Western Maryland College schedules performances to open...


September 21, 2001

Western Maryland College schedules performances to open two music series

Western Maryland College will present two September concerts, including one performance in English and Spanish.

The Jon Seligman Quintet begins the fall 2001 Monday Night Music series at 7 o'clock Monday in McDaniel Lounge.

The Evelyn MacKenzie Performance Series will present CantarM-i at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Baker Memorial Chapel.

Both concerts are free.

Besides percussionist Seligman, who is a music lecturer at the college, the quintet includes Phil Burlin (saxophones), Chris Buckholz (trombone), Harry Appelman (piano) and Peter Revell (bass).

The group will perform original compositions and improvisations, including the premieres of several pieces.

CantarM-i, which recently performed at Baltimore's Artscape and at Wolf Trap in Virginia, features Patricia Vergara of Brazil and Cecilia Esquivel of Argentina.

They will perform songs in Spanish and English from Puerto Rico, Argentina, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela.

The duo also will share the music's cultural and historical background.

Audience members can learn about the language, rhythms and musical instruments of the countries.

Information: 410-857-2290.

Children's Chorus to hold basket bingo fund-raiser

The Children's Chorus of Carroll County will sponsor basket bingo Oct. 6 at Cranberry Station Elementary School.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., and games will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the group's travel fund.

Information: 410-876-0686.

Community college to offer noncredit film noir course

Carroll Community College will offer a noncredit course, The Great Whatsit: An Introduction to Film Noir, from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12 at the campus at 1601 Washington Road.

Film noir is an American film style from the 1940s that expresses the anxiety and suspicion many people experienced during changes in society in the years after World War II.

The themes and cinematic techniques prevalent in film noir will be discussed.

Six films will be analyzed in class. Students should expect to rent and view films outside of class.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Arts council plans trips to Philadelphia, Washington

The Carroll County Arts Council will take two fall trips.

On Oct. 9, a bus will take travelers to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see an exhibit of works by American realist Thomas Eakins, an influential artist of the 19th century. His oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture and photos will be on display.

The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Lunch is not included.

A trip will be taken Nov. 6 to the Hillwood Museum & Gardens, the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, in Washington. Travelers will visit the 25-acre estate of the heir to the Post cereal fortune.

Imperial Russian fine and decorative arts and an extensive collection of 18th-century French art will be on display.

The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The cost is $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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