Monday, November 12, 2018

THIS WEEK @ PEABODY INSTITUTE

On Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 pm, faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will present a recital titled “Music in a Time of War.” Fiterstein will perform Mieczysław Weinberg’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 28 with guest artist Michael Brown, piano. Then guest artists Elena Urioste, violin, and Nicholas Canellakis, cello, will join them for Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time). This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, November 12, 9:00 am

Iyun Ashani Harrison, the artistic director/founder of the resident dance company at Goucher College, presented a free master class in B29 in Peabody’s Austrian Hall.

Monday, November 12, 5:30 pm

Clarinetist Sean Osborn, a former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will present a free master class in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Chadwick Thomas, clarinet, will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 94. Yu Wang, clarinet, will perform Louis Cahuzac’s Arlequin. Clarinetists Chadwick Thomas, Jay Shankar, Andrew Im, and Sheng Chen will perform opera excerpts.

Monday, November 12, 6:00 pm

Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano Leon Fleisher will present a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Ye Jin Lee, piano, and Eunchan Kim, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. Ethan Sandman, cello, and Randy Ryan, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Sonata No. 4 for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, No. 1.

Tuesday, November 13, 1:30 pm

Dancer and choreographer Florian Rouiller will present a free ballet master class in Room B29 in Peabody’s Austrian Hall.

Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 pm 

Jason Vieaux, guitar, will present “Outside the Music: How Freelancing Skills Beat the Competition,” a free lecture in the Centre Street Performance Studio.

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 pm

Vieaux will also present a free master class in Centre Street Performance Studio. Felipe Garibaldi, guitar, will perform Cláudio Santoro’s Two Preludes and Etude. Jordan Colquitt, guitar, will perform Thelonious Monk’s Round Midnight. Zachary Grim, guitar, will perform Richard Rodney Bennett’s Impromptus. Benjamin Gascon, guitar, will perform Mauro Giuliani’s Theme and Variations, Op 105. Sojourner McClure, guitar, will perform Antonio Lauro’s Preludio and Danza Negra.

Thursday, November 15, 8:00 pm

Famed violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Stephen Prutsman, a Peabody alumnus, will perform a special recital in honor of Leon Fleisher’s 90th birthday in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The duo will perform Bach’s Sonata in E major, BWV 1016, for Violin and Keyboard and Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78. Tickets are currently unavailable; please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.

Friday, November 16, 12:30 pm

Now on Fridays, at 12:30 pm, this week's free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Piano Department. Sahun Hong, piano, will perform four movements from Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 12. Eugene Chan, piano, will perform Sergei Rachmaninov’s Italian Polka and one movement from Rachmaninov’s Sonata in G minor for violoncello and piano, Op. 19. Min Joo Yi, piano, will perform Sergei Lyapunov’s Transcendental Étude No. 10 in B minor, Op. 11, “Lezghinka,” and one movement from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. Yi Chen Feng, piano, will perform three movements from Sergei Rachmaninov’s Moment musicaux, Op. 16.

Friday, November 16, 8:00 pm; Saturday, November 17, 3:00 pm

Laura Kaminsky’s As One is a chamber opera in which two voices—Hannah after and Hannah before— share the part of a sole transgender protagonist in a poignant coming-of-age story with a universal theme of identity, authenticity, and compassion. This Peabody Opera Outreach production with JoAnn Kulesza as music director and James Harp as stage director features soprano Colleen McGonigle and baritone Rahze Cheatham. Performed in honor of Transgender Awareness month, the shows will take place at The Motor House, 120 West North Avenue, Baltimore. Tickets are $20 and $10 with valid student ID and are available at motorhousebaltimore.com.

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am

Thierry Mechler, organ, will present a free "Improvisation Workshop" master class in Leith Symington Griswold Hall with performers Dalaie Choi, Jordan Prescott, and Glenn Osborne.

Saturday, November 17, 12:00 pm 

Conservatory faculty artist Boris Slutsky, piano, will present a free master class with Preparatory piano students in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. HeeJee Lee, piano, will perform Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 866. Jaeman Shin, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1. Alan Mao, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15.

Saturday, November 17, 2:00 pm

The Short Notice Brass Ensemble – Todd Oehler, Vladimir Castillo, trumpets; Chris Frick, French horn; Nick Bulgarino, trombone; and Jahi Alexander, bass trombone – will perform in the free Peabody at the Pratt Library Series at the Waverly branch, 400 E 33rd St, Baltimore.

Saturday, November 17, 7:30 pm

Nicholas Hersh will guest conduct the Peabody Studio Orchestra in a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Suite from Lieutenant Kijé, Op. 60, and a showing of the Charlie Chaplin film A Dog’s Life to live orchestral accompaniment. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

Sunday, November 18, 3:00 pm

Faculty of the Peabody Preparatory will present a recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Sean Brennan, guitar, will perform Ingram Marshall’s Soe-pa, Leo Brouwer’s Cantilena de los bosques and An Idea, "Passacaglia for Eli," and Andrew Norman’s Sabina. James Keretses and Isaac Greene, guitars, will perform Alexander Tansman’s Sonatine, Kirk-Evan Billet’s Qirillayan, Cody Criswell’s The Birth of Venus, and Sergio Assad’s Tres Cenas Brasileiras. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, November 19, 7:30 pm

This first of a four-concert series titled “The Art of Prelude and Fugue,” which will feature Lura Johnson, piano, presenting Bach’s complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II, interspersed with the complete Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87. Music theory faculty member Mark Janello will give a pre-concert lecture titled “Baroque Counterpoint” at 6:30 pm. The events in Leith Symington Griswold Hall are free and open to the public.

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

ONLY 70 TIX REMAIN FOR THIS GALA EVENT!

On November 14th, Orioles Magic will return! We have added Brooks Robinson, Dennis Martinez, Dan Ford, and Umpire Al Clark to our great V.I.P. lineup! Gala attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour, plated dinner with wine service, silent and live auctions, a great speaker program, and more.

TICKETS: Tickets start at $125 when you reserve a table of 10. Individual tickets start at $150.

PARKING: The Renaissance Hotel garage is offering discounted parking ($10) after 5 p.m.

SPECIAL HOTEL RATE: Don't want to drive home afterwards? Stay the night! The Renaissance is offering an event rate of $169.00 per night. When booking, ask for the "Babe Ruth" rate.

Click Here for Tickets!

There's another reason to celebrate!

The Sports Boosters of Maryland are honoring Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Rosenberg Jr., with the Barry Ira Schloss Humanitarian Award for their philanthropic contributions in our greater communities.

Tickets are also available for purchase by check. Checks must be made payable to “1983 Orioles Reunion Gala” and mailed to:

’83 Orioles Gala, Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

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DIFFUSION DAYS SCHEDULED @ THE RED ROOM STARTING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

WHEN: FRIDAY, November 9th
WHERE:
Red Room at 425 E31st Street, Baltimore

Diffusion is concerned with multi-channel electro-acoustic music, both brand new and historical.

Some of these sound pieces are made with just microphones, some of them are made with only electronic instruments, much of it is made with a combination of both. Some are played on 4 speakers, some on 6 speakers and some on 8 speakers! 

Listening, in this medium is different from “normal” music—think of it as the difference, on a hot day, between standing in front of an air conditioner and going swimming in a cool lake. Seats are taken, the lights are dimmed and the sound commences; there is nothing to see, everything is seen with the ears.

This festival is curated by Jeff Carey, guest curator Max Eilbacher and Martin Schmidt.

We will host the premiere of a piece, not diffused, but performed in 8 channels by local electronic musician Rjyan Kidwell. He has been making digital/electronic music for something like 20 years under various monikers, but his best known was “Cex”.  Tonight (as far as I know) there won’t be any rapping but pure delicious electronic tones generated with FM synthesis. 

Also the premiere of the first work of the multi-channel kind by local wonder woman Stephanie Barber. It is, as far as I know, untitled, but on a personal note she told me the content is, “very embarrassing”…

Lastly a work excerpted from a larger work by Londoner, Vicky Bennett, also known as “People Like Us.” The larger piece is an hour long video work that involves not just 6 channels of audio, but TEN video screens of continuous content. I want to see it one day, but in the meantime I know the density of her audio work will suffice to illuminate.  “Gone, gone, beyond”

WHEN: SATURDAY, November 10th
WHERE: Fred Lazarus Hall in the MICA building at 131 North Avenue

Four artists are presented Saturday…

Madalyn Merkey, primarily a synthesist from Oakland, California has provided us with “Room Study for Eight Audio Channels” She told me in an email, “recorded in my studio apartment in Oakland, California by placing a shotgun microphone outside my apartment door. I recorded each channel one at a time with my hand on the volume attenuator to fluctuate the pressure of each channel at a different interval. Once I recorded the eight outdoor sounds, I brought the microphone in and recorded feedback tones from each of the eight playback speakers, which are of varying quality, that I used to listen back to the entire mix. Thus, the pure tones heard in the piece are actually the sounds of my home speakers singing to each other.”  

I can’t do better than my partner Drew did when I asked him, “What should I say about Twig Harper?” His reply was: “A living national treasure of the American DIY circuit-bent electronic underground, Mr. Harper has been active for decades releasing recordings as a member of seminal outsider duo Natutical Almanac and under his own name. Collaborator with artists from Jandek to Wolf Eyes to Bill Nace, here presents a quadrophonic piece which extrudes his prodigious talent into a 4th dimension.” …he said that. Really! Off the top of his head!  AND IT’S TRUE.

I’m pretty excited to hear the piece by HATAM (IRN) is a sound artist and composer who is highly active in the Berlin experimental scenes. Her biographical information includes this:  uses SuperCollider (a computer music programming language kit) and modular synthesizers and works within LABOUR, the Hacklander \ Hatam duo, solo, as a musical director in theater, and as a specialist DJ. She is co-founder & co-director of N.K.(a performance venue perhaps not unlike the Red Room in Berlin) …and this:   Is not time but a fallible dictate of radical material heteronomy, besieging us in an ocean of chaos and verisimilitude? Her piece is entitled,  “ob-jest.”  Ob-jest is an otherness ceaselessly fleeing in a systematic quest of desire—Julia Kristeva.  The jettisoned object always seemingly within reach but never graspable.

Nathan Corder is probably the most formally trained in this very medium at Mills College and elsewhere…Nathan’s music has been honored and recognized at events such as the International Symposium of New Music (Curitiba, Brazil),  MUSLAB (Mexico City), NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, N_SEME, Root Signals, the Yarn/Wire Institute, and SEAMUS. In 2014, Nathan was awarded the Allen Strange Memorial award from SEAMUS.  His piece Saturday night is called “Menagerie.”

WHEN: FRIDAY / SATURDAY. November 30 / December 1st
WHERE:
Fred Lazarus Hall in the MICA building at 131 North Avenue

We have special guests coming to present work on these days: Olivia Block and Special Guest.  I’ll tell you more about these events closer to those dates, but please keep these days in mind because they will be special concerts, indeed!  Friday, contemporary work by these stunning audio artists and Saturday a review of historic German electronic and electroacoustic work entitled Schwingende Elektronen: Selektiver historischer Überblick elektronischer
Musik aus Deutschland
presented with our mighty mighty 8.8 speaker array.  REMEMBER THE OSAKA DOME!!  OK, it won’t be … that, but it’s good!

WHEN: SATURDAY, December 15th
WHERE:
Red Room at 425 E31st Street, Baltimore

Carrie Fucile, Ruben Patiño, Mike Bullock, and newly added, Kevin Blackistone!

PLEASE JOIN US IN LUXURIATING IN THESE SPECIAL SOUNDS PRESENTED IN A 360 degree pleasure-array. —Martin Schmidt, High Zero Foundation

p.s. the vocabulary used in the descriptions of this...music is meant to be descriptive, not forbidding.  Words like "diffusion" and "electro-acoustic", "fixed media" or "pleasure-array" are invented to help, not hurt. If you want to talk about them...or look them up and talk about how I'm using them "wrong", perhaps....feel free to talk to me at one of these presentations. Language is our servant...not our master.

Monday, November 5, 2018

“DETROIT ‘67” CONTINUES @ THE STRAND THEATER CO.

By Dominique Morriseau
Directed by Erin Riley
Co-Directed by Lauren Erica Jackson

WHEN: November 1-18. Thu-Sat at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00pm
WHERE
: 5426 Harford Rd., Baltimore MD 21201
TICKETS: General Admission - $20; Student/Senior/Artist - $10
Visit www.strand-theater.org to purchase tickets.

In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.

Cast features Shamire Casselle, Troy Jennings, Mack Leamon, Betsy Lyons, Rachel Reckling.

DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre) and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Premiere Stages). She is also the book writer on the new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Berkeley Repertory Theatre).

Dominique is an alumna of The Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, Women’s Project Lab, and Lark Playwrights Workshop and has developed work at Sundance Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference. Her work has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theater, Women’s Project, South Coast Rep, People’s Light and Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series “Shameless”. Awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, OBIE Award, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and being named one of Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18. In October of 2018, Morisseau has been awarded the prestigious McArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

The Chinatown Collective brings Pop Up Night Market to BCS!

The Chinatown Collective Pop Up Night Market


Night Market

Pop Up Night Market

WHEN: Fri, Nov 9, from 6pm to midnight
WHERE:
Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION:

  • Pop Up Night Market: 6pm–midnight ($8 admission, $10 at the door)
  • VIP Post-show Party: 10pm–midnight ($85 includes ticket for King of the Yees*)

On the heels of last month’s popular Night Market, we're excited to partner with The Chinatown Collective and bring authentic local Chinese and Asian food, craft vendors and more to Baltimore Center Stage. Food, drinks, and crafts will be available for purchase from 6pm to midnight in the Deering Lobby.

Ways to attend:


*Current King of the Yees ticketholders can add on the VIP Post-show Party for $30. Contact the Box Office at 410.332.0033 (Tue–Sat, noon–6pm) or boxoffice@centerstage.org.

About King of the Yees (Playing Oct 25–Nov 18)
King of the Yees is an "utterly charming and witty" play (Broadway World) that is a "love letter to the Chinese community." Experience the hilarity as our playwright-turned-protagonist has to chase through time, space, and the fourth wall itself to find her father, save his story, and chronicle a vanishing piece of American culture. Learn more.




Baltimore Center Stage

Michael Ross, Executive Director

Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, United States

Administration: 410.986.4000

info@centerstage.org
Box Office: 410.332.0033
boxoffice@centerstage.org

    




    

REVIEWS ARE IN: “SWEAT” @ EVERYMAN IS A HIT!

SWEAT
By Lynn Nottage 
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi

WHEN: Now through Nov 25.
WHERE:
Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., Baltimore
Box Office can be reached at 410.752.2208
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Having grown up side-by-side in small-town working-class America, best friends Tracey and Cynthia went from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line. In a tight-knit community like this one, however, it takes but one fracture in its core for the breaking point of friendship to be seismically tested. Inspired by field research and first-person testimonials collected in Reading, PA, Lynn Nottage’s unflinching, intensely researched, and Pulitzer-winning slice-of-life drama, Sweat, captures the pressure cooker of NAFTA-inflicted trying times—where a lethal combination of layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines sends the Rust Belt way of life into crisis.

EVENTS THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Monday, November 5, 1:00 pm

Julie Andrijeski, Baroque violin and viola, will present a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre with Jamie Gallupe, Baroque cello. Namgon Lee, Baroque viola, will perform the first movement of Benedetto Marcello’s Cello sonata in F major, Op. 1, No. 1. Brenda Koh, Baroque violin, will perform Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s Sonata V in E minor. Stephanie Zimmerman, Baroque violin, will perform Sonata Quinta from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’s Sonatae unarum fidium seu a violino solo.

Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 pm

Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel—faculty artist Judith Ingolfsson, violin, and Vladimir Stoupel, piano—will present a free master class titled “The Art of Collaboration” in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Ruoying Pan, violin, and Hao Liu, piano, will perform Brahms’ Sonata for violin and piano in D minor, Op. 108. Weijia William Wang, violin, and Yihan Sun, piano, will perform Franck’s Sonata in A major for violin and piano. Mark Liu, viola, and Chelsea Wang, piano, will perform Brahms’ Sonata for viola and piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1.

Tuesday, November 6, 7:30 pm

Contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, directed by Alan Pierson, will premiere faculty artist Oscar Bettison’s Pale Icons of Night, written for and performed by faculty artist Courtney Orlando, violin. The Alarm Will Sound residency and Pale Icons of Night commission was funded by the Johns Hopkins University Catalyst Grant. The performance also includes King Britt and Christopher Stark’s The Intention and György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with John Orfe, piano. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620, or view the concert via live stream.

Wednesday, November 7, 10:00 am

Faculty artist Vadim Gluzman, violin, will present a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Shannon Fitzhenry, violin, and Hsaio-Ying Lin, piano, will perform one movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218. Yiqing Fu, violin, and Chelsea Wang, piano, will perform one movement of Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. Chuanzi Wang, violin, and Chingyi Lin, piano, will perform one movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Eunice Park, violin, and Chia-Wei Liao, piano, will perform one movement of Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite.

Wednesday, November 7, 3:30 pm

Korean violinist and member of the Cooperstown Quartet Hye-Jin Kim will present a free chamber music master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Zhixin Ouyang, violin; Gavon Peck, viola; Olivia Rainoff, cello; and Chelsea de Souza, piano, will perform Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15. Eunice Park, violin; Hotin Chan, cello; and Oliver Betz, piano, will perform Dvorak’s Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 (Dumky). Grace Kim, violin; Ae-Lin Youn, violin; Hyejin Kim, viola; and Soyoon Park, cello, will perform Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110.

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm

Cheng Li-Pin, conductor, will lead the Taipei Chinese Orchestra in performances of Chen Shu-Si’s The Parade of Gods; Cheng Kuang-Chih’s Yao-Ji Double Concerto for Erhu, Pipa, and Chinese Orchestra; Wang I-Yu’s Lalualumedani, Kuyi's Love Concerto for Di and Chinese Orchestra; and Bao Yuankai’s Sketches of Taiwan (Chinese Orchestra Version). This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

Thursday, November 8, 6:00 pm

Conservatory student musicians will perform in the free Peabody at the Pratt Library Series at the Herring Run branch, 3801 Erdman Avenue, Baltimore.

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 pm

Now Hear This, with Courtney Orlando as music director, and Alarm Will Sound, with Alan Pierson as conductor, will premiere six new works by Peabody student composers. Works include Ledah Finck’s The Thicket, Cody Criswell’s Leaving Cheyenne, Jonathan Hugendubler’s Amor Fati, Gu Wei’s lost in a sea of dreams…, Tan Yuting’s METRO, and Christopher Ciampoli’s Syzygy. The performance is funded by the Johns Hopkins University Catalyst Grant. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

Friday, November 9, 12:30 pm

Now on Fridays, at 12:30 pm, this week's free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Historical Performance Department featuring a “Music of Three Faiths” set, Scottish tunes from the Skene Ms., works for Baroque lute by Sylvius Weiss, a sonata for two recorders by Telemann, the Canzonetta spirituale by Merula, and the first movement of the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

Friday, November 9, 7:30 pm

Faculty artists Tony Arnold, soprano, and Seth Knopp, piano, will present a recital titled “The Fallout — Grappling with a World in Turmoil.” Joshua Scheid, baritone; Kelly Timko, soprano; Mafalda Santos, viola; Bronwyn Kure, cello; Yoshiaki Horiguchi, bass; Eric Black and Melissa Johnson Lander, clarinets; Sam Seyong Um, percussion; and Jamie Reeves, conductor, will join the duo in presentations of works by Claude Debussy, Karol Szymanowski, Harrison Birtwistle, Jesse Jones, and more. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

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

Red Room Tuesday: The Witches, UHHM, Throwaway

The Witches, UHHM, Throwaway

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, Doors at 8:30, show at 9
WHERE:
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $8-10
www.redroom.org

Come what may this election day, an evening of wild sounds awaits you! Local violin/flute/voice duo and Red Room stalwarts The Witches are excited to be sharing a triple bill with two fantastic groups, local band U.H.H.M and Throwaway coming all the way from Detroit!

U.H.H.M
Visit their music at: https://uhhm.bandcamp.com/releases

Throwaway
Visit their music at: http://www.kirstencareymusic.com/throwaway

The Witches
Visit us at www.witchtunes.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

19th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & More @ The Creative Alliance

19TH GREAT HALLOWEEN LANTERN PARADE & FESTIVAL

WHEN: SAT OCT 27 (RAIN DATE SUN OCT 28) 3:30PM FESTIVAL | 6:30PM LINE-UP | 7PM PARADE
WHERE: PATTERSON PARK
ADMISSION: FREE!

Squeal with delight at bumps in the night, howl at the moon, and march through the night!


Calling all ghosts and ghouls, visions and vampires, frights and Frankenstein’s! By the light of the glowing moon, on the 27th of October, we gather to march through historic Patterson Park. Join your neighbors, friends, and family and help bring this year's festival and parade to life! More Info

Parade Day Schedule

3:30-9:30PM | Festival & Parade
3:30PM | Artists Market, Food Trucks, Live Music, Hay Rides & More! (Pulaski Monument)
4PM | Kids Costume Contest (Registration at 3:30pm)
5:45PM | Bad Hombres - Latin Rock (Pulaski Monument)
6:30PM | Parade Line-up (Boat Lake)
7PM | Parade Kick Off
8:30PM | EEEK Grand Finale Dance Party with Marc Evans and Soul Centered (Pulaski Monument)
9:30PM | Glow Ball! Halloween Dance Party (Creative Alliance)

The Festival

3:30PM
The day begins at 3:30pm with Baltimore's BEST family Halloween festival featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, hayrides, dancers, live music, an arts & crafts market, and more! Local food trucks and the beer garden stay open until 9pm. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon! View The Festival Map



The Parade

6:30PM Line-up | 7PM Start
Once the sun sets, the magic begins! Grab your lantern and get ready to march with thousands of your neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. You can also line up along the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade!!

EVERYONE is welcome to dress in costume, bring a lantern, and march in the Parade.

View The Parade Route


Support the Parade

$10 lights 10 lanterns with LEDs!
$25 takes 50 kids on free hayrides in Patterson Park!
$50 provides 10 free lanterns at lantern workshops for families!
Click Here to Donate and Keep Baltimore Glowing!


Glow Ball!

Halloween Dance Party with Dos Santos

WHEN: SAT OCT 27, 8:30PM Doors | 9:30PM Bands | 10:30PM Adult Costume Contest
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Dos Santos takes a genre-obliterating, future-minded approach to dance music, merging Latin, Afro-beat, funk, and soul. They anchor our Halloween dance party which includes our legendary costume contest. Contest winners receive tickets to Creative Alliance events for an entire year! Tix & Info


2018 Burlesque-A-Pades Halloween Spooktacular

WHEN: FRI OCT 26 | 8PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Low Ticket Warning!

Celebrate Halloween locked away in the Burlesque-A-Pades Asylum—no one knows what horrors that lie behind closed doors. Each act shakes you to your core! PLUS come in costume for your chance to win a grab-bag full of over $500 in spectacularly spooky prizes! So knock three times and come to the Asylum. You may never leave…mwahhaaaaaa!!!! Tix & Info

James McMurtry

w/ Bonnie Whitmore

WHEN: WED OCT 31 | 8PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Texas singer/songwriter known for his hard-edged character sketches, James McMurtry, makes his Creative Alliance debut with a full band for a Halloween night blowout! Bonnie Whitmore may have a heart of gold, an outsized personality, and a roof-raising laugh, but don't be fooled—her debut album has a body count. Tix & Info
Limited seating, standing room show. Please contact the box office for accessibility concerns.

Theatre Morgan presents Ntozake Shange's spell #7 this weekend

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WHERE: THEATRE MORGAN, MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY , Murphy Fine Arts Center , 2201 Argonne Drive Baltimore, MD
443-885-3625
TheatreMorganMSU@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Washington Post raves about HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE @ Round House Theatre in Bethesda

WHERE: Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda

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Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history. Content Advisory: This production contains scenes depicting acts of sexual abuse, incest, and its aftermath.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek into the technical rehearsal process for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, created by director Amber Paige McGinnis. Did you know that Amber is also an accomplished filmmaker? She recorded this video to give audiences an inside look into the part of the process they usually don’t see. CLICK HERE

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Starting Friday at the Parkway: CHARM CITY—A must-see for everyone in Baltimore

The documentary hit of the 2018 Maryland Film Festival returns to Baltimore, courtesy of PBS...

CHARM CITY

Don't miss Q&As with Director Marilyn Ness and the subjects of the film.

2018, USA, 105 minutes

On the streets of Baltimore, shooting is rampant, the murder rate is approaching an all-time high and the distrust of the police is at a fever pitch.
With nerves frayed and neighborhoods in distress, dedicated community leaders, compassionate law enforcement officers and a progressive young city councilman try to stem the epidemic of violence.

Filmed over three tumultuous years covering the lead up to, and aftermath of, Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, Charm City is an intimate cinema verité portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the vibrant city they call home.

Filmmaker Marilyn Ness and participants from the film will be in attendance for a Q&A at the following screenings:

  • Friday, 10/12 – 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday ,10/13 – 4 p.m.,  4:15 p.m.,  6:45 p.m.,  7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10/14 – 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/16 – 7 p.m. 

Check Out the Local Coverage of CHARM CITY

Baltimore Sun: 'Charm City' director Marilyn Ness finds hope, inspiration on Baltimore's streets"
Baltimore AFRO: "New Doc `Charm City’ Examines Violence in Baltimore"

Get Your Tickets for CHARM CITY

The Adventures of Prince Achmed with a NEW Live Score!
Two shows ONLY: Saturday, October 13th: 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Free silhouette animation workshop!

A group of 11 Baltimore-area musicians will breathe new life into the classic with six original new musical scores set to the scenes of the film. Along with the live music, the film will also be accompanied by foley sound artist, Matt Davies, creating live sound effects!

Musicians & Sound Artists involved include:

– Deakin and Geologist (Animal Collective)

– Stephen Santillan and Emmanuel Nicolaidis (Oh Hang)

– Gretchen Lohse and Thomas Hughes (Carol Cleveland Sings)

– Ryan Murray, Phil Davis, and Albert Birney (Mountain Peaks and Teen Men)

Ami Dang

– Bruce Willen (Peals) and Sarah Hughes

– Matt Davies – Foley Sound Effects (Studio Unknown)

Along with the screenings, there will be a free silhouette animation workshop in the lobby of the Parkway teaching puppet building, lighting techniques, and animating with a smartphone.

The film was made with gorgeous cut paper silhouette animation, telling a tale from The Arabian Nights of Prince Achmed who overcomes the deception of an evil sorcerer, finds love, befriends Aladdin, and embarks on a wondrous adventure.

"It is a wonderfully artistic production, in which there are countless ingenious ideas" - 1931 New York Times Review

When The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation — beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive.

Reserve Your Seat for Prince Achmed!

First opened in 1915, Station North's historic Parkway Theatre returned in 2017 as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway - after an $18.2 million restoration that made it Baltimore’s centerpiece for film appreciation and education.

With screenings every day, the SNF Parkway showcases films from every era, region, and genre, with a focus on independent, international, documentary, classic, and cult-favorite films, providing audiences with a fresh and immersive new window into the art form.

The SNF Parkway is owned and operated by the Maryland Film Festival.

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Visit Studios of More Than 100 Artists during School 33 Art Center's Open Studio Tour

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

FASHION UMBRELLA PRESENTS 2018-2019 SCHEDULE

School 33 Art Center: Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART & MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART PARTNER TO DELIVER CREATIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMING

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imageThe Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) today announced their participation in For Freedoms, a national platform for creative civic engagement discourse, and direct action. Through its 50 State Initiative, For Freedoms is bringing together a multiplicity of voices to spark a national dialogue about art, education, commerce, and politics. Members of the public are invited to join in the conversation during a reception and artist talk with For Freedoms co-founder Hank Willis Thomas (left) on Wednesday, October 17, 5–7:30 p.m. at MICA’s Falvey Hall.

In conjunction with the program, MICA announced the appointment of Thomas as its first Creative Citizenship Fellow. In spring 2018, MICA, along with the California College of the Arts (CCA) worked with For Freedoms (www.forfreedoms.org) to establish the For Freedoms Residency in Creative Citizenship. At its core, this joint residency is an artistic and organizational strategy for the two colleges to build frameworks for democratic participation on their respective campuses and in their local communities, and to extend this work to other colleges, universities, and arts organizations at a national level.

Since fall 2017, the BMA has been encouraging communities throughout Baltimore to come together for creative conversations by hosting The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), public event series on art, race, and social justice and imagining the future. The October 17 reception and artist talk with Thomas is the third event in the series.

These initiatives reflect the commitments of the BMA and MICA to programs and initiatives that take community-based and publicly engaged approaches to art, contemporary discourse, and art and design education.

Hank Willis Thomas will be an artist in residence at MICA October 17–19. His multi-event engagement includes:

For Freedoms Town Hall: The Role of Institutions in Civil Society Wednesday, October 17, 3–5 p.m. at MICA’s Falvey Hall, co-sponsored and co-organized with the BMA. In addition to Hank Willis Thomas, speakers include: Samuel Hoi (MICA), Peter Zellner (Free School of Architecture), Christopher Bedford (BMA), Melani Douglas (National Museum of Women in the Arts), Heidi Daniel (Enoch Pratt Free Library) and Jenny Ferretti (MICA), who will discuss the role of institutions in contemporary civil society. The panel discussion is open to invited guests only.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Reception & Artist Talk with Hank Willis Thomas Wednesday, October 17, 5–7:30 p.m. at MICA’s Falvey Hall, co-sponsored and co-organized with the BMA. Thomas will discuss the relationship of his artistic practice, civic engagement, community building and the role of the creative community in fostering a more civil society during the talk at 6 p.m. The reception begins at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and is available on a first come, first served basis.

For Freedoms Exhibitions – Thomas will collaborate with MICA’s Curatorial Practice graduate students on Thursday, October 18, to develop exhibitions related to For Freedoms that will be on display January–March 2019. Thomas’s second visit to MICA for the closing of the exhibition in March 2019, includes a panel discussion with José Ruiz, Director of the MFA program in Curatorial Practice; Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibitions; and one Curatorial Practice student about the exhibition.

For Freedoms Billboards – Two billboards designed by artist and BMA Trustee Adam Pendleton and artist Steve Locke respectively will be installed in two locations in Baltimore City: on Erdman Avenue, north of North Point Boulevard, and on North Avenue, east of Howard Street.

For Freedoms Curriculum – MICA is developing a curriculum that will reside on the For Freedoms Web Platform that includes workshops, assignments, and other resources that will be available, open-source, to anyone interested.

For Freedoms AICAD Panel Discussion & Luncheon – MICA, CCA, and For Freedoms will hold a panel discussion on Artists, Designers, Citizens and luncheon at the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium in Chicago on November 9, 2018. The purpose of these presentations will be to engage other art and design institutions and organizations in this initiative.

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