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By Tim Smith | tim.smith@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 20, 2010
Check your fears and hearing aids at the Meyerhoff door this weekend and brace yourselves for one of the most stimulating blasts to come from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in years. Even before the actual blast of a shotgun, John Corigliano's surround-sound Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus," delivers more un-amplified volume than anything I can think of offhand, even Mahler at his most heaven-storming. It's a stunner in so many ways, from the concept itself - "a celebration and a warning," as the composer put it in remarks from the stage Thursday night at Strathmore - to the construction.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
After a brief hiatus that had people feeling downcast all over the globe, Midweek Madness returns with a nod to the opening of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 subscription series . The big news of the concert is the US premiere of John Adams' Saxophone Concerto, but there's something else a little newsy about it. An old war horse,Tchaikovsky '1812 Overture,' mostly confined these days to pops concerts or outdoor patriotic events, will...
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By Maureen Rice and Maureen Rice,Contributing Writer | January 15, 1993
A foot-stomping good time was had by all.The Fiddle Puppet Dancers, an internationally known percussion dance group, visited Piney Ridge Elementary School on Wednesday."
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June 20, 2013
The Young Bucks Band, featuring Ed Jones, of Washington, performed at the annual Spring Fling May 18, hosted by Gena Wade and the city of Laurel Division of Senior Services. Through their musical talents, countless renditions and old school street-corner harmony, they allowed attendees to step back in time, hand dance, line dance, slow dance, sing and simply reminisce about another time, gone but definitely not forgotten. The Partnership Hall was beautifully decorated by Gena Wade, and guests wore their "spring best" and dined on delicious, mouth-watering and savory foods and assorted beverages prepared by Chef Lavease Briley.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 3, 1997
LONDON -- Evelyn Glennie can beat out a musical groove on old cooking pans.She can transform oil drums, exhaust pipes and car wheels into fine musical instruments. And she can play "The Flight of the Bumble Bee" and "Born to Be Wild," without sounding like an embarrassed opera diva singing rock and roll.At 31, the Scottish-born Glennie is the world's dominant percussion soloist. And yet there's one fact that Glennie would prefer go unnoticed.She is profoundly deaf.Glennie's rise to international stardom is now classical music legend.
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By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 20, 1995
Many people lift garbage cans and push brooms for a living, but few of them earn applause for doing it on stage.However, that's exactly what the eight members of the percussion-mad troupe known as Stomp will do starting tomorrow night at the Lyric Opera House."
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2001
Fifteen eager children crouch in a half-circle at Bethel Outreach Center, part of a small, aging church school in West Baltimore. The youths toss playful glances at each other and bug their music teacher with chatter. They occasionally miss a beat. Mostly, they don't. Using their thighs to hold the instruments in place, they pound on the heads of ishiko, djembe and bougarabou drums. The drums shout back, filling the tiny room with a thunder that fuels the looks on the faces of their parents, proud that their children are members of the Kuumba Zulu Drummers.
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September 15, 2006
Percussion performance -- Recycled Percussion (above) will perform at Anne Arundel Community College at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Recycled Percussion is a trio of two drummers and a disc jockey who use traditional and alternative instruments. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $12 for AACC employees and non-AACC students, and $10 for AACC students. 410-777-2457 or www.aacc.edu/studentlife.
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July 26, 2006
Playing percussion Catch the beat tonight at the University of Maryland, Col lege Park, with the Summer Percussion Workshop's free re cital. The recital will feature Gregory Zuber, principal per cussionist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The recital is at 7 p.m. at the Gildenhorn Re cital Hall of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, Col lege Park, Route 193 (Universi ty Boulevard) and Stadium Drive, College Park. Call 301-405-ARTS or visit claricesmithcen ter.umd.
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October 11, 1995
The Liberty High School Lions' Pride Marching Band has won first place in its last two tournaments.The band competed at Triton High School's tournament in Runnemeade, N.J., Sept. 30. The Lions' Pride score of 88.15 also earned it the best percussion award in Group 3, consisting of bands with 56 to 75 musicians.On Saturday at Cumberland Valley, Pa., the band placed first with a score of 88.25, again receiving the best percussion award in Group 3.The band is scheduled to compete in the Maryland State Championships this weekend at Towson State University.
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By Mike Giuliano | June 22, 2011
It's possible to summarize Andrew Irons' "Linus and Alora" as being about a man and woman anticipating the birth of a child, but its meaning is more difficult to pin down. That makes it a suitable choice for Single Carrot Theatre, because this group in Baltimore's Station North arts district thrives on such avant-garde work. When Alora (Susannah Edwards) visits a doctor at the beginning of the play, it's immediately clear from their conversation that the playwright is going to raise as many questions as he answers when it comes to Alora's back story and medical condition.
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By Tim Smith | tim.smith@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 20, 2010
Check your fears and hearing aids at the Meyerhoff door this weekend and brace yourselves for one of the most stimulating blasts to come from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in years. Even before the actual blast of a shotgun, John Corigliano's surround-sound Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus," delivers more un-amplified volume than anything I can think of offhand, even Mahler at his most heaven-storming. It's a stunner in so many ways, from the concept itself - "a celebration and a warning," as the composer put it in remarks from the stage Thursday night at Strathmore - to the construction.
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By Aaron Chester and Aaron Chester,Sun reporter | November 8, 2007
Winard Harper's natural gift for percussion became evident at an age when most children can't yet read. At 4 years old, as his older brother listened to records in their Baltimore home, Harper would drum on whatever was in sight. His family saw musical potential in him that ended up spawning a 25-plus-year jazz career. From playing drums with his brother's band in clubs at age 5 to performing with the likes of Ray Bryant and Jimmy Heath, Harper has experienced a lifelong passion for jazz, especially jazz percussion.
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By Newhouse News Service | July 1, 2007
HAZLETON, Pa. -- Salvadore DeFazio, the poet laureate of Hazleton, is on deadline. In the days leading to the Fourth of July, his hometown is celebrating its 150th birthday. The centerpiece of the commemoration is a history pageant that DeFazio is furiously working to finish. He is searching for an ending, though he has settled on a musical theme in Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man." It's a perfect fit, DeFazio says: "Hazleton is a fanfare for the common man." Not everyone is thrilled with the choice of music.
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By Photos by Jed Kirschbaum and Photos by Jed Kirschbaum,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | March 19, 2007
Students from Dundalk Elementary School got a show and a drum lesson in one last week when Daveed Korup and his World Rhythm Percussion Circus performed for the students at Port Discovery. After the entertainment, the students were invited to try some of Korup's homemade drums. The instruments are made of vinyl from discarded outdoor advertising, old swimming pool filters and pipes.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun Reporter | February 25, 2007
To watch Savion Glover dance to Vivaldi's Four Seasons is to see a man trying to turn himself into a violin. SAVION GLOVER WITH THE BSO / / 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall / / 8 p.m. Friday, Strathmore Hall / / 410-783-8000 or balti moresymphony.org; 877-276-1444 or bsoatstrathmore.org Savion Glover Age: 33 Birthplace: Newark, N.J. Residence: New York Stage: Won eight major awards, including a 1996 Tony Award for choreography for Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk.
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By Annie Linskey | July 29, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Ian Hesford, didgeridoo, bamboo mouth harp, percussion; Jason Sage, keyboardist, percussion, vocals, programming; Miles Gannett, guitar, egg slicer, percussion; Chris Mandra, guitar, percussion; Kevin Morris, bass; Joanne Juskus, vocals, percussion, finger symbols. Founded in: 2002 Style: Tribal/experimental dance music. Influenced by: Pink Floyd, Dead Can Dance, Stephen Kent, Tricky, Sheila Chandra, Medeski Martin and Wood, Amon Tobin. Notable: On Saturday, Telesma will be accompanied by two dance troupes - the Egyptian Sun Belly Dancers and Moth.
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By Photos by Jed Kirschbaum and Photos by Jed Kirschbaum,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | March 19, 2007
Students from Dundalk Elementary School got a show and a drum lesson in one last week when Daveed Korup and his World Rhythm Percussion Circus performed for the students at Port Discovery. After the entertainment, the students were invited to try some of Korup's homemade drums. The instruments are made of vinyl from discarded outdoor advertising, old swimming pool filters and pipes.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 1, 2006
Cathy Ormond, the music teacher at Bellows Spring Elementary School, teaches a unit on West African drums. Sometimes, 27 kids at a time are pounding away on the drums and other instruments in her portable classroom. Though her room gets loud, it doesn't match the volume in the school auditorium during a recent visit by the Luis Garay Percussion World, a group of four artists visiting the school for the day. The show, called The Passion and Inspiration of the Drum, showcased Latin and African sounds and introduced Bellows Spring pupils to a variety of percussion instruments.
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September 15, 2006
Percussion performance -- Recycled Percussion (above) will perform at Anne Arundel Community College at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Recycled Percussion is a trio of two drummers and a disc jockey who use traditional and alternative instruments. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $12 for AACC employees and non-AACC students, and $10 for AACC students. 410-777-2457 or www.aacc.edu/studentlife.
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