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AACC Ushers in the Holiday Spirit with Music and More

Nov. 18, 2013

Anne Arundel Community College offers many events open to the community that are organized or hosted by various college departments or programs. Occasionally, times, dates or places of the events change. For the most up-to-date information, visit the events webpage or the webpage listed with each activity.

Nov. 22 – 8 p.m. Concert, AACC Symphony Orchestra “Celebrating AACC's Austrian Tour,” with Conductor, Anna Binneweg, D.M., AACC associate professor; Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts;  program includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Overture to Egmont,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 5, A Major ‘Turkish’,” Johann Strauss’ “Blue Danube Waltz,” Franz Lehar’s Polonaise, Vilia and Music's playing from “The Merry Widow” and Johann Strauss’ “Thunder and Lightning Polka.” Featured artists include Solomiya Ivakhiv on violin, with soprano Tamara Tucker and baritone Douglas Brandt Byerly, chair of AACC’s Performing Arts Department; tickets may be ordered by phone, email or in person through the theater box office, 410-777-2457 or email the box office; tickets are $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; and $5 students with valid AACC student ID; for information, contact the box office or visit the orchestra webpage.

Nov. 23 – 8 p.m. Concert, “Not Just Another Gig” – The AACC Small Jazz Combo, led by Ian Wardenski, and the AACC Big Band, led by Marty Knepp. The Small Jazz Combo will perform a variation of improvisational and classical jazz and the AACC Big Band will entertain with rousing big band sounds; Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts;  ticket sales begin a week before the performance and may be ordered by phone, email or in person through the theater box office, 410-777-2457 or email the box office; tickets are $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; and $5 students with valid AACC student ID; for information, visit the jazz ensemble webpage.

Nov. 24 – 8 p.m. Concert, AACC Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, led by Bruce Mansfield; Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts; ticket sales begin a week before the performance and may be ordered by phone, email or in person through the theater box office, 410-777-2457 or email the box office; tickets are $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; and $5 students with valid AACC student ID; for information, visit the concert band webpage.

Dec. 5-7 – 8 p.m. Performance, AACC Dance Company in “Flying by the Seat of Our Pants,” Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts; the AACC Dance Company is celebrating its 25th year; this performance features original choreography by AACC Dance Company director Lynda P. Fitzgerald and some company members, making for a dynamic and eclectic performance; ticket sales are underway and are available through the theater box office, 410-777-2457 or email the box office; tickets are $15 general admission; $10 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $7 students with valid AACC student ID; for information, contact the box office or visit the dance webpage.

Dec. 13, 14 and 15 – 8 p.m. Performance, AACC Concert Choir in “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts; Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” is an opera in one act that tells the story of a poor child whose family was visited by the three kings on their way to see the baby Jesus; ticket sales are underway and may be ordered by phone, email or in person through the theater box office, 410-777-2457 or email the box office; tickets are $15 general admission; $10 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $5 students with valid AACC student ID; for information, visit the website at the concert choir webpage.

Dec. 19 – 7:30 p.m. Performance, “Merry Christmas with Love,” a Christmas review featuring local performers, with all proceeds to benefit the Robert “Chief” Kauffman Fund for the Performing Arts, which provides money to support special activities/events in the Anne Arundel Community College Performing Arts department; Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts; ticket sales are underway and are available through the theater box office, 410-777-2457 or email the box office; tickets are $15 or $12 for patrons bringing an unwrapped, new toy for the pediatric ward of Anne Arundel Medical Center; for information, contact the box office, 410-777-2457.

Dec. 20 – 7:30 p.m. Performance, Encore Chorale, “Holiday Concert,” Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts; free, no tickets required; 100 singers aged at least 55 years old from the Encore Chorales of AACC, Southern Maryland and Myerberg Senior Center will present a program of holiday standards and seasonal favorites, – plus a few surprises; presented through AACC’s LifeStages program in its Center for Aging; conducted by Jeanne Kelly, founder and executive director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults, and Krystal Rickard McCoy, conductor of the Southern Maryland Encore Chorale; special guest performers will be the Indian Creek Upper School Chorus. Encore Chorale is the nation’s largest choral program for older adults; for information, call Encore at 301-261-5747 or visit the encore webpage.