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2011–2012 SEASON

Arts Harmony Hall Regional Center A FACILITY OF THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION

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Welcome to Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center and another season of quality and affordable entertainment for everyone in your family. We have searched local, regional, and national arenas in order to present a varied and talented roster of performing and visual artists for your enjoyment. We’ve even invited some of your favorites back for an encore performance! So, come on out to YOUR Regional Arts Center and enjoy such renowned concert artists as The Three Degrees, The Winstons and Baby Washington. Our afternoon teas feature high caliber chamber musicians with their trombones, guitars, violins, flutes and saxophones. There’s a piano or two as well, and some great vocalists. In the Art Gallery, we’ll have Ellen Cornett’s people, animals and puppets on paper, sculptures by Liz Lescault, and carvings by Patrick Holmes. The Art Gallery is also host to this year’s Black History Month Celebration’s Opening Exhibit and Reception. As you may have noticed, we’ve thought of just about everyone. I hope to see all of you at curtain time!

Fall 2011

Lawrence J. Knowles, Ph.D., Director of Arts

Wednesday, September 14, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Robert Redd, Jazz Pianist

Robert Redd, born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, was a member of the Keter Betts Trio for 13 years, until Betts’ death in 2005. Robert was pianist and musical director for singer/songwriter Kenny Rankin and has performed with Michael Moore, Oscar Castro-Neves, Roy McCurdy, and John B. Williams. All ages Tickets: $15/person Saturday, September 17, 8 pm

Concert

The Winstons

A Washington, D.C.-based soul act led by Richard Spencer, the Winstons signed with Curtom Records in 1968 and lasted there for one single, the rousing “Need a Replacement.” They had a sound that was somewhat similar to the Impressions. A year after leaving Curtom, their single, “Color Him Father,” on the Metromedia Records label became a top ten R&B and pop hit, earning them a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Song.” It was both a great tribute number and an outstanding lead vocal from Richard Spencer, along with Ray Maritano, Quincy Mattison, Phil Tolotta, Sonny Peckrol, and G.C. Coleman All ages Tickets: $25/general admission; $20/seniors


Wednesday, September 28, 2 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

A tenor in the United States Army, Antonio Giuliano has been called a “Mario Lanza-type tenor.” He was featured singing “Amazing Grace” at President Ronald Reagan’s memorial service in California. Mr. Giuliano will delight you with opera arias and patriotic songs. All ages Tickets: $15/person

A prize winner in the 2004 Los Angeles Liszt International Piano Competition, Elinor Watson Bell Competition, and Buono & Bradshaw International Piano Competition, Dr. Woobin Park has performed in cities throughout the United States. Recently, she performed at Steinway Hall in New York for a duo concert and at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea for a solo recital. As a soloist, she was invited to the Minnesota Landmark Center, Shubert Club Concert Series, American Composer Forum (Zeitgeist Salon Series), Steinway Hall, and the American Swedish Institute (Schuessler Piano Recital Series). She has also appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, and the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra. All ages Tickets: $15/person

Antonio Giuliano, Tenor

Wednesday, October 12, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

John Jensen, Trombonist

John Jensen, a former lead trombonist with the Navy Commodores, and his three-piece Dixie Trio will delight the audience with a tribute to Tommy Dorsey. All ages Tickets: $15/person Saturday, October 15, 8 pm

Concert

Baby Washington

Her sultry delivery earned Justine “Baby” Washington R&B chart bows in four different decades, most notably on the delectable uptown soul classic “That’s How Heartaches Are Made” in 1963. Born in South Carolina and raised in Harlem, Washington was a member of the Hearts in 1956 before tallying her first R&B hit in 1959 with “The Time.” Billed occasionally as Jeanette or Justine Washington, she scaled the soul charts into the mid-’70s with hits still hot from the ‘60s including her nugget “Only Those in Love.” All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/seniors & students

Woobin Park, Pianist

Saturday, November 5, 10:30 am & 1 pm

Kids’ Day Out

The Gingerbread Man

Promoted as “a trip to Europe, no passport required,” the Kids Euro Festival is a celebration of European arts and culture for kids. It is one of the largest performing arts festivals in the United States. Through a collaboration of the embassies of the European Union, as well as cultural and educational institutions in Washington, D.C., the Kids Euro Festival will offer over 150 free, familyfriendly activities and performances throughout the metropolitan area. Through the Kids Euro Festival program, Harmony Hall is pleased to present Irish puppeteer Miriam Lambert and her rendition of the classic story of the adventures of the mischievous Gingerbread Man. Ages 4-8 Tickets: FREE


Wednesday, November 9, 10:30 am

Kids’ Day Out

RC Dance Discovery: Folkdance Journey Around the World

Take a journey to six continents and explore what makes dances unique to different people. Begin in South America with Viva Jujuy!, then travel to North America for a clogging lesson. After a journey to Europe to learn the Italian Tarantella and a French work dance, students will learn an Israeli children’s dance. Finally, an Australian jig and a Tahitian canoe dance conclude the journey. This performance involves student participation, geography connections and related dance traditions around the globe. All ages Tickets: $5/person Wednesday, November 9, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Bradford and Maribeth Gowen, Pianists

This husband and wife duo has toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and will delight the audience with a program featuring classical piano music written for both two hands and four hands (one piano). All ages Tickets: $15/person Saturday, November 12, 8 pm

Concert

The Three Degrees

When one thinks of The Three Degrees, one immediately thinks of the group’s most famous song, “When Will I See You Again,” and the group’s three beautiful ebony women coordinated in both dance routines and vocal harmonies. “When Will I See You Again” was a major hit record throughout the world, topping the charts in the U.S., the U.K., Japan and most European countries, and earning the trio accolades, and enough gold records to make Fort Knox a little envious! All ages Tickets: $35/general admission; $30/seniors & students

Wednesday, November 23, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Rick Whitehead, Jazz Guitarist

Bringing a note of jazz to our afternoon tea regulars, Rick Whitehead was the jazz guitarist for the Airmen of Note. He will be performing with his trio, which includes saxophonist Chris Vadala, head of the jazz studies program at the University of Maryland. All ages Tickets: $15/person Wednesday, December 7, 10:30 am

Kids’ Day Out

Diane Macklin, Storyteller

Master storyteller Diane Macklin has an engaging, “dynamic” approach to delighting audiences of all ages. She artfully integrates her background in theatre and education with a “vibrant, moldable face,” lyrical voice, and dancing hands. She embraces diverse cultures beyond the African and American traditions through audience participation. All ages Tickets: $5/person


Afternoon Tea

Nancy Scimone, Vocalist

Scimone has delighted audiences in performances of musicals, theatre and classical music. At Washington‘s Lisner Auditorium, she performed a solo all-Bernstein concert including “Glitter and be Gay,” her comic tour de force aria for coloratura soprano from Candide and the comic culinary song cycle, “La Bonne Cuisine.” As guest artist with the Yonkers New York Philharmonic, she sang selections from Jerome Kern‘s Showboat, and “Sempre Libera” from Verdi‘s La Traviata. All ages Tickets: $15/person Saturday, December 17, 8 pm

Concert

Donna’s Dance

Donna’s Dance, a fabulous longtime studio training ground for young people in the Southern Maryland area, will present a slate of current young dancers in a holiday dance recital. Using music familiar to all, the dancers will showcase various styles of dance. Don’t miss out on this festive holiday special! All ages Tickets: $20/general admission; $15/seniors & students Wednesday, December 21, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

7 Sopranos

This unique group performs music from Mozart and Handel to Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Although the programs are primarily classical, the soprano repertoire is drawn also from comedy, drama, secular and religious music. In this holiday program, the 7 Sopranos will sing a variety of holiday tunes, ranging from classical songs to Christmas carols and holiday pops. All ages Tickets: $15/person Wednesday, January 11, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Double C Duo, Pianists

Rosanne Conway began performing at the age of 16 when she appeared with the Seattle Symphony. She studied at the University of Washington and the University of Colorado, and has won awards in Germany and Austria. She recorded Rachmaninoff ‘s works for four hands/two pianos. Today she will be joined by her pianist partner in the Double C Duo, Barbara Cackler. All ages Tickets: $15/person

winter 2011–2012

Wednesday, December 7, 2 pm


Saturday, January 14, 8 pm

Saturday, January 21, 11 am & 1 pm

Concert

Musical Play

The Hardway Connection

An exciting new variation of “oldies but goodies” melodies is sweeping the land. It’s a rhythm and blues sound counterpointed by a thread of family values and tradition. It’s a smooth, passionate, sometimes funky and extremely “tight” sound of The Hardway Connection, evoking feelings of nostalgia and an undeniable compulsion to dance. The six group members all hail from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and display a distinctive sense of cohesiveness and determination. The group has opened for Johnny Taylor, Harvey Scales, Toni Terry, Chuck Brown, and Sonny Warmer. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/seniors & students Monday, January 16, 4 pm

Audition

Missoula Children’s Theatre’s The Secret Garden

Missoula Children’s Theatre provides two professional tour actor/ directors who will audition and cast 50-60 local elementary and secondary school students in a full-length, original musical production of The Secret Garden. Children must be at the John Addison Concert Hall by 4 pm – latecomers will not be admitted – and should dress comfortably. All materials for song and movement auditions will be provided. For grades K–12; FREE admission

Missoula Children’s Theatre’s The Secret Garden

With a cast of 50-60 local children, Missoula Children’s Theatre has assembled a fulllength musical re-telling of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s story, The Secret Garden. This is an uplifting and inspirational musical. The directors, staff, and especially your children, have all worked hard to bring this classic story to our stage. Get your tickets early as we sell out quickly. All ages Tickets: $5/person Wednesday, January 25, 10:30 am

Kids’ Day Out

Snowday

Snowday uses music theory to trace the history of a cappella. This energizing performance features demonstrations of the use of harmonic parts and vocal drumming explores the extensive capabilities of the human voice, and inspires creativity and musicality in students. Snowday opens with “An A Cappella Musical History,” an upbeat and engaging song. They give a brief history of a cappella, in which they go over each era of genres including chant (single voice), choir chant, spiritual, barbershop, doo wop, and contemporary a cappella. All ages Tickets: $5/person


Wednesday, January 25, 2 pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

afternoon Tea

A Peabody graduate and national concert artist, Sheppard has received critical acclaim as a grand interpreter of transcriptions of operatic tunes. Deeply committed to new music, he has worked closely with composers Nicholas Maw, Michael Hersch, Robert Sirota and John Corigliano. Sheppard is a composer in his own right and often programs his original compositions. All ages Tickets: $15/person

Ellyn Crawford is a multitalented singer whose programs range from opera to jazz. She has performed with the Spoleto Festival’s production of Porgy and Bess, Opera Southwest, and with Opera Plus. Ms. Crawford’s program today is a tribute to the great African American Metropolitan Opera star, Marian Anderson. All ages Tickets: $15/person

Michael Sheppard, Pianist

Ellyn Crawford, Vocalist

Sunday, February 12, 1–6 pm Sunday, February 5, 2-4 pm

black history month

black history month

Black History Month Opening Art Reception

This year’s exhibit will profile African American schools built with assistance from the Rosenwald Foundation. Through historic photos and artifacts, the exhibit highlights Rosenwald schools that were featured in “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2002. The exhibit’s centerpiece includes the recently renovated Ridgeley Rosenwald School, which is considered to be one of the county’s best examples of this type of educational facility. All ages FREE admission

Interior and exterior of Ridgeley Rosenwald School

Expressions of a People

You’re invited to a FREE Black History celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops, and entertainment for the entire family. Past performers at this popular event have included gospel singer Robert Pearson, The Oxon Hill High School Gospel Choir, Baba Jamal Koram, The Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Performance Troupe, a cappella singing group Nu Era, and storyteller Very Oye YaaAnna Auntie Oye. Children will enjoy mask making, face painting and a caricaturist. All ages FREE admission


Wednesday, February 15, 10:30 am

Wednesday, February 22, 2 pm

Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theatre

Afternoon Tea

The Greatest Stories Never Told: How Old is a Hero? Young People of the Civil Rights Movement

This inspiring play, created for the nation’s Museum on the Mall, features African American heroes of the twentieth century. Explore the power of youth and meet three courageous heroes who helped shape history during the civil rights movement. Hear the compelling experiences of Ernest Green, the first black graduate of Little Rock (AR) Central High School; Claudette Colvin, who months before Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on the bus; and six-year old Ruby Bridges, who won equal rights before she could read. Music by John Cornelius II is infused with the inspiring sounds of songs of civil rights. All ages Tickets: $5/person Saturday, February 18, 8 pm

Concert

The Swallows

Formed in Baltimore in 1946 as the “Oakateers,” the group’s members included Lawrence Coxson, Irving Turner, Earl Hurley and Norris “Bunky” Mack. The “Oakateers” practiced on street corners until around 1948, when they joined with Eddie Rich and Frederick “Money Guitar” Johnson. Second tenor and baritone Herman “Junior” Denby was hired later. Irving Turner stopped singing with the group, but was kept on as valet (and occasional fill-in). The Swallows’ recording of “Will You Be Mine” was released in 1951, and is now widely regarded as one of the first major doo-wop hits. It reached Number 9 on the Billboard R&B charts. In1952, the Swallows released “Beside You,” which became their second national hit, peaking at Number 10 on Billboard’s R&B chart. Eddie Rich and the Swallows are still going strong, performing at clubs and cabarets. The 78-year old Eddie Rich continues to perform the group’s classics, in addition to new compositions. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/seniors & students

Jerry Allen, Pianist As our Black History Month celebration comes to an end, pianist Jerry Allen joins us for an afternoon of music from one of DC’s own – Duke Ellington. All ages Tickets: $15/person

Wednesday, March 14, 10:30 am

Kids’ Day Out

Baba Jamal Koram, African Stories in the Americas

Master storyteller Baba Jamal Koram brings storytelling alive with history, humor, music and lore of African and African-American cultures. Blending contemporary and traditional storytelling techniques with drumming, call and response, wit and wisdom, his stories encourage youth to make intelligent choices and to improve their character. African Stories in the Americas: Stories, Songs and Call-And-Responses from the African Diaspora includes stories from Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, India, the United States and more. All ages Tickets: $5/person


Afternoon Tea

Drew Owen, Cellist

Cellist Drew Owen performs with the National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony and the Washington Opera Orchestra. He was a member of the now defunct New Orleans Symphony and was a founding member of the Louisiana Philharmonic. Mr. Owen’s program includes Bach and Kodaly and other works from the standard repertoire, including Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann. All ages Tickets: $15/person Saturday, March 17, 8 pm

Concert

Eddie Holman

Eddie Holman was a child musical prodigy who started singing at age two! During his teens, Eddie relocated to Philadelphia and it was while studying at Cheyney State University that his dream was realized when “This Can’t Be True” charted as his first hit. This was the first of many hits, including “Hey There Lonely Girl.” Primarily influenced by the likes of Jackie Wilson and Nat ‘King’ Cole, Eddie has developed a unique style and, quite probably, has the best falsetto voice in the business. Hollywood and the advertising industry often use his music. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/seniors & students Wednesday, March 28, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Kathleen Trahan, Flutist

Kathleen Trahan is a flute instructor at the University of Maryland and owns a private flute teaching studio. She is a recitalist, orchestral musician, chamber artist and freelance musician in the Washington, D.C. area. She is also a principal flute with the Annapolis Choral, Columbia Pro-Cantare and Prince George’s Philharmonic Orchestras. She has won numerous competitions, including first prize in the International Alpha Delta Kappa Competition and the Baltimore Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Trahan has performed in many prestigious halls including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. All ages Tickets: $15/person Saturday, March 31, 8 pm

Concert

The Jive Five

From Brooklyn, the Jive Five was one of the last doo-wop groups to have a national hit and one of the few to make a successful transition to the soul era. The group’s biggest doo-wop hit was “My True Story” in 1961. Other hits include “These Golden Rings,” “What Time Is It?” and the R&B smash hit “I’m A Happy Man.” Today’s Jive Five lineup includes original lead singer Eugene Pitt, Casey Spencer, Beatrice Best, Frank Pitt, and Herbert Pitt. They perform in sold-out venues on the doo wop circuit and are considered one of the most popular doo wop groups today. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/seniors & students

Spring 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2 pm


Wednesday, April 25, 10:30 am Wednesday, April 11, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Jeremy P. Koch, Saxophonist

Jeremy P. Koch is an alto saxophonist, chamber musician and teacher in the Washington, D.C. area. As a member of the United States Air Force Band since 1998, he has been a featured concert soloist on national tours and has performed with artists including Tony Bennett, Wynonna Judd, and Kool & the Gang. As a freelance saxophonist and teacher, he regularly presents clinics and recitals throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He also performs with The United States Air Force Saxophone Quartet, Joint Chiefs of Sax Quartet, and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Koch can be heard with Arizona University Recording (AUR) on America‘s Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax, Volume III, performing John Howell Morrison‘s “Light Possessing Darkness.” All ages Tickets: $15/person Saturday, April 21, 8 pm

Concert

The Dubs

The Dubs, a doo wop vocal group formed in 1956, are best known for their songs “Could This Be Magic,” “Don’t Ask Me to Be Lonely,” and “Chapel of Dreams.” The group formed when The Five Wings and The Scale-Tones merged. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/seniors & students

Kids’ Day Out

Adventure Theatre, Just A Dream: The Green Play Making the world green isn’t just a dream! This eco-friendly play uses puppets, live theatre, magical stage effects and lush sounds to bring the story of Walter, the litterbug, to life. As Walter realizes what he must to do to protect the environment, students also learn what it takes to preserve the planet. This enlightening, humorous play is based on the book by awardwinning author Chris Van Allsburg, who also wrote The Polar Express and Jumanji. All ages Tickets: $5/person Wednesday, April 25, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Steven Hendrickson, Trumpet

Steven Hendrickson has been Principal Trumpet player of the National Symphony for almost 20 years. He is the 1st trumpet on all the Shostakovich symphonies recorded by the Symphony‘s former music director, Mstislav Rostropovich. Additionally, he has appeared frequently as a soloist, and has performed one of the most popular concertos for trumpet, the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. After a recent performance, The Washington Post said “Hendrickson made the finale a delight, enthusiastically handling its difficult leaps and ornamentation and contrasts between staccato and legato... tossed off the turns and trills with such verve.” All ages Tickets: $15/person


Saturday, May 5, 8 pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2 pm

Concert

Afternoon Tea

The Altino Brothers, Piano Duo

Nerva and Robenson Altino have incredible talent, dazzling technique, and a unique sound. Their dynamic concerts have earned them rave reviews for their interpretations of classical masters including Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff, and for their own creative and innovative renditions of well-known traditional favorites. Their multi-genre repertoire combines jazz idioms and classical motifs with gospel and Caribbean rhythms which makes their performance memorable, inspirational, and very entertaining. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/seniors & students Wednesday, May 9, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea

Jim Logan, Clarinetist

Senior Chief Musician James Logan joined the Navy Band in 1992. He is a frequent soloist with the Concert Band, most notably performing in St. Petersburg, Russia and Quebec City. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Catholic University of America. Dr. Logan has performed with the Midland Odessa Symphony, the Northwest Orchestra and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared with Maureen McGovern, Dave Brubeck and Rosemary Clooney. He is the Concert Band clarinet section leader and serves as leader of the Navy Band Harbor Winds clarinet quartet. All ages Tickets: $15/person

Parsons & Parsons, Vocal Duets/Piano/Guitar Julie and Darrell Parsons studied at Northwestern University where Julie was a senior voice/ piano major, and Darrell was a graduate assistant in the voice department working on a master’s in voice. Their wide and varied individual careers prepared them to present an unusually varied repertoire of Broadway, classical, jazz and folk music. All ages Tickets: $15/person Saturday, May 19, 8 pm

Concert

Charlie Thomas’ Drifters

Unfortunately, there are only two Drifters still living today: Ben E. King, who like Clyde McPhatter, went solo after a short while with the Drifters, and of course, the only voice on all the Drifters recordings since 1958 – that of Charlie Thomas. Today’s group includes Charlie Thomas, who joined the Drifters in 1958, Jerone Manning, whom Charlie found in a local club in York, PA singing Drifters songs, Steven Brown, who sang with Sunburst before joining the Drifters, and Louis Bailey, the son of famous tap dancer Bill Bailey and the nephew of the great Pearl Bailey. Today, the group tours around the world as “Charlie Thomas’ Drifters” in order to distinguish themselves from the many fake groups claiming to be The Drifters. The only real Drifter still doing The Drifters greatest hits is Charlie Thomas. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/seniors & students


TANTALLON COMMUNITY PLAYERS (TCP)

The Tantallon Community Players (TCP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to increase performance opportunities and workshops to develop and showcase the musical and dramatic talents of those in the Fort Washington community. TCP’s Mikado inaugurated the John Addison Concert Hall in 1989. Since that time, TCP has presented musicals, dramas and comedies in the Hall, including the first Washington metropolitan area community theater performances of three hit Broadway musicals: Jekyll and Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Ragtime. By making theater with and for people of many ages, cultures and levels of theatrical experience, TCP has become a focal point for the artistic talents in and around the community and brings enjoyable and affordable theatre for all. TICKETS: $15/general admission; $12/seniors & children 18 & under. Lower group rates are available. For more information call 301-203-6070, TTY 301-203-3803.

THIS SEASON AT ARTS/HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER September 23, 24, & 30 and October 1, 8 pm; and September 26 and October 2, 3 pm

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

This 1995 Broadway hit won seven Tony Awards and one Grammy Award nomination, and had 2,036 performances at New York’s Virginia Theatre. The songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are presented in various combinations with no dialogue in this musical revue-style dance and song celebration of rock & roll. Classic songs include “Love Me/Don’t,” “Fools Fall In Love,” “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” and “Stand By Me.” Auditions: August 1, 2 and 3, 6:30 pm December 2 & 3, 8 pm, and December 4, 3 pm

A USO Christmas

Come to the canteen! Take a step back in time into the USO clubs of the 1940’s. You’ll find servicemen and women hungry for entertainment of the day, pulling up chairs to enjoy some of the most memorable music ever written including “I’ll be Seeing You,” “Isn’t It Romantic,” “All The Things You Are,” to “Make Believe,” and “Every Time We Say Goodbye.” Auditions: October 22, 11 am-3 pm February 24 & 25 and March 2 & 3, 8 pm; and February 26 and March 4, 3 pm

Driving Miss Daisy

Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play (later adapted into an Oscar-winning film with Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, and most recently a Broadway run with Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones) is a timeless, searing, funny and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America. Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of the complex relationship between Daisy Werthan and her driver, Hoke Colburn. Auditions: December 27, 28 and 29, 6-9:30 pm May 25 & 26 and June 1 & 2, 8 pm; and May 27 and June 3, 3 pm

Beauty and the Beast

(Subject to Availability)

Nominated for nine Tony Awards in 1994, Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast tells the tale of an enchanted prince who is put under a magic spell and transformed into a hideous beast because of his arrogant ways. In order to break the spell, he must learn to love and be loved in return before a magical rose loses its last petal. Auditions: March 12, 13 and 14, 6-9:30 pm


art gallery

MONDAY–FRIDAY 8:30 am–4:45 pm CLOSED SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Monday, August 15-Saturday, October 8 PUBLIC RECEPTION: Saturday, August 20, 3-5 pm

Animal Tales & Other Mischief by Ellen Cornett Ms. Cornett explores the world around her by manipulating people, animals and puppets on paper. All ages; FREE admission

Monday, October 24-Saturday, December 24 PUBLIC RECEPTION: Saturday, October 29, 3-5 pm

“Xenophilia” Biomorphic Sculpture by Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault is a Maryland clay artist with more than 30 years of professional experience. She teaches and creates one-of-a-kind organic vessel forms and biomorphic ceramic sculpture. Ms. Lescault has exhibited many of her works and received many awards but prefers to concentrate her energies locally, where she can have personal contact with her students, customers and fellow artists. She finds gratification in dialogue and interaction with the art community, which add invaluable dimensions to her pursuits. All ages; FREE admission Monday, January 23-Saturday, March 17 PUBLIC RECEPTION: Sunday, February 5, 2-4 pm

‘Rriting and Race Revisited: Rosenwald Schools in Prince George’s and Surrounding Counties

This year’s exhibit will profile African American schools built with assistance from the Rosenwald Foundation. Thorough historic photos and artifacts, the exhibit highlights Rosenwald schools that were featured in “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2002. All ages; FREE admission Monday, April 2-Saturday, May 26 PUBLIC RECEPTION: Saturday, April 14, 3-5 pm

Ancient Voices by Patrick Holmes

Patrick Holmes is a multimedia artist that creates sculptures, carvings and even wooden flutes from various media, including wood, metal and found objects. He is a prolific artist. His creations evoke transformational and spiritual themes, and reflect a sense of timelessness and reverence for the earth. All ages; FREE admission


afternoon tea series

AFTERNOON TEA SERIES – FALL 2011 SERIES A September 14 ROBERT REDD, Jazz Pianist

SERIES B September 28 ANTONIO GIULIANO, Tenor

October 12 JOHN JENSEN, Trombonist

October 26 WOOBIN PARK, Pianist

November 9 BRADFORD & MARIBETH GOWEN, Pianists

November 23 RICK WHITEHEAD, Jazz Guitarist

December 7 NANCY SCIMONE, Vocalist

Robert Redd

Double C Duo

Nancy Scimone

Antonio Giuliano

Ellyn Crawford

Jeremy P. Koch

December 21 7 SOPRANOS

Rick Whitehead

Jerry Allen

7 Sopranos

Kathleen Trahan

Parsons & Parsons

AFTERNOON TEA SERIES – SPRING 2012 SERIES C January 11 DOUBLE C DUO, Pianists

SERIES D January 25 MICHAEL SHEPPARD, Pianist

February 8 ELLYN CRAWFORD, Vocalist

February 22 JERRY ALLEN, Pianist

March 14 DREW OWEN, Cellist

March 28 KATHLEEN TRAHAN, Flutist

April 11 JEREMY P. KOCH, Saxophonist

April 25 STEVEN HENDRICKSON, Trumpet

May 9 JIM LOGAN, Classical Clarinetist

May 16 PARSONS & PARSONS, Vocal Duets/ Piano/Guitar


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Harmony Hall Regional Center brochure (2011-2012 season)