A weekend of note: Hammond High musical, Montpelier recitals

Neighbors

February 28, 1997|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WITH THE weather finally warming up, a person's fancy turns to thoughts of -- getting out of the house.

No longer forced by bitter weather to cocoon ourselves, we can all sally forth to meet our neighbors and sample our area's delights.

This weekend features several great things to do.

Hammond High is presenting the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" this weekend and next.

As in all Hammond productions, it's an all-singing, all-acting, all-dancing delight.

More than 100 staff members and students joined together to present this classic musical drama.

The cast includes Kathryn Carlsen, Jon Nelson, Shoshannah Beck, Christian Robinson, Ernest deLagarde Jr., Dan Bresnick, Jason Ortega, Mike Kagey, Jenny Crooks, Chris Kennedy, Georgia Paulding.

Also, Erin Murray, Cerise Clark, Lauren Mullen, Erin Hammer, Lydia BonGiorni, Matt McLaughlin, Seth Blinder, Natalie Cordone, Brad Gray, Jenny Sperling and Susie Gist.

The cast is under the direction of Mary Jane Sasser and her assistant, Kim Bahr.

Ron Bowman directs the orchestra, which includes Doug Lawler on piano, Jenna Sommers and Cally Duncan on French horn, Jason Keckley on trombone, Lily Harris on flute, and Frank Sines and Bart Zwaard on saxophone.

Also, Donnie Rice, Lisa Laanisto and Kristen DeVault on clarinet, Jason Decker on tuba, Josh Kanera and Jordan Caulfield on trumpet, and Josh Reichert and Scott Sines on percussion.

Randall Wagner, the vocal director, is responsible for the cast numbers and the children's and teen choruses.

Stay tuned for the backstage crew and the chorus.

The play opens at 7: 30 tonight.

Additional performances are tomorrow and March 7-8.

Information: 313-7615.

Montpelier music

The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center begins its free spring classical music recitals -- on alternate Sunday afternoons -- beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday. Five performers for the series were chosen from more than 150 competitors.

Violinist Holly Hamilton and pianist Alfred Clark are featured this Sunday.

Admission is free, but reservations are required; seating is limited.

For information about the concert or classes and events, call (301) 953-1993.

'Missa Kenya'

For those who still haven't had their fill of music, Laurel Oratorio Society is performing at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Laurel Presbyterian Church.

"Missa Kenya," a Mass by composer and Fulbright scholar Paul Basler, is based on religious themes and East African choral traditions.

Phil Krzywicki plays the horn.

Aubrey Adams and Igor Kozlov provide percussion.

The second set features the Renewed Praise Chorale, under the direction of Louis Davis.

The 15-member group of current and former Morgan State University students has performed in our area since its inception in 1996.

The Renewed Praise members are sopranos Requiethelia Allen, Mashica Hunt, Arinita McQueen and Alia Waheed; altos Shonda Gladden, Henrielle Martin, Joi Tate and Christiana Thornton; tenors Lorenzo Black, Ysem Brown, John Clark and Ivan Wade; and basses Louis Davis, Albert Prater and Concoran Smith.

The latter part of the concert features sacred music by Laurel Oratorio Society, under the direction of Walter G. Edmonds, in F FTC joint performance with Renewed Praise of "Worthy to be Praised."

Tickets for the performance are $10.

Savage Senior Center

The new Savage Senior Center is adding another activity to its roster.

Beginning Tuesday through April 24, seniors can exercise -- in a low-impact aerobics program -- to the music of the 1940s through the 1990s.

Howard County Hospital is sponsoring this AgeWell program; the eight-week, 16-session class costs $16.

The program will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Seniors may want to have lunch at the center, before working off those calories.

For directions or bus schedule information, call the center at 880-5915, from 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. weekdays.

Bethel open house

Bethel Christian Academy is holding an Open House for parents of prospective students at 7: 00 p.m. Monday.

The school offers a half-day K4 program, and a full-day K5 program, in addition to a first- through eighth-grade curriculum.

Information: (301) 725-4673.

Pub Date: 2/28/97

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