Family Fun Concert for Mother’s Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2015
Tonya Robles, 410-625-3525, ext. 100
Concert Artists of Baltimore Reschedules Family Fun Concert for Mother’s Day: Magic and Fantasy
Baltimore, MD: Concert Artists of Baltimore presents its rescheduled Family Fun Concert, a perfect family outing for Mother’s Day. Out of nowhere, a Wizard is magically transported onto the stage. Unsure of how he got there, the conductor and orchestra try to find a way to send him back home. When excellent music and magic wands fail, the book of magic is summoned. The Wizard must elude the watch of a very strict Orchestra Librarian to gain access to the book’s contents. Will the Wizard ever get home? Come and see if the Wizard can sneak past the Librarian! Several “budding conductor” children will be selected to conduct the orchestra. Musical selections include excerpts from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre, and John Williams’ Harry Potter, The Chamber of Secrets. Special guest actor Tim Marrone joins Concert Artists of Baltimore for Magic and Fantasy. (This program was snowed out in January. Tickets for the original date will be honored.)
Performance Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. Visit cabmusic.org or call 410-625-3525, ext. 101, for concert tickets. Stone’s Cove Kitbar will sell kosher box lunches prior to the concert in the Gordon Center lobby. The lunches include a sandwich, chips, dessert, and water bottle for $11, cash only.
Performance Location: The Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD, 21117. Safe and free parking available on site.
This concert is sponsored by the Peggy & Yale Gordon Trust.
Concert Artists of Baltimore is funded in part by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
These programs are also made possible by a grant from The Citizens of Baltimore County.
Classical and comedic actor, Tim Marrone, received his training at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City and has appeared on stage throughout the Northeast. For ten years, Tim served as a founding member of the Maryland-based clown/theatre troupe Theatricks. He has appeared as a silent comic character in and around the Baltimore area and has co-written and performed productions as a physical comedian. Tim teaches theatre and movement at the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Maestro Polochick is founder and Artistic Director of Concert Artists of Baltimore, an all-professional orchestra and all-professional vocal ensemble of seventy musicians, which is celebrating its 28th season. 2014-2015 also marks his 17th season as Music Director of Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in Nebraska.
From 1979-1999 he was on the staff of the Baltimore Symphony as Director of the Symphony Chorus and since 1979 he has been at the Peabody Conservatory as Associate Conductor of the Orchestra, Director of Choral Ensembles, and Opera Conductor. An accomplished pianist and harpsichordist, he has appeared as piano soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Since winning the Leopold Stokowski Conducting Award and conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, Maestro Polochick has attracted attention as an orchestral, operatic, and choral conductor. His appearances have included the Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Aalborg Symphony of Denmark, Omaha Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, St. Petersburg Symphony in Russia, and the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra in Toluca, Mexico.
Originally from the Scranton, PA area, Mr. Polochick resides in Baltimore, where he is often asked to share his knowledge and love of music at various lecture series, adjudications, and radio broadcasts. He received the Peggy and Yale Gordon Achievement Award and in 2000 he was made an honorary member of the Baltimore Music Club.
In 2002 he was awarded the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumnus Award, one of only three Peabody alumni to be so honored. In 2011 he adjudicated the Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition in Caiazzo, Italy. This season Maestro Polochick leads a set of Masterworks Series concerts on the podium of the Charleston (SC) Symphony.
Concert Artists of Baltimore
Founded by Edward Polochick and now in its 28th season, Concert Artists of Baltimore (CAB) consists of a professional chamber orchestra and professional chamber chorus. The full ensembles are featured in The Maestro Series, with performances this season at the Basilica of the Assumption, St. Pius X Church, and the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. CAB also offers chamber music, The Mansion Series, with performances at The Engineers Club at the Garrett- Jacobs Mansion. This series showcases smaller forces, such as a quartet or small vocal group, and often features unique repertoire.
The orchestra and chorus are frequently hired for performances throughout the region by other organizations, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Baltimore, Moscow Ballet, The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Temple Oheb Shalom, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, McDaniel College, St. Louis Church, The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., The Visionary Arts Museum, Elizabethtown College, and Catholic Charities. When larger forces are needed, such as when the singers of Concert Artists perform Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra each year, the chorus expands to the Concert Artists Symphonic Chorale. This season features a collaboration with Baltimore Rock Opera Society at 2640 Space.
Concert Artists’ philosophy is simple: To make all kinds of music accessible and engaging to everyone by presenting diverse programs of classical music plus special concerts featuring pops, operetta, and lighter favorites.