Museum of Industry says, 'Thank you'


April 11, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

The Baltimore Museum of Industry will waive admission for city residents and visitors who live in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties on April 18 as a "thank-you" for financial support from their local governments.

The celebration, planned from noon to 5 p.m., includes student exhibitions, refreshments and entertainment by the Heritage Vocal Ensemble, an a cappella men's chorus.

The museum, which has interactive exhibitions suited for children, is located at 1415 Key Highway. Regular admission is $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for senior citizens and students. Children younger than 6 are admitted free. For details, call (410) 727-4808.


The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore have announced their concerts for the 1993-1994 season. The schedules follow:

* The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Tom Hall, consists of a full chorus of 80 members, a 35-member orchestra and a professional chamber chorus. BCAS concerts will take place in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, except as noted:

Nov. 7, 7 p.m.: Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Parts IV-VI. Nov. 21, 3 p.m.: Mendelssohn's "Elijah" at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. Dec. 19, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.: two performances of the annual Christmas concert with narrator Sally Thorner. Feb. 14, 8 p.m.: concert by the King's Singers and BCAS full chorus at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. March 6, 3 p.m.: music on Old Testament themes, featuring the music of Jewish composers Ernest Bloch, Samuel Adler, Aaron Copland and Salamoni Rossi. May 14, 8 p.m.: Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle." May 22, 3 p.m.: hymns to the Virgin, at the Basilica of the Assumption, Cathedral and Mulberry streets.

In addition, the King's Singers will hold a master class for conductors, singers and music teachers at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at Kraushaar Auditorium. It is open to the public.

For details and tickets, call (410) 523-7070.

* The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Anne Harrigan, consists of 40 professional musicians.

All concerts are at 8 p.m. at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, with the exception of the three classical holiday concerts in the chapel of St. Mary's Seminary, Roland Avenue and Northern Parkway.

Nov. 3: Anne-Marie McDermott, pianist: Beethoven's "Coriolan" Overture; Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C Major, the "Jupiter," and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, the "Emperor." Nov. 30, 8 p.m, Dec. 1, 8 p.m.: holiday concerts. Dec. 5, 3 p.m.: Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on "Greensleeves," Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, Mahler's Adagietto and selections from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker." Feb. 16: David Itkin, guest conductor: Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture," Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major. March 23: Julius Wirth, viola: Telemann's "Volker Ouverture," Martinu's Rhapsody Concerto, Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" and Falla's "Three Cornered Hat," Suite No. 1. May 11: Stephen Prutsman, piano: the world premiere of Robert Macht's "Kreasi Baru" or "New Creation," Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat Major and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A Major, the "Italian."

For details and tickets, call (410) 887-2259.

* The Chamber Music Society of Baltimore is committed to commissioning and presenting new works. All the concerts in its series are held at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Oct. 18, 8 p.m.: Continuum, a contemporary music ensemble with Joel Sachs and Cheryl Seltzer. Nov. 22, 8 p.m.: Stephen Kates, cello, with Russell Miller, piano, performing Beethoven's Sonata, Op. 102, No. 2, Debussy's Sonata of 1915 and Elliott Carter's Sonata of 1948. March 6, 3:30 p.m.: American Brass Quintet with music from five centuries. April 10, 3:30 p.m.: Cuarteto Latinoamericano with a program that includes a work by Robert Hall Lewis.

=1 For details and tickets, call (410) 486-1140.


Carole Luck, an 18-year-old mezzo-soprano from Frederick, won first prize in the Rosa Ponselle "All Marylanders" competition. She is a student at Towson State University. Other top winners were 18-year-old bass-baritone David St. Louis of Mitchellville, who is studying at Oberlin College, and Eric Greene, a 19-year-old Baltimore baritone who is a student at the Juilliard School of Music.

The competition featured more than 100 young Maryland vocal artists in auditions. Each of the top winners received $1,500 in cash prize awards and scholarships.


Auditions for Pumpkin Theatre's July production of "Winnie the Pooh" are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20 at Roland Park Public School, 5207 Roland Ave. Parts are open for men and women older than 18. For details, call (410) 323-9402.

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