Art Notes


October 30, 2005

Campout planned on working farm

Bear Branch Nature Center will hold a "Down on the Farm" campout from 8 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Nov. 6.

Participants will stay overnight in a lodge at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek overlooking the Potomac River. They will meet the farm animals and help with the cows, goats, chickens and sheep.

A hayride on the working farm and hands-on tour of the National Colonial Farm, a nearby outdoor living history museum, will be included.

A pre-trip meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday is required.

The cost is $55 for members, and $70 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-848-2517.

20th-century music is focus of concert

The 20th century is history, and with it, so are musical styles from ragtime through chance music (compositions that allow for improvisation).

David Kreider and Friends will explore those styles in "Music of the Last Century" at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in McDaniel College Lounge.

The program includes Sonata No. 4 for Violin & Piano (Children's Day at Camp Meeting) by Charles Ives, a piece based on church hymns sung at children's services in the early 1900s.

The group also will play Trio for Violin, Cello, & Piano, Op. 67 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as songs by Russian modernism composer Igor Stravinsky and avant-garde composer John Cage.

The concert features senior music lecturer David Krieder on piano; adjunct lecturer Phanos Dymiotis on violin; senior music lecturer Kyle Engler as mezzo soprano; and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members Esther Mellon Thompson on cello and Melissa Zaraya on violin.

Information: 410-857-2599.

Arts center to screen `Paper Clips' film

The Carroll Arts Center will show the documentary film Paper Clips at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

The film tells the story of a small, rural Tennessee middle school studying the horrors of the Holocaust. When one student asked, "How many is 6 million?," the children embarked on a mission to find something they could collect to represent the number of Jews who were executed.

They chose the paper clip, a Norwegian symbol of opposition to the Nazis during World War II.

What began as a lesson in tolerance and diversity at Whitwell Middle School ended as an international partnership. More than 27 million paper clips and 25,000 letters poured into the school, along with packages, photos and visits from Holocaust survivors.

The result was a permanent Holocaust memorial that united the town and brought hope to survivors.

Paper Clips was one of the top five documentaries of 2004, winning the Audience Choice Award and Jury Award for best documentary at the 2004 Jackson Hole Film Festival.

All seats for this showing are $5. Discount coupons cannot be honored because of a licensing agreement with the film's distributor.

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

Information: 410-848-7272.

Symphony plans free concert Nov. 15

McDaniel College Department of Music and Carroll Community College will present a free concert by the Westminster Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the community college's Scott Center for the Arts.

This is the inaugural year for the orchestra, which features 11 McDaniel students, faculty members Peggy Ward and Elijah Wirth, seven community college students, and local musicians.

The program will include Concerto in A minor by Vivaldi (featuring 12-year-old soloist Megan Lin on violin), English Folk Song Suite by R. Vaughn Williams, L'Italiana in Algeri by Rossini, and A Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky (featuring harpist Elaine Bryant).

Information: 410-857-2599.

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