Exhibits and Events
Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra
Returns to DCA
on June 5, 2016
The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra (BMO) will present a concert
in the George B. Todd Performance Hall
June 5 at 3 p.m.
This is the second time BMO has come to Cambridge, as it was the first concert performance on the
second floor when the upstairs venue opened in 2014. Mandolin orchestras were enormously popular all across
America at the beginning of the 20th century. The BMO was founded in 1924 by Baltimore band leader and music
teacher, Conrad Gebelein. The orchestra’s current director is Kristin Turner, who took over the baton in 2011.
(Cambridge’s own Joy Staniforth is a member of the orchestra.)
Tickets for the Sunday afternoon concert are
$12.00 for DCA members and $15.00 for non-members. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult admission.
To purchase tickets call 410-228-7782.
Knitting Basics Workshop
Instructor: Windy Karpavage
2 part session: Saturdays May 14 and May 21
10 am to 2:30 pm
If you have abasolutely no experience but want to get started in knitting, this workshop is for you. Beginners in need of a refresher are welcome, too! You’ll learn those starting essentials such as basic stitches, needle size gauge and how it works with garment sizes, how to read and understand a pattern, and how to research a pattern for errors.
Students will also be introduced to using Ravelry, the premier fiber arts community website.
Open to ages 16 to adult.
Bring a lunch and drink.
$55 DCA members, and $85 non-members.
2nd Annual Plein Air Golf Tournament presented by DCA
at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, & Marina
May 15, 2016
Registration 1 pm and Shotgun start 2 pm
DCA is pleased to present its 2nd Annual Plein Air Golf Event on Sunday, May 15th at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge. The Center extends its appreciation to PNC Wealth Management for sponsoring the event again this year. Registration is now being accepted for golf teams and artists. The entry forms for both are on our website sidebar, and can be downloaded for your entry convenience.
The tournament is a 9-hole scramble and the entry fee is $85/person and $325/foursome and green fees, cart and the cocktail party are included.
Tickets for the cocktail party only are $25.
Artists participate at no cost and are eligible for cash prizes.
The event is also seeking hole sponsors for the day. The cost to be a hole sponsor is $100 and includes recognition and signage at the event.
This tournament is suitable for recreational golfers, who can enjoy a social day that combines golf and the arts, plus benefits art programs in this community. DCA is seeking golf teams and Plein Air Artists to participate, and all are included in the post event cocktail party.
Proceeds from this event benefit DCA programs & services. To learn more contact DCA at 410-228-7782 or visit the website at www.dorchesterarts.org
Acrylics for the Beginning Painter
Instructor: Jacqueline Pfaff-Pratt
May 5 through June 9: 6 week session:
Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 pm
Learn the basics of how to work with acrylic paint, mix colors, set up a palette, and paint what you see. Work from the still life and grow your ability in a no-pressure, supportive environment. Acrylic is a truly versatile medium for the beginner. Because of the properties of its polymer base, acrylic paint can be used in thick application similar to oils, but can also be thinned with water or medium tobe used in a manner comparable to watercolors.
Open to ages 16 – adult. Supply list available from DCA.
$85 for DCA members, and $125 for non-members.
Call DCA at 410-228-7782 to register for this class.
DCA is proud to announce a new program for the summer of 2016.
The Dorchester Student Operetta Workshop,
directed by Bonnie Forgacs
” Cox and Box ”
Presented by Dorchester Student Operetta Workshop
Open to High School and College Students
Parts for Actors, Tenors and Baritones
This operetta features two young men who are renting the same room without knowing it. The printer works at night and the hatter works during the day. When the printer receives an unexpected day off, the fun begins!
Six men are needed for this production.
Performances will be July 23rd and 24th
At the Dorchester Center for the Arts
Please call DCA at 410-228-7782 to schedule an audition.
Instructed by: Bonnie Forgacs
DCA is pleased to welcome Bonnie Forgacs, mezzo soprano and gifted teacher. Ms. Forgacs has had a distinguished career in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, television, and radio. Ms. Forgacs is the director of Music of Wye Parish and the Director of the Wye Conservatory of Music. She developed the Wye Choral Scholars and is now bringing her time and talents to Dorchester.
Vocal instruction in the classical Italian style will be individualized to meet the needs and goals of each student. Open ages 13-80 !
Classical vocal music, musical theater, technique, and singing in various languages are a few of the areas that can be explored.
Call DCA for information on signing up with Ms. Forgacs. 410-228-7782
Beginning Piano and Clarinet for Adults and Young People
Instructed by Ginny Mattes Sears
Weekly private piano and clarinet lessons for beginners of all ages.
Call DCA 410-228-7782