Art Notes

ARTS NOTES

March 19, 2004

Pupils to perform on hand bells at annual Ringers show

The Westminster Ringers will sponsor the sixth annual Young Ringers' Festival Conference Concert at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Cranberry Station Elementary School in Westminster.

Children in grades three to six from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia will perform on English-style hand bells under the direction of Larry Henning.

Tickets are $5 for ages 18 and older. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. The school is at 505 N. Center St.

Information: 410-848-5482.

Air Force jazz ensemble to play concert Sunday

Carroll Community College will present the U.S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble in a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Scott Center theater.

The musical group from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia will play music from traditional band leaders including Glenn Miller and Count Basie, as well as contemporary jazz-pop sounds.

The group's recordings include Rockin' in Rhythm, a tribute to Duke Ellington, and a video, Air Combat Command Remembers Glenn Miller.

Information: 410-386-8186.

Carroll Concert Band to present annual show

Glenn W. Patterson and the Carroll Concert Band will present their annual Sousa Style Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winters Mill High School in Westminster.

The concert will feature guest conductors Bryan Ebert, George Smith II, Linda Kirkpatrick and Kristen Stoetzer.

The symphonic band will perform marching-style songs from a variety of composers, including "Free Lance," "March Grandioso" and "Stars and Stripes Forever."

Other music will include "Children's March," by Percey Grainger; "Westminster Sketches"; Cajun folk songs; "Gavorkna Fanfare"; "Flute Cocktail"; "More Than You Know"; a euphonium solo by Lucas Spiros; and selections from My Fair Lady with Anne Barcroft and Patterson.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $3 for students or $12 per family. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council's Musical Instrument Bank and the band's summer Music Camp Scholarship.

Winters Mill is at 560 Gorsuch Road.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Pianist Brian Ganz to appear at McDaniel

The McDaniel College Department of Music and the Carroll County Music Teachers Association will present pianist Brian Ganz in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in McDaniel Lounge.

An accomplished chamber musician, Ganz's performance will include Sonata Opus 53 ("Waldstein") by Beethoven, "Forest Scenes" by Schumann and Sonata in B Minor, Opus 58 by Chopin.

A graduate of the Peabody Institute, Ganz is musician-in-residence and a member of the piano faculty at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Information: 410-857-2599.

McDaniel College to stage `The Vagina Monologues'

McDaniel College and My Sister's Keeper, a group of female performers, will present Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues at 8 p.m. March 26 on the understage of Alumni Hall on the campus.

The 26 actresses range from ages 18 to 60. Some of the cast members are college students, two are professors and six are area residents. Each actress has stories and personal experiences she shares.

"We do a lot of talking about our own issues and our own past," said Marie Lilly, the McDaniel senior who brought the play to campus.

The play uses poetry, dialogue and monologues to blend humor with serious discussions of sexual violence against women. The performance is appropriate for adult audiences only.

Tickets are $7 at the box office. Proceeds will benefit efforts to solve crimes against girls and women in Mexico, and for a Carroll County safe house for women and children.

Information: 410-751-8169 or 410-751-7794.

Arts Council to show `Gone With the Wind'

The Carroll County Arts Council will show Gone With the Wind as its monthly movie at 7 p.m. March 27.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available in advance, are $5 for adults, and $4 for children younger than 12 and people older than 60. Arts Council members receive a $1 discount.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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