Concert honors memory of Helen Cyr


A free concert to honor the memory of Helen Cyr, musician, arts supporter and former president of the Baltimore Film Forum, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. next Sunday in the Fine Arts Concert Hall of Towson State University.

Presented by the university's music department, the concert will include works by Bach and Schubert as well as by Baltimore composers Gordon Cyr and Vivian Adelberg Rudow. Performers include Gerald Phillips, Lawrence Crawford, James Ostryniec, James Anthony, Cecylia Barczyx, Reynaldo Reyes, Ruth Drucker and Arno Drucker. For details, call (410) 830-2813.


Susan Badder, former executive director of Maryland Art Place, has been named curator of education and head of the education department at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington.

Currently working as an independent consultant on grant writing and program development in arts and education, Ms. Badder also served for 11 years as director of education at the Baltimore Museum of Art. She will begin her new job in November.


Actors in grades 7-12 are invited to audition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 14.

Performance opportunities include participating in the Kennedy Center Traveling Young Players as well as in some of the programs of the center's education department. Actors should bring a photo and resume to the auditions. Those trying out for the Traveling Young Players will also be asked to sing. Actors should report to the opera house stage door at noon that day. For details, call (202) 416-8824.


The Dundalk Chorus, a Sweet Adeline chorus, will give six free vocal lessons to new members on Thursday evenings beginning Nov. 4 at the North Point Government Center Auditorium at Wise Avenue and Merritt Boulevard. Vocal teacher Fred King will teach new members four-part a cappella harmony. For details, call (410) 377-1604.


The Spotlighters Theater is holding auditions for its production of "Scrooge: The Musical" at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at the theater, 817 St. Paul St. For details, call (410) 685-3156.


The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks is looking for a director and assistant director to work with developmentally disabled young adults in a musical theater program run by its office of therapeutic recreation services.

Qualifications for these positions include an interest in music or theater and a desire to help others. For details, call (410) 887-5370.

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