Arts Notes


April 02, 2006

McDaniel announces its spring concerts

McDaniel College has announced its spring concerts, all free, unless noted.

Chamber Music on the Hill will present "An Evening at the Theatre with Kyle Engler and Friends" at 7 p.m. today at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. The concert will feature 20th-century American musical theater repertoire for solo and duet, including pieces from Sondheim, Weill, Kern, Carmichael, Gershwin and Porter. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students with identification.

The department of music and Monday Night Music will present "A Children's Concert" by the Mistral Winds at 7 p.m. tomorrow in McDaniel Lounge. The program features Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky and a student dance troupe from Eldersburg that will interpret the pictures on which the music is based.

The McDaniel and Carroll Community College departments of music will present the Westminster Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the community college's Scott Center for the Arts, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. A string trio of McDaniel students, and orchestra of 10 McDaniel students and two alumni, five CCC students, 11 high school students and community members will perform. Information: 410-386-8000.

Persian music virtuoso Roya Bahrami will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in McDaniel's Levine Recital Hall. Bahrami, with Jon Seligman on percussion, will play original compositions, arrangements and improvisations on the santur, a three-octave Persian hammered dulcimer with 72 strings.

Information: 410-857-2599.

CCC to present Dancing Wheels

Carroll Community College will present Dancing Wheels at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Scott Center Theater at 1601 Washington Road.

Dancing Wheels features standing dancers and seated dancers in wheelchairs, offering a message of inclusion, diversity and self-esteem.

Information: 410-386-8153.

Hospital auxiliary sets fashion show

The Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary will hold its annual luncheon and fashion show, Timeless Elegance, at 11:30 a.m. April 20 at Martin's Westminster in 140 Village Shopping Center.

The fashion show at 12:45 p.m. will feature spring fashions from Belk. Vendors also will offer their wares.

Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance.

Information: 410-871-6535.

Arts Council to hold spring fundraiser

The Carroll County Arts Council will hold a spring fundraiser, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 21 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Activities for women will include craft workshops; food stations by Gypsy's Tea Room; belly dancing; a silent auction of "girlie gifts"; and a funny fashion show based on the TLC television hit What Not to Wear.

Tickets are $54.95 per person. Groups of six who register together will receive the sixth ticket free.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Kachik is winner of wine poster contest

The Carroll County Farm Museum has announced that John Kachik of Sykesville is the 2006 Maryland Wine Festival Poster Design Competition winner.

His entry portrayed a picnic of wine, grapes, bread and cheese on a blanket with a Maryland flag design.

The county commissioners chose Kachik's design from 55 entries. Kachik will receive a $1,000 prize, and his design will appear on all festival publicity materials and shirts.

The posters are on display at the museum.

Information: 410-386-3880.

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