Live at the lakefront
Live music at downtown Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi lakefront continue with a performance by Jettstream, a classic rock cover band which plays Thu., Aug. 11, 8 p.m. The seven-piece Eastern European/Balkan Gypsy band Balti Mare can be heard Sat., Aug. 13, 8 p.m.
Also at Lake Kittamaqundi, vocalist Julie Hall will perform Sun., Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m. Popular Washington, guitar slinger Tom Principato stops in at the lakefront Wed., Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Go to http://www.lakefrontfestival.com.
Live and local
The Columbia Village Centers Courtyard concert series continues with the Automatic Slim playing blues rock Thu., Aug. 11, 6 p.m., at the Dorsey's Search Village Center. Local folk singer Ellis Woodward will perform a kid's-oriented show Fri., Aug. 12, 6 p.m., at the River Hill Village Center.
The David Bach Trio plays contemporary jazz Fri., Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m., at the Kings Contrivance Village Center and Lone Mountain performs bluegrass Fri., Aug. 12, 6 p.m., at the Harper's Choice Village Center. Go to http://www.columbiavillagecenters.com.
Strike up the orchestra
The Columbia Orchestra will hold auditions for musicians Sun., Aug. 14, 1-5 p.m., and Mon., Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church (6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia). The volunteer community orchestra is seeking permanent positions for contra bassoon and all string instruments, plus substitutes for its woodwind, brass and percussion players. Auditions will last for 15 minutes and include drills on scales, performances of two prepared pieces and possible sight reading. Call 410-465-8777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, go to http://www.columbiaorchestra.org.
Sing with the Pros
Columbia Pro Cantare is beginning auditions for all parts for its 35th anniversary season, which commences in October. Regular rehearsals begin Sept. 6 and are held every Tuesday at Hammond High School, 7:30-10 p.m. This season the group will perform music by Haydn, Handel and area composer Tom Benjamin. For other information, call 410-730-8549 or 410-799-9321 or go to http://www.procantare.org.
'Spelling' for Silhouette
Columbia's Silhouette Stages theatrical company will hold auditions for its fall production of the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Mon., Aug. 15 and Tue., Aug. 16, 7 p.m., at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Center. Actors should arrive prepared with 16-32 bars of an uptempo song and a ballad, and bring sheet music in an appropriate key or a karaoke CD. For information, go to http://www.silhouettestages.com or email conni.Ross@verizon.net.