Concert series' flavor is local Music: The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum has included several Anne Arundel County musicians in its 1996-1997 series.

July 14, 1996|By Phil Greenfield | Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum has announced the details of its 1996-1997 concert series.

Subscribers to these thriving community arts events will notice that the slate of concerts contains more than a few tips of the hat to Anne Arundel County's own performing arts organizations, a fact that delights PAAL's founder, Eloise Vaughn.

"We've been trying to get some of these groups here for a couple of years," she said in an interview, "and we're glad we succeeded."

All events in the series take place in the auditorium of North County High School. Concert times, unless otherwise noted, are 8 p.m.

The season begins Sept. 28 with the sophisticated jazz sounds of pianist Mac Frampton and his trio.

The Naval Academy Wind Ensemble appears Nov. 2 for the third year in a free concert for the community, not just PAAL subscribers.

Edward Stewart's Ballet Theatre of Annapolis heads north Nov. 24 to present one of its annual performances of Tchaikovsky's seasonal classic, "The Nutcracker."

Clara, Herr Drosselmeyer and the Sugar Plum Fairies take the stage at 3 p.m.

PAAL welcomes the New Year Jan. 4 playing host to another of the region's premier performing arts organizations when the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra appears under the direction of its conductor, Mark Allan McCoy.

That concert, which will start at 3 p.m., will feature the soaring Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius, plus concerto movements with members of the young orchestra acting as soloists.

On March 22, it's the traditional folk sounds of Helicon featuring flutist Chris Norman and his usual complement of hammered dulcimers, fiddles, guitars and penny whistles.

If Scotch-Irish and Appalachian ditties are your thing, it doesn't get much better than Helicon.

Buddy Wachter, Baltimore's own "King of the Banjo," returns May 3 to close out the PAAL season.

"We had him here three years ago and he was incredible," Vaughn recalled. "He just plays the kind of music people enjoy listening to."

Those interested in subscribing to PAAL's 1996-1997 season can call 859-8047 or 636-2579.

Pub Date: 7/14/96

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