Schedule announced for concert series


The schedule for the ninth season of the Second Presbyterian Concert Series features a variety of free concerts. Here it is:

* Ann Schein (piano) and Earl Carlyss (violin), 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17

* Tom Hall: "What Makes Music Great?" Also featuring the Baltimore Choral Arts chamber chorus, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15

* Bach in Dance, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19

* "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Gian Carlo Menotti, 7 p.m. Dec. 17

* BSO Principal Chair Annual Concert (Phillip Kolker, principal bassoon), 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18

* Russell C. Wonderlic Competition (piano), 2 p.m. March 2

* Brahms Requiem, 3:30 p.m. March 31

* Annual Steinway Series: Composer Mark Weiser's music, 3:30 p.m. April 14; Elizabeth Moak, 3:30 p.m. April 21; Winner's Piano Recital for Russell C. Wonderlic Competition, 3:30 p.m. April 28

* Edinburgh Quartet from Scotland, with elaborate Scottish reception, 3:30 p.m. May 5

New this year to the Second Presbyterian Concert Series is the Candlelight Chamber Music Series, featuring members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The small ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Nov. 12, Jan. 14 and March 10.

All concerts are held at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. For more information, call (410) 467-4210.

Magazine prize

The Maryland Historical Society honored David Milobsky, a graduate student in history at the Johns Hopkins University, with the annual Maryland Historical Magazine prize of $350. Mr. Milobsky's article titled "Power From the Pulpit" examined the role of Baltimore's African-American clergy in the civil rights movement between 1950 and 1960.

In addition, the Maryland Historical Society announced co-winners of the book award for 1995. They are James Horn's "Adapting to a New World: English Society in the Seventeenth Century Chesapeake" and Jean B. Lee's "The Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County." Both won $1,000.

Arts foundation grants

The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced its grants for Music/Opera/Theater Touring and Dance on Tour programs for the 1995-1996 season. More than $446,000 was awarded to support 177 projects throughout the region. The presenters, featured performers and the amount of the grants, are as follows:


Touring Program

* Baltimore Museum of Art -- Charlotte B. Alston/John Blake: $1,700

* Baltimore Theater Project Inc. -- Diablomundo (Argentina): $2,070

* Bhairavi Non-Profit Association -- Mandolin Srinivas and Co. (India): $4,500

L * Center Stage Associates Inc. -- Anna Deveare Smith: $5,000

L * Concert Society at Maryland -- Muir String Quartet: $2,700

* Frostburg State University -- Ossie Davis: $1,600

* M-NCPPC Publick Playhouse -- Jelly Roll!: $2,250

* Olney Theatre's Acorn Family Project -- Iguanadon Theatre Company (Canada): $2,100

* Olney Theatre's Acorn Family Project -- Spirit Ensemble: $1,600

* St. James Episcopal Church -- Walter Robinson Opera: $1,200

* Tidewater Performing Arts Society -- Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra of Moscow (Russia): $2,100

* Towson State University -- Kunqu Society Inc.: $800

* West Indian National Association -- Renegades Steel Orchestra (Trinidad): $6,500

Dance on Tour Awards

* Baltimore Museum of Art -- Sarah Skaggs Dance Company: $1,425

* Downtown Dance Company -- Forces of Nature: $1,800

* M-NCPPC Publick Playhouse -- Garth Fagan: $7,200

* M-NCPPC Publick Playhouse -- Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble: $2,625

Poets and the Pearl

Poets showcased in the 13th edition of the Pearl, Baltimore's oldest continuing literary magazine, will read their work at Margaret's Cafe at 7 p.m. July 25. Pearl annually features local literary talent and work from young and emerging writers. This year, the magazine includes local poets Chris Toll, Diane Scharper, Barrett Warner, Gary Blankenberg, Blaster Al Ackerman and Bonni Goldberg. Admission is $4, and proceeds will benefit the Pearl, Halcyon Gallery and the Fell's Point Creative Alliance. Call (410) 276-1651.

'Homicide' casting

"Homicide: Life on the Street" is now casting for its fourth season through the Pat Moran Casting agency. Those interested in being extras on the Emmy Award-winning show should submit a snapshot of themselves along with their names, addresses, ages and phone numbers. Submissions should be mailed to Homicide Casting, 1701 Thames St., Baltimore, Md. 21231.

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