Concert series to open with jazz Variety: A season of diverse shows begins with a re-creation of clarinetist Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall performance.

August 27, 1998|By Mary Johnson | Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Linthicum's Jo Barker scarcely had time to wrap up the Concerts in the Park series Aug. 16 when she had to get ready for the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum's concert season.

Tickets were mailed Tuesday to PAAL's 650 subscribers, said Barker, the group's president.

The 17th season has something for just about every taste, from classic swing to classical piano, choral barbershop harmonies to Broadway show tunes, brass ensembles and New Orleans jazz.

The opening concert at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 is a reprise of a re-creation of clarinetist Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. Produced by jazz authority John Tegler, the concert re-creation played to a sold-out Chesapeake Music Hall in Annapolis in January.

Clarinetist Joe Midiri portrays Goodman. He is joined by brother Paul Midiri on trombone and vibraphone and 13 other musicians under the direction of drummer Brooks Tegler, the producer's son.

This concert will be at Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School in Linthicum. All other concerts in the series will be held at North County High School.

Barber Shop harmony

The Chorus of the Chesapeake, the Dundalk chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, will bring its harmony to North County High School in Ferndale at 3 p.m. Nov. 22.

Academy band show

A concert by the U.S. Naval Academy Band, a PAAL tradition, is set for 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Admission to this concert, which features the U.S. Navy Brass Ensemble, is free.

Pianist Angelin Chang will be heard in a Valentine's Day concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 14. Chang will play a varied program of classical favorites and has promised to include music in keeping with the romantic date.

Audience participation

A dozen costumed singers and dancers will create scenes from such Broadway shows as "Mame" and "Chorus Line" at 8 p.m. March 20 in an audience participation show.

The season concludes at 3 p.m. May 2 with Sounds of New Orleans, featuring Rene Netto on sax, in a jazz program sure to have the hall swinging.

Subscriptions for the six concerts cost $23.

Information: Jo Barker, 410-859-3308, or PAAL Vice President Eloise Vaughan, 410-859-8047.

Pub Date: 8/27/98

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