Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BALTIMORE CHAMBER JAZZ SOCIETY FEATURES HARRELL QUINTET

Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society

Tom HarrellThe Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society Presents

THE TOM HARRELL QUINTET

WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 5:00 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
TICKETS: $30 General Admission | $28 BMA Members/Seniors | $10 Students
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The Tom Harrell Quintet features Tom Harrell on trumpet and flugelhorn, Wayne Escoffrey on tenor saxophone, Danny Grissett on piano and Fender Rhodes, Ugonna Okegwo on bass, and Jonathan Blake on drums.

With a career that spans four decades, trumpeter and composer Tom Harrell has been praised by Newsweek for his “pure melodic genius.” With a style that shifts seamlessly from conventional to borderline avant, his tone is consistently warm and lyrical. This quintet of five years maintains a striking simpatico and imbues its playing with great personality and intelligence. For more information, please visit www.tomharrell.com.

The free pre-concert tour, Innovation and Expression in Art, begins at 3:45 PM. To reserve space, please contact the Baltimore Museum of Art directly at 443.573.1818.

One of Baltimore's premiere jazz concert series for over two decades, the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society programs some of the finest artists in jazz today. All concerts in the Five at 5 series take place at The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore. For more information, please call the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society at 410.385.5888 or visit www.baltimorechamberjazz.org.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO PUMPKIN THEATRE IN MARCH; SPRING & SUMMER THEATER CLASSES TOO

ozDorothy and the Wizard of Oz
Directed by Raine Bode

WHEN: March 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 1 and 3 PM
WHERE:
  St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore
TICKETS:  Individual tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door and available by calling the box office at 410.828.1814 or purchasing ONLINE by visiting the
Website!

Follow the yellow brick road to Pumpkin Theatre for this classic tale of Dorothy and her adventures in the land of Oz with her new friends the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man.

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz features actors Derek Cooper, Bobby Harris, Kelsey Painter, Clare Peyton, Courtney Proctor, Valarie Perez-Schere, and B Thomas Rinaldi, with costumes by Kendra Shapanus and set by Ryan Haase, Lighting by Adrienne Gieszl and props by Ally Cribbs.

Spring Classes Filling Up!
(And Summer Camps too!)

Download a PDF of the Spring/Summer Brochure 2013

kids at playPlaytime Theatre  (ages 4 to 7)

  • Charm City Kids Club
    WHEN:
    Tues - 4 to 5 PM, April 2 - May 7
    TUITION
    : $203
  • Creative Drama 1 (ages 4 to 5)
    ONLY 3 Openings remain
    WHEN: March 9 - May 11 (8 classes), Sat 9-10 AM
    WHERE:
    Garrison Forest School
    TEACHER: Jen Cullinane
    TUITION: $203
  • Creative Drama 2 (ages 6 to 8)
    THIS CLASS IS FILLED
    WHEN
    :
    March 9 - May 11 (8 classes),  Sat 10:15 - 11:15 AM
    WHERE
    : Garrison Forest School
    TEACHER: Jen Cullinane
    TUITION: $203

    Creative Drama 1 & 2 and Playtime Theatre focus on working with classic and contemporary stories, interactive play and ensemble building
    .

Theatre Games (ages 8 to 12)

  • Charm City Kids Club
    WHEN
    :
    Thurs - 4 to 5:30 PM; April 4 - May 9
    TUITION:
    $303

    Theatre Games is an introductory class on improvisation techniques and game playing.

SUMMER CAMPS

  • Musical Theatre Conservatory (ages 11 to 17)woods
    WHEN: June 24 - July 21, 9 to 4 PM
    WHERE: The Park School
    Director: Jimi Kinstle
    Musical Director: Mandee Ferrier-Roberts
    TUITION: $1203

    This conservatory will produce a full-length musical. Young actors will learn the process of producing a play, auditioning, character study, scene work, musical production, and voice production.

 

  • broadwayBroadway Theatre Review (ages 8 to 14)
    WHEN: July 22 - August 2, 9-4 PM
    WHERE:
    The Park School
    Director: Erin McCoy
    TUITION: $603

This two week session in an introduction to musical theatre. Students will play games and also rehearse and perform a cabaret style show. Less intense than the Conservatory, students will have a fun time playing and learning as they do so!

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE CELEBRATES 51ST SEASON WITH MARRIAGE MUSICAL

Agnes of God

THE LAST 5 YEARS
By Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Fuzz Roark
Musical Direction by Kevin Roland

WHEN: March 1 - March 24, Friday & Saturday  8 PM, Sunday  2 PM
WHERE: 
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore 
TICKETS
: Adults $20, Seniors (60+) $18, Military & Students $16
Order Tickets at
www.spotlighters.org  or call 410.752.1225
Ten Spot Thursday - ALL Tickets $10 - Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 – 8 PM

There is perhaps no more heartbreaking device than the one that lies at the core of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years.

As a story, it’s fairly straightforward. What makes a pedestrian tale of love found and lost is the point and counterpoint exploration of a relationship’s entropy.

While the man’s timeline moves forward chronologically, his wife’s time moves backwards from the end of their five-year relationship.

Her opening song is the end of their marriage, while his is after their first date. They move through time until his last song is sung while leaving his ring on the table, while hers is the breathless desire she felt upon meeting him.

The contrast remains poignant throughout as the sine wave of emotions elegantly demonstrates the rise and fall of love turned sour.

CAST
Norma Gomez as Catherine Hiatt
Lauren Schein as Catherine Hiatt
Zachary Carter as Jaime Wellerstein
Bart Debicki as Jaime Wellerstein
The show is double cast, with each Jaime performing with each Catherine throughout the performance run

Audio Description - for the visually impaired - Saturday, March 16,  8 PM
Talk Back with Cast & Director - Sunday, March 17,   immediately following performance

PHOTO CREDIT: Ken Stanek, Ken Stanek Photography

ACTING CLASSES FOR KIDS START @ SPOTLIGHTERS IN MARCH

Kids driving you nuts asking for acting lessons but you don’t want to have to rob a bank to pay for it? Check out the acting classes at Spotlighters’ Theatre:

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • Classes are one day per week.
  • Classes are 4 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Classes run for 8 weeks in each semester: Fall (Oct - Nov) and Spring (Mar - May)
  • Fun!-damentals (K-5) Tuesday, Mar 12 - May 7, 2013
  • Actor's Tool Box (6-8) Thursday, Mar 14 - May 9, 2013
  • Classes are held at Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul Street, Baltimore

(There will be a detail schedule provided on first day, which will include a break which attempts to coincide with the public school spring break.)

TUITION: $150 for the entire Eight Weeks!
Ask about returning student, and sibling discounts, too!
Registration Forms are available ONLINE.

AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES
WHEN: Mar 12 - May 7 & Mar 13 - May 9

Acting FUN!-damentals
with Cybele Pomeroy (Grades K-5)

Come and take a journey -- discovering the fundamentals of performance while exploring through play. Students will create original scripts through broad, improvisationally-based playwrighting techniques. They'll gain a firm grasp on play structure, the tools needed for excellent acting and even get a chance to wear the director's hat, all while crafting new scene work from their own imagination.

WHEN: starts Tuesday - March 12 – 4 PM

The Actor's Toolbox
with CJ Crowe (Grades 6-12)

Young actors will gain a broad but comprehensive introduction to all of the fundamental tools of the actor—mastery of the voice, the body, and a vivid imagination—to create believable characters and compelling stories. This class is great for beginners as well as students hoping to get that extra boost for school auditions, expand their range, or looking for a new approach.

WHEN: starts Thursday - March 14 – 4 PM

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)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

VERDI’S “MACBETH” SHOWS REAL MARRIAGE @ BALTIMORE CONCERT OPERA

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: It's Complicated

Verdi’s Macbeth: A Love Story (for adults)

Shakespeare's works are known for providing insight into human nature and relationships. Which of the playwright's characters come to mind when you think about the nature of love?  Romeo and Juliet?  Benedick and Beatrice? What about Macbeth and his Lady?

Romeo and Juliet tells a story about young love, foolish love. Much Ado About Nothing's Benedick and Beatrice show how passionate anger turns to passionate love. But how often do those relationships last outside the confines of a story? Macbeth shows a real married couple. It portrays a mature and realistic love between two adults. And like a real marriage... it's complicated.

What are the qualities of a good marriage?

  • Communication? Early on, Macbeth tells his wife about his late-night meeting with three women. That shows some very open communication between them! My own wife might not be so understanding if I spent the night with three ladies whose names I didn't even know.
  • Support? As her husband is uncertain of committing a little murder to get ahead in life, Lady Macbeth is immediately sure that her husband up to the challenge and, in the aria Vieni t'affretta, promises, "I shall give you the courage to carry out this bold undertaking." Truly, behind every great man is a great woman!
  • Teamwork? After a long day of plotting and murdering, Macbeth can count on his loving wife to pick up the reigns (or the dagger) and tidy up. Truly, this is a couple that cannot be stopped.

WHEN: March 1 at 7:30 PM & March 3 at 3 PM
WHERE: Grand Ballroom of The Engineers Club, 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore
TICKETS: Tickets are selling quickly, so act fast!
Buy your tickets for Baltimore Concert Opera's Macbeth today!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BURLESQUE, CIRCUS & SIDESHOW PREMIERES @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE

Carnivalesque, a Spectacle of Burlesque, Circus & Sideshow
WHERE: Creative Alliance, The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
WHEN: March 2, 8 PM 
TICKETS: $20, $15
Helen Yuen 
helen@creativealliance.org 410-276-1651 ext. 218 For More Info

Harkening back to a bygone era of dust bowl circuses & traveling sideshows, Carnivalesque stars international cabaret legend Armitage Shanks, The Carny Preacher, Burlesque Hall of Fame's 2012 "King of Boylesque" Russell Bruner, "Baltimore's Sicilian Queen" Maria Bella, Sideshow phenom, "Pain Proof Girl" Mab Just Mab, vaudeville contortionist, juggler & magician Jonathan Burns, aerial & pole artist Patsi Cake, the burlesque delights of Gilded Lily's Gigi Holliday & songstress Sophia Sunday, as well as a bevy of buxom beauties and handsome hunks plying their trade at the Carnivalesque Cooch Tent & along Mab's Midway.

  Far more than your run-of-the-mill burlesque or nightclub event, Carnivalesque offers an immersive experience into the enticing world of acrobats, freaks, roustabouts, barkers, dandies and women of questionable virtue.

  • Try your hand at games of skill on the Midway!
  • Be shocked & amazed by oddities inside our "Ten-In-One" with sideshow poster art by James Taylor! 
  • Witness the libidinous temptations of the dance of forbidden vice!
  • Hear dark tales of extraordinary madness whispered into the ears of fallen maidens!
  • Thrill to lithe sensuality of aerial artistry and athletic aplomb!
  • Enjoy the twist & turns of flexible comedic contortion!
  • Step Right Up!  All who enter will be transformed! 

About Carnivalesque
Carnivalesque is the latest creation of Armitage Shanks, The Carny Preacher and Gilded Lily's Maria Bella.  Armitage Shanks was the co-founder and ringmaster of the legendary underground circus, Circus Contraption.  Hailed by Time Out London as "One of the darkest-hearted performers on the Burlesque/Cabaret Circuit",best-selling author and columnist Dan Savage wrote Armitage Shanks has, "A voice like honey-coated gravel.  A sinister and louche presence, who put some sex in the air." Armitage stars as "Johnny Valentine" in the upcoming feature film 'The Burlesque Assassins".  Maria Bella founder of Baltimore's hometown heroines, "Gilded Lily" is a rising star in the neo-burlesque movement, with triumphant performances throughout North America.  She was a featured artist in the 2012 New York  & Toronto Burlesque Festivals. 

Creative Alliance is Baltimore's premier multi-arts center, presenting over 200 events a year in film, music, workshops, and visual art in its theater, art galleries, bar/restaurant, classrooms, and artist studios/apartments.

Monday, February 18, 2013

REP STAGE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH TONY AWARD-NOMINATED PLAY

clip_image001In Time for Black History Month, Rep Stage Continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-Nominated

HOME
By Samm-Art Williams

Originally produced by The Negro Ensemble Company, this coming-of-age story of a 1950s southern farm boy garnered a 1980 Tony Award nomination and Drama Desk Award nomination

Image art for HomeRep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 20th anniversary season with Home, Samm-Art Williams’ brilliantly inventive, lyrically expressive play that tells the coming-of-age story of a young black man, Cephus Miles, from rural North Carolina. From beginning to end—and through tragedy and triumph—Cephus never loses his joyful goodwill, his indomitable spirit, and the conviction that one day his quest for fulfillment with be rewarded. “Home” stars returning Rep Stage actors Felicia Curry and Fatima Quander, as well as Rep newcomer Robert Lee Hardy in the role of Cephus Miles.

WHEN: February 27 with a limited run through March 17
WHERE: Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC.

A post-show reception follows the Saturday, March 2, evening performance and free post-show discussions follow performances on Friday, March 8 and 15. During the March 15 discussion, Rep Stage artists will be joined by Gavin Witt, associate artistic director at Center Stage, and other special guests from Center Stage.

Dr. Faedra Carpenter, assistant professor of dramaturgy and contemporary performance at the University of Maryland, will present her lecture, “The Poetry in Everyday Speech: Samm-Art Williams’ play ‘Home’ and the Negro Ensemble Company,” on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 16, in the HVPA’s Monteabaro Hall. Both lectures begin at 12:30 p.m. and the March 16 lecture will precede the Saturday matinee performance. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Please visit www.repstage.org for tickets and additional information.

RAVE REVIEWS FOR “SPRING AWAKENING”!

SPRING AWAKENING
WHEN: Now Playing thru March 10
WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, Olney MD

Winner of eight Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget. The New York Times called the music in this show “A ravishing rock score.”

Recommended for ages 16 and up due to mature themes, language and nudity)

PURCHASE TICKETS


THE WASHINGTON POST • February 14, 2013 • BY NELSON PRESSLEY

There are shows that let you know almost immediately that the night may be a satisfying knockout. Steve Cosson’s staging of “Spring Awakening,” drawing young and hip-looking crowds to the suburban Olney Theatre Center, is one of them.

It’s not that Cosson paints a radical new face on this popular rock musical of teen angst, a big Tony Award winner on Broadway in 2007. But from the moment Alyse Alan Louis steps forward to croon the brooding “Mama Who Bore Me,” the moody, exuberant music is captivating, the rock concert design is sleek, and the young performers are coolly in charge.
The setting is 1890s Germany, but the hook of the show is that the sound is right now. Steven Sater’s book and lyrics are stiff and formal and then gleefully profane, and Duncan Sheik’s score (wonderfully rendered by musical director Christopher Youstra’s punchy ensemble, visible just offstage) features orchestral strings and electric guitars. The calculated stylistic mash up makes it clear that some of the old repressions haven’t been bulldozed away quite yet.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL REVIEW


AND THE FANS AGREE:

Congrats to all involved in Spring Awakening @OlneyTheatre on a wonderful production. The best one I've ever seen there! Just beautiful! — Laurie Newton

I hope lots of folks get to experience Spring Awakening. I'm here tonight and love hearing this incredible score! — David Krasner

Loved Spring Awakening...my husband and I, season subscribers for 20 years, thought this was one of Olney's Best. Bravo! — Marlene Zaborsky

Was so impressed with the production tonight. My husband and I were supposed to go to NYC but stayed local due to Nemo. We saw some amazing talent tonight! — Kara Winebrenner Kehoe

SPIKE LEE EVENTS KICK OFF BLACK HISTORY MONTH @ CA

Creative Alliance

SPIKE LEE TRIBUTE EVENTS

WHEN: February 21 – March 14
WHERE: Creative Alliance, The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224

Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis and others star in Brooklyn Boheme, a documentary chronicling the rise of an African American creative community in Brooklyn in the 90s. The film screens as one of the Black History Month events at Creative Alliance. Filmmaker calls it "a gripping story with the voice of authenticity."

A unique gathering of some of Baltimore's most prominent African American creatives follows. They talk through how Baltimore can grow its own African American creative class in the spirit of Brooklyn Boheme. Panelists are:

Don Palmer, moderator. This native Baltimorean was a speech-writer for Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden and New York Mayor Ed Koch. He has also overseen various grants programs for the New York State Council for the Arts.

 

 

Rain Pryor. Artistic Director of Baltimore's Strand Theater and critically acclaimed star of the stage and screen, Rain has performed her sold-out shows across the world. Her solo show "Fried Chicken and Latkes" won numerous awards, and her live jazz/blues cabaret "Pryor Experience" received 4 stars and headlined at the Hippodrome Theatre.

 

 

Farajii Muhammad. Farajii is co-founder of New Light Leadership Coalition, which develops young leaders. He's also the creator of the hugely popular youth-oriented radio program Listen Up that aired on 88.9 WEAA FM (Morgan State University) for three and a half years, garnering the award for Best New Media from the Association of Black Media Workers.

 

 

 

Grasshopper. Filmmaker Bryan "Grasshopper" Robinson has created indie music videos and shorts; corporate PSAs, commercials, web promotions; and major network post production for the BET Network. He is the recipient of the Bret Ratner Grant from the New York Film Academy. The works of his production company Grasshopper Philms have been featured in numerous festivals and venues throughout the state.

 

Jimmy Wilson. A horn player since the age of six and a former Peabody student, Jimmy has extensive recording and performance experience. His successful contemporary jazz band Fastlife performed with numerous regional artists. In 2009, his third album Bright Light from a Single Spark was the winner of the Individual Artist Award in Artistic Excellence from the Maryland State Arts Council.

 

Rosiland Cauthen. While pursuing her MFA in Theater from Towson State University, Rosiland noticed that there was a lack of plays being performed that depicted the black experience. Looking to fill this void, Rosiland rallied the support of her fellow students to create the Kuumba Artists, and continues to put on two to three productions a year.

 

Spike Lee Tribute Show

WHEN: March 15  7 & 9 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Legendary jazz musician Jimmy Wilson plays tunes from Mo' Better Blues. Sharayna Christmas Rose performs modern dance from She's Gotta Have It. OOH and Jahiti of Brown F.I.S.H. give us hip hop classics from Do the Right Thing. Playwright Rosiland Cauthen's Kuumba Artists stage theatrical scenes from Crooklyn. Filmmaker Bashi Rose presents a director's cut of Spike Lee's interviews and classic films. Producers Shawn Holmes and Karen Summerville host.

 

BROOKLYN BOHEME
Documentary with Spike Lee, Branford Marsalis, and More

WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 7 PM

In celebration of the upcoming Spike Lee tribute, CA proudly presents Brooklyn Boheme. Nelson George teams with filmmaker Diane Paragas to interview such luminaries as Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams, and Lorna Simpson for a lively celebration of Brooklyn pride.

LET’S DO IT SPIKE LEE STYLE
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 7 & 9 PM

Legendary jazz musician Jimmy Wilson plays tunes from Mo' Better Blues. Sharayna Christmas Rose performs modern dance from She's Gotta Have It. OOH and Jahiti of Brown F.I.S.H. give us hip hop classics from Do the Right Thing. Playwright Rosiland Cauthen's Kuumba Artists stage theatrical scenes from Crooklyn. Filmmaker Bashi Rose presents a director's cut of Spike Lee's interviews and classic films. Producers Shawn Holmes and Karen Summerville host. 

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

The Conservatory's Black Student Union will present "Evolution,' its third annual Soulful Expressions benefit concert, on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3:00 pm, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Featured performers will include Peabody alumni, current BSU students, the Shipley Project Dancers, and the Children's Chorus of the James McHenry Elementary School. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Events at Peabody, Feb. 18-24, 2013

A celebration of the life and leadership of Steven Muller (1927-2013), President Emeritus of The Johns Hopkins University, will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Muller served as JHU president from 1972 to 1990, during which time he guided the affiliation of the Peabody Institute with the university. A reception will follow at 5:00 pm in the George Peabody Library. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra concert on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8:00 pm has been dedicated to Dr. Muller.

Area events this week

Soprano Lindsay Kesselman will join the SONAR New Music Ensemble, founded by Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Colin Sorgi (BM '09, Violin), at Old Songs, a free concert of new music inspired by old music, on Friday, Feb, 22, at 8:00 pm. Works by Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA '10, Composition), faculty member Oscar Bettison, and others will be performed at Old Saint Paul's, 233 North Charles Street. For more information, visit sonarnewmusic.org.

Pianist Lura Johnson, a Conservatory faculty member, will give a free recital with bass-baritone Kevin Deas on Friday, Feb. 22, at 1:15 pm, in Georgetown University's McNeir Hall, 37th and O Streets NW, Washington, D.C. The concert is part of the PostClassical Ensemble's Dvorak and America festival.

Greg Jukes (BM '10, Percussion) will narrate Russell Peck's Playing with Style and serve as host for the Columbia Orchestra's upcoming Young People's Concert, High Seas Adventure, conducted by Jason Love (BM '92, Cello; MM '94, Conducting). Performances are Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. To purchase tickets, visit columbiaorchestra.org.

The Poulenc Trio - Irina Kaplan, piano; Vladimir Lande, oboe; and Bryan Young (BM '96, Bassoon) will present a concert titled "Diaspora - Music and Art" with guest artist Anton Lande, violin, and host Jonathan Palevsky (MM '86, Guitar). The concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3:00 pm, at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

Faculty member Diba Alvi, soprano, and undergraduates Daniel Moody, countertenor, and Peter Scott Drackley, tenor, will be among the soloists at Transcendence and Transformation, a concert by Handel Choir of Baltimore and Chandos Singers on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3:00 pm. There will be a talk by faculty member Richard Giarusso one hour prior to the performance, which will take place at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit handelchoir.org.

Student recitals

This week is Audition Week and no recitals by Conservatory students are scheduled. Recitals will resume next week.

 

Upcoming concerts

  • Cellist Qin Li-Wei, Head of Cello Studies at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, will perform with his faculty colleague, pianist Albert Tiu, on Monday, Feb. 25, 7:30 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Harrison Winter Piano Competition Winner Moritz Winkelmann will perform with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, guest conducted by Leon Fleisher, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Gary Thomas will direct a performance by the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble on Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 pm in East Hall.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

JAZZ @ THE HOPKINS CLUB PRESENTS STRICKLAND QUARTET

Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club:

THE MARCUS STRICKLAND QUARTET

 

The Marcus Strickland Quartet — Marcus Strickland, saxophones; David Bryant, piano; Ben Williams, bass; and E.J. Strickland, drums — will perform music from Strickland's seventh recording as a leader, Triumph of the Heavy: Volume 1 & 2.  

For tickets, visit showclix.com.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM
WHERE: Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore

 

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

BUSY SEMESTER @ BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

It's going to be a busy semester at Baltimore School for the Arts
with lots of opportunities to see our talented students in action
and to support the school.  We hope to see you at one, two, three
or more events in the coming months!

Here's just a sampling of what's coming up...
There's always more information and details at www.bsfa.org
as well as links to purchase tickets.  See you soon, and thank you!

Junior Scenes

Featuring BSA's Junior Acting Ensemble
performing scenes they've written

February 13, 14 & 15
4:30 & 7:30 PM
Pinkett Smith Theatre
Tickets $10 & 5

Spring Exhibition Opening

Friday, February 22, 4-6 PM
Segal Gallery
Free
Runs through May 10


CityBiz

Our beloved yearly fundraiser centered on performances
by BSA dancers, musicians, and actors.
Co-chairing this year are Christian Siriano (BSA '04) & Molly Shattuck

Gala Celebration (Sold out!)

Saturday, March 2, 6:30 PM
Tickets $350

Family Edition

Sundays, March 3 & 10, 2 & 5:30 PM
Tickets $15 & 10

Stage One|FANS

6:30 PM
Tickets $100


Dine Out for BSA at the Wine Market

Tuesday, April 2

The restaurant will be open to BSA family and friends for
a special 3-course dinner

$39 per person

Make reservation at 410.244.6166 or

www.the-wine-market.com/reservations.html

All proceeds benefit the school!

McDANIEL STUDENTS PERFORM 2 PLAYS THIS SPRING

For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

THE SLEEP OF REASON

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6 – Saturday, March 9, 7:30 PM
WHERE:
  McDaniel College, WMC Alumni Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and those with a McDaniel College ID.

Directed by McDaniel theatre arts professor Ira Domser, McDaniel theatre arts students perform in this highly imaginative fantasy examining the turbulent final years of one of the world’s great painters, Francisco Goya.

INTIMATE PORTRAITS

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17 – Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PM
WHERE:
WMC Alumni Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster
ADMISSION: Performance is free and open to the public.

This world-premiere of an original ensemble-devised work has been created by McDaniel College students in the theatre department’s “Devised Theatre” class under the direction of Gené Fouché, part-time theatre arts faculty member.

DANCERS AWARDED FOR LIFETIME OF DEDICATION, SERVICE & ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

 

Dance Treasures 2013

TICKETS: $12 per person, $80/table of 8

Click to purchase at www.dancebaltimore.org or call 410.370.8994

FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS ENHANCE WALTERS ART MUSEUM IN APRIL

 

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

6 STRAIGHT DAYS OF PASSION-FILLED MUSICAL ACTS @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling(410) 385-2638


An Evening of Love & Music
The Todd Marcus Quartet

Introducing Linda C. Richardson

WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 7 PM
Champagne – Hors d’oeuvres – Chocolates – Silent Auction
To benefit AIRS provides comprehensive supportive housing services to enhance quality of life, emphasizing self-sufficiency for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS or other disabilities.  For more information call 410-576-5070 ext 31

Get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/293075

Love: Error & Eros
WHEN:
Friday, Feb. 15, 8 PM
TICKETS
: $10

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Dyana Neal (mid-day host of WBJC; left) and Baltimore's own Lorraine Whittlesey as they present a Contemporary Cabaret event.

 

The program will include standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Simon & Garfunkel, as well as a special treat composed by Lorraine Whittlesey (left)!  They will perform traditional love songs from various eras and some original works, as well. Jim Knost will be our featured guest.


    

 

Ensemble Gaudior
Alexandra MacCracken, violin

Marta Howard, viola
Doug Poplin, cello
with guest artist Thomas MacCracken, flute

WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 3 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students

Ensemble Gaudior usually plays baroque music, but on this occasion they move forward into the late 18th century with a program of classical string trios and a flute quartet, performed (as always) on period instruments. They will play works by Albrechtsberger, Boccherini, Beethoven, and Mozart.

Russell Kirk Quintet
Kevin Clark, guitar

Mike Pope, bass
Lee Pearson, drums
Mica Smith, vocals
Russell Kirk, saxophone/compositions

WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students

Saxophonist/Composer Russell Kirk is a distinguished soloist, a rising force of innovative and evocative expression, and a fresh compositional personality, balancing assertive authority with graceful whims. While his compositions stand out as distinctly modern in color and style, they retain the endearing, romantic sentiments of the American songbook. In his playing, as in his composition, he is sincere and provocative, the modern confluence of a world of musical and personal influences. He completed undergraduate studies at The Peabody Institute.
    

Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series: Anne Watts & Howard Markman
Performing their own songs in the round, with your singing host Geoffrey Himes

WHEN: Sunday, February 17, 5 PM
TICKETS:
$7 advance; $9 at the door

Anne Watts performs and records extensively with her Baltimore-based sextet, Boister. The band’s numerous recordings have won praise from critics, who have compared Watts to the likes of Edith Piaf, Thelonious Monk, and Frank Zappa.

A veteran of the Baltimore music scene, Markman has played with a variety of Mobtown bands from country to avant-garde, from folk-rock to R&B. He is probably most recognizable for his stints as guitarist with Baltimore’s premier improvising roots band Freewater in the ‘70s and with Disappear Fear, featuring Sonia, in the ‘90s.

Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and others, Geoffrey Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Ed Pettersen, Paul Margolis, Josh Charles, Timothy Bracken, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere his new song, “The Pistol or Me."
        
Jarrett Gilgore QuINtet
Jarrett Gilgore, alto saxophone
Najwa Parkins, vocals
Jon Birkholz, organ
Kevin Ripley, drums
featuring Philadelphia's own Najwa Parkins on vocals

WHEN: Monday, February 18, 8 PM
TICKETS
: $7

 

Bossa DUO Nova
Grazyna Auguscik and Paulinho Garcia

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$15

"Two voices meant to each other "(Jazz Forum Magazine)

Polish singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik is one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today’s world jazz scene.

A native of Brazil, Paulinho was the recipient of the "Best Jazz Entertainer" Award for the year 2001 by Chicago Music Awards.

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

 

COMEDY ABOUT WIDOWHOOD CONTINUES VAGABOND PLAYERS’ 97TH SEASON!

cemetery club poster

THE CEMETERY CLUB 
By Ivan Menchel
Directed by Roy Hammond.

WHEN: February 22 through March 24; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
WHERE:
The Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore
TICKETS: $18 ($17 online); $22 ($21 online) for musicals, with discounts for seniors, students, active duty military, and groups. Tickets can be purchased online at
www.vagabondplayers.org

Group Pricing: Groups must consist of at least 10 persons. Group pricing is $16 per ticket ($20 for musicals), $12 per ticket ($16 for musicals) for Seniors (age 65+) or students. No mixed groups. Group pricing is available on-line.

Telephone reservations are no longer accepted by the Vagabonds. We will attempt to return calls left on the Theatre voice mail during box office hours, to get your payment information (credit cards are accepted). Remember, the box office is open only on performance dates.

CC Abe's lamentThe Cemetery Club is a delightfully funny, yet poignant, view of three best-friends-forever, dealing with differing stages of their widowhood. Naturally, they go in diverse directions, but no matter what happens, their bond of friendship will not be broken. If we haven’t already been there, we will be. Hopefully, it will be with the same great humor and love.

Photo:  Joan Crooks, Denis L. Latkowski, Carol Conley Evans, and Janise Whalen (photography by Tom Lauer)

Monday, February 11, 2013

SPECIAL OFFER FOR “A CHORUS LINE” EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY MIDNIGHT!

SPECIAL OFFER!
Buy One - Get One 50% OFF!

 

Extended Thru Wednesday!

 

Featuring the hit Broadway songs "What I Did for Love," "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three," "One (Singular Sensation)" and "I Hope I Get It," A Chorus Line follows 17 dancers competing for eight coveted spots in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Through the audition they bare their souls while sharing stories of their childhood, ambitions, fears, and experiences in show business. This musical is for anyone who has ever put it all on the line, whether it is for promotion, for attention, for approval or for love.


Act Now - Don't Be Left In The Cold!

Enter the code BOGO50 online to buy one A CHORUS LINE ticket and
receive a second ticket 50% off or call the Olney Theatre Center Box Office
at 301.924.3400 and mention promo code BOGO50.*

 

*This offer expires at 12:01 AM on Thursday, 2/14/2012. Valid for select performances of A CHORUS LINE. Excludes Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances. Subject to availability. Not to be combined with other offers. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales final.