A bit of this and that to suit music lovers

From big band to The Beatles, three regional associations aim to please with prices that don't break the bank

Concerts

April 20, 2007|By Mary Johnson | Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun

Anne Arundel County's three regional concert associations have announced their lineups and have dangled a few incentives to join.

Now offering its 56th season of concerts at the Severna Park High School, the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association seeks to appeal to a range of tastes.

It also invites members who join before May 15 the opportunity to attend the last concert of the current season on that date for free. The Brooks Tegler Orchestra, with musicians wearing World War II Army Air Forces Band uniforms, will re-create the music of Glenn Miller, including such tunes as "String of Pearls," "American Patrol" and "Tuxedo Junction."

The association's 2007-2008 season program includes:

Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.: the Celtic Tenors

Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.: Michael Kaeshammer, a jazz singer and pianist.

Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.: Black Mountain Chorus of Wales, an all-male choir that specializes in contemporary popular selections and Welsh classics.

April 8 at 7:30 p.m.: Quatrocelli, four cellists.

May 7 at 7:30 p.m.: Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, a seven-piece group that plays traditional jazz, ragtime, Dixieland and big band. Like all the associations, the cost is a bargain: A season subscription is $45 per adult, $55 for a one-parent family and $100 for a two-parent family. A reciprocal membership with the South County Concert Association allows patrons to attend all 10 concerts put on by both groups. For more information, call Gale Gillespie at 410-647-4881 or Grace Shapiro at 410-263-9553. The South County Concert Association will offer its 32nd season at Southern High School on Route 2 in Harwood. Its new concert season:

Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.: Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band, a 12-piece ensemble.

Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.: Franc D'Ambrosio, who sang more than 2,000 performances of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.: Maggie Sansone's Celtic Holiday Celebration, featuring a performance from the Culkin School of Irish Dance.

Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.: Djokic-Jalbert Duo, cellist Denise Djokic and pianist David Jalbert.

Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.: Sourdough Slim, a cowhand who plays the accordion, yodels and spins the lariat simultaneously.

April 5 at 7:30 p.m.: Revolution Tribute to the Beatles. Subscription costs are the same as AACCA. For additional information, call Betty Knupp at 410-956-4881 or Frank Gouin at 301-261-5802.

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum will celebrate its 26th season with a program featuring local and international talent at Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park.

Its season:

Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.: Director Jose-Luis Novo conducting the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in a program including Brahms Violin Concerto featuring soloist Soovin Kim.

Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Yesterday Once More -- music of the 1970s presented by an ensemble of singers and musicians.

Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.: Celtic Christmas Suites, an original ballet choreographed by Dianna Cuatto, artistic director of Ballet Theatre of Maryland with musical accompaniment by Maggie Sansone on hammered dulcimer creating Celtic Book of Days from Samhain (Nov. 1)through Yuletide into January.

March 1 at 7:30 p.m. -- Federal City Brass Band, a Baltimore-based band that re-creates the sound of a Civil War-era U.S. Army regimental band.

April 13 at 3 p.m.: Revolution Tribute to the Beatles.

May 15 at 7:30 p.m.: The U.S. Navy Band in a bonus concert. The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum offers subscriptions for $45 for those subscribing before May 31 and $49 for a season subscription after May 31. Subscribers or adults purchasing individual tickets may bring students ages 6 to 22 to any concert for free.

For more information, call Jo Barker at 410-859-3308 or Verena Linthicum at 410-859-3117.

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