Mar 10 Friday
Ocean Pines Players presents "Four Old Broads" by Leslie Kimbell, directed by Ed Guinan. Things have not been pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation. A Sassy Seniors Cruise may be just the ticket if she can convince her friend Eaddy Mae Clinton to stop praying and go with her. The newest resident Imogene Fletcher is losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Jones and make it to the cruise ship.
Mar 17 Friday
Mar 26 Sunday
Seems to me that people like to categorize. Placing hard edges between this and that; here and there; us and them; is regrettably second nature. Just ask Linnaeus. But sometimes (or maybe most times), the edges are not as clear as we pretend they are. Case in point: Classics IV. Symphonic language but cinematic form.
I am absolutely thrilled to be playing music whose overarching structural integrity is not one applied by abstract musical form, but by Hollywood storytelling. We’ll play classics from the silver screen. Music by Korngold, whose musical language became the “Hollywood sound,” as well as music from Dr. Zhivago, The Magnificent Seven, Casablanca, Out of Africa, Harry Potter, and many more. This will be a wonderful and memorable opportunity to hear these magnificent scores live and to hear them as the symphonic masterpieces that they are.
-David Amado, Conductor