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The Holiday Season in Harford County is
one of the busiest times of the year, with
the calendar packed with holiday concerts
and events. Here's a sampling of the many
entertainments available conveniently
close to home.
One of the centers for the arts in Harford
County that offers an incredible array of
holiday events is
Harford Community
College.
On almost any given day in
November and December you have
your pick of dance, music or visual
arts, beginning with concerts by the
Harford Youth and String Orchestras
and the
Harford Youth Band
on
November 20. The
Harford Youth
and String Orchestras,
comprised
of middle and high school students,
performs at 2pm under the direction
of Brian Folus and Tim Reinhardt.
At 4pm, the
Harford Youth Band,
under the direction of Stefan
Antwarg and Diane Sell will complete
this wonderful day of holiday music.
Both concerts are in the
Amoss
Center
and admission is free.
For many of us, a performance of
The Nutchracker is an annual tradition.
HCC's
own resident company,
Harford
Dance Theatre
will be performing this holiday
classic December 3-5. Show times vary and
tickets range from $8-$15. Certain shows
designated Youth Matinees are followed with
a post-show event where children have the
opportunity to meet Mother Ginger, the
Sugar Plum Fairy and Uncle Drosselmeier.
The
HCC Music Department
offers many
student and faculty recitals in the month of
December, beginning with a concert of vocal
and instrumental music on December 8th at
7pm in Joppa Hall presented by students in
Applied Music. December 10th at 8pm in
Joppa Hall an Evening of Jazz with feature
Second Shift
and
HCC Jazz Ensemble.
Tickets range from $5 to free for HCC
students.
Finally, A
Christmas Carol
will be presented
at the Amoss
Center on
December 17th.
This musical
version of the
Charles Dickens
classic will
introduce the
entire family to
Ebenezer Scrooge
and his "humbug"
ways. This
holiday classic
is recommended
for children ages
five years and
up-tickets range from $7-$12.
For a complete listing of all of the Fine
Arts at
Harford Community College
or to
obtain tickets call 442-412-2211 or go
to www.harford.edu/cultural. For a full
calendar of holiday events in Harford
County to delight your entire family go
to www.Culturalartsboard.org or call
the info-hotline at 410.638.3527.
State of the Arts in Harford County
by martha valentine and natalie weeks
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