Arts Notes


September 18, 2005

McDaniel College faculty to offer jazz concert today

The McDaniel College Music Department will hold the first in a series of jazz concerts at 6 p.m. today at the Carroll County Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

The concert will feature McDaniel faculty members Glenn Caldwell on saxophone, Tim Jenkins on guitar, Eric Byrd on piano, Jon Seligman on drums and director of college jazz ensembles Bo Eckard on bass.

The program will showcase original compositions from each band member.

Faculty will hold a free jazz improvisational clinic at 4 p.m. before the concert at Coffey Music on East Main Street in Westminster.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students with identification. The series continues through the school year, with at least three more concerts. Series tickets are $30.

Information: 410-857-2294.

`Dracula' to be presented by National Players

The National Players, a classical touring company, will present Dracula at 8 p.m. Saturday at McDaniel College.

Based on Braham Stoker's novel, Dracula is the classic vampire thriller about Count Dracula, twisted passion and the fight between good and evil.

Two McDaniel alumni perform with the company: Albert Pero III, '04, as Dracula, and Andrew Pecoraro, '05, as Harker.

Players' productions stick to strict traditions of touring theater: Company members double and triple in roles and technical assignments, including lighting, sound and costumes.

Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Common Ground sets monthly concert series

Common Ground on the Hill will present a fall and spring concert series at 8 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Series tickets are $100 for adult general admission; $95 for seniors 65 and older, Arts Council members, children younger than 12 and students with identification. Individual tickets are $17 for adults, and $15 for others as noted. Tickets are available at 410-857-2771.

The concert lineup is:

Oct. 1: Laura Fuentes y Caliconte singing Chilean-based Latin American music from Chile, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

Nov. 5: Josh White Jr., an accomplished actor and performer in folk, blues, jazz and gospel.

Dec. 3: The annual holiday concert featuring Walt Michael & His New York Company and guests.

Jan. 7: Pastures of Plenty will pay tribute to Woody Guthrie in dance and music with the Vanaver Caravan.

Feb. 4: The Afro-Semitic Experience will perform the music of the Jewish and African diaspora.

March 4: Craobh Rua will perform traditional music from Ireland.

April 1: Bryan Bowers, autoharp master, and Andy Cohen, blues singer, will perform.

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