Wednesday, December 28, 2016

NEW POE TOASTER TO APPEAR AT NIGHT ON POE’S BIRTHDAY

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The Next Appearance of the New
"Poe Toaster"

Mysterious Figure to Make Nighttime Tribute

On Poe's Birthday at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground

Plus: Birthday Observance Celebrations Planned For January 21

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The mysterious new Poe Toaster will be appearing at night on Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday, repeating a 70+ year tradition that was revived in 2016. The Poe Toaster will make his tribute to Edgar Allan Poe in honor of the writer's 208th birthday. Westminster Hall & Burying Ground welcomes the general public to witness the tribute from outside of the church gates between 6 and 7 pm on January 19, 2017.

In addition, Westminster Hall & Burying Ground, in partnership with the Maryland Historical Society, will be hosting Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday Observance at 2 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017. There will be theatrical readings of Poe's works, a musical performance from BSO cellist Peter Minkler, the traditional Apple Cider Toast to Poe, a Poe themed birthday cake and more. The new Poe Toaster will also make an appearance at the conclusion of the event.

"Baltimore holds a special place in its heart for Edgar Allan Poe," says Maryland Historical Society Director of Programs & Strategic Initiatives Katie Caljean. "We are proud to be involved in this event."

About The New Poe Toaster

In November 2015, an audience of more than 100 witnessed performances from finalists at The Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore (201 W. Monument Street), and selected the new "Poe Toaster" through a secret ballot.

Applications were submitted from artists from around the country. Each of the finalists performed their tributes to Poe anonymously. Their true identity, like the original Poe Toaster, remains a mystery.

The Maryland Historical Society partnered with Poe Baltimore, Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, and The Mesmeric Revelations! Of Edgar Allan Poe to issue a call for submissions from artists to perform as their own original vision and interpretation of the Poe Toaster. The New Poe Toaster made his first tribute at Poe's grave in January 2016.

About The Original Poe Toaster

Poe Toaster Life Magazine

An infrared image of the Original "Poe Toaster", taken by Bill Ballenberg, which appeared in Life Magazine

Beginning in the 1940s, a mysterious individual began visiting Edgar Allan Poe's original gravesite at Westminster Hall every year on the author's birthday, January 19th. Later dubbed the "Poe Toaster," the man began a tradition in which he would sneak into the cemetery at night while dressed in black clothing, a hat, and a white scarf.

Upon arriving at Poe's grave, the toaster would place 3 roses beside it with a bottle of cognac. The roses are believed to be in memory of the three individuals buried at the site of the Poe Monument: Poe, his wife Virginia, and his mother-in-law Maria Clemm. After toasting Poe, the man would then place the bottle next to the grave before disappearing into the night. The original Poe Toaster has not appeared since 2009.


About Edgar Allan Poe

Poe Owned By Maria Clemm

Edgar Allan Poe, not dated, Cased Photograph Collection, CSPH 277, Maryland Historical Society

Edgar Allan Poe may have been born in Boston in 1809, but he died in Baltimore, under mysterious circumstances, on October 7, 1849. And it was in Baltimore that Poe found his first critical success, by winning a short story contest sponsored by the Baltimore Sunday Visiter in 1833. Baltimore was also where Poe was living when he published his first horror story, "Berenice," in 1835.

Now on view outside the Maryland Historical Society's H. Furlong Baldwin Library is a rare daguerreotype of Poe, known as the "Painter" Daguerreotype (pictured at right) that was once owned by Poe's mother-in-law, Maria Clemm.


About The Maryland Historical Society
Founded in 1844, The Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library occupies an entire city block in the Mount Vernon district of Baltimore. 

The society's mission is to "collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland's diverse cultural heritage." The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled "Maryland Historical Magazine." Visit www.mdhs.org.

The Maryland Historical Society | | 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore MD 21201 | http://www.mdhs.org

DISCOVER THE ARTIST WITHIN @ EVERYMAN THEATRE WINTER TEEN CLASSES

Every actor needs a strong foundation

Everyman Theatre's Foundations of Acting Series is designed for students in grades 9-12. Each class features a deep dive into core concepts led by dynamic theatre professionals. With a focus on process and practice, not on final performance, students will share work exclusively for their ensemble of peers and the artists working to support them in order to build a strong foundation.

Register for a Foundations of Acting Series class by Saturday, December 24 and use code IMAGINATION at check out to receive $10 off your total order! Let us know your purchase is a gift and we'll supply you with a gift receipt for opening.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Foundation: Text Analysis
WHEN: Sat, Jan 7 - Feb 4 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
(No class Jan 28)

Each Foundations class features a deep dive into core concepts led by dynamic theatre professionals. In this foundation, dig deep and tackle text from a wide variety of theatrical genres! Learn helpful tools and strategies to dissect a scene and translate it into action for the stage.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Foundation: Audition Technique
WHEN: Two Sessions: Fri, Jan 27 or Sat, Jan 28
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Lunch at 1:00 PM)

Note: Public schools in Baltimore City and Howard County are closed Fri, Jan 27.

Whether it is the next school play, upcoming college auditions, or the professional world, feeling confident, prepared, and connected in any audition experience is key.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Brandon McCoy
Teaching Foundation: Text Analysis

Brandon McCoy is a professional actor, director, and playwright living based in Washington, DC. His work has been featured at numerous area theaters including Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage, Theatre J, Rep Stage, Studio Theatre, Studio Theatre 2nd Stage, Arena Stage, Olney Theatre Center, No Rules, The Bay Theatre, Forum Theatre,Theatre Alliance, and The Keegan Theatre where he is a proud company member. Brandon is also a college professor and teaches at Catholic University, American University, George Washington University, Howard and Harford Community College, and Montgomery College. He holds an MFA in Acting from the Catholic University of America and a BFA in Acting/Directing from Marshall University.

Ray and Nan Ficca
Teaching Foundation: Audition Technique
This course will be taught in tandem by Ray and Nan Ficca.

ay is the President of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC. He has been acting professionally for more than 25 years, appearing in over 150 productions on regional stages nationwide. He is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.

Nan has worked in the theater business for more than 20 years in all areas of management and technical theater, and continues to work as a producer (SAG/AFTRA) and casting director with occasional forays into stage management and lighting and props design.

NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR IN THE INNTER HARBOR ON SATURDAY

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

END 2016 WITH MUSIC @ 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 us as (410) 385-2638

 

Seth Kibel Quartet: Annual Chanukah Concert 
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 28 - 8 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Seth Kibel, clarinet, saxophone, flute
Sean Lane, piano
Ed Goldstein, tuba
Tim Jarvis, drums

Seth Kibel is the leader, clarinetist, and composer for The Alexandria Kleztet, a genre-bending klezmer band he founded in the Baltimore/ Washington area. The band's four albums, Peace, Love and Coffee (2009), Close Enough for Klezmer (2005), Delusions of Klezmer (2002) and Y2Klezmer(1999) are all available nationwide. All four received the Washington Area Music Association's (WAMA) award for Best World Music Recording. Seth was named Best World Music Instrumentalist by WAMA every year from 2003 through 2011. In 2012, he was bestowed the honor of Emeritus. In 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2011-13 he was also named "Best Jazz Instrumentalist."


Joshua Ginsburg/ Tim Green Quartet 
WHEN: Friday, Dec 30 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Joshua Ginsburg, bass
Tim Green, saxophone
Allyn Johnson, piano
Billy Williams, drums

Bassist and bandleader Josh Ginsburg is a regular fixture on the world's concert stages and jazz clubs. His music has been described as “vigorously fresh” (Irish Times) and “reveal(ing) itself in gradually unfolding layers” (JazzTimes); his most recent album as a leader, "Zembla Variations”, was chosen as an Album of the Year by the New York City Jazz Record.

Called "a player to watch" by JazzTimes, Green seized the attention of the jazz community with his second-place finish in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition.

Both are Baltimore natives.


Dariusz Skoraczewski and Michael Sheppard
Cello/Piano Duo

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 31 - 2 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students with ID
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Make the last day of 2016 great by joining us for the kickoff of this new cello/piano duo series featuring Dariusz Skoraczewski, Principal Cellist of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sheppard, a Baltimore perennial pianist and a member of the Monument Piano Trio.
*This concert was rescheduled from Dec. 17th.

Program:
Fryderyk Chopin - Introduction and Polonaise Brillante Op. 3 for Cello and Piano
Antonín  Dvorák- Silent Woods Op. 68 for Cello and Piano
Ernest Bloch - "From Jewish Life" for Cello and Piano
Manuel de Falla - Suite Populaire Espagnole for Cello and Piano
Richard Strauss - Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 6 in F Major

BRIDGE ENSEMBLE CONCERT THIS FRIDAY TO BENEFIT NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR PROGRAM

David Lang's the little match girl passion
WHEN: Friday, December 30, 8pm (reception to follow) 7:30pm pre-concert talk
WHERE: Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2216 Pot Spring Rd. Timonium, MD

This Friday evening 4 members of The Bridge Ensemble will perform David Lang's rarely-heard Pulitzer Prize-winning work, the little match girl passion, at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Timonium, MD. Led by Guest Conductor Christopher Windle, this is one of the most important works of music written in the last 10 years, and we are very excited to present it to you.

We are offering this concert as a benefit to the Neighbor to Neighbor program, which works to end homelessness in Baltimore. Admission is free, but we hope you will come to support this very worthy cause and give generously to their excellent work.

The story of The Little Match Girl takes place on New Year’s Eve, making this an even more fitting time to perform this work, especially as winter is when the homeless are most at risk and need our help more than ever.

Please join us!

Monday, December 26, 2016

JANUARY’S JUMPING @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE!

Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance Party
WHEN: Thu Dec 29 | 8pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Those in the know, know the best way burn off all of those latke calories is by dancing up a storm at our annual Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance Party. Learn Yiddish social dances and be propelled across the floor by a Baltimore band that hits harder than a hammer, Charm City Klezmer! Tix & Info


Bumper Jackson's New Year's Eve Ball!
WHEN:
Dec 31 | 9:30pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Ring in 2017 in style with the sweetest hot jazz band around. Plus, champagne toast, photo booth, and noise makers contest! Oh my! Tix & Info


4th Annual Baltimore Crankie Fest
w/ Liz Downing and Allison Clendaniel
WHEN: Jan 6-7 | Fri 8pm | Sat 4:30 & 8pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Baltimore’s extremely popular Crankie Fest returns with three enchanting, magical shows. This spellbinding hand-cranked scroll puppet show, known as a crankie, includes the individual work of master artists. Advance tickets suggested. Info & Tix


Alash w/ Raw Silk, Shodekeh, & Joyce J. Scott
WHEN: Thu Jan 12 | 7:30pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Tuvan torchbearers of the throat singing style unique to Central Asia are joined by Baltimore musicians Raw Silk, Shodekeh, and 2016 MacArthur Fellow, Joyce J. Scott. Info & Tix


Film Screening:
Two Trains Runnin'
WHEN: Wed Jan 18 | 7:30pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

A group of young Northerners embark on a mission to find Skip James and Sun House in Mississippi – by chance, their Blues odyssey fell during during the Freedom Summer civil rights movement of 1964. Tix & Info
Presented in partnership w/ the Baltimore Blues Society


Patrick McAvinue & Friends: Going Away Party!
WHEN: Sun Jan 22 | 7:30pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

As one of Baltimore’s finest fiddlers prepares to uproot to Nashville, his friends, including Charm City Junction, join him on stage for a big musical sendoff. Tix & Info


An Evening with the David Wax Museum
(acoustic)
WHEN: Fri Jan 27 | 8pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

“Kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high energy border-crossing sensibility” (The New Yorker), this duo fuses traditional Mexican melodies with American folk music to create something wonderful. Tix & Info


Maarja Nuut
WHEN: Sun Jan 29 | 7pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Haunting, eerie, and evocative, Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia. Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create digital Estonian folk soundscapes. Minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. Tix & Info

“COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)” OPENS @ VAGABOND PLAYERS JANUARY 6

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The Complete History of America (abridged)

WHEN: January 6 through February 5; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm; Friday night performances feature special pricing of $15 for everyone. Plus, there is a $10 Thursdays on Broadway! performance on February 2 at 8:00pm 
WHERE: Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore (easily accessible)
TICKETS: $10-$20
Tickets can be purchased online at www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door; special rates for groups available on line

Written by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, and directed by Howard Berkowitz, this faced-paced comedic look at America's history might be just what you need to start the New Year with a whole new perspective.

The cast of three rambunctious actors, Fred Fletcher-Jackson, Sean Kelly, and William B. Meister, covers 600 years of U.S. history in 6,000 seconds. The 30+ characters they create are both historical and hysterical. It is the perfect explanation for any questions you might have about how this great nation got to be where we are today.

Photography by Tom Lauer; graphic design by Sherrionne Brown

IMAGE: Sean Kelly, Fred Fletcher-Jackson, William B. Meister

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2 HOLIDAY SHOWS IN FINAL WEEKS @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

'Tis the season to see what The Washington Post calls their "favorite" version of A Christmas Carol. In this solo performance, Paul Morella "narrates and plays dozens of characters, switching with a storyteller’s ease." 

WHEN: Special Christmas-week schedule:

  • Wednesday, December 21 at 3:00 PM 
  • Wednesday, December 21 at 7:45 PM 
  • Thursday, December 22 at 7:45 PM
  • Friday, December 23 at 3:00 PM 
  • Friday, December 23 at 7:45 PM 
  • Saturday, December 24 at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Springs Rd., Olney
PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

(Recommended for children ages 10 and up)


Mary Poppins must close January 8!

With many performances now sold out, you're running out of time to see the show critics are calling "practically perfect." Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at 301.924.3400 during Box Office hours

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

Sunday, December 18, 2016

THIS AFTERNOON'S CONCERT AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! HAS BEEN POSTPONED

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 us as (410) 385-2638

NEW DATE: SAT, DEC 31 AT 2 PM

Kick off the new year with the kickoff of a new cello/piano duo series by BSO Principal Cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski and favorite Baltimore pianist Michael Sheppard—both members of the famed Monument Piano Trio.

Program:
Fryderyk Chopin - Introduction and Polonaise Brillante Op. 3 for Cello and Piano
Antonín  Dvoák- Silent Woods Op. 68 for Cello and Piano
Ernest Bloch - "From Jewish Life" for Cello and Piano
Manuel de Falla - Suite Populaire Espagnole for Cello and Piano
Richard Strauss - Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 6 in F Major

TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students with ID

The next installment of their series will be on Sat., April 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski has delighted audiences of many concert halls in America and Europe with his great artistic and technical command of the instrument. As a soloist he performed with numerous orchestras in the US including the National Philharmonic, Alexandria Symphony, Arlington Philharmonic, Lancaster Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

In 2013 Dariusz was awarded the prestigious Baker Artist Award, the highest recognition for artists in Maryland.

As a chamber musician, Dariusz appeared in many chamber music concert series including the Candlelight Series, Music at the Great Hall in Baltimore and the Barge Music Festival in New York City. In November of 2005 he gave his Carnegie Hall debut, which was sponsored by the La Gesse Foundation. The cellist is also a member of a critically acclaimed ensemble – the Monument Piano Trio.

Dariusz is a laureate of various international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Leonard Rose Competition in Washington D.C. and the Rostropovich Competition in Paris.

Dariusz began his musical education at the age of six and spent his school years in Warsaw, Poland where his teachers were Professor Z. Liebig and Professor A. Zielinski. He completed his higher education as a scholarship recipient at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and perfected his art under the supervision of world-renowned cellist Stephen Kates.

The soloist’s repertoire is extremely diverse and includes compositions from early Baroque to the present. His debut CD “Cello Populus” is a collection of solo pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries and includes works of Hindemith, Ligeti, Crumb, Penderecki and others. Dariusz’s second album “Cello Phantasia” features music by Schumann, Franck and Rachmaninov.


Michael Sheppard today stands at a crossroads, spending large amounts of time writing as well as performing and teaching. He has worked closely with fellow composers John Corigliano, Christopher Theofanidis, Michael Hersch, Robert Sirota and with the late Nicholas Maw, demonstrating a deep love of new music; his eclectic tastes also led him recently to musical-direct performances of Jason Robert Brown's Broadway show “The Last Five Years”. Michael Sheppard is a native of Philadelphia and resides in Baltimore, where he works at both the Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts, sharing his love and understanding of music and the artistic process with future generation.

BABE RUTH MUSEUM ANNUAL YARD SALE RESCHEDULED

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

ANNUAL YARD SALE  RESCHEDULED!

WHEN: MONDAY (12/19) 4:00-6:00 & TUESDAY (12/20) 10:00-6:00

 

WHAT: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum's annual "Yard Sale" has been rescheduled for Monday (12/19) from 4:00-6:00 and Tuesday (12/20) from 10:00-6:00 inside the museum, located at 216 Emory Street. This year's 'first-come-first-served' event features hundreds of unique sports mementos including old exhibit graphics, vintage baseball cards, autographed baseballs and photographs, commemorative footballs, bobble-head dolls of local sports stars, signed posters and numbered lithograph prints of original sports art signed by the artists. In addition, all items in the Babe Ruth Museum store will be discounted 10%.

WHERE: Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum, 216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

WHEN: Monday, December 19, 2016 4PM – 6PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10AM - 6pm (or when items sell out)

IMPORTANT—PLEASE READ!
The items being sold are NOT part of the museum's artifact or archival collections! These are items accumulated BY, or FOR, the organization as auction items, giveaways or items such as photos, graphics and collectables donated to the museum for the purpose of sale. Included are graphics and exhibit props that are no longer on display.

 

Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation | (410) 727-1539 | www.baberuthmuseum.org

Saturday, December 17, 2016

BRIDGE ENSEMBLE TO GIVE FINAL HOLIDAY CONCERT

Second and Final Holiday Concert

WHEN: Wednesday, 12/21, 6:30pm
WHERE:
Saint John's in the Village Church, 3009 Greenmount Ave. Baltimore, MD (Free parking in a gated lot)
ADMISSION: free, with a $15 suggested donation to support the artists and their work.

Next week, The Bridge Ensemble presents "A Gentle Beginning: Christmas with The Bridge Ensemble."

This program will last about an hour, and we hope you will join us for an evening of candlelit tranquility and a chance to meet the artists afterwards.

The program will feature the North American Premiere of Richard Causton's "the Flight", which was commissioned in 2015 by King's College, Cambridge, for their annual service of Lessons and Carols.
Other selections on the program draw from the earliest days of music history, and from celebrated contemporary composers.

For more information on this performance the venue, please click here to visit our Facebook event.

If you have  not yet made a year-end tax-deductible donation to The Bridge Ensemble, please do consider this, and click here to donate.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

BOISTER PRESENTS ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT @ 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 us as (410) 385-2638

Boister: Annual Winter Solstice Concert

WHEN: Thurs, Dec 22, at 7:30 p.m
TICKETS:
$17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Annie Watts, accordion/piano/vocalsChas Marsh, bass
Craig Considine, trombone/vocals
Lyle Kissack, drums/vocals
Warren Boes, guitar
Jim Hannah, drums/percussion
Glenn Workman, keyboards
John Dierker, bass clarinet/saxes
Lawrence Bertoldi, sound production

Baltimore's own Boister returns for its annual Solstice concert.

Baltimore City Paper describes the group as “devastating [and] refreshingly radical,” and awarded Watts Best Pop Composer in 2014. The band's new album, Cast A Net, was recorded down the street at Magpie Studios and is enjoying airplay in Europe and on the West Coast.

For their appearance at An die Musik, frontwoman Anne Watts and the band will be cooking up boisterous spins on holiday favorites from Eartha Kitt to Ray Conniff. Expect Christmas cookies and Boister's back catalogue offered up in the spirit of peace and good times.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! KICKS OFF NEW CELLO-PIANO SERIES DECEMBER 17

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 us as (410) 385-2638

BSO Principal Cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski and favorite Baltimore pianist Michael Sheppard

WHEN: Sat, Dec 17, at 2 p.m. (The next installment of their series will be on Sat., April 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.)
TICKETS
: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students with ID

Program:

  • Fryderyk Chopin - Introduction and Polonaise Brillante Op. 3 for Cello and Piano
  • Antonín  Dvoák- Silent Woods Op. 68 for Cello and Piano
  • Ernest Bloch - "From Jewish Life" for Cello and Piano
  • Manuel de Falla - Suite Populaire Espagnole for Cello and Piano
  • Richard Strauss - Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 6 in F Major

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski has delighted audiences of many concert halls in America and Europe with his great artistic and technical command of the instrument. As a soloist he performed with numerous orchestras in the US including the National Philharmonic, Alexandria Symphony, Arlington Philharmonic, Lancaster Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

In 2013 Dariusz was awarded the prestigious Baker Artist Award, the highest recognition for artists in Maryland.

As a chamber musician, Dariusz appeared in many chamber music concert series including the Candlelight Series, Music at the Great Hall in Baltimore and the Barge Music Festival in New York City. In November of 2005 he gave his Carnegie Hall debut, which was sponsored by the La Gesse Foundation. The cellist is also a member of a critically acclaimed ensemble – the Monument Piano Trio.

Dariusz is a laureate of various international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Leonard Rose Competition in Washington D.C. and the Rostropovich Competition in Paris.

Dariusz began his musical education at the age of six and spent his school years in Warsaw, Poland where his teachers were Professor Z. Liebig and Professor A. Zielinski. He completed his higher education as a scholarship recipient at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and perfected his art under the supervision of world-renowned cellist Stephen Kates.

The soloist’s repertoire is extremely diverse and includes compositions from early Baroque to the present. His debut CD “Cello Populus” is a collection of solo pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries and includes works of Hindemith, Ligeti, Crumb, Penderecki and others. Dariusz’s second album “Cello Phantasia” features music by Schumann, Franck and Rachmaninov.


Michael Sheppard today stands at a crossroads, spending large amounts of time writing as well as performing and teaching. He has worked closely with fellow composers John Corigliano, Christopher Theofanidis, Michael Hersch, Robert Sirota and with the late Nicholas Maw, demonstrating a deep love of new music; his eclectic tastes also led him recently to musical-direct performances of Jason Robert Brown's Broadway show “The Last Five Years”. Michael Sheppard is a native of Philadelphia and resides in Baltimore, where he works at both the Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts, sharing his love and understanding of music and the artistic process with future generation.

Monday, December 12, 2016

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR EVERYMAN THEATRE’S WINTER GALA

A party you won't want to miss

Join us for a festive evening of dinner, dancing and celebration! The French Kitchen will dazzle with a 4-star dinner menu. A party you won't want to miss, this year's Gala will honor Neil Meltzer, President and CEO of LifeBridge Health and present the Elspeth Udvarhelyi Volunteer Award to Dr. E. Lee & Bea Robbins.

Black Tie and Festive 1920s era attire encouraged. 

TICKETS: Single tickets are $325. Sponsorships start at $900. All proceeds benefit Everyman Theatre's productions and education programs.

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW
Gala sponsorships are still available. Learn more about sponsorship benefits here.
To purchase tickets over the phone, please call our Development Office at 443.615.7055 x7122

Photos above from Everyman's 2016 Winter Gala. All photos by Side A Photography.

WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017; 6 PM to midnight
WHERE:
The Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore

Everyman Theatre is located at 315 W. Fayette St. Baltimore

FINISHING 2016 WITH THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

The Peabody Preparatory's free Vella Silver Recital featuring Preparatory students selected through the adjudicated Signature Recital Series will be presented on Wednesday, December 14, at 6:30 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Pianists Teodora Adzharova, Noah Dion, Anna Han, Hope Han, Helia Hung, Kelly Ji, Noah Lee, Hsiao-Ying Lin, Alan Mao, Quinn Stoddard-O'Neill, Seulki Yoo, Derui Zhang, and Zachary Zhao; violinists Connor Chaikowsky, Fiona Cunninghame-Murray, Jing Fan, Florian Grader-Beck, Zoe Hsieh, Claire Hu, Bryan Huang, Lillian Naill, and Rey Sasaki; and cellists Henry Bushnell, Samuel Lam, Aaron Lieberman, Caleb Park, and Joseph Ali Unalp-Arida will perform works by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and more.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, December 12, 2:30 pm

Student chamber music ensembles will play works from the vast chamber music literature, from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras in a free recital in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.  


Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 pm

A free recital by pianist Marian Hahn's sonata class will take place in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall.


Saturday, December 17, 7:30 pm

The Peabody Preparatory will present a free Wind Ensembles Concert with the Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth, and the Preparatory Wind Band, directed by Karen Seward, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The Preparatory Wind Band will perform Perfect Trip by Patrick J. Burns, Chesapeake (A Suite for Concert Band) by Jerry Brubaker, The Heart of Madness by Mark Lortz, and selections from Hairspray by Marc Shaiman. The Preparatory Wind Orchestra will perform Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein; Concertino No. 4 for Trombone by Ferdinand David featuring Cooper Cromwell-Whitley, trombone; Sleep by Eric Whitacre; Suite No. 2 in F major, Op. 28b for military band by Gustav Holst; and In the Mood by Joe Garland.


This is the last Peabody Events email of 2016. We wish you a happy holiday and a happy new year, and we'll see you in 2017.


CONSERVATORY STUDENT RECITALS

Conservatory student recitals will continue at the start of the spring semester in January.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, January 7, 3:00 pm

Preparatory Jazz Ensembles


Saturday, January 21, 2:00 pm

Preparatory Performance Academy Festival Orchestra


Thursday, January 26, 8:00 pm

Variations on Goldberg IV: Alexander Shtarkman, Piano


For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page. The full calendar of events at Peabody can be found at peabody.jhu.edu/events.


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