Fine (arts) farewell to Bergman, quintet

ARTS NOTES

February 21, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

A farewell evening for Robert P. Bergman, director of the Walters Art Gallery, and the Annapolis Brass Quintet is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St.

Dr. Bergman, who joined the Walters in 1981, will assume his new post as director of the Cleveland Museum of Art in July. During his directorship, the Walters renovated the 1904 building and opened Hackerman House, the gallery's museum of Asian art. He will present some of his personal art slides of the Passion and Resurrection as the first part of the evening's program.

Then the Annapolis Brass Quintet will perform a 45-minute concert. Organized as America's first full-time performing brass ensemble, the 22-year-old group will retire at the end of this season because of what it calls "a long-term national decline of support and interest in the arts." Over the years, the ensemble has toured throughout the world, won many prestigious awards, performed more than 60 world premieres and established the International Brass Quintet Festival in Baltimore.

For information about the free concert, call Margaret Budd at (410) 889-6819.

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The filming of Baltimore writer Michael Angelella's screenplay, "Mother," a psychological thriller starring Diane Ladd, is to begin next month in Los Angeles.

Mr. Angelella will speak about his film, which is set in Baltimore, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Merrick Barn Theatre of Theatre Hopkins on the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University. His lecture is sponsored by the International Television Association, a professional association of people working in the field of video production.

The 39-year-old writer calls "Mother" a domestic thriller. It is the story of a single mother who becomes desperate at the prospect of her 18-year-old son moving from home and begins to secretly sabotage his efforts. It will be produced by King's Road Entertainment.

Mr. Angelella received his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and worked as a researcher for Channel 13's "Eye Team" before striking out as a free-lance writer. He lives in Anneslie with his wife and two children.

Tickets to the lecture are $10. For details, call Irene Vanger at (410) 516-8708.

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Master classes in Spanish flamenco dance, African dance and North Indian dance will be held as part of a celebration of ethnic dance Saturday at Morgan State University.

The classes, sponsored by the university's Modern Dance Ensemble and the Maryland Council for Dance, will run from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Hurt Gymnasium.

A multi-ethnic dance concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Murphy Auditorium. Performers include the Spanish Arts Society, Mor'Yana Ukrainian Dancers, Nritya Rangam Indian Dancers, the Korean Dance Company and African dancers from the Nubian Arts Center.

General admission tickets are $10 for the classes, $15 for the concert, or $20 for both. Discounts are available for students, dance council members and senior citizens. For details, call Alison Miller at (301) 572-2286.

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Towson State University will offer five full-tuition scholarships to incoming freshmen majoring in music and possessing exceptional talent in playing orchestral instruments. The awards, given by the College of Fine Arts and Communications, are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. Recipients, who must be Maryland residents, are selected by competitive audition. For details and applications, call Virginia Lacey at (410) 830-2836.

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Antietam Review, a regional literary and photography journal published by the Washington County Arts Council, is seeking short fiction, poems and black-and-white photographs that have not been published. Contributors must live in -- or be a native of -- Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia or LTC Washington, D.C. Call (301) 791-3132 or write Antietam Review, 82 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

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Patrick O'Neall began work last week as director of development for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Formerly development director for the Columbus (Ohio) and Grand Rapids symphony orchestras, Mr. O'Neall has spent more than 15 years in the field of orchestra management. He replaces Patricia Purcell, who has become development director of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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BSO assistant conductor David Lockington has been appointed to the Affiliate Artists/National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Program. Designed to provide American-trained conductors with experience, the program will enable Mr. Lockington to participate in master classes and workshops with conductor mentors and to work in an exchange concert with another orchestra. The 36-year-old conductor will continue to conduct the BSO regularly.

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April 30 is the deadline for submitting entries to the second annual "Maryland You Are Beautiful" senior citizen fine arts competition. Open to all Maryland residents age 60 and over, the state-run contest encourages seniors to demonstrate their artistry in oil, acrylic or watercolor painting and woodcarving. (No furniture.)

All entries must have been completed within the past 12 months, and entrants must never have been employed as artists. Only one entry per person is allowed. For details, call Floraine Applefeld or Christine Edwards at (410) 974-3085.

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