Accompanied by Julia Morris-Myers, dancer Shaela Davis and narrator Vander Xiom, lyric-dramatic baritone Thomas Beard offers a definitive account of the Negro spiritual. Beginning in 1526 and travelling on to the Civil War, Mr. Beard’s musical history covers all the highlights of this truly American contribution to traditional music.
Brilliant chamber music ensembles are formed from members of the United States Navy Band and frequently perform at the White House and for functions hosted by the Chief of Naval Operations, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and for local and international dignitaries. The specific ensemble for this concert will be announced closer to the performance date.
The Atlantic Guitar Quartet is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to promoting the music of living composers. Through virtuosic performances, innovative programming, and collaborations with other visual and performing artists, AGQ has broadened the repertoire for – and the definition of – the classical guitar quartet.
Trio Sirènes enjoys pushing boundaries and highlighting the many sonic possibilities of their wind, string, and percussion instruments. With performers drawn from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Trio Sirènes creates an innovative program of standard repertoire, works by contemporary composers, and transcriptions from earlier eras.
A talented string quintet of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians presents a diverse program of chamber music selections. Included will be selections by Martinu, Dohnanyi, and Dvorak.
Three world-class musicians redefine the chamber music genre with the fusion of classical, jazz, Americana, and Latin styles. The program, with classical roots and eclectic content, takes unexpected twists and turns, from a brilliant Baroque duet on piccolo trumpet and horn, to decadent tangos and artistic arrangements of American spirituals.