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...

March 4, 2:30pm
Gallery Quartet: Celebrating 30 years as the string quartet-in-residence at the Museum, the Gallery Quartet consists of members Mark Kapeluck on violin, Jere Stern on viola and Vsevolod Lezhnev on cello, with guest musicians to complete the ensemble. The Museum, for the pleasure of our audiences, has been fortunate to offer "art music" in the intimate confines of the Bowman Concert Gallery with such talented and innovative musicians. Visit or call 301-739-5727 for more information.

March 10, 8pm
"The Magical Dance of Ireland". Evoking a time and place steeped in legend, lore and enchantment, The Magic of Ireland offers the most authentic Irish cultural experience of any production anywhere. The show is all live, featuring the finest award-winning artists performing today. Experience a spectacular evening of traditional Irish dance, music and song enhanced by stunning costumes, lighting and sound. Visit or call 301-790-2000 for more information.

March 11, 5pm
Choral Evensong. Saint John's Episcopal Church. Service of choral evensong by the Parish Choir, conduced by Mark King. Free and open to the public. Parking corner of W. Walnut & W. Antietam Streets. Visit or call 301-733-2560 for more information.

March 15, 9 & 10:30am
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents: Kinder Konzerts. These concerts are free concerts for preschool-aged listeners. New Horizons Band. 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.

March 15, 7pm
Cabin Fever Blues Bash at the Clarion Hotel, Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Maryland. This prelude to the 2007 Western Maryland Blues Fest in June features local and/or regional talent and is a great way to chase the cold away on this mid-March evening. Visit for more information.

March 24 & 25, 8pm (Sat.), 3pm (Sun.)
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert. MasterWorks IV, Maryland Theatre, downtown Hagerstown. Featuring mezzo soprano, Suzanne Mentzer. Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict: Overtune and Les Nuits d' Ete, Op. 7 and Brahams' Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C minor. Visit or call 301-797-4000 for more information.

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