BSO awarded grant for Talent Week

Arts Notes

June 02, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra received $10,000 from the Geraldine C. and Emory M. Ford Foundation. The grant, one of two presented this year under the Foundation's American Talent Program, will help underwrite an American Talent Week in the 1996-'97 BSO concert season.

The BSO project was chosen for the grant from among professional orchestras nationwide.

The American Talent Week, scheduled for late January and early February 1997, will feature Daniel Hege, a 30-year-old conductor, and Terrence Wilson, a 21-year-old pianist, as part of the orchestra's subscription, youth and community outreach activities.

Chihuly glass drew crowds

More than 128,500 people visited the Baltimore Museum of Art from February through April during the 11-week run of the exhibition "Dale Chihuly: Installations 1964-1996," making it the second-highest-attended event in the museum's 82-year history.

The exhibit "Claude Monet: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston," drew 215,000 people during its 14-week showing at the BMA from October 1991 to January 1992.

Opera fund-raiser

The Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore Inc. will sponsor an Opera Tea and Auction to raise money for the next season at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students and children under 12. Call (410) 329-6874 or (410) 377-8182.

Superior horror

Gary Bowen of Elkton is one of four finalists for the 1995 Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in a first novel. He was selected for for his horror novel "Diary of a Vampire."

The Horror Writers Association presents the Stoker Award annually for the best work in the horror genre from the previous year. The award is named after the author of "Dracula." Bowen has published nearly 200 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and recently completed a second novel.

Performance classes

Beginning June 10, the Performance Workshop Theatre Company will offer classes in audition technique, voice and movement, scene study and acting technique.

Advance registration is required, and enrollment is limited to 10 participants. Classes will be conducted in the company's studio, 28 E. Ostend St. Call (410) 659-7830.

Arts in the park

Applications will be accepted through July 1 for the sixth annual Quiet Waters Park Arts Festival, scheduled for Nov. 9-10. All entries are juried, and the arts and crafts must be original in design and concept.

The festival is a fund-raiser for the Annapolis park. Call (410) 222-1777.

Concert series

Subscription tickets are available for the 1996-1997 season of the Shriver Hall Concert Series at Johns Hopkins University.

The season will open Oct. 6 with a piano concert by Leon Fleisher and continue Nov. 3 with the Moscow Conservatory Trio. The Shanghai String Quartet will perform Dec. 8; violinist Bin tTC Huang is scheduled for Jan. 11; pianist Garrick Ohlsson, Feb. 9; cellist Evan Drachman will perform in March, with the date to be announced; and pianist Murray Perahia will be in concert April 2.

Tickets for the seven concerts are $110 for adults and $55 for full-time students. Single tickets range from $21 to $25 for adults and $11 to $13 for students. Call (410) 516-7164.

Voice lessons

The Star Spangled Chorus of the Dundalk Sweet Adelines International will offer four free weekly voice lessons for women beginning at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at the North Point Government Center Auditorium.

The chorus, a nine-time regional champion, has earned silver and bronze medals at international competitions. Classes will be led by voice teacher Fred King. Call (410) 377-1995.

Lunchtime video series

The Columbia Association Art Center offers a free art video series at noon on Wednesdays. Bring a bag lunch. Future topics include "The Art of the Western World, Part 8," Wednesday; "Woodturning with Frank Amigo," June 12; and "The Art of the Western Work, Part 9," June 19.

The center is at 6100 Foreland Garth in Long Reach Village. Call (410) 730-0075.

'Annie' workshop

The Kinetics Dance theater is accepting 30 students for its summer workshop of the musical "Annie." All roles are open.

The three-week workshop will be conducted from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 24 to July 12, at the Howard County Center for the Arts. Daily activities will include classes in dance, voice, acting and production design. Rehearsals will culminate in two performances. Tuition is $600. Call (410) 461-9907.

Arts for disabled kids

The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services will conduct a performing arts camp for children with and without disabilities, ages 6 and older, from July 1 through Aug. 2.

Topics include movement, costumes, makeup, acting and scenery. A performance also is scheduled.

The registration fee is $75. Call (410) 887-5370, or TTD, (410) 887-5319.

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