Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Pride of Baltimore II

Visit Pride of Baltimore II
During Light City Baltimore
March 28-April 3


While you’re visiting us in the Harbor, be sure to stop by Pride of Baltimore II for special info sessions with our Captains and crew. Titled “Maritime Innovation and Light: History, Mystery, and Lore,” talks will be tied into the themes of light, nautical adventure, storytelling, and American history. This is your chance to learn about the role that light plays in sailing, from the mystical occurrences sailors face while out at sea, to the power of lights to keep sailors safe. Talks will take place at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. throughout the week.


Be sure to come back in the evening and visit Pride II when her deck and sails are lit up against the night sky. As an added bonus, Pride II is offering guests the chance to set out on the waters of the Inner Harbor. If you are looking for the best views of Light City Baltimore, and a chance to see all the innovations and installations that have been built, there is no better place to find it than aboard Pride II. Tickets are now on-sale for evening excursions March 30 and April 2 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm. Hope to see you aboard!


For more information about free deck tours and how to purchase tickets for special sails, visit us at


Premiering in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale international light festival in the United States, homegrown right here in Baltimore. Light City will provide a backdrop for the celebration of ideas, ingenuity, and creativity through art, music, and innovation. For more details on Light City Baltimore programs and speaker series, check out their website at


Guitar for True Beginners

WHEN: SAT APR 2 | 10-11:30am
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Are you ready to rock? This class is designed for true beginners who want to learn the basics of guitar. In only three sessions, students will establish a basic understanding of the guitar, including its parts, how to maintain it, practice habits, and other tips and tricks. Info & Tickets

Zines for Teens

WHEN: SAT APR 2 | 10-11:30am

Absolutely anything about ourselves and the world around us can be expressed through self-published mini-magazines. In this three-session course, we will dive into the history of zines and learn how to design and assemble our very own finished zine. Info & Tickets


How to Promote Yourself as an Artist

WHEN: SAT APR 2 | 1-3pm

Do you need a publicist? Maybe not, because in this workshop, promotions specialist Peggy Hoffman will give you a step-by-step outline of several things you can do to connect with your target audience and increase your sales. Info & Tickets


Intermediate Ukulele

NEW DATES! Tuesdays: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, & 17 | 6-8pm

Multi-instrumentalist Bob Friedman will host a five-week class for ukulele players with some experience, ramping up the complexity while remaining approachable. Info & Tickets



KERPLUNK! Free Family Arts Drop-in

WHEN: Saturdays FEB 6 – APR 23
Noon-3pm | FREE!

Families and kids of all ages are invited to tour Creative Alliance’s galleries and design unique art projects linked to the exhibitions. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to explore and create art! Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Info


Baltimore Improv Group Presents


WHEN: APR 1 & APR 2, FRI 8pm, SAT 7pm & 9pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

BIG returns to the Patterson with the Edgefest festival, two nights of improv comedy and other art forms pushing improvisational theater to the edge: funny, heart wrenching, or audacious - expect to be surprised!  Tickets & Info

Film Screening

Moms and Meds

WHEN: THU MAR 31 | 7:30PM

Moms & Meds is a documentary film that explores the options women face when they want to have children but take psychotropic medication for mental illness. Q&A with the film's director, Dina Fiasconaro immediately following film. Info & Tickets


The 21st Birthday Marquee Ball Auction Exhibition

WHEN: Reception: FRI APR 1 | 6-8PM

More than 70 artists contribute their artwork for silent auction bidding in support of our Education, Community Arts, and free programming, all leading up to our Marquee Ball 21st birthday bash! Get a sneak peak at the auction artwork, meet the artists, and get the bidding started! Info


Comedy Night: Duncan Trussell

WHEN: SUN APR 3 | 7pm

Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian and free thinker. Duncan's wildly popular podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, is known for its blend of humor, fringe ideas, eclectic guests, and great interviews. Tickets & Info

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for our COLOSSAL 21st Birthday Party!

Our 21st BIRTHDAY BASH on Saturday, April 16, includes 3 cosmic parties in one night! Stellar live music, futuristic costumes, galactic décor, wild performances, live and silent art auctions, interactive art installations, delectable fare, and cosmic cocktails! Visit our blog to find out all the exciting things we have planned for our BIGGEST Marquee Ball EVER! Tickets & Info


Shakespeare's own "fairy tale" has it all: kings and thieves... love and jealousy... comedy and tragedy... loss and redemption... angry gods and an even angrier bear!
But our production of The Winter's Tale has something extra...

  • First, it's an historic production. We're performing this magical play in Original Pronunciation (OP) - as Shakespeare himself heard it - for the FIRST time in modern history. (The Baltimore Sun said of our last OP production, it's "surprising how quickly the ear can adjust to English as spoken 400 years ago... Pretty cool sound, too.")
  • Second, the show is directed by ASC's own James Keegan, one of the finest Shakespeare actors working today.
  • Third, the "exit pursued by a bear" is like nothing you've ever seen.


WHEN: April 1st - April 24th, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm
WHERE: The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's

Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before curtain
This Saturday, April 2nd, come early for a free pre-show lecture by director James Keegan! Starts at 7pm; show at 8pm.


Join the new 
at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center

Looking for new and creative skills for your youngsters? Young people ages 14 - 20 years are invited to learn the basics of video production in an eight (8) week program--lighting, composition, sound, content and more.

Michael Bruce, Robert Forte, Instructors

WHEN: Saturdays, April 2 - May 21, Noon  - 2 p.m.
EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER    847 North Howard Street    Baltimore, MD  
TUITION:  Early Bird Registration - $100.00 (by March 31st). After March 30th - $150.00. FULL and PARTIAL scholarships for young people with household income under $40,000. Proof of income required.

Make checks payable to Eubie Blake Center. Request invoice for online
credit card payment. Installment payments accepted. Or call 410.225.3130. 410.225.313

Click to register

Monday, March 28, 2016


Register Online

Designer Shown: Hyman & Hyman
Event: Baltimore Fashion Week 2011
Photographer: House Photographer for Baltimore Fashion Week



Tuesday, March 29, 5:00 pm

Glenda Goodman from the University of Pennsylvania will speak on "The Hard Work of Being an Amateur: Music, Labor, and Social Class in Revolutionary America" in Peabody's Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building) and is followed by a light reception.

Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Leon Fleisher, Peabody's Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 29, 8:00 pm

Faculty artists will present a recital titled "Poets and Another Planet," as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series. Violaine Melançon, James Stern, violins; Victoria Chiang, Maria Lambros, violas; and Michael Kannen, Alan Stepansky, cellos, will perform Richard Strauss' Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85. William Sharp, baritone, and Seth Knopp, piano, will perform Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48. Alumna Hyunah Yu, soprano; Violaine Melançon, James Stern, violins; Maria Lambros, viola; and Michael Kannen, cello, will perform Arnold Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 10. Tickets for the performance, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. The event will also be available online via live stream.

Wednesday, March 30, 5:30 pm

The Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by Risa Browder and John Moran, will present its "Concerto Extravaganza: A Muse in the Spring Time" featuring Baroque concerto audition winners. Gabriel Lee, violin, will play Willem de Fesch's Concerto in G major for two flutes, strings, and basso continuo, Op. 10, No. 8, and Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in C major for violin, strings, and continuo, RV 190. Paula Maust, harpsichord, will play Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto in G minor for harpsichord and strings (BWV 1058). Aik Shin Tan, traverso, will play Jean-Marie Leclair's Concerto in C major for flute, strings, and continuo, Op. 7, No. 3. Jessica Korotkin and Tzu-Jou Yeh, violoncellos, will play Jean-Philippe Rameau's "L'Entrée de Polimnie" (from Les Boréades) and Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in G minor for two cellos, strings, and basso, RV 531. Alan Choo, Han Xie, Brenda Koh, and Ming-Ching Tseng, violins, will play Pietro Locatelli's Concerto in F major for four violins, strings, and continuo, Op. 4, No. 12. The event, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, is band open to the public.


Thursday, March 31, 12:00 pm

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre will be presented by the Jazz Department. Faculty artists Gary Thomas, tenor saxophone; Paul Bollenback, guitar; and Blake Meister, bass, joined by GPD student Byung Kang, drums, will play works by Gary Thomas, including "Only Hearsay," "Pariah's Pariah," "The Divide," "Peace of the Corridor," and "Who's In Control."

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm

The Chiara String Quartet - Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello - will present a chamber music master class in Centre Street Performance Studio. The event, part of the Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble Program, is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 1, 12:00 pm

GPD student Aik Shin Tan, traverso, and master's student Paula Maust, harpsichord, will perform Joseph-Bodin de Boismortier's Sonates pour la Flûte Traversiere avec la Basse, Oeuvre 19e and Louis Couperin's Suite in C major in the Peabody on the Court Music Series at the Walters Art Museum. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, this event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 1, 1:00 pm

The Chiara String Quartet will perform a free recital of Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 4, and Johannes Brahms' String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 in Hilda & Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The event is part of the Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble Program.

Friday, April 1, 2:30 pm

The Chiara String Quartet will present a chamber music master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre followed by an open forum discussion. The event, part of the Sandra Hittman Visiting Chamber Ensemble Program, is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 2, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm

The Mind and the Musician: Strategies for Optimum Performance, a performing arts conference co-presented by MedChi, the Maryland medical society, and Peabody will take place at MedChi, 1211 Cathedral Street, Baltimore. The presenters will include Special Assistant to the Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Community Initiatives Sarah Hoover and faculty artists Serap Bastepe-Gray and Julian Gray - all Peabody alumni - as well as faculty artist Joe Burgstaller. For more information and to register, visit

Sunday, April 3, 10:00 am

Alumna Dan Yu, harp, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 3, 3:00 pm

The Peabody Brass Ensembles, directed by James Olin, will present its Brass Bash featuring The Aeris Quintet, Brass Effect, Peabody Trumpet Ensemble, Marquee Brass, Peabody Low Brass Ensemble, Trombody Peabones, and Peabody Brass Band. The groups will play works by Malcolm Arnold, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dmitri Shostakovich, and more, as well as "Amazing Grace." The event, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, is free and open to the public.



Homewood Professor of the Arts Thomas Dolby will be a headline performer on opening night, Monday, March 28 at 10:00 pm. The Peabody Preparatory Wind Orchestra, led by Elijah Wirth, will perform on the Light up the Night! Stage at Inner Harbor Amphitheater on Wednesday, March 30 at 8:30 pm. Peabody Brass Invasion - a program comprised of the Aeris Brass Ensemble, 5 Guys Brass, the Downtown Brass Ensemble, the Peabody Trumpet Ensemble, and alumni-driven guest ensemble Beauty Slap- will perform at the amphitheater on Sunday, April 3 at 8:30 pm. Several other Peabody artists are featured throughout the week; for the full schedule, visit Light City Baltimore.


Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit


Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 pm

Dean's Symposium: Deborah Rutter, president, Kennedy Center


Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 pm

Peabody Wind Ensemble performs Sparke, Holst, and de Meij

Ticket info

Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm

Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble

Ticket info

Saturday, April 9, 5:00 pm

Gospel Concert featuring The Divine Voices of Praise from Ark Church, The Sanctuary Choir from New Shiloh Baptist Church, and Peabody Conservatory Gospel Students


Sunday, April 10, 2:00 pm

Preparatory Young People's String Program Spring Concert


Tuesday, April 12, 8:00 pm

The Peabody Trio performs Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert

Ticket info

Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm

Now Hear This performs Steve Reich

Ticket info

Sunday, April 17, 3:00 pm

Peabody Percussion Group

Ticket info

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

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Sunday, March 27, 2016


Light City


The Strand Theater Company proudly presents
Harry and the Thief
by Sigrid Gilmer
Directed by Susan Stoupe.
Jeremy has a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard. And a time machine. And a plan. Jeremy's plan is to send his thieving cousin Mimi back in time to 1863 to find Harriet Tubman and give her guns. Lots and lots of guns.

WHEN: Performance Dates: 
Wednesday, March 30, 8pm - Preview
Thursday, March 31, 8pm - Opening Night
Friday, April 1, 8pm
Saturday, April 2, 8pm
Sunday, April 3, 7pm
Thursday, April 7, 8pm
Friday, April 8, 8pm
Saturday, April 9, 8pm
Sunday, April 10, 7pm

WHERE:  All performances take place at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore 21201
There is a free church parking lot on the corner of 20th Street and St. Paul
TICKETS: General Admission - $20, Student/Senior/Artist/Preview - $10

Samy el-Noury, Monique Ingram, Aladrian Wetzel, Mike Smith, Trustina Sabah, Zipporah Brown, Madison Sowell, Javier Ogando, Frank Mancino, Alexander Scally

Susan Stroupe - Director
Dawn Marie Kelly - StageManager
Kate Smith-Morse - Set Designer
Adrienne Gieszl - Lighting Designer
Mika Eubanks - Costume Designer
Elena Kostakis - Producer/Marketing/PR

About the Playwright
Sigrid Gilmer makes black comedies that are historically bent, totally perverse, joyfully irreverent and are concerned with issues of identity, pop culture and contemporary American society. Her work has been performed at the Skylight Theatre, Pavement Group, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Cornerstone Theater Company and Highways Performance Space. She is a winner of the Map Fund Creative Exploration Grant, the James Irving Foundation Fellowship and is a USA Ford Fellow in Theatre.



This April, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will showcase nontraditional, provocative, original fashion designs during Hoi Polloi: An Experimental Fashion Event and DONROSE, the 23rd Annual Benefit Fashion Show. These events feature newly designed clothing by student artists and designers to showcase their creative visions as they push the boundaries of fashion with fiber, textiles and mixed media.  


Hoi Polloi: An Experimental Fashion Event

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St.
TICKETS: $7, students; $14, general public, available at the MICA Store (1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and; no tickets will be sold at the door.

The 2016 Experimental Fashion Event is designed, directed and produced by the artists and designers from MICA’s Fiber Department's yearlong Multi-Media Event class. Together, they will collaboratively transform Baltimore’s Lithuanian Hall into a venue for innovative fashion, costume design, performance art and soft sculpture. This annual event features individually crafted bodies of garment-based work exploring the intersection of fashion and art.

‘Hoi Polloi’ comes from the Greek word πολλοί, meaning “the common people.” The Experimental Fashion Event artists and designers have come together in a single collaboration from diverse points of view, seeking to challenge the normalcy of fashion. Furthermore, Hoi Polloi: An Experimental Fashion Event collaboration features themes from darkness to ultimate joy surrounding the human experience. 

This fashion event that many in Baltimore flock to each year, represents a variety of concepts and skill sets, with work speaking to the performative nature of fashion and the overlapping of the runway, the stage and the theater of the streets. The evening will involve more than 300 people, including designers and their models and performers.

Designers: Caroline Creeden ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), Taylor Dunn ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), Jenelle Legge, Sarah Lo ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), Elizabeth Nguyen ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), Zach Snyder ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), Kat Zotti ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.), Arooj Qamar ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), and Tess Wypkema ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), and collaborators Lo Ashford ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.) and Stella Lee ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.).


DONROSE: Annual Benefit Fashion Show

WHEN: Friday, April 8, 9 p.m. (MICA Community Show) and Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m. (General Public Show)
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
TICKETS: $15, students with ID; $20, general public (MICA Community Show: $7, students with ID; $12, faculty and staff; $20, guests), will be available at the MICA Store (1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and; limited tickets will be sold at the door.

For this year’s Annual Benefit Fashion Show, MICA student artists and designers considered societal labels such as gay or straight, male or female, black or white, and rich or poor—labels that are often imposed from birth. The fashion show creators note that it is often the case that external influences are imposed upon individuals, like an automatic response, without a gray scale.

DONROSE is about breaking norms. The world is a constantly evolving and changing place, and their goal is to demonstrate such notions in the fashion show. They want to appeal to all senses, traveling the middle path between black and white because it is that middle ground that people see all colors and possibilities. Through their artistry, student artists and designers reinforce that people should not be judged on outward appearances and, furthermore, fashion can help people make bold expressions about how they feel on the inside. DONROSE’s director and assistant director are London Zhang and Brandon Brooks, respectively.

Proceeds from the 23rd Annual Benefit Fashion Show help support students involved in diversity programming and scholarly pursuits through the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development, which sponsors the show. The event is one of many ways MICA continues to provide comprehensive diversity programming that supports the students' academic and social needs.

Designers: Christina Hyrkas ’17 (Graphic Design B.F.A.), Briana Arrington ’17 (Illustration B.F.A.), Sam Rietenbach ’16 (General Fine Arts B.F.A.), Brit Kolich ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.), Sam White ’18 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture B.F.A.), Julia John ’17, ’18 (Fiber B.F.A., Teaching M.A.), Stevie Pniewski ’18 (Fiber B.F.A.), Nikki Hendricks ’17 (General Fine Arts B.F.A.), Kimmy Kim ’16 (Painting B.F.A.), Alison Baskerville ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.), Babs Weiss ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.), Hannah Jeremiah ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), Alisa Glenn ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.), Caroline Smouse ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.), Ashley Lian ’17 (Fiber B.F.A., Humanistic Studies B.F.A.), Sarah Lo ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.), and Cindy Perdomo ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.), and collaborators Robert Penn ’16, ’17 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture B.F.A., Teaching M.A.) and Antonius Bui ’16 (General Fine Arts B.F.A.), Carol Chu ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.) and Demetra Maheras ’17 (Fiber B.F.A.), and Chelsea Castro ’16 (Graphic Design B.F.A.) and Cassia Mullin ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.).

Information on select fashion lines:

For Annual Benefit Fashion Show, Robert Penn ’16 (Sculpture B.F.A.) and Antonius Bui ’16 (General Fine Arts B.F.A.) collaborated to debut their Real Fun collection, which explores themes of death, play and funeral through masks and adornments in both a serious and playful approach. Embellishments are used to enhance the wearer, but are also employed to hide secrets or conceal oneself. “Found in rituals, ceremonies and dances, [costumes and adornments] contribute to the long history of storytelling,” said the Penn and Bui. “Instead of approaching death with fear and sadness, we see it as transformative hope.” Real Fun is a construction of their ceremony, where each model is decorated in sculptural masks and cut-paper flora to narrate the bodily vessel.

Zach Snyder ’16 (Fiber B.F.A.) is influenced by costume in films and television shows, specifically medieval dress. For the Experimental Fashion Event, he premieres Lost Visage, a costume line interweaving beading, digital print, pattern design, fabric, draping and knitting materials and techniques. The collection is “representative of what it means to be free of our personal identity and to transform into something otherworldly,” Snyder said. His clothing creates an absence of existing restraints or commitments, taking the wearer to a different realm where he or she is unobstructed to behave and interact in new ways. Furthermore, with adorned masks, the wearer can be concealed while still engaging with his or her surroundings. “The clothes themselves become a new skin allowing the body to evolve into something more powerful and protective, creating a tension among the viewers of feeling fear and admiration at the same time,” the designer added.  

Nikki Hendricks’ ’17 (General Fine Arts B.F.A.) interests in the Afro-futurism genre and Yoruba Orisha (or deity of love) Oshun birthed her collection, La Marine de l’Oshun. “In Yoruba religion, it is believed that when the spirit of the Oshun possess you, she brings confidence, joy, exuberance and love,” Hendricks said. “Her possessions are also said to band together fight injustices against humanity.” For the Annual Benefit Fashion Show, her clothing will explore the physical manifestation of what the “goddess of water’s” navy would look like. Hendricks uses the aesthetic of armor to reinforce each soldier’s sense of beauty and strength that exist on a spiritual level.

For updates on MICA’s fashion events, visit For high-resolutions images, press passes or interview requests, please call the Division of Strategic Communications at 410.225.2300. 



Mr. Pratt's Party 2016

Mr. Pratt's Party: The Library's Annual Gala

WHEN: April 9, 2016, 7-11pm
Central Library
An evening of fun with delicious food, dancing to The Mood Swings, and a rare look at the Pratt's special collections.
TICKETS: $250 / Black Tie Optional
For tickets,

Proceeds will support the vital programs and services at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


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

with special guest, Trumpeter Nico Sarbanes

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm

The trio members are three of New York’s most sought-after young musicians having each performed individually with jazz legends.

Israeli pianist and composer Guy Mintus brings his trio for their Baltimore debut on a program featuring original materials, re-imaginations of standards and traditional melodies, as well as a collaboration with one of Baltimore’s most notable up and coming musicians, trumpeter Nico Sarbanes.

TICKETS: $13 in advance/$16 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Jeff Cosgrove/Noah Preminger Quartet

WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2016 – 8 pm

Noah Preminger - Saxophone
Jeff Cosgrove - Drums
Harry Appelman - Piano
Mark Lysher – Bass


At just 29, Noah Preminger has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums and is steadily listed as one of the best tenor saxophonists by critics and readers on the annual Downbeat Poll. Two new recordings are expected by early 2016, including an all-ballads date on the French vinyl label, Newvelle Records, and a recording inspired by Delta Mississippi Blues musicians.

While Jeff Cosgrove has ample experience playing beat-driven music with strict time, he is drawn toward abstraction in his own work, summoning colors and textures on the drum kit, listening deeply to his colleagues as the music flows and evolves.

TICKETS: $13 in advance/$16 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Anna Webber's SIMPLE Trio

WHEN: Friday, April 1, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm
Anna Webber - flute, sax
Matt Mitchell - piano
John Hollenbeck - drums

Composer and improviser Anna Webber is an integral part of a new wave of the Brooklyn avant-garde jazz scene. A saxophonist and flutist who persistently avoids the expected, Webber’s most recent album, SIMPLE (Skirl Records, 2014), has garnered much critical acclaim.

TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Mozart, Spanish Romance, and the Movies

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 2 pm

An exciting American virtuoso pianist who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique.

Among his engagements during the 2015-16 season, will be as guest soloist with The National Philharmonic, The Ohio Valley Symphony, The Maryland Symphony, The Cheyenne Symphony, the North Charleston Pops, The Alexandria Symphony, The Wilson Symphony and The Amadeus Orchestra. He will also appear in a number of duo recitals with violinist, Emil Altschuler.

Mr. Pandolfi will be available for signing CDs following the concert.

TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Dear loyal readers,

Over the past month, you have probably noticed that the Charmcity Arts Maven blog has been silent.

On February 16, your trusty culture maven had bilateral knee replacement surgery! That’s, right: I had both knees replaced.

What with intense physical therapy and rehabilitation, and an inability to focus after surgery/anesthesia, I was unable to post to the blog, despite my taking a laptop to rehab with the best intention of doing so.

Well, I am back at home and rarin’ to go. There are a ton of press releases in my inbox clamoring for publicity. I will go slowly at first, but hope to get back to reviewing by the middle of April, and posting at least 5 notices daily.

I hope you haven’t given up on this labor of love! Welcome back and come back soon—and often.


Ruth Ross