Musical duo to play dulcimer, Autoharp at weekend...

ARTS NOTES

February 01, 2002

Musical duo to play dulcimer, Autoharp at weekend concerts

Walt Michael, Common Ground on the Hill founder and hammered dulcimer player, will present two concerts this weekend.

Michael will be joined by Bryan Bowers, Autoharp master, for a concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Chapel, St. Paul's School, Brooklandville; and at 3 p.m. Sunday in Little Baker Chapel at Western Maryland College.

Bowers has been a master of the Autoharp for three decades and is a member of the Autoharp Hall of Fame. Michael is credited with the revival of the hammered dulcimer, playing a repertoire from old time southern Appalachian to Celtic music.

Tickets are $12 and $5 for ages 65 and older, students with identification and faculty. Children age 12 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult.

St. Paul's Chapel is on Falls Road north of the Baltimore Beltway. Western Maryland College is on West Main Street, Westminster.

Information: 410-857-2771.

College professors exhibit photographs from India

Carroll Community College will hold an exhibit of photographs taken in India by two faculty members from Monday through Feb. 28 in the Great Hall at 1601 Washington Road.

Maggie Ball, director of art and professor of art and art history, and her husband, sociology Professor Larry Fask, visited India for a month.

India Unveiled: A Photo Essay is a selection of 50 photographs showing the people, art and culture of India as Ball and Fask experienced it.

The couple will share their experiences and thoughts on Indian life in a slide show and discussion at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Room L287.

Information: 410-386-8256.

Carroll college to display works of Hiram Williams

Carroll Community College will exhibit Hiram Williams: The Late Work from Monday through Feb. 28 in Langdon Family Gallery on the main campus in Westminster.

Williams recently donated 58 works to the college, whose collection now totals 160 of Williams' works.

Williams, 84, a professor emeritus from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., paints daily. His works offer a suggestivist spin on humanity and have influenced many artists.

He is author of the book Notes for a Young Painter.

The college offered a retrospective of his work in 1999, which featured 80 of Williams' works.

The college library has copies of Robert Larson's book Hiram Williams, Images of Compassion, which describes the spiritual nature of Williams' work.

Information: 410-386-8153.

Music series to feature works by the Schumanns

The Monday Night Music Series at Western Maryland College will highlight the works of husband-and-wife composers Robert and Clara Schumann at 7 p.m. Monday in McDaniel Lounge.

The free concert will feature WMC music lecturers David Kreider, piano, and Kyle Engler, vocalist.

Kreider will perform Robert Schumann's Carnaval, a musical depiction of the European festival between Christmas and Ash Wednesday. It includes musical portraits of the era's finest composers, including Chopin, Paganini and Clara Schumann.

Engler, a mezzo-soprano, will perform selected works of Clara Schumann, who wrote her only piano concerto at age 14 .

The Schumanns, who met while both were piano students of Clara's father, Friedrich Wieck, were married in 1840. Robert Schumann, who included many of Clara Schumann's musical passages in his compositions, is regarded as one of the most important composers of the German romantic movement.

Although a performing pianist throughout her life, Clara Schumann composed only until about 1850. From 1872 to 1892, she directed the piano department at Frankfurt Conservatory. She died in 1896.

Information: 410-857-2599.

Music and poetry readings set at arts council gallery

Common Ground on the Hill and One Tree Productions are sponsoring an evening of poetry and music from 6 to 8 Thursday at the Carroll County Arts Council gallery, 15 E. Main St.

Music and poetry will be presented by Dan Collins and C. Joshua McCardle from Compassionately Stoneground Books.

Admission is $2 for nonmembers.

Information: Christina Smith, 410-857-4075.

North Carroll students to offer singing Valentines

North Carroll High School Vocal Ensemble will offer singing Valentines for those wishing to give a loved one a gift.

Students will visit homes or businesses Feb. 9. The $20 package includes three love songs and a rose.

Information: 410-374-9319.

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