Local composer wins ASCAP award

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August 14, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Baltimore composer Vivian Adelberg Rudow has been awarded a Standard Award for music composition from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. She has received this competitive honor, available to ASCAP members, every year since 1987.

"It's a stamp of approval from your colleagues," says Frances Richard, director of ASCAP's symphony and concert department. "A couple hundred awards are given each year to our thousands of members."

During the past concert season, Ms. Rudow has had 19 performances of her music around the world. Her most recent American performance, "Dark Waters," was premiered by the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in May. Nancy Wanich-Romita, a local dancer and choreographer, will perform Ms. Rudow's "Weeping Rocker" Nov. 5 at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

"Vicky's career represents the best elements of the composer taking part in the music community of her time, reaching out in all media," Ms. Richard says. "She has created a catalog of work

we applaud."

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The Other Little Theatre, based at the Naval Station in Annapolis, looking for volunteers to produce and direct its traveling variety "Road Show" and to direct its 1994 Christmas production. For details, call (410) 551-6096.

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The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild is seeking unproduced plays for its annual Julie Harris Playwright Competition, a contest that offers prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000. It is open to professional as well as amateur playwrights who are residents of the United States. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. Winners will be announced next June. For applications and guidelines, send a ++ self-addressed, stamped envelope to Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, N. Beachwood Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. 90068-1923.

Montblanc North America invites artists to submit works for a show of work built around the theme "Culture in America." Paintings in acrylic, oils or mixed media must be created on a 30-inch by 30-inch canvas with 2-inch stretcher bars. Pen and ink drawings should be submitted on 30-inch by 30-inch handmade paper. Works will be displayed in Montblanc's corporate headquarters in Bloomsbury, N.J. The first-prize winner of this juried show will receive a Montblanc pen and attend an award ceremony scheduled next March in New York. Entries are due by Aug. 31. Please send them to Montblanc North America, 75 North St., Bloomsbury, N.J. 08804, Attn: Wayne Kingsland. For additional information, call Amy Cojac at (212) 529-3400.

Auditions

* Auditions for the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra are scheduled Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 3 at the Heritage Baptist Church in Annapolis. The orchestra provides young musicians an opportunity to rehearse and perform symphonic music under the direction of a professional conductor. Musicians between the ages of 11 and 18 who play at Level V or above are eligible. The string orchestra is open to musicians age 9 and older who play at Level III and above. For details, audition applications and appointments, call (410) 987-1363.

* The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Anne Harrigan, will audition for co-principal trumpet and section violin Sept. 8-9 in the Stephens Hall Theater of Towson State University.

Candidates should submit resumes to Michael R. Granados Jr., Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Old Court House, 400 Washington Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21204, or call (410) 887-2259.

* The Maryland Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for new members on Saturdays only from Aug. 27 to Sept. 17 at Catonsville Community College. The orchestra, under the direction of Angelo Gatto, provides opportunities for young musicians to learn and perform major symphonic repertoire. Rehearsals take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at Catonsville Community College. For details and to schedule an audition, call (410) 442-5645.

* Covenant Guild will hold auditions for its AIDS benefit "Red Ribbon Revue" at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Langsdale Auditorium of the University of Baltimore. In the November 13 benefit revue, singers, comics, dancers and other performers will compete for prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500.

Proceeds will provide a van for AIDS Interfaith Residential Services. For details and to schedule an audition, call (410) 783-5443.

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