Crickets is a fun, play-based music and movement class for boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Trained teachers engage the body and the mind in joyful music-making through musical games and movement. Offered by Children’s Chorus of Maryland and School of Music (CCM), Crickets gently encourages young children to explore the voice as their first true instrument. Classes start Saturday, September 21st, 2019 starting at 9AM or 10AM in Towson. Classes are 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and last for 10 weeks. The tuition for the fall session costs $200.
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Do you know a child who loves to sing? Children’s Chorus of Maryland (CCM) will hold auditions on August 27th, 28th, & 29th and September 5th in Towson for children as young as 5 ½ who are interested in participating in an exciting choral performance program. CCM features highly qualified teachers, small classes and in-depth vocal enrichment to provide children with a complete musical education and choral experience. Previous singing experience is not necessary! Register online at www.ccmsings.org.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the National Electronics Museum is hosting a temporary exhibit, "The Pace Collection: Unique and Rarely Seen NASA Apollo Mission Hardware". The exhibit features an eclectic mix of artifacts from a private collection. Don’t forget the Museum also has on permanent display the Westinghouse Apollo XI lunar TV camera. The exhibit is free with paid museum admission. Open 10 July through 15 October 2019.
Starting with early portraiture, “Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves” is a new exhibition exploring themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in contemporary photography. The year-long exhibition draws from the Maryland Historical Society’s photograph holdings, including daguerreotypes, salt prints, glass negatives, silver gelatin and digital prints.
e of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America takes center stage on Sunday, October 1, when the Walters Art Museum opens its new installation Arts of Asia. The dramatic display offers a rich exploration of artistic traditions from diverse cultures and regions across India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. The stunning array of more than 150 works spanning 2,000 years includes 30 objects that have never been on view.
This exhibition is on view through March 2020. The MdHS museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and on Sundays, 12 pm-5 pm.
The exhibition features one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. Ms. Dietrich is one of Maryland’s and the nation’s most accomplished quilters. In 2015 she was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana. “Hometown Girl” tells Ms. Dietrich’s story as a life-long Marylander and Baltimore native, and draws inspiration from the many students she has taught over her 35-year career.
Costume Historian Nora Ellen Carleson will explore the late 19th and early 20th century dressmakers of Baltimore who clothed the city's most fashionable denizens through importing, smuggling and the creation of their own luxurious fashions. This lecture is part of the Francis Scott Key Lecture series. Cost is $50 for member and nonmembers.
BEYOND BACH CONCERT SERIES
Music of the Gods
September 15 at 4 pm
Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore
Handel’s Water Music (Suite No. 2)
Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Op 84
Mozart’s Symphony 41 in C major, “Jupiter” Symphony
Join us for our Third Thursday Reception and enjoy a watercolor demo with Award Winning water colorist Thomas Bucci! His work is featured in our current '7th Annual Summer Plein Air Show' along with the works of 30 talented Plein Air Painters.
Light refreshments will be served - Spread the word!!
Presented by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory:
Shakespeare's London is commonly regarded today as being a place that was quite hostile to people of color, immigrants, and women. What was it like to be an "other" in Shakespeare's time? How are others portrayed in Shakespeare's plays? This lecture and discussion explore these complicated questions, along with modern movements to decolonize Shakespeare, and more. Snacks and drinks provided!
RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. All are welcome!
Workshops will focus on specific journaling techniques which allow for self-exploration, sharing your creativity, increasing awareness of feelings, reducing stress and discovering goals, your strengths and talents.
These workshops will be conducted by Teara Q. Booker, an accomplished maternal health advocate, arts administrator, author, professor, and the founder of Well With Her Soul.
Mindful Art: An Introduction with Robin Williams
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30pm
$25, $5 materials fee
In this 2 hour class you will learn about and experiment with a variety of art tools and materials, work with the basic elements of art, and engage in simple mindfulness practices to encourage your creativity to emerge. This class is recommended but not required for the Mindful Art series in October.
Mindful Art with Robin Williams
5 Wednesdays, Oct. 2- 30, 6:30-8:30pm
$85, $10 materials fee
Utilizing mindfulness practices to enter fully into the present moment, we’ll engage with art as a way to respond to experiences of nature, music, poetry, imagery and memory. Autumn art activities include observing, listening, drawing, painting, print making, and simple book making. Leave with a deeper connection to and appreciation of beauty in the world.
Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.
FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Sunday, October 6 at 4 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church, Inner Harbor, Baltimore
Bach’s Cantata 20: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort
Telemann’s Tafelmusik II: Ouverture Suite in D major
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Alto
Matthew Loyal Smith, Tenor
Phillip Collister, Bass