Mark Berman at The Studio

December 9


Pianist, composer, performer and music director for Netflix’ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mark Berman returns to offer his amazing holiday arrangements and gorgeous piano playing. Everyone has heard his talent at work on such shows as Sex and the City, Royal Pains, and many, many others. Mr. Berman has worked with a who’s who of music, including Carole King, Hugh Jackman, Aretha Franklin and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the legendary Rainbow Room, among other famous venues.

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Handel’s Messiah
December 15 & 16, 8:00pm
December 17, 3:00pm

Live Arts Maryland’s annual performances of Messiah are a beloved Annapolis holiday tradition performed in one of the city’s most beloved and iconic buildings. World-class soloists, the Chamber Orchestra, and, of course, the Annapolis Chorale, all come together in historic St. Anne’s Church for a powerful presentation of this timeless work. The audience joins the singing with some holiday carols!

Our presentation of Messiah is family friendly and curated for audience members of all ages. Seating for these performances is limited so order your tickets early!

Please Note: There is no difference between Premier, Tier A, and Tier B. This is just a label used to connect the seats to our Season Subscriptions. Tickets are $45 and we offer Student, Military, and Senior discounts.

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A Cantori Christmas

December 20


Celebrate the music of the season with CANTORI, Live Arts Maryland's women's vocal ensemble, as they bring you a heartwarming evening of Christmas cheer!

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TLX: Front Porch Orchestra

Bluegrass Nutcracker

December 22


Experience Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic like never before! The Bluegrass Nutcracker features a bar-for-bar rendition of The Nutcracker played by an 8-piece bluegrass band. Before each movement, a zesty narrator recounts ETA Hoffman's story while poking fun at it's often-overlooked ridiculousness. The show is family-friendly and fun for lovers of Classical and Bluegrass music alike.

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Arundel Woodwind Trio

January 7 at 3:00pm 

Let the Arundel Woodwind Trio, with Diane Kinsley, Heidi Schultz, Melinda Wade, coax you out of your winter hibernation for a brief saunter through Paris, New York, and Vienna!

Musical lines, effortlessly intertwining, will soothe your holiday-exhausted spirit.

With Diane on the keys, a bit of d'amore, this concert will help enhance your weekend chill.

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"Inventions/Reinventions" Dan Tepfer, piano

January 31


Having earned an international reputation for being a pianist-composer of wide-ranging innovation, individuality, and drive, pianist Dan Tepfer returns to Live Arts to perform a program based on his new album, Inventions/Reinventions, where he plays and improvises upon Bach’s Two-Part Inventions, taking these timeless musical exercises in transcendent new directions.

“A remarkable musician” -The Washington Post 

Tepfer has the “ability to disappear into the music as he’s making it.” – Downbeat

Tepfer plays with a “wide-open sensibility as tuned into Bach and Björk as to Monk and Wayne Shorter.” –The New York Times

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A Winter's Journey

February 3 at 7:30pm &

4 at 3:00pm

A Winter’s Journey tells the story of a man and woman who each wander through the cold of winter mourning the loss of their lost loves. Pairing ten of Schubert’s Winterreise (in an English translation by Jeremy Sams) with Maury Yeston’s companion song cycle December Songs, this fully staged performance piece uses visual elements, dancers, and supertitles to assist in the storytelling brought to the stage by the singers and the piano. Jennifer Blades and Jason Buckwalter play the part of the man and woman. Andrew Stewart is music director and pianist. Directed by Elissa De Maria. Original concept by Jennifer Blades.

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Paul Shaffer in Concert!
February 17

We're so thrilled to welcome legendary “Late Night” Music Director Paul Shaffer for a one-night-only concert at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on February 17. Over the years, I've had the privilege of working with Paul as conductor for his Symphony shows, and I can tell you that you don’t want to miss a single note of an evening with Paul. For this concert, Paul will perform music that has influenced him and that he still loves and plays! In addition to a great night of music, we’ll also host a special VIP Reception before the concert!

Tickets are $100 for the concert, and you will have the option to add a $50 ticket for the VIP Reception at checkout!

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Put On A Happy Face

featuring Julie Kurzava & Diane Kinsley

March 8 at 7:30pm

If you find yourself battling the constant stream of negative news, this program will lift your spirits with great music, old and new. Focusing on things that really matter, Julie Kurzava & Diane Kinsley promise there will be no tragedy, politics or other current events. Instead, you can expect irresistible melodies, lush harmonies, insightful turns of phrase and a good bit of humor. This eclectic program includes music by Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan, and much more. Julie and Diane’s seamless collaboration can’t be beat, and with Julie’s crystal clear vocals and Diane’s smooth accompaniment, audiences know they’ll leave smiling.

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50th Season Finale: Glory, Praise, and Peace
June 1

We close our 50th anniversary season with the big wonderful sound of the Chorale and the Chamber Orchestra performing YOUR requests! From our five-decade history, you’ve chosen works by Brucker, Jenkins, and we’re adding the regional premiere of Marvin Hamlisch’s “Anatomy of Peace,” among others. We’re inviting back singers who’ve been members of the Chorale over the years to help blow out the candles on the cake and celebrate half a century of bringing music to Annapolis!

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