Wednesday, April 27, 2016

EVERYMAN THEATRE’S “DEATH OF A SALESMAN” A “MUST-SEE”

WHERE:  Everyman Theatre, 15 West Fayette Street, Baltimore

Critics and audiences are raving about
Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller's profound and powerful tragedy of an American dreamer is a dramatic masterpiece. Since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of American theatre and continues to strike a chord with Baltimore audiences today.

  • "Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play has lost none of its sting."–The Baltimore Sun
  • “An exceptional experience where everything gleams.”  —DC Theatre Scene
  • "Great production of a great classic contemporary tragedy. What a solid cast in every single role!"—Jean, Facebook
  • "Bright, vital, urgent."–DC Theatre Scene
  • "Salesman was among the best things I've seen in a long time." —Gerald, Footlights DC
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Miller's Muse: Who is Willy Loman?
What makes Death of a Salesman an artistic masterpiece? Is Willy Loman based on a real person? What made it a turning point in Arthur Miller’s career is the non-linear, expressionist style that enabled Willy Loman’s internal world to become the subject of the play. Miller actually said that seeing A Streetcar Named Desire freed him to write in this mode.
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Washington Post Profile: Meet Dawn Ursula
A terrific spotlight about a terrific artist. Get to know our amazing Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula a little better with this profile from the Washington Post. Dawn can currently be seen in our "Great American Rep" in both Death of a Salesman and A Streetcar Named Desire!
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Photo by Marvin Joseph/Washington Post

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DUKE ELLINGTON’S “SACRED CONCERTS” @ EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

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Funding provided, in part, by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund

WHERE: The Eubie Blake Center, 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 225-3130

 

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

The Quebe Sisters

WHEN: THU APR 28 | 8pm
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Imagine the Andrews Sisters singing in top form, and then ripping into a nimble fiddle breakdown! When Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe (pronounced kway-bee) raise their fiddles or sing their three-part harmony, audiences are blown away.” Tickets & Info

 


Exhibition Opening

The Simurgh

WHEN: RECEPTION: FRI APR 29 | 6-8PM

The exhibition, "The Simurgh," referencing the mythological creature of transformation and rebirth from Persian folklore, features a selection of contemporary Iranian or Iranian American painters who uniquely interpret traditional Persian mythologies with reference to the history of miniature painting in their practice. Info


Film Screening

Jafar Panahi's Taxi

WHEN: FRI APR 29 | 8pm

Internationally acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran. His camera, placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio, captures a spirited slice of Iranian society while also brilliantly redefining the borders of comedy, drama, and cinema. Tickets & Info


Meshelle + Regina Belle

3rd Annual Funny, Fierce, Fabulous: THE CABARET

WHEN: SAT APR 30 | 8pm

Enjoy an intimate evening of laughter hosted by award-winning comedienne, MESHELLE “The Indie-Mom of Comedy,” and the amazing song stylings of Grammy Award and Academy Award Winner REGINA BELLE! Tickets & Info

BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK WELCOMES ALL FASHIONS: REGISTER BY APRIL 30

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THIS WEEK @ 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

Thursday, April 28, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm
JERON WHITE and POLARITY

Theljon Allen - trumpet
Sam King - sax
Lafayette Gilchrist - piano
Charles Wilson - drums
Jeron White - bass

Jeron has been collaborating, and expressing his sound with many variations of his new group "Jeron White & Polarity". Describing avant-garde, hip-hop, and among other elements of jazz. Within the group, welcoming a great Baltimore legend, and leader of "The Great Volcanos," Lafayette Gilchrist.

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


Friday, April 29, 2016 – 8 pm
VOCALIST KRISTIN CALLAHAN BRINGS A CASE OF SPRING FEVER TO BALTIMORE

In the flush of Maryland spring, a vibrant, mesmerizing young vocalist brings her talents to one of Baltimore’s premier jazz venues. Her music is often hypnotic and thus compelling, says Rob Lester, of Talkin Broadway. Don Wolff, of I Love Jazz radio says, Kristin Callahan is a talented, new, young, fresh and beautiful voice in jazz. Marianne Matheny-Katz, writing for the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, says Callahan’s voice is somewhat reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto, but she has her own distinct voice and point of view.

Accompanying Ms. Callahan will be four musicians who boast glittering musical resumes and bring impressive talents to the performance.

Thad Wilson, trumpet Shawn Purcell, guitar
Jeff Reed, bass Dante Pope, drums

The program includes “The Summer Knows” (Bergman and Legrand) which became popular in the 1971 coming-of-age film, Summer of ‘42. Also on the program is “Peel Me a Grape,” a sassy 1962 David Frishberg tune. Callahan will also deliver her own rendition of the poignant 1936 Rogers and Hart tune “Glad to Be Unhappy,” reminding us that, regardless of the season, love isn’t always easy.

TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$12 full-time students with ID


Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm
MARK G. MEADOWS
To The People EP Release Concert

"Mark is a gifted musician. He possesses a strong mastery of the piano and electric keyboard. He has a level of creativity that will define him amongst others in his generation.  Mr. Meadows is a young man full of integrity and character. I have seen him consistently bring joy to any environment he is placed in." — Cyrus Chestnut.

Recently named both Artist of the Year and Composer of the Year of 2014 by Washington DC City Paper.

Meadows performances reflect his versatile musical background encompassing jazz, R&B, gospel, and rock, to interconnect every walk of life. Marks newest project in the works, To the People, reflects his passion for social justice. Through lyrics, harmony, and improvisation, Mark's message is simple: to bring love, peace, and understanding to the people.

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


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – 8 pm
Olson, Frock, Marcus Trio

Steve Olson: drums
Ben Frock: trumpet, flugelhorn
Todd Marcus: bass clarinet

Steve Olson is a drummer, percussionist, and composer. After playing many styles of jazz, his recent focus has been modern free improvisation and experimental music. His most recent recording, The Ruthless Shapes of Paradise with Denman Maroney and Oscar Noriega, received critical acclaim and airplay across the country.

Ben Frock is a musician, composer, audio engineer and producer who studied at Towson University and Peabody Conservatory. He has performed with Phil Cunneff's Trio, his own group Subatomic Particles, and his large funk ensemble Love Unit Orchestra, featuring all original music

Bass clarinetist Todd Marcus leads small ensembles such as the Todd Marcus Quartet, Trio, and Duo as well as his nine piece band The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra on original compositions and jazz standards.

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


 

Click below to purchase your tickets for these events:
   28 Jeron White & Polarity
   29 Vocalist Kristin Callahan "Spring Fever"
   30 Mark G Meadows - To The People EP Release Concert
May 2016
   4 Olson, Marcus & Frock
   6 Jon Irabagon/Manuel Valera Duo
   7 Cesar Orozco Solo Piano: Jazz meets Latin-American Classics
   8 Daniel Schwait CD Release Event
   9 & 23 Peabody Jazz Student
   10 Evolution Contemporary Music Series Final concert of the season.
   11 Peabody Classic Modern Jazz Ensemble
   12 Jason Yeager/Ben Roseth Quartet w/ special guest Todd Marcus
   13 Andy Milne and Dapp Theory
   14 Otherworld: Contemporary Jazz Quartet
   15 James Von Lenz & Woody Lissauer: Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series
   16 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band - Monthly Mondays
   18 Symphony One inaugural noon concert series   
   19 Towson Trombone Ensemble
   20 Paul Covington Solo Jazz Piano concert
   21 Benefit show: Night of 1000 Dylans -- Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series
   22 Hank Levy Legacy Band: Music that Inspired an Award Winning Film
   24 T.K. Blue Celebrates Mothers
   27  "The Joni Chronicles"
   28 Oscar Peñas Quartet
   29 HD Quintet

LIGHT CITY 2016 FEED BACK SESSIONS: LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts




lightcityfeedback@promotionandarts.org

NEW EXHIBIT NOW OPEN @ SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER THROUGH JUNE 18

School 33 Art Center



For more information, visit school33.org.

THIS WEEK & MORE @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, April 25, Tuesday, April 26, Thursday, April 28, 2:30 pm

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


Tuesday, April 26, 8:00 pm

Flutists in Marina Piccinini's studio—Drew Dardis, Louna Dekker-Vargas, Gyu Ri Kim, David Le, Eric Maul, Seungmin Oh, Kah Yun Song, and Kelly Sulick—will premiere new solo pieces written for them by Peabody student composers Gabriel Bouche Caro, Jun An Chew, Cody Criswell, Moni Guo, Christian Humcke, Ben Kapilow, and Christopher McCormick, as well as premieres from Philipp Henkel and Johannes Berndt, two student composers from Die Hochschule fur Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover.


Thursday, April 28, 12:00 pm

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall will be presented by the Chamber Music Department. Hornists Jordan Dinkins, Greg Goldberg, Lily Homma, Brian Swihart, and Noah Tingen will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Wir glauben all' an einen Gott and Kerry Turner's The Casbah of Tetouan. Espirit - Daisy Heeji Rho, Ryo Usami, violins; Ankit Anil, viola; and Ethan Sandman, cello -  will perform Josef Haydn's String quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1. Nakwon Choi, violin; Ju Hyeon Kim, cello; and Diana Kim, piano, will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 "Ghost."


Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and the Baltimore Baroque Band will collaborate with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company artists to perform music from the Bard's England. Titled "If Music Be the Food of Love," the program will include original songs from Shakespearean plays and other music of the era. Scenes from Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and The Taming of the Shrew will be performed, as well as speeches from Tempest, Henry IV Part II, and The Merchant of Venice. CSC actors Ron Heneghan, Bethany Mayo, and Jeff Miller will be featured, along with soprano Grace Srinivasan. Tickets for the performance, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall., are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID

Ticket info (Thurs.) Ticket info (Fri.)


Friday, April 29, 3:30 pm

Junior Bach, a program which pairs middle-school students from the St. Ignatius Loyola Academy and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women with Peabody Conservatory composition students, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a pre-performance conversation entitled "Empowerment Through Music: 10 Years of Junior Bach" at 1:00 pm in the Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. This event includes the premiere of a new composition commissioned by Junior Bach from Tariq Al-Sabir (BM '15, Voice). The Junior Bach concert will take place in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall at 3:30 pm. Premieres of works by Anthony Alark, Marlon Brown, Jeiel Elliott, Daniya Green, Candre Henry, Luis Quintero, Cameron Ragin, and Amani Smith will be performed by Conservatory instrumentalists. A reception will follow at 5:00 pm in the Bank of America Lounge. All events are free and open to the public.

Info


Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm

The Peabody Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Formanek, will present a program of works by Michael Formanek, Thelonious Monk, and more, including Mr. Monk's Shuffle Boil and Brake's Sake and Mr. Formanek's The Distance, Exoskeleton: Part IV - Echoes, and Exoskeleton: Part V - without regrets. Tickets for the performance, in Joe Byrd Hall are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. 

Ticket info


Saturday, April 30, 1:30 pm

The Second Annual Graduate Research Symposium will take place with presentations including Christopher Buchanan's  "Giovanni Gabrieli's Symphoniae Sacrae...liber secundus: Contexts and Questions," Gary Sampsell's "The Leipzig Mandora Manuscript: Content and Context," Joseph German's "The idealization network: a model of recognition in vision and music?," and Adam Swanson's "A Study of Robert R. Darch's Golden Reunion in Ragtime." Susan Forscher Weiss and Andrew Talle served as faculty advisors. The free event will take place in the Centre Street Performance Space. 


Saturday, April 30; Sunday, May 1, 3:30 pm

The Howard County campus of the Peabody Children's Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby, will present a program titled "Songs of the British Isles." The works include English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh traditional songs. Bradley Permenter is the associate director and accompanist, and Julia Sheriff is the assistant director and accompanist. The performances take place at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. All tickets are $5. Call the Peabody Box Office at 667-208-6620 for tickets.

Ticket info


Saturday, April 30, 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Leon Fleisher, Peabody's Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano, will guest conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter" and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27. Tickets for the performance, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.

Ticket info

CONSERVATORY STUDENT RECITALS

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 peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, May 2, 4:30 pm
Conservatory Chamber Music Recitals

Info


Tuesday, May 3, 2:30 pm
Conservatory Chamber Music Recitals
Info


Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 pm
Peabody Computer Music Consort presents "...fused into music..."

Info


Saturday, May 7, 1:00 pm; Sunday, May 8, 3:00 pm
Peabody Children's Chorus
Ticket info


Sunday, May 8, 7:30 pm
Preparatory Lynn Taylor Hebden Recital

Info


Saturday, May 14, 3:30 pm
Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra and Preparatory String Ensemble

Info


Saturday, May 14, 4:00 pm
Preparatory Wind Orchestra and Wind Band Concert
Info


Sunday, May 15, 3:00 pm
Peabody Youth Orchestra performs Suppé and Borodin

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 peabody.jhu.edu/events.

Give to Peabody

Your generosity enables Peabody to provide the one-to-one, artist-to-student teaching that is critical to musical development. Help secure our tradition of inspiration for another 150 years! 

Make a Gift

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Monday, April 11, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE BMA

The Baltimore Museum of Art

Collecting Now

Talks, Tour & Reception

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 7-9 p.m.
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

Hear insights on collecting during this special evening event in celebration of New Arrivals. A tour of the exhibition and five short talks will be followed by a reception in Antioch Court with beer, wine, and sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres.
Speakers

  • Artistic Director of Rhizome at the New Museum Michael Connor on collecting in the digital age
  • Private collector Darnell W. Burfoot on collecting challenging artworks 
  • Acclaimed author Andrea Pitzer on her research for The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov
  • Walters Art Museum Paper Conservator Elisabetta Polidori on how to care for works on paper

BMA Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Jay Fisher on how the BMA has grown its world-class collection

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


Large Blue Film Picasso

Picturing Painting
Now Open

Four large-scale color photographs reinterpret masterworks of painting such as da Vinci’s The Last Supper and Picasso’s Deux femmes nues assises. More

Archival Image of Lexington Market

Open Hours: Crab Cakes & Conversations

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m.

Learn about the history of Baltimore’s public markets over samples of Faidley’s famous crab balls, Konstant's peanuts, and classic Berger cookies. All Open Hours events are free and open to the public. More

 

Make TribeCreate Artisanal Soaps with Make Tribe

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.

Learn how to create and customize your own artisanal soaps and package them with beautiful handmade papers. All supplies and refreshments are included in your ticket price for a very hands-on experience. More

Images:
Picturing Painting: Starn Twins (Mike and Doug Starn, American, born 1961). Large Blue Film Picasso, 1988-1989. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Frederick R. Weisman Contemporary Art Acquisitions Endowment, BMA 1989.52. © 2016 Mike & Doug Starn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Open Hours: Lexington Market, 1850 Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Divisions, LC-USZ62-15860.

Artisanal Soap Making: Image courtesy of Make Tribe and Caleb Moore.

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“EVITA” OPENS @ SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE APRIL 15

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EVITA
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
direction: Fuzz Roark
musical direction: Michael Tan

WHEN: Apr 15, 16, 17;   21, 22, 23, 24;   29, 30, May 1;   6, 7, 8;   13, 14, 15.
Ten Spot Thursday: Apr 21,  2016 - 8:00pm  -   All tickets just $10
Talk Back With Director & Cast: May 1, 2016— immediately following the performance
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults:  $20; Seniors:  $18 (age 60+); Students:  $16 (under age 18, or valid college ID); Military:  $16 (retired or active duty, ID required)

ORDER ONLINE at www.spotlighters.org or call 410.752.1225

Evita tells Eva Peron's passionate and unforgettable true story. Eva used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world—while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. 

Spotlighters attempts in this production to provide a fuller image of Eva Duarte de Peron, not just as a driven, social climber, but as a woman with a vision and determination. Eva Peron had a quest for the working class, and she knew how to achieve her goals, and provide for her people.

CAST

  • Eva Duarte de Peron  -  Becca Vourvoulas
  • Che  -  Robert Wall
  • Juan Peron  -  Bart Debicki
  • Magaldi  -  Steven Quintilian
  • Mistress  -  Claire Iverson
  • Teenage Eva  -  Clare Kneebone
  • Young Eva  -  Lucia Kelemen
  • Ensemble: Michael Blum, Steve Eberle, Dave Guy, Tara Hebert, Christina Holmes, Stuart C. Kazanow, Talia Lebowitz, Maia Vong, Cheryl Vourvoulas

CREATIVE TEAM

  • ​Fuzz Roark  -  Director
  • Michael Tan  -  Musical Director / Keyboard
  • Nancy Flores  -  Choreographer
  • Fuzz Roark  -  Movement
  • Al Ramer  -  Lighting Designer
  • Alan Zemla  -  Set Designer
  • Lanoriee Blake  -  Stage Manager
  • Stephy Miller  -  Booth Technician
  • Andrew Malone  -  Hair/Wigs/Make-up
  • Diana Haberstick, Andrew Malone, Darcy Elliott - Costume Design Team
  • William George  -  Drums
  • Christi MacDonald – Guitar
  • Greg Bell  -  Bass

AN EVENING OF OYSTERS WITH THE PRIDE OF BALTIMORE

Chesapeake Oysters: A Book Talk

WHEN: April 14, 2016, 5:30–7:30 PM
WHERE:
201 West Monument St, Baltimore, MD
TICKETS:  $15
To register for the event, click here.

Author Kate Livie, the Director of Education at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, will discuss her new book, Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay's Foundation and Future. Maryland's premier oyster restoration group, the Oyster Recovery Partnership will also be present to discuss their current initiatives and will be shucking oysters for everyone to enjoy. Plus, we'll have some of our limited-edition Pride II oyster knives on hand for you to hold and purchase. Proceeds from sales of the knives will benefit Pride of Baltimore, Inc. and the Oyster Recovery Partnership. 

Pride knife

The Oyster's Importance to Chesapeake Life
Crassostrea virginica, the eastern oyster.

These humble bivalves are the living bones of the Chesapeake and the ecological and historical lifeblood of the region. When colonists first sailed these impossibly abundant shores, they described massive shoals of foot-long oysters. But the bottomless appetite of the Gilded Age and great fleets of skipjacks took their toll. Disease, environmental pressures, and overconsumption decimated the population by the end of the twentieth century. 

While Virginia turned to bottom-leasing, passionate debate continues in Maryland among scientists and oystermen whether aquaculture or wild harvesting is the better way forward. Today, boutique oyster farming in the Bay is sustainably meeting the culinary demand of a new generation of connoisseurs. With careful research and interviews with experts, Kate Livie will present this dynamic story and a glimpse of what the future may hold.

The Oyster Recovery Partnership will also discuss some of their current initiatives, including sale of their commemorative oyster knives crafted from reclaimed wood from Pride of Baltimore II

These knives were crafted to raise funds to support Maryland's oyster heritage and preserve its rich maritime history. Proceeds from the sales support the Oyster Recovery Partnership and Pride of Baltimore, Inc. 

Learn more about the oyster knives here.

scubaAbout The Oyster Recovery Partnership

Twenty-one years ago, the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) was commissioned as a cooperative coalition of multiple partners that contributed to a large-scale restoration program to plant disease-free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay. Since then, nearly 5.9 billion oysters have been planted on 2,200 acres of oyster reefs and 70,000 bushels of shell have been recycled to provide homes for new oysters. (Above: Oyster Recovery Partnership divers help rehabilitate reefs on Maryland's Harris Creek, the largest oyster restoration project on the East Coast.)

As Maryland's leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Bay, the ORP also operates the region's Shell Recycling Alliance, supports the state's Marylanders Grow Oysters program, and provides shellfish aquaculture and fishery support services. Read more about the Oyster Recovery Project here.

This lecture is organized by the Maryland Historical Society Maritime Committee, in partnership with Pride of Baltimore and the Oyster Recovery Partnership. You won't want to miss it!

FREE PRODUCTION OF ICONIC MUSICAL IN BOLTON HILL OPENS THIS WEEKEND!

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The story of Memorial Players’ spring musical this year is almost prescient in its relevance to Baltimore (and the country) in 2016—wealth inequality, abuse of power, corruption, the struggles of immigrants, collectivist organizing, cults of celebrity, the American dream lost and then found. What is almost more amazing is that it was selected by our Theater Committee more than two years ago.

Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow (who passed away last year), Ragtime tells the story of three groups of people in the United States in the early 20th century whose lives profoundly intersect: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. Historical figures including Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Kendall Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman are represented in the stories. Ragtime has much to say about justice and equality, life and love, and finding meaning in all of it.

Nominated in 1998 for numerous Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Ragtime won for Best Book by the legendary Terrance McNally, and Best Score (Music and Lyrics) by Stephen Flaherty and Lynne Ahrens. All three were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame this past year.

Pre-show receptions, held by Bolton Hill residents before each Friday and Saturday evening show, are a great way to donate to the work of Memorial Players and to meet other members of the Memorial Players community. Food and refreshments will be provided and reception goers are guaranteed a reserved seat in the front rows of the theater.

Memorial Players is an education and outreach program of Memorial Episcopal Church, a diverse community in historic Bolton Hill near downtown Baltimore celebrating over 150 years of worshiping God and serving people.  The productions depend on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and funds to cover all expenses. Memorial Players auditions and performances are open to all at no charge. 

For more information, please go to memorialplayers.org or contact Paul Seaton at 410-669-0220, ext. 13 or email pseaton@memorialepiscopal.org

Friday, April 8, 2016

SUMMER ARTS CLASSES NOW FORMING @ BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

 

Summer Arts Classes Are Forming Now!

Join fellow students from across Baltimore for classes in darkroom photography and artmaking skills, and to build your portfolio with BSA's professional artist/teachers. Open to students of all levels of experience - No audition required!

Summer Studio Courses

Grades 6-12 (please specify)

Session I: Drawing From Sight and Insight

WHEN: July 5-8 & July 11-14, 2016, 9 am-12 pm OR 1 pm-4 pm (choose one)

Students work with observational skills and explore techniques for incorporating those skills into works based on imagination.


Session II: In and Out of My Sketchbook

WHEN: July 18-28 (M-TH), 2016, 9 am-12 pm OR 1 pm-4 pm (choose one)

Students explore alternative imagery and ideas through mixed media(drawing, printmaking, collage and assemblage).

TUITION: $197 per session
Download Registration Form here


Intro to Darkroom Photography
Grades 9-12
WHEN: July 5-8 & July 11-28 (M-Th)

Learn darkroom photography and develop your portfolio.

Students will learn how to operate the 35mm SLR film camera and the fundamental of black and white darkroom printing. Cameras and supplies will be provided.

TUITION: Four week session is $397 per student.
Download Registration Form here

Questions? Email Claire Brisendine at cbrisendine@bsfa.org


BSA Spring Exhibition Opens this Friday!

Join us at Baltimore School for the Arts to see the work of our current visual arts students. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Exhibition opening is 4-6 pm on April 8, 2016. Segal Gallery/Mark K. Joseph Building. The Spring Exhibition will be open through May 13, 2016. See you soon!