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Limited seating, standing room show. Please contact the box office at 410-276-1651 for accessibility concerns.
The Atlanta-based Algiers crushes the call-and-response of gospel, the urgency of 60s protest soul, the intensity of post-punk and no wave into a noise pulp all their own.
In the dark times,
Will there be singing?
Yes, there will be singing,
About the dark times. (Bertolt Brecht)
We are pleased to present Bill Toms, whose performances have become legendary in sheer power and passion. Rock and roll, soul, blues, and gospel so deep the earth moves, and the walls begin shakin’ as Bill Toms and his band start the train rollin’. American music never sounded so good.
Imagine the rich earthy thump of an upright bass times three, paired with a baby grand piano, and you’ve got the makings of an experience that will have you soaring sky-high in one moment and plunging to the depths of the ocean in the next. The compositions played by the quartet will be a blend of classical, soul and rock music that is futuristic, emotive and luxuriant. This is the Afro House Sound, composed by pianist and composer, Scott Patterson.
Saxophonist Benny Golson, a true jazz legend, will be giving a concert at a unique Baltimore jazz venue, accompanied by pianist Sharp Radway, bassist Kris Funn, and drummer John Lamkin III.
Guitarist Charlie Hunter has been dubbed “…a remarkably deep musician” by JazzTimes Magazine and is a master of the seven-string guitar and champion of spunky improvisation. Charlie has created his own funky path, stunning audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads, and swinging rhythms.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Gala Concert brings Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Erivo together with the BSO in a dazzling program of Broadway hits and orchestral favorites. Praised for her star-making performance as "Celie" in the hit Broadway revival of The Color Purple, British singer and actress Erivo has performed at the Kennedy Center Honors and 2017 Grammy Awards. She stars in the upcoming 2018 films Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows, alongside Viola Davis.
Among the most experienced and versatile musicians today, the American pianist Benjamin Pasternack has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician on four continents. Join us for his stunning and virtuosic program, featuring the works of Frédéric Chopin.
Concert and parking are FREE - no tickets or reservations required. For complete program information and to learn more about our series, please visit our website: www.communityconcertsatsecond.org
Sponsored by Stephen Boesel
Pro Musica Rara, Baltimore’s premier early music ensemble, launches its 44th season with “Venetian Carnival”, featuring recorder virtuoso Paul Leenhouts. Mr. Leenhouts was a founding member of the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, and is Director of Early Music Studies at the University of North Texas. Accompanying Mr. Leenhouts are Cynthia Roberts, violin; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord; and PMR Artistic Director Allen Whear, cello.
Venetian chamber music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Highlights include:
Washington’s Camerata is dedicated to the music of the era of George Washington (the 17th and 18th centuries). Established in 2009 by founding flutists Kelly Kazik and Sarah McIver, other members include McDaniel music faculty members, cellist Tim Anderson and violinist Nicholas Currie.
Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly
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.
Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.
Waterfront Partnership is kicking off their inaugural Brews & Views this summer! Baltimore’s newest summer concert series will feature live local music, food trucks, bar service by Dooby’s, free giveaways, vendors and more! Surrounded by sweeping views of the Inner Harbor, get ready to jam out on the third Thursday of every other month (May 17, July 19, September 20) from 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The live band and food truck schedule:
Thursday, May 17:
Band - Edjacated Phools with Grayson Moon
Food Truck – El Gringo
Thursday, July 19:
The Hot Club of Baltimore featuring Michael Joseph Harris is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region, specializing in the vast repertoire of guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing musette waltzes, showtimes, Bebop, and French standards from the 30’s and 40’s. Tonight, the band includes Harris on guitar, Chuck Karner on drums, Shawn Simon on bass and vocalist and trumpeter, Nico Sarbanes.
A repeatedly sold out event with over 300 guests, Flip Flop Festivus offers an elegant night on the town in a resort casual atmosphere. Past attendees have included former professional athletes and media personalities such as Qadry Ismail, Brad Jackson, Gheorghe Muresan, Harvey Grant, Walt Williams, Matt Stover and Mike McCrary.
Joseph Young, conductor Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles
Hilo Carriel, BSO-Peabody conducting fellow
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, faculty artist
Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi
Carl Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44