The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Daniel Hege, a 30-year-old associate conductor for the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, as the new assistant conductor for the BSO.
Mr. Hege received a bachelor's degree in music from Bethel College in Kansas and a master's degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Utah. As the winner of the BMI Incorp-Lional Newman Conducting Scholarship, he studied with conductor Daniel Lewis at the University of Southern California for three years. Besides his work with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Hege also serves as the music director for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife, Katarina, will relocate to Baltimore next year.
Mr. Hege replaces David Lockington, who finished his three-year tenure with the orchestra in August and is now music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.
Mechanic Theatre subscribers now have a chance to see some of the Broadway mega-musicals that are too big for the Mechanic. Diversions Inc., a Baltimore-based cultural tour company, has formed an alliance with the theater to offer subscribers trips to Broadway shows.
The schedule begins with day trips to "Victor/Victoria" Nov. 12 and Nov. 18, followed by "Beauty and the Beast" Dec. 2 and "Miss Saigon" April 13. The cost is $199, except for "Miss Saigon," which is $189. In addition to the ticket, the price includes a full breakfast, dinner, open bar and lecture on the bus, as well as a $30 tax-deductible contribution to the Mechanic.
"At this time, when the Mechanic is making such a vital comeback into the arts community, I think it is marvelous that they offered this extension for shows that cannot fit on their stage," said Diversions president Lenny Shapiro, who hopes to add more trips, including a possible tour to London in the fall.
Three-show mini-subscriptions to the Mechanic go on sale Nov. 5 for $77-$160. All subscribers are eligible for these Diversions trips.
For more information, call 625-4200.
An exhibit of profiles by Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin, who used a physiognotrace machine to draw portraits during the early 1800s, will open during the 1995 annual Homewood Symposium at the Johns Hopkins University, to be held Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The symposium, "Period Paintings and Profiles: Neoclassical Art in Baltimore," will include lectures by Ellen Miles, curator of the National Portrait Gallery, and Stiles Colwill, former chief curator of the Maryland Historical Society. The registration fee is $50, and lunch is provided. For information, call (410) 516-5589.
Baltimore News Network will present a discussion of "Creative Expression in the African-American Community" Nov. 6 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of the Incarnation, located at 4 E. University Parkway. The panelists include Balva Scott, director for the Encore Theater; Dr. Schroeder Cherry, director of education at the Baltimore Museum of Art; and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, dean of graduate studies at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. A $4 donation is requested but not required. For information, call (410) 243-4141.
The Heisman Fine Arts Gallery will be presenting an art show and auction at Centennial High School Nov. 18 to benefit the school's class of 1999 and its girls' basketball teams. Preview time begins at 7 p.m., and the auction begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door, or by calling (410) 313-2856 during school hours.
The Other Little Theatre is calling for directors to submit proposals for a spring production at the theater's Nov. 9 meeting at the Annapolis Naval Station Theater at 7 p.m. Proposals should include a brief description of the play, cast needed, set and crew requirements, and approximate budget. For more information, call (410) 268-6762.
The Baltimore Music Club has bestowed its annual Honorary Membership Award on Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, in recognition of his achievement and service in the music community. Mr. Hall is now in his 14th season at the BCAS, and also serves as the director of choral activities at Goucher College.
The Maryland Federation of Art, Gallery on the Circle, will display "Pure Art," an exhibit of painting and sculpture by artists with developmental disabilities, through Nov. 19 at the gallery, on State Circle, Annapolis. The artists featured are all students at the Providence Art Institute, an art school for adults with disabilities.
In a prelude to their production of a play adapted from Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," Fell's Point Corner Theatre will be presenting scenes from the play at Bibelot Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the theater at (410) 276-7837, or Bibelot at (410) 653-6933.
Young Audiences of Maryland Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes performing arts in education, will hold its annual fund-raiser Nov. 10 at the Peabody Library of the Johns Hopkins University from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. "A Class Act V" includes dinner provided by the Brass Elephant, performances by artists from the Young Artists of Maryland roster, and an auction. Tickets for the event are $100 each and are available by calling (410) 837-7577.