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Music in Your Community

Music in Your Community

The importance of music is its power to transcend time, emotion, culture, and language as we connect with others. Music's power connects us across the barriers of time, culture, and language.
Here's a list of "Music in Your Community" for this month...

April 1, 2:30pm
Appalachian Wind Quintet Concert. The Appalachian Wind Quintet celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert of its favorite works. The Quintet gave its inaugural program at the Museum in 1987 and since that time, has presented hundreds of concerts, won several competitions and has been awarded grants from Chamber Music America, The Maryland Arts Council and the Washington County Arts Council. This concert is taking place at the Washington County Fine Arts Museum. A reception will follow. Call 301-739-5727 or visit for more information.

April 15, 2:30pm
Washington County Museum Consort. Feeling taxed lately? Need some R&R? How about Recorders and Rodin? On IRS Sunday join the Museum Consort members Jeffrey Clise, Brenda Slick, David Styer and Naomi Styer as they showcase "IRS: Italian Renaissance Songs!" A reception will follow. Call 301-739-5727 or visit for more information.

April 17, 7:30pm
The Four Freshman, Community Concert at The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown. In the 22nd incarnation of the group, The Four Freshman perform many original Four Freshman hits, along with some of their own favorites, blended with audiences-pleasing charisma and humor. Today's Four Freshman are not only some of the best young jazz vocalists in the business, they each play instruments, creating a dynamic performance style. Call 301-790-2000 for more information.

April 18, 9 & 10:30am
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents: Kinder Konzerts. These concerts are free concerts for preschool-aged listeners. Today's concert features the MSO String Quartet and is taking place at the HCC Kepler Theater. Concerts feature half-hour programs designed to entertain and excite very young listeners with short musical selections and introductions to the instruments. For more information about this and other MSO education programs, contact the MSO office 301-797-4000.

April 20, 7:30pm
Organ Recital. Saint John's Episcopal Church. Parking at Antietam and Walnut Streets. Works by J.S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Jean Langlais, and Charles Marie Widor, performed by organist Mark King who will repeat this program Spring 2007 at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. 301-733-2560, ext. 108.

April 22, Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert. MasterWorks V. Maryland Theatre. The MSO concert season finale will feature the string section performing Tchaikovsky's Serenade, Op. 48, followed by the vocal and orchestral pyrotechnics of Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff Also featured, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. 301-797-4000.

April 25, 7:30pm
Guitar Orchestra Concert. HCC Guitar Orchestra, led by Candice Mowbray, Room CLR-111. Free. 301-790-2800.

Be sure to check out area elementary, middle, and high schools for great family music programs including high school competitions and performances.

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