Concert series to feature local talent PAAL performances begin Sunday with opera selections

September 18, 1997|By Mary Johnson | Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Three of the five performances featured in the 1997-1998 concert series of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum showcase local talent.

"PAAL has from the beginning striven to present local talent," said incoming association President Jo Barker.

The series begins Sunday with an Annapolis Opera production. A narrator will weave a "love won and lost" theme that will be illustrated by favorite arias from such composers as Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and Offenbach.

Sopranos Laura Vicari and Marcia Platt Treece, tenor George Aud and baritone Stevin Goodman will sing.

On Oct. 26, Duquesne University's Tamburitzans, the first university-based performing folk ensemble in the United States, will present a program of Southeastern European music. The troupe of 40 students will play stringed instruments and dance in native costume.

On Jan. 17, local talent is back in the spotlight. The U.S. Naval Academy Band will be featured in a performance free to the entire community, not just PAAL subscribers.

On Feb. 8, the Washington Brass, a group that combines technical skill and onstage chemistry, will perform. Works on the program will span more than 300 years.

On March 22, virtuoso violinist Daniel Heifetz will appear with a six-piece chamber orchestra. He has performed with the Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras and on major television and radio programs. Before the concert, on March 13, Heifitz and the Classical Band will present a workshop for area string students at North County High School.

"This workshop is partially supported by a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation," said PAAL's founder, Eloise Vaughan.

Students may call Vaughan after Nov. 1 at 410-859-8047 for additional information.

The PAAL season will conclude May 2 with the Annapolis Chorale performing the music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter, the final concert of the Chorale's 25th anniversary celebration and a happy ending for the PAAL season.

All concerts will be held at North County High School at 10 E. First St. in Ferndale. Performances are at 3 p.m., except the performances of the Naval Academy Band and the Annapolis Chorale, which will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are available by subscription only for $23.

Information: 410-859-3308, 410-659-8047 or 410-859-1218.

Pub Date: 9/18/97

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