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Hits of the 40s with Music of the 1740s at the River Concert was Great

  Larry Vote's Guest Conductor performance was enjoyed by many dedicated music lover's even in the rain that started halfway thro...

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hits of the 40s with Music of the 1740s at the River Concert was Great

 Larry Vote's Guest Conductor performance was enjoyed by many dedicated music lover's even in the rain that started halfway through the River Concert.  

 Kimberly Westcoat, Arts Alliance

 Arts Alliance Volunteers






 Jose Cueto



 Katelyn Aungst, soprano

 Roger Isaacs, counter tenor





 Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet soloist

 Larry Vote, guest conductor


Rain Didn't Stop This Dedicated River Concert Audience on July 6th

 The July 6th Hits of the 40's (1740's) was a success, even in the rain.  These are some of the dedicated music lovers at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  The show must go on was TRUE!  Much of the music was still popular today, Rondeau by Mouret (popularized as the theme to the Masterpiece Theater), Vivaldi's Spring from the Seasons, and Canon in D by Pachelbel were included, to name a few.  See my separate post to view the concert photos!




That's a lot of umbrellas!

Monday, July 2, 2018

The River Concert Series Began June 29, 2018 with Patriotic Music and Jazz

After the rained out concert on June 22nd, the Chesapeake Orchestra began their annual series last Friday at 7 PM at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

It was humid and sunny and the expected crowd showed up to hear the patriotic music composed by Sousa and Tchaikovsky, as well as famous pieces by Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story) and of course, followed by fireworks.

Jeffrey Silberschlag, music director

An introduction by Tuajuanda Jordan, President of St. Mary's College of MD

 Barbara Bershon, Maryland State Arts Council


 Robert Hayes, pianist

Suzanne Orban, cellist

 Woodwinds

Trombones

 Arts Alliance volunteers

Student volunteers


  After missing their performance last year, Ballet Caliente (artistic director Sheryl-Marie Dunaway) performed 2 numbers to rousing music in colorful costumes. 







What a crowd!

I love bubbles!

Sunset at intermission




The featured soloist was Sara Jones, lovely jazz singer and alumna of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  Some of her music included Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under my Skin" and the "One Note Samba"

 She was accompanied by Michael Miller on bass and electric guitar, along with a pianist


 And Don Stapleson on flute.



Dresses anyone?  Sidewalk Vendor

The exciting ending with Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"