Arts group wins grant of $1,950 Money will allow PAAL to hold strings workshop

February 12, 1998|By Mary Johnson | Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL) has been awarded a $1,950 grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, allowing it to sponsor a workshop for public school string players, according to Jo Barker, association president.

Virtuoso violinist Daniel Heifetz and members of his Classical Band will conduct the workshop for string players in grades five through 12 on March 13 at North County High School, 10 E. First Ave. in Ferndale.

Heifetz is the founder and artistic director of the Heifetz International Music Institute, dedicated to performance and career development of young musicians.

He also is on the faculties of the University of Maryland, College Park and Carnegie Mellon University.

Students interested in the workshop must apply through teachers at their schools.

PAAL organizers, who have hired buses to take students from their schools to Ferndale, say they hope to attract 400 students.

Heifetz has chosen Vivaldi's violin concerto "The Four Seasons" to illustrate his lessons in instrumental technique. He will perform the same piece at a PAAL concert March 22.

PAAL, in its 16th year, sponsors an annual series of concerts in northern Anne Arundel County. This season, local talent was showcased at concerts with the Annapolis Opera and the Naval Academy Band, and will conclude the season with the Annapolis Chorale.

For additional information on the arts-in-education workshop on March 13, call PAAL founder and vice president Eloise Vaughan at 410-859-8047.

Pub Date: 2/12/98

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