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Monday, June 27, 2016

River Concert: The Essential Element of Jazz June 24,2016

Fun Photos from last Friday's concert by the Chesapeake Orchestra at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Jim and I are the official photographers for the concerts, so we try to attend each concert.  We have some amazing talent here in St. Mary's County.

    Jeffrey Silberschlag conducting

    Matt Sargent, 2006 alumnus from St.Mary's College of MD and composer

    Regino Madrid, violin

    Heather Haughn with violin

    Jennifer Rende, viola

    Zachary Silberschlag conducting

Or the Chesapeake Orchestra facebpok site.

Fireworks this Friday, July 1st!  My photo exhibit opens at the Lexington Park Library Friday too for the next month. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

River Concert June 17th Features José Cueto

The Chesapeake Orchestra held their first  concert of the 2016 season at St. Mary's College of MD on the green.  José Cueto was the featured violinist for a Night in Old Vienna with music by Johann Strauss Jr. , Tomasso Vitali, Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert.  The weather was delightful after earlier predictions of rain, although the ground was a little soft in places.
Lovely night, lovely music!  I'm partial to "On the beautiful Blue Danube"

    Tuajuanda Jordan, St. Mary's College of MD President opening the concert

     José Cueto

     Horns and trumpets

     Jeffrey Silberschlag, Music Director




Thursday, June 16, 2016

The River Concerts Start Friday Night

The River Concert Series starts tomorrow at 7:00 pm.  (I recommend getting there early)  The concerts at St. Mary's College of Maryland on the green feature Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra.  Tomorrow's concert features  José Cueto and works composed by Schubert, Brahms and Johann Strauss Jr.  Food vendors will be available.  Many of the photos in the program were photographed by Calm Reflections Photography.  Hope to see you there!

A photo of Jeffrey Silberschlag from June 19, 2015

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Stay tuned.  I'll be sure to post concert photos and information in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


I captured a family of geese enjoying our lawn.  Kinda cute.  The pink bushes are weigela.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Swans in Pennsylvania

We drove by a beautiful lake near sunset and saw some lovely swans and geese.

     Swan Lake

     Dogwood with swans

      Geese and goslings