Crickets is a fun, play-based music and movement class for boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Trained teachers engage the body and the mind in joyful music-making through musical games and movement. Offered by Children’s Chorus of Maryland and School of Music (CCM), Crickets gently encourages young children to explore the voice as their first true instrument. Classes start Saturday, September 21st, 2019 starting at 9AM or 10AM in Towson. Classes are 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and last for 10 weeks. The tuition for the fall session costs $200.
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Do you know a child who loves to sing? Children’s Chorus of Maryland (CCM) will hold auditions on August 27th, 28th, & 29th and September 5th in Towson for children as young as 5 ½ who are interested in participating in an exciting choral performance program. CCM features highly qualified teachers, small classes and in-depth vocal enrichment to provide children with a complete musical education and choral experience. Previous singing experience is not necessary! Register online at www.ccmsings.org.
People, Land and Spirit: A Celebration of the African and Caribbean Diaspora
Curated by Denee Barr with Zoey Howell-Brown
Nancy by Snac Cafe Gallery @ MICA Fred Lazurus IV Graduate Center
131 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Friday, September 6, 2019 - Friday, October 4, 2019 ~ 8 am - 3 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019 ~ 5 pm - 7 pm
Artist Talk* : Friday, September 27, 2019 ~ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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.
Mandolinist / composer / bandleader/ producer, acoustic music pioneer David Grisman is considered a guiding force in the evolving world of music.
There is a $5 per ticket fee online and at the box office.
High Zero 2019
High Zero Foundation
September 19 – 22
High Zero is the premier festival of Improvised, Experimental music on the East Coast, being fully devoted to new collaborations between the most inspired improvisors from around the world. Celebrating its 21st year, High Zero is THE annual international improvisational avant-garde music event that reaches all over town and around the world.
Sandy and Richard Riccardi. Rosie O'Donnell calls them "MY NEW FAVORITE SINGING SONGWRITING TEAM!!!" With over 50 million hits on social media, Sandy and Richard Riccardi promise to leave you laughing in the face of modern life and politics. Specialists in parody and hilarious originals, they have been retweeted by JK Rowling, called "Musical Genius" by the NY Times Magazine, and featured in the Washington Post Online. Greatest hits include "Boy From Mar-a-Lago", "Holiday Dinner Party", "Tiki Torch Nazis", "Elton Has An Organ", and "Oh Donny Boy".
A repeatedly sold out event with over 200 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, Wally Williams, Ed Norris, Walt Williams, Keith Booth, Pete Gilbert and Keith Mills.
The Columbia Jazz Band (columbiajazzband.org), under the direction of Fred Hughes, will be holding its initial guest artist series featuring saxophonist Pete Baren-Bregge, Friday, Sept. 20 at the Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044 from 8 PM to 10 PM. Mr. Baren-Bregge is a former director of the Columbia Jazz Band, jazz music editor for the Alford Music Company, NCOIC (director) of the US Air Force premiere jazz ensemble, “The Airmen of Note.” Cabaret seating: $25. Theater seating: $20. Cash bar (beer & wine) & snacks available for purchase.
The Moment Was Now is a new musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the play centers around the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic historic leaders of powerful constituencies during Reconstruction. The conflicts and possibilities unfold at a fictional meeting convened by Frederick Douglass and are elevated by the musical and spoken word format. Hope hangs in the balance at this most unusual gathering of suffragette, abolitionist Susan B.
The Hampden Village Merchants Association &
The Hampden Community Council present
Hampden's annual neighborhood party celebrating area arts, music, and eats (and drinks!) hits The Avenue on Sept. 21. Rain or shine. Hopefully shine.
This year marks the 10th annual TOILET BOWL RACES (3-5PM)
About The Event
Celebrating the piano in all its virtuosic splendor, international pianist Yury Shadrin along with his wife, acclaimed musician Tian Lu present a blockbuster program of Liszt, Mozart and Rachmaninoff. The musicale includes the rarely performed Malédiction by Liszt for piano and strings, as well as Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos and Mozart’s brilliant Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb Major. World-renowned pianists, two Steinway Grands, a string orchestra—a musical extravaganza and the perfect start to our 4th season!
Contemporary Arts Inc presents New Queens of Afro-Cuban Jazz!
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
"Passionate and adventurous explorations of the treasure trove that is Cuban music"
4:30 - 5:30 PM FREE - Meet the Artists and Free Workshop
Register to attend at [email protected]
7:30pm - 10:30 pm Concert - Purchase tickets at https://instnt.us/JaneBunnett
Violinist Sheng-Tsung Wang will dazzle you with Vivaldi’s Summer on the last day of the season! Highlights from Mendelssohn’s Octet and Brahms’ First String Quartet also share the bill alongside amazing newer pieces. Jennifer Higdon’s solo flute work, rapid◆fire, explores the pain caused by urban violence while Daniel Roumain’s String Quartet No. 5: “Parks” is inspired by civil rights icon Rosa Parks. This concert will be held on the stage of the Chrysalis and parking will be available in the adjacent lot.
GRAMMY-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane creates original, modern folk music for the lute, while breathing new life into more classical and traditional works. He strives to bring the lute - the most popular instrument of the Renaissance - into today’s musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience.
Concert and parking are FREE, with no tickets or reservations required. Please visit our website for more information about the series: www.CommunityConcertsAtSecond.org
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Traveling from their home in Southern California, Jack & the Vox return to Baltimore for one night, on their way to the CT Ukulele Festival and then Europe! The husband-wife-duo, met at the Berklee College of Music in 1998 (where they both studied Songwriting), but only recently married in 2016. Victoria Vox, who was a Baltimore resident for 11 years, is an award-winning songwriter known for toting her ukulele around the world at festivals, clubs, and performing house concerts. Jack has childhood roots to St. Louis, but grew up in California since a young teen.
Mariah Bonner is a Baltimore born actress, singer and producer. She was classically trained at The Guildhall School of Music& Drama in London, and has appeared in films, television and theater productions in Los Angeles, London, Paris and New York. She is best known for her leading roles in John Hyams’ UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING and STARVE, directed by Griff Furst.
Television credits include CSI, Rules of Engagement, Switched at Birth and Scorpion.
Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Series
Joseph Young, Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles
Georges Bizet: Carmen, Suite No. 1
Manuel de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat), Suite No. 1
Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, ÒRomanticÓ
Tickets Required. For tickets, call 667-208-6620 or order online at peabody.jhu.edu