Join us every third Wednesday at the Cabaret at Germano's for Baltimore's Best Open Mic Night. Dinner is served beginning at 6:00. Sign-up is at 7:00 and the performance begins at 7:30. Please purchase tickets in advance online or by phone to allow us to serve you comfortably. $10 cover for all in attendance.
Master cabaret artist, Mary Reilly, hosts. Each month a different featured artist and theme. Michael Sheppard works his magic on the baby grand.
No need to opt out of great musical theater because you can't convince a plus-one. You can sit with us. Join us for Twisted Melodies , written and performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr. The powerful one-man show about legendary 1970s soul singer Donny Hathaway returns to Center Stage for a limited run.
Marcus Dagan returns to us with a New Show called "The Composers", an evening of songs written by his favorite creators of music, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Cohen,Tom Waits,Cole Porter,Jimmy Webb, David Frishberg, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Bobby Cole, David Friedman and more.
His intimate style and impeccable phrasing always provides his audiences with a unique evening of eloquence and music that touches the heart.
Be sure to reserve early.
$15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.
Come see “Witches, Bitches and Britches,” the life of a mezzo-soprano featuring Hannah Wardell and pianist Nicholas Bavani. The evening will consist of some of the most famous Opera Work’s that represent the life of a Mezzo Soprano who is notorious for having to play the vixen, villain and lad. Our night will take you on a tour of French, Italian, English and German Opera. Aria’s like “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen, “When I am Laid” from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and “Voi Che Sapete” from the Marriage of Figaro will be featured. Also enjoy some of the most beloved Overtures on Piano.
The season finale of If Music Be the Food will feature Baltimore Symphony musicians in efforts to increase awareness and support for the hungry in Baltimore. The BSO musicians continue their work to give back to the community with this family-friendly evening of chamber music.
Exciting, exhilarating, and extemporaneous is probably the best (and most alliterative) way to describe the jazz duo of Holland & Coots. Brian Holland and Danny Coots began performing together in 2010 after spending decades individually on the jazz and ragtime circuits honing their skills on piano and drums, respectively. Since joining forces, they’ve been on a mission to introduce audiences all over the world to their style of music and fun. With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland & Coots have created something for every taste.
Stravinsky's colorful ballet is one of the most influential pieces of all time. Chavez's tuneful "Sinfonia India" is inspired by the melodies of Native American tribes in Northern Mexico, while Revueltas' Sensemayá mines the rhythms of Mexican dance. Plus, two winners of our Young Artist Competition will amaze you with their talents! Come at 6:30pm for the free pre-concert lecture to learn more about the music being performed.
This collaboration of powerhouse bluegrass musicians delivers foot-stomping, good-time country music that will leave the audience wanting more. Expect songs of joy and pain, lovin' and leavin' and all points in between presented with passion and precision. Each artist's unique style has been crafted through experience with the biggest names in bluegrass, celebrated with IBMA and SPBGMA award nominations, and now drawn together to create this unit for your listening pleasure!
Mike Gaumer - Baltimore, MD
Haley Stiltner - Fairfax, VA
Jack Dunlap - Winchester, VA
SONOS Classical/Jazz Trio plays a program called “Paris, the Crazy Years”
Pianist Rachel Franklin, violinist Christian Tremblay and fretless bass player Jonathan Miles Brown will play Debussy, Satie, Stravinsky, J.P. Johnson, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Ravel, Thelonious Monk, and more in the Sundays At Three music series season finale. May 19, 3:00 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia. Adults $15. High school students admitted free. Younger children admitted free with an adult.
Mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams has been described by leading critics as “strong and so assured” and “poised, polished, in complete command of the vocal calisthenics.” Her program, accompanied by pianist Laura Ward, includes a wide variety of works, ranging from art song to Americana music and spirituals.
Concert and parking are FREE - no tickets or reservations required. For details, please visit our website: www.communityconcertsatsecond.org
Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University
Pro Musica Rara, Baltimore’s premier early music ensemble, presents a musical tribute to Pro Musica Rara’s former Artistic Director, Shirley Matthews. Performing are early music star soprano Julianne Baird; “poet of the fortepiano” Christoph Hammer; Cynthia Roberts, violin; and PMR Artistic Director Allen Whear, cello.
The program includes:
- Beethoven’s Trio in E-flat, opus 1, no. 1, and Magic Flute Variations;
- Mozart’s Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304;
- Viennese lieder and chamber songs by Schubert and Mozart.
Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food,, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome.
“Mr. Marcus is probably the most inventive bass clarinetist working in straight-ahead jazz today… [and] lives in Baltimore, where he is a guiding light on the city’s jazz scene who doubles as an activist and organizer.”
– The New York Times
Though use of bass clarinet in jazz typically leans heavily towards avant-garde and free-jazz styles, Marcus’ straight-ahead playing has carved out a unique voice for the instrument in modern jazz. His music swings hard with both a fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility.
Directed by Laurie Starkey
Musical Direction by Chris Rose
Choreographed by Elise Starkey
We are pleased to announce the final show of our 2018-2019 season, the musical version of the 1997 British film THE FULL MONTY, with music by David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit) and book by Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!). Reset in Buffalo, NY, when a steel town announces job layoffs, a scrappy former employee comes up with a novel way to cope with realities of lost wages as well as feelings of lost manhood.
The Bar at Germano’s is the place to be on Monday nights as master guitarist Michael Raitzyk treats us to jazz, Irish, Scottish, Klezmer, rock, pop and original tunes.
Arye Harmony has shared her soultry voice from the south to the north. She has opened shows and opened eyes with her performances and music. Starting off being a songwriter for local artist around New York lead her to write and direct her own projects. I Need Your Body gained popularity in Russia, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Her EP project released called Testing the Waters pulled her 1st single, RED, which has been recognized for its powerful delivery and relatable message. She is definitely on the rise of music and in our hearts.
Copper Hill creates a genre of music that combines the styles of folk, classical, singer-songwriter, and jazz. The group—violinists Willa Finck and Katie Knudsvig, bassist Caroline Samuels, and banjo player Ethan Cypress—refers to this genre as folk-art music.
Baltimore Concert Opera continues its popular new performance series this season, Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera. Top-flight professional opera singers will perform operatic highlights paired with beers and ales that have been specially chosen to go with the music. Enjoy a relaxed evening in our beautiful, inviting atmosphere in the Grand Ballroom of the Engineers Club in the heart of Mount Vernon. This event sold out last season, so be sure to get your tickets early! 7:30 doors, 8pm show.