West Virginia Symphony Orchestra with Lawrence Loh

Pre Concert Lecture by Lawrence Loh begins at 6:00pm

Concert Begins at 7:30pm

Having a particular affinity for pops programming, Loh has been engaged for repeat performances with Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, Ann Hampton Callaway, the Texas Tenors and more. He has assisted John Williams on multiple occasions and conducted numerous sold out John Williams tribute concerts. He is particularly adept at conducting concerts synchronizing live orchestral music with film and has led Pixar in Concert, Disney in Concert, Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain among others.

Buy Tickets

Brad and Ken Kolodner

June 25th, 2022 

The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer and clawhammer banjo blurring the lines of Old-Time, Bluegrass and American Roots music. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner joined forces in 2009 with his son Brad Kolodner, a renowned clawhammer banjo player. They've sculpted their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful acoustic roots music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” The hypnotizing groove of the percussive hammered dulcimer and rhythmic clawhammer banjo is the core of their sound. They are joined by bassist Alex Lacquement who locks everything together with his commanding presence and the dynamic multi-instrumentalist Rachel Eddy on fiddle and guitar. The quartet won 1st place in the Neo-Traditional Band Contest at the Appalachian Stringband Festival (Clifftop) in the summer of 2019. They released their fourth studio album Stony Run in March 2020, debuting at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts.

Buy Tickets

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra CONCERT
Performing Arts Center at Garrett College 
687 Mosser Road McHenry, MD 21541
301.387.3082

Music For Maryland: Garrett County
The Music for Maryland Tour kicks off in Garrett County with a program showcasing the county’s namesake, John W. Garrett. Born in Baltimore, Garrett became the president of the B&O Railroad for over a quarter-century. Reflecting on the railroads of America, this concert features lighthearted works that will make you feel like you are on an adventurous train ride across the USA!
Artists
Jonathan Rush, conductor
Andrew Balio, trumpet

Repertoire
MENDELSSOHN Overture in C Major
COPLAND John Henry, “A Railroad Ballad for Orchestra”
STILL “Can’t You Line ‘Em”
DVOƘÁK Humoresque No. 7
HUMMEL Concerto in E Major for Trumpet and Orchestra
BIZET Symphony No. 1 in C Major

Buy Tickets

The Raleigh Ringers

The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells.

The Raleigh Ringers promotes the art of handbell ringing by:

  • Presenting entertaining performances of advanced handbell music to the widest possible audience;
  • Commissioning composers to create works for advanced handbell choirs;
  • Supporting and encouraging fellow handbell musicians;
  • Offering educational opportunities through classes and event sponsorship.
Buy Tickets

Eric Byrd Trio

August 5th, 2022 

7:30 PM

For over 20 years, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they shine as a Trio and as collaborators with an expanded 8-piece ensemble they call The Eric Byrd Trio: Brother Ray Band, in tribute to The Genius of Soul icon Ray Charles. On each recording, they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition.

Buy Tickets

Nashville Legacy

Floyd Cramer and Chet Atkins. Two legends at their instruments, two giants in the music industry. Floyd Cramer’s unique “slip note” piano style was an essential part of countless country, pop, and rock hits in the 1950s and ‘60s and is widely regarded as the standard for country piano. Chet Atkins’ innovative thumb-style guitar led him to become known as one of the world's preeminent guitar virtuosos, and many of the records he produced for RCA have become classics.

Though Floyd and Chet have passed away, their Nashville Legacy lives on through Floyd’s grandson, pianist Jason Coleman, and Chet’s niece, guitarist Meagan Taylor. In this concert, Jason and Meagan take audiences on a journey back in time to Nashville’s “golden era,” sharing the music made famous by Floyd and Chet, as well as by the countless country, pop, and rock artists whose careers they impacted, including Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Don Gibson, Dolly Parton, Jim Reeves, and many more.

The concert is much more than just music . . . Jason and Meagan share their own personal stories of growing up with their “Grandad” and “Uncle Chester,” and audiences will enjoy hearing tales of Nashville’s early recording days as told straight from the source. It’s all topped off by heartwarming family photos and films and a series of video duets with Jason, Meagan, and their legendary predecessors that you’ll have to see to believe.

Buy Tickets

Silk Road Dance Company

The award-winning Silk Road Dance Company (SRDC) presents women's dances from the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, China and the Caucasus. Founded by Artistic Director Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray in 1995, the ensemble's performances offer a unique glimpse of the life, culture, and art of little known regions.

SRDC has been featured performers at events for the Embassies of Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkey and Russia. They are frequently engaged by numerous cultural organizations in the local Turkish, Iranian, and Arab communities for festivals and celebrations.

Ethnically diverse, the ensemble's dancers have mastered a wide range of styles. Some rare pieces are part of the company's Legacy Repertoire, dances that are seldom now performed in the countries of origin.

Buy Tickets

Ellis Dyson and the Shambles

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to traditional jazz, to big band swing. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The Shambles have made waves with their theatrical and explosive live shows and masterful musicianship that electrifies every audience. Bursting with exuberance and effortless expertise, this playfully hootin’ and hollerin’ act is guaranteed to bring the ruckus.

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles consists of Ellis Dyson (banjo, vocals), Eli Wittmann (acoustic guitar), Jonathan Ng (fiddle), Kenny Phelps-McKeown (upright bass) Danny Abrams (soprano/alto/baritone saxophones, vocals), and Danny Grewen (trombone, vocals). The band has come together through a series of fortuitous meetings in Chapel Hill, N.C. Beginning as a saxophone and banjo duo, the band has grown into a freight train string band with a flashy horn section.

Buy Tickets

River City Brass Holiday Concert

In 1981, something special happened...

...A musical renaissance took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Under the baton of conductor Robert Bernat, the River City Brass took to the Carnegie Music Hall stage for its inaugural concert on November 21st. It was an evening of musical excellence and determination – determination to bring about the revival of the grassroots tradition of the American brass band.

Over its history, RCB has had three maestros. The astute selection of Dr. James Gourlay seven years ago was a watershed moment for American brass band music. Gourlay, a Scotland native, is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest brass band conductors. An acclaimed tuba soloist, he began his career at age 18 as the principal tubist of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera. James also conducted Great Britain’s Grimethorpe Colliery Band, leading one of the most internationally lauded and prominent brass ensembles in the world on a touring schedule throughout the British Isles, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Buy Tickets

Information

Please contact us at
(301) 387-3082 or
info@artsandentertainment.org
if you require special assistance.


Have a code?

If you have a coupon, gift certificate, or pass code, please enter it here: