Arts Notes


October 11, 2002

McDaniel College to present `Music from Latin America'

Chamber Music on the Hill at McDaniel College will present "Music from Latin America" at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Alumni Hall main stage.

The concert will feature McDaniel College faculty David Duree, Don Horneff, Linda Kirkpatrick, David Kreider, Lynne Griffith and Peggy Ward. Elizabeth Lee, Julie Gregorian, Phanos Dymiotis, Thomas Mitchell and Mindy Niles also will perform.

The McDaniel College Madrigal Singers, directed by Margaret Boudreaux, will perform.

The program will include Copland's Sextet for String Quartet, Clarinet, and Piano and Cuban Overture; and Paquito D'Rivera's Aires Tropicales.

Tickets are $10 and $5 for senior citizens, available at the door. Admission is free for McDaniel College students with valid identification.

Information: 410-857-2599.

Masai song, dance, art to be featured at college

The Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe will present an evening of song, dance and artwork of the African Masai culture at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Alumni Hall at McDaniel College.

The free program will include traditional song and dance, a multimedia presentation, an exhibition of Masai artwork, and a question-and-answer period.

The Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe, from Kenya, convey African Masai culture through song and dance. The troupe is led by Fulbright Scholar and artist Nicholas Sironka.

Dance troupe members are rural, cattle-keeping residents of East Africa.

A portion of the donations raised at performances goes toward scholarships for children in southern Kenya, where school fees often are too high for rural families. The scholarship fund focuses on Masai girls, who are under-represented in secondary schools.

Information: 410-857-2791.

Evening of poetry, music set for arts council gallery

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

Linda Van Hart, Robert J. Waddell and Kathleen Adcock will present poetry and art.

Admission is $2 for arts council nonmembers.

Information: 410-857-4075.

MoonFire to perform Celtic music at Baldwin's

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring weeknight performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

MoonFire, a trio of local women specializing in traditional Celtic music, will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 23. The group consists of Elise Kress on lead vocals, flute, penny whistle and guitar; Jody Marshall on hammered dulcimer, keyboard and harmony vocals; and Cathy Palmer on violin. Tickets are $14, and must be purchased in advance.

Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795-1041.

Farm museum to offer classes in traditional arts

Carroll County Farm Museum will offer several classes in traditional arts this fall:

Spinning, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 23. The cost is $20.

American Folk Art Painting, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. The cost is $40.

Quilting, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23. The cost is $35.

Wool felting, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 23. The cost is $35.

Woodcarving (caricature), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23. The cost is $60.

Beginner blacksmithing, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. The cost is $125.

Damascus blade, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 (four-session class). The cost is $325. Blacksmith experience is required.

Registration is complete when payment has been received. A 24-hour cancellation is required for a refund.

Information: 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

Air Force brass quintet to play free concert in Pa.

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover, Pa., will present a free concert featuring the U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Quintet at 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

The ensemble, formed in 1973, performs music that spans more than 350 years, including classical, jazz, popular and patriotic works.

Tickets are available to the public in advance at the box office. Information: 717-637-7086.

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