Concert by jazz saxophonist, group to end PAAL's season

April 29, 1999|By Mary Johnson | Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, a cultural beacon in North County, will conclude its 17th season at 3 p.m. Sunday with jazz saxophonist Rene Netto and the Sounds of New Orleans, a traditional jazz group that has appeared at jazz festivals across the country.

The first notes of the concert haven't sounded at North County High School, and already PAAL has announced its lineup for next season.

The season will open Sept. 25 with "A Salute to Duke Ellington" performed by a 13-piece band led by drummer Brooks Tegler and saxophonist Scott Silbert in honor of the 100th birthday this month of the great composer.

Writer-broadcaster John Tegler, Brooks' father, will narrate.

On Nov. 21, Russian pianist Vladimir Svoysky will perform music from the Romantic period.

The St. Petersburg native, with degrees from Peabody Institute in Baltimore, has performed at Carnegie Hall and with the St. Martin's-in-the-Field Orchestra.

Choir set for Christmas

The Arundel Vocal Arts Society, a 60-voice choir in its 16th season, is tentatively scheduled to present a program of Christmas music Dec. 12.

The choir is under the direction of Glenette Schumacher.

The first concert of the new year will bring the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania to Linthicum Jan. 16 to present a program of American folk songs, classical and sacred music.

Founded in 1970, the group of 20 boys ranging in age from 10 to 14 has toured abroad and in every state.

The Navy Band, an audience favorite, will present a concert March 18 that is free and open to the public.

The season will conclude May 6 with Footworks, an Annapolis-based dance ensemble that has appeared with the Riverdance troupe in England and Scotland and packs in the crowds at First Night on New Year's Eve.

Appalachian clogging

The group presents traditional and contemporary percussive dances, many of them based on Appalachian clogging.

Subscriptions for the season cost $20 if ordered before May 31 and $23 afterward.

For information and subscriptions, call PAAL President Jo Barker at 410-859-3308 or Vice President Eloise Vaughan at 410-859-8049.

Pub Date: 4/29/99

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