Center Stage extends run of 'Lady Day'

ARTS NOTES

May 09, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Center Stage has announced it will extend the run of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," its production about singer Billie Holiday, through May 23 because of its popularity.

The show has already sold 6,900 single tickets -- 500 more than Center Stage's other most popular production, the 1989 musical "Roza."

Three hundred discounted tickets to "Lady Day" will go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the theater. One hundred seats at $7 apiece are available for each of the 8 p.m. performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. (The usual price is $27.) Those wishing to purchase these discounted tickets must buy them in person at the box office. For additional information, call (410) 332-0033.

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform "Shelter," a ballet about homelessness, at a fund-raiser for the Maryland Food Committee at 8 p.m. May 22 in the gymnasium at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St.

The "Empty Bowls" gala will also have silent and live auctions of bowls and other works of art donated by local and national artists.

The Maryland Food Committee is a non-profit hunger relief organization that provides meals for more than 75,000 people each month by funding more than 140 soup kitchens and food pantries statewide. Tickets are $100 each. For details, call (410) 366-0600.

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The Handel Choir of Baltimore has announced its schedule of programs for 1993-1994. The choir's 59th season will begin by introducing a professional chamber choir. A list of concerts follows:

Oct. 17, 3 p.m.: Professional Chamber Choir presents a cappella classics by Byrd, Palestrina and 20th-century American composers at First English Lutheran Church, 3807 N. Charles St.; Nov. 7, 3 p.m.: Handel's oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus" at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave.; Dec. 12, 3 p.m.: Handel's "Messiah" at St. Mark's Church in Catonsville; Dec. 17, 8 p.m.: "Messiah" at St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert St.; Dec. 18, 8 p.m.: "Messiah" at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College; Dec. 19, 3 p.m.: "Messiah" at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 24 W. Preston St.; Feb. 27, 3 p.m.: Bach's B-Minor Mass at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 24 W. Preston St.; April 24, 3 p.m.: Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana," at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College; May 24, 8 p.m.: Antiphonal and polychoral music of the Venetian School featured in a program at the Basilica of the Assumption, Cathedral and Mulberry streets; June 26, 3:30 p.m.: A program with the chamber chorus and organist Margaret Budd including excerpts from Handel oratorios at Second Presbyterian Church, 4100 St. Paul St.

For details and ticket information, call (410) 366-6544.

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The Woodwinds of Annapolis, the Delphian Trio and the Boar's Head Consort each received a prize of $2,000 as winners of the fifth annual Baltimore Chamber Music Competition last Sunday at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

The three ensembles will perform free concerts in the lobby of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on July 25 during Artscape.

The Woodwinds of Annapolis, founded in 1983, consists of Leslie Marrs, flute; Cynthia Barnes, oboe; William Welty, clarinet; Richard Spittle, bassoon; and Thomas Bartolomeo, French horn. Founded in 1992, the Delphian Trio consists of Paul C. Tseng, cello; Gastone Coccia-Vinsi, violin; and Heidi Buxman, piano. The 5-year-old Boar's Head Consort consists of Jared Denhard, recorders and harp; Maureen McCusker, flute, voice and recorders; Katherine Wiley, violin and psaltery; and Melissa Mansur, cello and percussion.

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