Annapolis Brass Quintet releases new recording of Renaissance, Baroque music

ARTS NOTES

December 20, 1992|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

The Annapolis Brass Quintet has released a new recording, "Reflections in Brass," devoted exclusively to Renaissance and Baroque music. Available in CD or cassette recording, it offers a stylistic range of works from Spain, Germany, England and Italy.

Founded in 1971, the Annapolis Brass Quintet has presented both historic and contemporary brass chamber music around the world. "Reflections in Brass" is its 16th commercial recording. To order the recording, call (410) 974-0139.

Linking the arts

The National Endowment for the Arts has begun a new grants program for exchanges between United States artists and organizations and their colleagues in Eastern Europe, Central Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Baltics.

ArtsLink will provide more than $200,000 in grants through a public-private partnership of the NEA, the Open Society Fund/Soros Centers for Contemporary Art, the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Citizen Exchange Council.

The program offers grants to assist individual U.S. artists -- or groups of no more than five artists -- to travel to designated countries to work on collaborative projects with other artists. The grants range from $1,500 to $5,000. Also available are fellowships to assist U.S. non-profit organizations wishing to sponsor an artist or arts manager from countries in Central and Eastern Europe for a five-week residency.

U.S. artists and organizations interested in ArtsLink collaborative projects or fellowships must apply to the Citizen Exchange Council by April 5, 1993. For details, call (212) 643-1985, or write -- to 12 W. 31st St., New York, N.Y. 10001-4415.

'A Christmas Carol' musical

A new musical version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with a score by Baltimore musician Doug Yetter, is running at the Westbeth Theater Center in Manhattan.

The 35-year-old musician plays ragtime piano at Phillips in the Inner Harbor and Marmaduke's in Annapolis. Mr. Yetter has also worked as a free-lance musical director for Act Two Dinner Theater, Anne Arundel Community College, the Bay Lady Cruise Ship, the former Annapolis Dinner Theater and the Annapolis Summer Garden Theater.

CityArts grants available

CityArts grants, which encourage and support the development of Baltimore artists and small cultural organizations, are available for 1993, according to the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture.

The three grant categories are: community arts project grants to individual artists; community arts project grants to nonprofit cultural organizations; and general funding grants to nonprofit cultural organizations.

There are no general funding grants to individual artists this year.

To be eligible for one of these grants, professional artists must be over 18, live in Baltimore City and have the ability to administer a community arts project. Nonprofit organizations must be based in Baltimore City and have an annual budget under $200,000.

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16. For details and applications, call (410) 396-4575.

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