AACCA again offers bonus subscription

Concerts: Because of its arrangement with the South County Concert Association, subscribers will be able to attend 11 concerts for the price of five

Arundel Live

April 06, 2000|By Mary Johnson | Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Once again, the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association is offering two concert series subscriptions for the price of one.

The Severna Park-based AACCA offer includes joint subscriptions with the South County Concert Association in Harwood. Thus, subscribers to Anne Arundel's five concerts can attend South County's six concerts at no additional charge.

The 11 concerts cost $35 for an individual subscription, $80 for a two-parent family that includes all school-age children, $45 for a single parent and all school-age children, and $10 for a single student subscription.

AACCA volunteers have mailed renewal forms to current subscribers and are trying to attract new audience members to the series.

The last concert of the current series, at Severna Park High School at 8 p.m. Wednesday, will feature the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra directed by Richard Benjamin. He will present a program of popular songs and marches played to the syncopated rhythms of ragtime.

Next season, all five AACCA concerts will be held at the school at 60 Robinson Road in Severna Park. The South County Association's six concerts will be at Southern Senior High School on Route 2 in Harwood.

AACCA's 49th season opens Sept. 13, with "Three Hits and a Miss," a quartet of singers backed by a piano, percussion and bass who together evoke the classic sound of the 1940s.

On Oct. 19, the "London Piano Duo" will offer a program celebrating London with the music of Gilbert and Sullivan and other light classics.

On Dec. 6, the Washington Symphonic Brass will play music written for large brass ensembles.

On April 13, 2001, the AACCA series continues with "Earl Rose plus 3." Pianist Rose, accompanied by bass, drums and cello, will concentrate on movie music from such composers as Henry Mancini and Burt Bacharach.

The season ends May 1 with a concert of classical music by flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta, the first recipient of the Community Concerts Performance Prize.

The South County Concert Association will open its 25th season in September with a concert by folk singer Bill Staines. The October program will feature "National Concert," presenting a mix of classical favorites and marches.

In December, South County will play host to the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in a holiday pops concert.

Baritone Douglas Webster, who was Jean Valjean in Broadway's "Les Miserables," will sing art songs and show tunes in January 2001. The spirit and excitement of Spain will come to Harwood on March 17 when the "Flamenco Ole" dance group takes the stage.

The South County season closes April 12 with the group "I Love New York" in a salute to Broadway.

To obtain a brochure with more details on AACCA's series, including a subscription order form, or for more information, call membership Chairman Gale Gillespie at 410-647-4881 or President Marilyn Bongard at 410-647-8912.

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