullivan
View Artwork Online

WHEN: APRIL 21-MAY 26; OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 6-8 PM
WHERE
: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION:
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to present this exhibition in partnership with Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Showcasing the diversity and range of the Watershed experience, this show represents a variety of talented ceramic artists that have benefited from the "Kiln God" program.

Featured Artists: Amber Aguirre (HI), Paul Donnelly (MO), Susan Elizalde-Holler (CA), Jeremy Hatch (Canada), Sadashi Inuzuka (MI), Eric Knoche (NC), Jill Lawley (ID), David Liger (CA), Judy Moonelis (NY), Ayano Ohmi (NY), Cristina Pellechio (VT), Kelly Rathbone (TX), Hope Rovelto (PA), Tim Rowan (NY), Todd Shanafelt (KS), Anat Shiftan (NY), Joy Tanner (NC), Kevin Snipes (NM)

SOLO GALLERY: NOI VOLKOV. Contemporary, colorful and whimsical ceramic sculptures with an art historical twist.

COMMUNITY ARTS GALLERY: CLAY FOR THE CITY. This exhibition features ceramic sculptures created by youth participating in Clayworks programs at their schools in Baltimore City.

Image: Judy Moonelis, Head with Chroma Neurals

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

THE RED ROOM: A LAB FOR EXPERIMENTAL CULTURAL ENDEAVORS FEATURES GUITARIST THIS FRIDAY

David First + Khristian Weeks

WHEN: Friday, April 13, Doors at 8:30 FPM; Show at 9:00 PM
WHERE: The Red Room @ Normals Book Shop, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION:  $6

The Red Room is pleased to host guitarist, composer and electronic musician David First. For over 30 years David has been making music that spans the experimental universe. His body of work includes solo and ensemble drone music, electronic pieces based on the Schumann Resonances, free improvisation guitar playing, and avant-rock with The Notekillers. Recently David's collected drone works were released by Phil Niblock’s XI label and he co-founded the New Party Systems collective, a performance group aligned with the Occupy Movement.

Visit www.davidfirst.com for more info and music.

Opening the show will be local music-maker Khristian Weeks. Relatively new to town, Khristian creates music that spans a wide range of genres, including musique concrete, sound installation, field recording and electronic, electro-acoustic and electro-mechanical improvisation. His set tonight will bewilder and delight.

Visit http://visceralmedia.blogspot.com/ for more info and music.

Monday, April 9, 2012

MAKING MUSIC THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Peabody TrioThe Peabody Trio will perform Brahms' Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8, at the final concert in this season's Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Tuesday, Apr. 10, at 8:00 PM. Also on the program are Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78, played by faculty artists Violaine Melançon, violin, and Seth Knopp, piano; and Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38, by cellist Natasha Brofsky and Knopp. Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert 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.

Also this week

The first concert in the annual Peabody at Homewood series will take place on Tuesday, Apr. 10, at 5:00 PM. Jazz guitarists Kevin B. Clark and Michael Benjamin, both seniors, will perform at the Homewood Museum on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 for the general public and $5 for students. To reserve seats (strongly recommended), call 410-516-5589 or visit museums.jhu.edu.

Student dancers and musicians from the Preparatory and the Conservatory will perform at the dedication ceremony of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, the new Johns Hopkins pediatric hospital, and the Sheikh Zayed Tower, the new home of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, on Thursday, Apr. 12. The hour-long ceremony at the East Baltimore medical campus begins at 5:00 PM.

On Thursday, Apr. 12, the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble, led by Tim Murphy, will perform at 7:30 PM in Peabody's East Hall. The program includes Evidence by Thelonius Monk, Dienda by Kenny Kirkland, Mambo for Horace by Eric Howard, At Last by Etta James, and Freedom Jazz Dance by Jimmy Heath. 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.

The Figaro Project will present Opera á la Carte on Friday, Apr. 13, at noon at Washington College's Gibson Center for the Arts, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Md. The free concert will feature baritone Jason Buckwalter (MM ’06, GPD ’08), contralto Kristina Lewis (MM ’11), and soprano Caitlin Vincent (MM ’09), the Figaro Project's general director.

Guest artists Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone, and Jack Walrath, trumpet, will perform with the Peabody Jazz Orchestra, led by Michael Formanek, at the PJO's Charles Mingus 90th Birthday Celebration Concert on Friday, Apr. 13. On the program are Moanin', Sue's Changes, Boogie Stop Shuffle, Duke Ellington's Sound of Love, and other works by the legendary bassist and bandleader. Tickets for the concert, at 7:30 PM in 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.

On Saturday, Apr. 14, at 7:30 PM, soprano Danielle Buonaiuto, a Master of Music candidate, will perform Luciano Berio's Folk Songs with the Peabody Camerata, conducted by Gene Young. Also on the program for the free concert in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall are The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, Dialogues and Commentaries by Hale Smith, and Questa by Michael Kibbe.

Faculty artist John Walker, organ, will give a recital celebrating the War of 1812 Bicentennial on Sunday, Apr. 15, at 4:00 PM. Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner by John Knowles Paine, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, Variations on America by Charles Ives, two works by colonial composers, and other works will be performed on the 3000-pipe Holtkamp organ in Leith Symington Griswold 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.

The Baltimore Music Club will present the winners of its 2012 competition in the senior and student age categories in a joint recital on Sunday, Apr. 15, at 3:00 PM at the Peabody Preparatory's Towson campus, 949 Dulaney Valley Road. The following Peabody students and alumni were first-place winners: One Age Category: guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin (BM ’08, MM ’10, Guitar); Senior Age Category: violinist Nikita Borisevich, flutist Andrew Foley, and pianist Ge Zhu; Student Age Category: cellist Christine Jina Lee, tenor Ben Shaver, bassoonist Sarah Whalen-Cohen, and pianist Christine Yoon.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Conservatory piano students Sue Anne Cho, Michael Delfin, Yilang Han, Jee In Hwang, and Joohee Lee will perform works by Bach, Ravel, and Liebermann.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 17 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
  • Master of Music candidate Stephen Mulligan and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Blair Skinner will conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Apr. 21, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Jazz guitarist John Scofield and his trio will play two sets on Saturday, Apr. 21, 8:30 and 10:00 PM at the Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street.
  • Harlan D. Parker will lead the Peabody Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, Apr. 25, 7:30 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

REP STAGE CLOSES SEASON WITH LYNN NOTTAGE PLAY

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LAS MENINAS
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Eve Muson

WHEN: April 18 - May 6, 2012
WHERE: The Horowitz Center's Studio Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
TICKETS: $12-$28
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


Rep Stage closes the 2011-12 season with Las Meninas, playwright Lynn Nottage’s glittering account of the seduction of Louis the XIV’s queen, Marie-Therese, and the consequences of her scandalous relationship with Nabo, her African servant. Irreverant, caustic and touching, Nottage weaves an imaginative tale based on a fascinating but forgotten time in history that examines truths about women and race.

Eve Muson, who helmed last season’s critically-acclaimed Speech & Debate, directs a large cast in this rarely produced, thought-provoking play.

“I came across a piece of obscure history that really intrigued me,” playwright Nottage said of her inspiration for Las Meninas in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. “The more I discovered about Louise Marie, the more fascinated I became with not just her but that era in history, the court of Louis XIV, and the rituals and mores of court society.''

The play’s title comes from a 1656 Diego Velázquez painting, Las Meninas, Spanish for The Maids of Honor (ladies in waiting to the Spanish Queen). Velazquez was considered to be the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age. "I was exploring the way in which women have been marginalized by history to the point that we are practically erased from it,'' Nottage said. “I had to dig very deep into diaries and primary resources in order to find any information about the women of that period. Particularly as an African-American woman, one would think there were no people of color living in France at that period.''

 
Special Events
Saturday, April 21
8:00 PM Post-show Reception

Friday, April 27 and May 4

8:00 PM Post-show Discussion - FREE

Sunday, April 29

2:00 PM Signed Performance

Saturday, May 5

12:30 PM Pre-show Lecture- FREE


About Rep Stage
Rep Stage, a professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is in its 19th season. The company is a member of the League of Washington Theatres, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Rep Stage is recognized by Theatre Washington as a professional DC Metro area theater company. Performances are made possible by Howard County Government, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as through generous individual contributions. Howard Bank is the Rep Stage 2011-12 season partner.