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Carroll Announces Fine and Performing Arts Line-up

Release Date: 1/24/2008



Fine and performing arts are alive at Carroll Community College this spring. The college has announced an exciting line-up of performances and exhibits that bring out the artist in all of us.

"Promoting the Fine and Performing Arts is a major priority at Carroll Community College," said Dr. Faye Pappalardo, president of the college. "I strongly believe that the caliber and variety of theater, music, and fine arts events at Carroll make the college a cultural arts destination for county residents and workers, as well as visitors to the area," she said.

"I am very excited about the energy and quality of the Visual and Performing Arts faculty and staff at Carroll Community College," said Dr. James Ball, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. "Faculty members are making a huge splash In the regional arts scene and have developed a tremendous arts showcase for Carroll County and the college. We have an ambitious art agenda planned for the year, ranging from the Westminster Symphony and the Azimuth Quartet to the musical Chicago and our exceptional art exhibits," he said.

Whether your interests range from instrumental, to vocal music, or from a full orchestra to a jazz quartet, the music department at Carroll Community College will present a variety of musical events to satisfy every taste in 2008. Performances are in the Scott Center for the Fine and Performing Arts unless otherwise noted. For information, call 410-386-8575.

Recitals >>

February 20 o 12:30 pm
Faculty Recital Series: Ted Dix, Organ
March 12 o 12:30 pm
Faculty Recital Series: Bo Eckard and Jon Seligman, Brazilian Samba
March 26 o 12:30 pm
Faculty Recital Series: Bo Eckard and Jon Seligman, Music of West Africa

Ensembles >>

February 10, 2008 o 7:30 pm (Previously scheduled for February 9)
The Lyric Brass Baroque n' Brass: Featuring favorite music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods
February 19, 2008 o 8:00 pm
Jon Seligman Quartet: A Concert of Jazz Standards
March 11, 2008 o 7:30 pm
Westminster Symphony Orchestra at Alumni Hall, McDaniel College:
A program featuring local composers
March 13, 2008 o 7:30 pm
Azimuth String Quartet
April 29 o 7:30 pm
Westminster Symphony Orchestra and Carroll Community College Choir:
A Concert of Baroque Music
May 12, 2008 o 7:30 pm
The Lyric Brass Delta: A multimedia
experience based on music
of change and variation
May 14 o 7:30 pm
Carroll Community College
Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Choir
May 16 o 7:30 pm
Carroll Community College
Jazz Combo and Ensemble


Between the months of September and May, the college hosts art exhibitions in a wide variety of media and styles by regional and nationally celebrated visual artists. Student work is also highlighted at selected exhibits throughout the year. Exhibitions are held  in The Gallery in the Scott Center, The Great Hall, and The Langdon Gallery.

The college hosts opening receptions for selected exhibitions and the public. The college community is invited to attend free of charge. For additional information about the college's art exhibition program, notification of opening receptions and related events, contact the Gallery Director, Maggie Ball at 410-386-8256.

Scott Center >>

February 17 through April 4
Cynthia Aldrich: Bearing Witness
Reception: Sunday, February 17 o 2:00-4:00 pm
Cynthia uses the metaphor of the ancient goddess to express her views and feelings about current issues that are of importance to everyone but are particularly relevant to women. Her figurative ceramic sculpture recalls the images of prehistoric goddesses imparting a remembrance of peace, a relatedness to the earth and a reflection of a time of empowered women.

April 13 through May 23
Christina Collins-Smith
Namaste: digital photography/collage/painting
Reception: Sunday, April 13 o 2:00-4:00 pm
Christina's digital photography crosses over into collage and painting in her effort to create magical layers of nuance and medium. An intimate and personal statement of transition and transcendence, this body of work resonates as part art, part journal both fragile and profound and spiritual at its core.

Langdon Gallery >>

February 11 through March 13
Youth Art Month, Carroll Public Schools
Each year Carroll Community College hosts an exhibit of the best of Carroll County High School student  work. The exhibit is a tribute, not only to the students but to the hard work and dedicated instruction by Carroll County Art teachers. The work is diverse in both theme and media and is a testament to the awakening qualities of art in the public school system. Frequently, students who are hesitant to express themselves in other areas shine in the arts.

April 14 through May 15
Carroll Community College Student  work
The end of year exhibit for our students in all Visual Art courses, this show provides a venue for many who have never shown their work publicly as well as more experienced students. Paintings, drawings, digital art and 3 Dimensional work from the classrooms of multiple instructors serve as both educational outcomes and inspiration for the college community as a whole.

Babylon Great Hall >>

February 11 through March 13
South Carroll Fine Arts League
The South Carroll Fine Arts League is a group of professional fine artists from Sykesville and the surrounding areas. The group works in a variety of media and exhibits widely while sponsoring Art Walks, Art in the Parks and other community-y based art events to showcase local talent. This is their first exhibit at Carroll Community College.

April 12 through May 16
Steve Solomon Photographs: Natural Attraction
Steve Solomon's fascination with the camera began early in life and went from preoccupation to occupation in 1986 when he left a career in photolithography to follow his bliss. Lighting techniques and love of the out of doors are his passion. Steve is well known in the region as a successful portrait and wedding photographer.

Exciting and powerful theatre experiences await you at Carroll Community College.  Comedies, dramas, new works, classics, plays and musicals have been selected to inspire and entertain. For information call 410-386-8575.

Thursday, March 6 o 7:30 pm
Friday, March 7 o 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 8 o 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 9 o 3:00 pm

Book by: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse; Lyrics by: Fred Ebb; Music by: John Kander

The hit of the 1997 Broadway season! Chicago won six Tony awards including best revival! In razzle-dazzle, roaring twenties Chicago, married chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover. Roxie and another murderess on death row vie for the spotlight and the headlines, hoping the publicity will catapult them to fame, freedom and successful stage careers. This sharp- edged musical of murder, exploitation, and treachery features a dazzling score that sparked immortal choreography by Bob Fosse.

General admission $10 o Carroll Community College students, faculty and staff attend FREE with college I.D.

Friday, May 2 o 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 3 o 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 4 o 3:00 pm
One-Act Play Festival!
Carroll Community College is hosting its first ever One-Act Play Festival!
Two- to- four student performed and produced One-Act plays will be presented.
A variety of plays all in one performance! Admission is free.

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