Former Bolshoi stars to dance in Annapolis
Two former stars of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet will be in Annapolis Oct. 20 and 21 to help the Ballet Theatre of Annapolis celebrate its 10th anniversary. The husband-wife team of Vitaly Artiushkin and Alla Khaniashvili-Artiushkina will perform two pas de deux from "Swan Lake" in a program of highlights from the BTA's past 10 years.
Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts. A gala champagne reception will follow the Saturday performance, with the guest artists mingling with the audience. Saturday tickets are $15 plus $35 for the reception ($25 tax deductible); Sunday tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and full-time students under 18.
Ms. Khaniashvili-Artiushkina will teach a master class in classical ballet for dancers 13 and up, intermediate to advanced level, at ++ Maryland Hall on Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The fee is $10 and reservations should be sent to BTA Master Class, P.O. Box 3311, Annapolis, Md. 21403. For information regarding the performances or the class, call (301) 263-8289.
NEA chairman to speak
John E. Frohnmayer, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will be the featured speaker at the fourth Business in Concert With the Arts luncheon sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council. The event takes place at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Columbia Inn. Tickets are $25. Call 461-4415 for information.
Mr. Frohnmayer has been at the center of the debate surrounding re-authorization of the NEA and whether grant recipients should be prohibited from using the funds for obscene or "offensive" art.
A 'Class Act'
For 40 years Young Audiences of Maryland has beeproviding outstanding programs of dance, music, theater and other performing arts for schoolchildren in every county in the state. In recognition of this service, Gov. William Donald Schaefer has proclaimed Oct. 7-14 Young Audiences Week. Capping the celebration will be a benefit gala, billed as a "Class Act," Saturday at 7:30 p.m at Western High School, with pianist Leon Fleisher as honorary chairman and Donna Hamilton, co-anchor of WJZ-TV's "Evening Magazine," as host. Young Audiences performers will provide the entertainment.
Gala tickets are $40. Call 837-7577.
Lois Marie Fink, curator of research at Washington's National Museum of American Art, will be at the Baltimore City Life Museums Friday for a book signing of her soon-to-be-published "American Art at the Nineteenth Century Paris Salons."
A product of Cambridge University Press and the Smithsonian Institution, the thoroughly illustrated book explores the influence American artists at the salons on the acceptance of American art and on the development of the American art market. James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and Thomas Eakins are among the many artists who showed at the salons. The book includes a list of 5,000 works exhibited by Americans during the 19th century.
The signing will be at the Carroll Mansion, 800 East Lombard St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event is free.
Saturday is Writer's Day at Hagerstown Junior College, marked by a conference on the craft of writing beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Antietam Review, the event features poet Judson Jerome; Ann Knox, Review fiction editor; Crystal Brown, Review poetry editor; Ellen Ternes, free-lance scriptwriter; and Maxine Combs, and short story writer and Howard University English professor. The day ends with a poetry reading by Mr. Jerome at 4 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. Writers are urged to bring samples of their work.
Fee is $15 for the public and $5 for HJC students and faculty. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Call (301) 790-2800, Ext. 322.
Fells Point Corner Theatre for "Christmas Carol." Calling for a multiracial cast, including two men over 50 years old; four men, 20-45; and five women, 18-40. At the theater, Oct. 8 and 9, 7.30 p.m. Call 466-8341 or 276-7837.
*Handel Choir for the 1990-'91 season. Openings in tenor and bass sections for singers with choral experience who can sight read music. To arrange an audition call 366-6544.
*Spotlighters for "A Shayna Maidel." Needed are three women in their 20s; one woman in her 50s; one man, late 60s-early 70s; and one man, late 20s-30s. Actors should be able to play a wide age range. Ability to speak Yiddish is helpful. At the theater, Oct. 15, 7.30 pm. Call 526-4787.
*Sweethearts of Harmony for barbershop harmony. Looking for women to sing lead, baritone, tenor and bass. At Linden Heights United Methodist Church, 9914 Harford Road, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.
*Vagabond Players for "Angel Street." Needed are two men, 30-45 years old; two women, 30-60; and one woman, 19-25. At the theater, Oct. 15, 7.30 p.m. Call 563-9135.