Monday, February 27, 2017

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

On Tuesday, February 28, at 8:00 pm, students of the Graduate Conducting Program will lead the Peabody Symphony Orchestra featuring student competition winners. Alan Buxbaum will conduct a performance of alumnus Peter Dayton's Grounds, the winning work in the Macht Orchestral Composition Competition. Paul McShee will lead the PSO in Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) featuring master's student Rob McGinness (pictured), baritone, the winner of the Sylvia L. Green Voice Competition. Sophomore Junhong Kuang, guitar, the winner of the Peggy and Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, will be the featured soloist in Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, conducted by Nell Flanders. Master's student Sahun Hong, piano, the winner of the Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition, will be the soloist for Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 18, led by Thomas Fortner.

This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Currently, tickets are unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list. The event will also be available to view online via live stream.

EVENTS THIS  WEEK

Monday, February 27, 5:00 pm

Peabody alumnus Łukasz Kuropaczewski, guitar, will present a master class in the Centre Street Performance Studio. Mengyi Li, guitar, will perform Mauro Giuliani's Rossiniana No.1, Op. 119. Shon Stelman, guitar, will perform the first movement of Leo Brouwer's Sonata. Jeremy Lutty, guitar, will perform two movements of Luigi Boccherini's Sonata in A major, G. 4. Fang Yuan, guitar, will perform two movements of Joaquín Rodrigo's Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre. The class is free and open to the public.


Monday, February 27, 6:30 pm

The Early Music Department will present a performance class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 pm

Peabody alumnus and violinist Bin Huang, who won both the Paganini and Munich International Competitions, will present a master class for some of the participants in the Marbury Competition in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.


Thursday, March 2, 12:00 pm

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Voice Department. ChunFeng Li, bass-baritone, and YueZhi Dou, piano, will perform three Russian songs by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tammi Lee, mezzo-soprano; Cynthia Sun, piano; and Setareh Parvaresh, viola, will perform the first movement from Johannes Brahms' Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91. John Johnston, baritone, and Min Young Park, piano, will perform Lazar Weiner's A Nign and Maurice Ravel's Kaddish. Noelle McMurtry, soprano, and Theodore Cheek, theorbo, will perform Benedetto Ferrari's "Udite amanti" from Musiche e Poesie... Libro III. Lorenzo Zapata, baritone; Flavia Pajaro Van de Stadt, violin; Ryo Usami, violin; Jennifer Kim, viola; and Andrew Shiau, cello, will perform Samuel Barber's Dover Beach. Katie Christenbury, soprano, and Allison Tsai, piano, will perform Carlisle Floyd's "The Trees on the Mountains" from Susannah and Franz Schubert's Rastlose Liebe.


Thursday, March 2, 6:00 pm

Percussionist Leigh Howard Stevens, who developed the four-mallet marimba technique, will present a master class in Joe Byrd Hall. The class is free and open to the public.


Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm

Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco, guitar, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.


Friday, March 3, 12:00 pm

Andrew Marino, guitar, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Violin Sonata No.1, BWV 1001; Fernando Sor's Les Adieux, Op. 21; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Tarantella, Op. 87b; Carlo Domeniconi's Variations on an Anatolian Folksong, Op. 15; and Carlos Rafael Rivera's Whirler of the Dance in the free Peabody on the Court Series concert at the Walters Art Gallery.


Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm

The Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by Risa Browder and John Moran, will present a concert entitled From Zimmermann's Coffee House: Music of Bach's Leipzig Collegium Musicum. The program will include Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Sinfonia in D minor, Georg Philipp Telemann's Conclusion in E minor (TWV 50:5) from Tafelmusik (1733) III, No. 6, and three works by Johann Sebastian Bach. No tickets are required for this free concert in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.


Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm

The Peabody Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Formanek, will celebrate the centennial of the birth of the American Jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Sphere Monk. The program will feature compositions of Thelonious Monk, arranged by Oliver Nelson, including "Trinkle-Tinkle," "Little Rootie Tootie," "Reflections," "Brilliant Corners," and "Let's Cool One." Currently, tickets are unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.


Sunday, March 5, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Peabody Preparatory's eighth annual daylong celebration of the guitar, Fret Fest is for guitarists of all levels and ages. This year's festival includes workshops, master classes, and a guest artist concert by acclaimed rock, jazz, and classical guitarists. General admission day passes are $30.00 for full festival access (including the guest artist concert). All events will be held on Peabody's Mount Vernon campus. Visit peabody.jhu.edu/fretfest for more information and to register.


Sunday, March 5, 2:30 pm

Fret Fest's Guitar Ensemble Concert will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The Peabody Guitar Ensemble and guitar ensembles from the Peabody Preparatory and Conservatory, Tuscarora High School, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, and Montgomery College will be featured in this free performance.


Sunday, March 5, 4:00 pm

Longtime front man of the Saturday Night Live Band and current guitarist for Roger Waters G. E. Smith will perform with the Boston-based Perlak/Tronzo Guitar Duo—David Tronzo and Kim Perlak—in the Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall in Fret Fest's guest artist concert. Tickets for the guest artist concert are $20.00 and can be purchased at peabody.jhu.edu/fretfest


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

Thursday, March 9, Friday, March 10, Saturday, March 11, 7:30 pm; Sunday, March 12, 4:00 pm (note time change)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)


Sunday, March 12, 7:30 pm

William Marbury Prize Recital


Wednesday, March 15, 8:00 pm

Cooperstown Quartet Perform Mendelssohn, Haydn, Beethoven


Thursday, March 16, 7:30 pm

Peabody Singers Perform Thompson, Debussy, Brahms


Friday, March 17, 7:30 pm

Peabody Modern Orchestra Perform Bermel, Paterson, Bentz, Adams


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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Monday, February 20, 2017

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

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

13th Annual Black History Month Celebration!

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Let It Be Free

WHEN: Saturday, Feb 25 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$22 in advance/$25 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

THIS IS A MUST-SEE CONCERT EVENT!!

Kahil ElZabar, drums, voice, kalimba
Corey Wilkes, trumpet
Alex Harding baritone

Kahil El’Zabar has been leading his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in various configurations for over 40 years and they are still in forward motion!  This year, his “EHE, Let It Be Free” 2017 tour includes longtime member Corey Wilkes on trumpet, and Alex Harding on baritone sax. These players are much more than accomplished jazz musicians. They are spiritually endowed, next level Sound Scientists, who have mastered rituals in music like no one else — that raise consciousness while healing the mind, body and spirit. They are master healers through music, opening one’s pineal gland (third eye), and awakening infinite possibilities of wellness and wholeness!  When one experiences the EHE, you are set free to be all you can be!


Click below for your tickets to these exciting events in place for 2017. Here is what's already on tap for the year -- watch for much more to be added!

February 2017
   21 & 28 Peabody Jazz Students, Alumni & Friends
   25 Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Let It Be Free
   26 Hiroya Tsukamoto Solo Guitar
   26 Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series 
   27 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band - Monthly Mondays
March 2017
     3 T.K.Blue "Amour" CD Release Concert
     4 Folkal Point: Caleb Stine
     5 Hank Levy Legacy Band
     5 Art Song Recital - "Dimensions of Love"
     6 & 20 Nate Hook Jam Session
     8 Emmet Cohen Trio
   10 Robin Bullock's Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration
   11 Jazz Flutist Andrea Brachfeld Quartet
   12 Dan Blake and The Digging
   12 Baltimore Consort: Shakespeare at The Baltimore Basilica
   14 & 28 Peabody Student Jazz hosted by Rachel Winder and Mike Gary
   16 Stephen Crump
   17 Dom Minasi & Susan Alcorn
   18 Uri Caine Trio with Mark Helias and Clarence Penn
   19 Charmine Michelle
   22 Lachesar Kostov Cello Recital
   23 Yacine Boulares
   24 Bogna Kicinska Quintet
   25 Kris Allen
   26 Michael Raitzyk & Surprise Guest: Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series
   27 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band - Monthly Mondays
   29 Atar Trio
   30 Manuel Valera
   31 Behn Gillece
April 2017
   1 Folkal Point: Honey Dewdrops
   2 Baseball Songs with Tony Denikos, James Von Lenz & TBA
   3 & 17 Nate Hook Jam Session
   8 Dariusz Skoraczewski and Michael Sheppard Cello/Piano Duo
   11 & 25 Peabody Student Jazz hosted by Rachel Winder and Mike Gary
   23 Eri Yamamoto Solo Jazz Piano
   23 Birthday show with Karen Collins & TBA: Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series
   24 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
May 2017
   5 Ming Xiao Feng (Pipa) and Paul Margolis
   6 Folkal Point: Birdhouse with Skribe
   7 Roots Cafe
   8 & 22 Nate Hook Jam Session
   9 Evolution Contemporary Music Series: Julia Wolfe
   15 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
   16 & 30 Peabody Student Jazz hosted by Rachel Winder and Mike Gary
   26 Flavio Sala, solo classical guitar
   28 John Lamkin Sacred Band
June 2017
   3 Folkal Point: Elena & Los Fulanos
   4 Roots Cafe
   5 & 19 Nate Hook Jam Session
   10 Oscar Penas
   12 Dunbar Akumni Jazz Band
   13 & 27 Peabody Student Jazz hosted by Rachel Winder and Mike Gary
   29 Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan
July 2017
   1 Folkal Point: 1960s Folk Tribute
   17 Nate Hook Jam Session
   24 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
August 2017
   7 & 21 Nate Hook Jam Session
   28 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
September 2017
   2 Folkal Point: Latitia VanSant
   4 & 18 Nate Hook Jam Session
   11 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
October 2017
   7 Folkal Point: Adam Trice / Mary Battiata
   9 & 23 Nate Hook Jam Session
   16 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
November 2017
   4 Folkal Point: Sorcha Cribben-Merrill & Jo Sorrell/Mike Barth
   6 & 20 Nate Hook Jam Session
   13 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
December 2017
   2 Folkal Point: Joan and Joni
   4 & 18 Nate Hook Jam Session
   11 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band Holiday Concert
   21 & 22 Anne Waits & Boister Annual Winter Solistice Concert

“THE WHITE SNAKE” BEGINS @ CENTERSTAGE NEXT FRIDAY

WHEN: February 24 to March 26
WHERE:
Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

Mystery and magic intertwine in this fantastical fairy tale brought to life in grand spectacle in the newly renovated Head Theater. Originating from the ancient Chinese fable, The White Snake tells the story of animal spirits White Snake and Green Snake, who take human form as a beautiful woman and her sly servant. White Snake soon falls passionately in love with a poor pharmacist’s assistant, but their relationship is reviled by a conservative monk and tragedy lurks behind their newfound happiness. Complemented by storytelling techniques traditional and new, The White Snake will be a can’t-miss event of the 2016/17 Season for the entire family.

Read more about the play, the plot,and more about this production.


A Conversation with the Director 

Natsu Onoda Power is directing The White Snake, the first production in Baltimore Center Stage’s re-designed Head Theater. In this interview, Natsu discusses her approach to directing The White Snake, as well as her relationship with Mary Zimmerman. Read more in “A Story of Love and Friendship.


Notes from The White Snake First Rehearsal

The cast and design team of The White Snake came together with Baltimore Center Stage staff for the production’s first rehearsal, which took place in the newly renovated Andrus Rehearsal Hall in our historic theater on Calvert Street.  


MEET THE CAST:

Aimé Donna Kelly*
as White Snake

Peter Van Wagner*
as Fa Hai

Eileen Rivera*
as Green Snake

Joe Ngo*
as Xu Xian

Ensemble

Caitlin Cisco*

Samy el-Noury

Lucy Lavely*

Brett Messiora*

Pooya Mohseni*

Linden Tailor*

Damian Thompson*

Actor-Musicians

Jeff Song,
Music Director

Jason Kao Hwang

Joshua Ziemann

Yukio Tsuji

SPECIAL OFFER FOR EVERYMAN THEATRE PATRONS FROM CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

"Now is the winter of our discontent..."

RICHARD III
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ian Gallanar

RICHARD III is the riveting conclusion of Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses history plays. In his ruthless pursuit of England’s crown, Richard seduces, conspires, betrays, and murders, all the while revealing his twisted motives and madness to the audience. Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar and Chesapeake Shakespeare Company members bring the powerful tragedy of the monarch to life with pulsing special effects, arresting performances, and a setting that transports the action to the WWI era. A psychological drama, a dysfunctional family story, and a cautionary tale about ambition and power, Richard III remains as entertaining and as horrifying today as it was 400 years ago. 

WHEN: Now through March 5, 2017
WHERE:
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
TICKETS: $19 – $49

Purchase tickets online or by phone at 410-244-8570.
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"Oh, What a Tyrant" - DC Theatre Scene

Vince Eisenson as Richard III, Lizzi Albert as Lady Anne. Photos by Teresa Castracane.

Everyman Theatre is a professional theatre company with a resident ensemble of artists from the Baltimore/Washington area dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Alumnus Dontae Winslow and his group WinslowDynasty will be featured in the Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series, under the artistic direction of Gary Thomas, on Saturday, February 25, at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm. Their new album, titled Enter The Dynasty, is an eclectic mix of straight-ahead jazz, blues, funk, and hip-hop soul. The artists - Mr. Winslow, trumpet/vocals; Mashica Winslow, vocals; Antonio Hart, alto sax; Sam Barsh, piano/keyboard; Tom Baldwin, bass; and CV Dashiell, drums - will perform two sets

WHERE: Johns Hopkins Club on the Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street.
TICKETS: available online.


EVENTS THIS WEEK

Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm

Grace Srinivasan, soprano, and Paula Maust, harpsichord, will perform Thomas-Louis Bourgeois' Hippomène and Alessandro Scarlatti's Euridice dall'inferno, and Sam Bessen, horn, and Min Joo Yi, keyboard, will perform Dana Wilson's Musings for Horn and Piano in the free Peabody on the Court Series concert at the Walters Art Gallery.


Sunday, February 26, 3:00 pm

Peabody Preparatory faculty members will be featured in recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. JeeYoung Rachel Choe, flute, and Hyun-Sook Park, piano, will perform Charles-Marie Widor's Suite for flute and piano, Op. 34. Gina Eichmann, flute; Heidi Dewally, oboe; Donna Noyes, clarinet; Becky Ballenger, horn; Monica Schwartz, bassoon; and Kristina Tanner, piano, will perform Francis Poulenc's Sextet for wind quintet and piano. Lauren Rausch, violin, and Ta-Wei Tsai, piano, will perform Johannes Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. No tickets are required for this free performance.


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

Tuesday, February 28, 8:00 pm

Peabody Symphony Orchestra Features Student Competition Winners


Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm

Baltimore Baroque Band


Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm

Peabody Jazz Ensemble Celebrates Thelonious Monk


Sunday, March 5, 2:30 pm

Fret Fest Guitar Ensemble Concert


Sunday, March 5, 4:00 pm

G.E. Smith and Perlak/Tronzo Guitar Duo to Perform, Peabody


Thursday, March 9, Friday, March 10, Saturday, March 11, 7:30 pm; Sunday, March 12, 4:00 pm (note time change)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)


March 12, 7:30 pm

William Marbury Prize Recital


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

1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
peabody.jhu.edu
410-234-4500

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS CONTINUE @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE: FILM, DISCUSSION, SOUL MUSIC

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Film | Awake Zion

WHEN: Thursday, February 16 | 7:30pm
WHERE:
Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore
TICKETS:
$10, $7 mbrs. (+$3 at the door)
More Info & Tix

The infamous Crown Heights race riots in the summer of '91 set the tone for an urban battleground between Jewish and Black communities in Brooklyn. The fallout is still felt in this historically diverse neighborhood to this day. A vibrant and unique reggae music scene has emerged out of this tinderbox, which is a curious cultural hybrid of Rasta and Jewish influences—the most notable example being the platinum-selling Matisyahu. All of which begs the question: what gives?

For director Monica Haim, reggae music ignited something that went far beyond the melodies and beats. Her experience with Rasta and reggae gave rise to a discovery of shared histories and common beliefs - and an unexpected doorway towards connecting with her own Jewish roots. All the way back  to the alleged sultry affair between the Jewish King Solomon and the African Queen of Sheba, Jewish influence is evident in the  spiritual history of Ethiopia - turning up subtly in Rastafarian lifestyle and then, inevitably, in reggae. Chronicling the story of this unlikely kinship, Awake Zion unites Jewish and Jamaican musicians, scholars, and historians in a celebration of roots and culture—a beat-laden adventure that kicks off in Brooklyn, travels to Jamaica, the  birthplace of reggae, and culminates in Israel, where a sizzling reggae scene thrives today. Awake Zion is a deeply personal examination of what it means to be Jewish, Rasta, white or black - and, most importantly, the universal search for what it means to be "home."

Dir. Monica Haim | 2014 | 62 min.


Discussion | What does it mean to be Black?

WHEN: Thursday, February 16 | 7:30pm
WHERE:
Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore
Free!
More Info

Creative Alliance partners with SHAN in celebration of Black History Month to present a discussion: What does it mean to be Black?

Discussion with Activists: SHAN, Leila Rghioui, & Aurelio Martinez
Hosted by: Linnea Poole & L. Gerald Leavell II
Performances by: Shalanda Hansboro & DJ Pierre

Garifuna Soul: Aurelio Martinez

WHEN: Friday, February 17 | 8pm
WHERE:
Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore
Tickets: $20, $17 mbrs. (+$3 at the door)
More Info & Tix

Aurelio Martinez, singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, is a cultural warrior for the Garifuna people of the Caribbean Coast of Central America. He and his band find a warm, inviting, danceable space creating a sound influenced by the Garifuna’s West African and Amerindian ancestry. On stage, Aurelio’s passion for his culture is equally matched by his guitar solos and warm vocal delivery. 

The original home of the Garifuna is in St. Vincent, which is one of the windward islands in the West Indies, where a distinct culture developed that combined West African and Amerindian influences. The Garifunas were deported in 1796 by the British government from St. Vincent and sought refuge on Roatan island, situated in the Bay Islands of Honduras. They later dispersed along the Central American coast, but held on to a their language (Garifuna), and their own music and culture.

Aurelio grew up in a small Caribbean village called Plaplaya, surrounded by a family of talented musicians. His father was a well-known local troubadour who improvised songs containing Garifuna roots rhythms and Latin sounds. Following in his uncles and grandfather’s footsteps, he became a brilliant drummer in his early childhood. From his vocally gifted mother, he learned to sing and picked up many songs she crafted. He began performing at Garifuna ceremonies when he was just a boy, even at the most sacred events where children were usually not allowed. At the age of 14, the young man became a respected musician with a firm grounding in Garifuna rhythms, rituals, and songs. In 2006, Aurelio, still building his musical career, became the first Garifuna congressman from his region in Honduras’ history. For this occasion, the politician’s main goal was to represent and support the Garifuna people to protect their integrity as a whole.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

OUT OF THIS WORLD DISPLAY @ BROMO SELTZER TOWER

WHEN: Saturdays | February 25 - July 1, 2017; Opening Reception | Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 

Each lithograph, screen print, or intaglio print in Out Of This World depicts a powerful woman - often a comedienne or an actress -moving amongst an inhospitable landscape. Chris Mona’s prints are equal parts thoughtful research and feral disregard. He investigates the elasticity of time, as figures marked by their era - Colonial Virginia to Powerhouse 1980’s - are transported to settings in other trajectories of time and space - deep-time Earth to sulfuric Venus. In one print, swinging 60s model Peggy Moffitt dances in a billowing couture dress on a comet nucleus recently visited by a European space probe; in another, actress Miranda Hart lounges in a Devonian Era landscape populated by earth’s first land plants.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits.  Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($5).

Photo Credit: Chris Mona – Lily Tomlin on Mars, color lithograph on paper, 2012

FREE ADVANCE SCREENINGS AT MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway

A New Home for MdFF

On May 3rd, 2017, MdFF opens the doors of the 100 year old historic Parkway Theatre and welcomes movie-lovers and friends together to celebrate independent film.

The Parkway's new life will begin with the Opening Night Shorts Program and stay open 365 days a year, showcasing unique and innovative programming for Baltimore film fans.

Buy your All-Access Pass for guaranteed entry into Opening Night here.

Learn more about the Parkway here.

A new home means a new look for MdFF.

STAY TUNED for EXCITING changes and new offers for members and friends!

Free Advance Screening of

Before I Fall
Director: John Lee Hancock

Cast:
Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi, with Diego Boneta and Jennifer Beals

What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her--before she runs out of time for good.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADj35gDqM90

WHEN:l Saturday, February 18, 12:00pm
WHERE: AMC Columbia

FOR PASSES: Current Friends of the Festival Members - reply to this email with subject line "Before I Fall" to receive a special link redeemable for a pair of tickets.

Free Advance Screening of

A United Kingdom
Director: Amma Asante

Cast:
David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Nicholas Lyndhurst

A United Kingdom is the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940's just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.

Website: http://aunitedkingdomthemovie.com/

SCREENING DETAILS:

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 7:00pm
WHERE:
AMC Columbia

FOR PASSES: Current Friends of the Festival Members - reply to this email with subject line "A United Kingdom" to receive a special link redeemable for a pair of tickets.

 

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