Contemporary Arts, Inc. presents A Musical Journey Sharing Cultures. Join us on Saturday, November 26, 2022 for music from the Carl Grubbs Ensemble, Joe Falero Band, Todd Marcus Quartet and Akua Allrich and the Tribe. Also, enjoy a holiday shop with gifts made by local vendors. Cafe food service is on-site, and wine and beer will be available for purchase. Free parking is available.
The Elder Arts Jam is a creative space for senior citizens to dance, talk, share recipes, tell stories, laugh, and sing. Zoom in from anywhere to enjoy music and movement designed with those 65 and older in mind! Please email [email protected] to receive the Zoom link.
Directed by music lecturer Tim Jenkins, the McDaniel Jazz Ensemble performs diverse styles of jazz, including classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, jazz-rock, and classic blues.
Pan-American Jazz Ensemble at the Peabody Institute
Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, the College Band features nearly 50 musicians, including McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, band alumni, and community musicians, performing musical selections ranging from classical to pops.
Tchaikovsky X Drake is a symphonic synthesis that blends the music of two composer-romanticists separated by almost a century. 15 songs of Drake are woven into Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony in every way imaginable. We hear Drake’s melodies soaring in tandem with Tchaikovsky’s; his raps motoring almost impossibly with Tchaikovsky’s rhythmic figures; then vignettes of Drake’s music with Tchaikovsky’s motives and melodies are superimposed over top. Joining the full symphony orchestra are three singers and a rapper.
Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, directs the orchestra, which is composed of McDaniel and Carroll Community College students, as well as music faculty and community musicians.
To kick off the 12 Days of Candy Lane, we invite you to join us on December 3 for Parkas and Pajamas – An Après-Ski themed party with with the Coziest Dress Code EVER! Featuring live music by Ebb & Nova, pop-up performances from Fluid Movement, plenty of drinks, and food trucks. This 21+ event will get everyone in the holiday spirit. Themed costumes are always encouraged!
Come early and enjoy a free specialty cocktail from 7-8pm (one per person while supplies last)
Shakespeare's tale of Romeo & Juliet with ancient rivalries and youthful passion inspired Prokofiev to pen one of his most dramatic and moving scores. Balancing the dark with the light, the amazing Holly Jenkins brings Tchaikovsky's lyrical and ebullient violin concerto to life. Inspired by the giant colorful figures carried in Brazilian parades, Clarice Assad's Bonecos de Olinda starts the program off with the thrill of a carnival!
Peabody Reneissance Ensemble
McDaniel College’s Gospel Choir performs traditional and contemporary gospel music, as well as spirituals, under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor with accompanist Alice Dorsey.
The poetry of the Psalms evokes beauty, contemplation, and affirmation. For our Holiday Concert, we invite you to discover and delight in a selection of psalms by eight distinguished composers spanning 500 years of history. The oldest work on the program comes from the Renaissance: Giovanni Gabrieli’s most famous work, In Ecclecsiis, is a polychoral wonder. The youngest composer featured is 21st-century composer Cantor Ben Ellerin with a world premiere performance of his newest composition.
The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus will perform Handel’s Messiah, Sunday, December 4, 2022, 7:30 pm at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia. Returning to sing with the chorus and festival orchestra for the annual performance of Handel’s masterpiece will be Amy Van Roekel, soprano, MaryAnn McCormick, mezzo, Charles Reid, tenor, and Lester Lynch, baritone. A pre-concert lecture on the work will take place in the auditorium at 6:30 pm.
Ben Pasternack, Piano
Sylvia Adalman Faculty Recital Series
Carlo Gesualdo: O vos omnes
Dieterich Buxtehude: Ad manus (To the hands) from Membra Jesu Nostri
Caroline Shaw: To the hands
Matthew Aucoin: Choruses from Crossing
David Lang: Beautiful Dreamer, from battle hymns
Derrick Sky: Ready, Bright
Peabody Jazz Ensemble