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Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.

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River Concert Series “Prayer For Our Planet” on Youtube from July 10th.

Watch the River Concert Series “Prayer For Our Planet” on Youtube from July 10th.  Jim had 2 videos Henrik Naimark-Meyers and Ballet Calient...

Monday, July 29, 2019

Catoctin Mountain Park May 3, 2019

Returning to my vacation from the spring, Catoctin Mountain Park had quite a few curves

Catoctin Mountain Furnace, a charcoal and iron furnace used from 1776 to 1903

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Photos of the River Concert Tributary Series concert with José Cueto (violin), Nancy Roldán (piano), Heather Haughn (violin), Jim Kelly (viola) and Barbara Brown (violincello) on July 20, 2019.  They played Argentinian music by Piazzolla, Guastavino and Ginastera at St. Mary's Hall at St. Mary's College or Maryland.  Some of the music showed off the many ways to play stringed instruments and the last piece "Allegro Tangábile" was particularly difficult and exciting.
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José Cueto (violin)

José Cueto (violin), Nancy Roldán (piano)

Heather Haughn

 Barbara Brown (violincello) and Jim Kelly (viola)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

River Concert Series Buenos Aires On the St Mary's River July 19, 2019

The last River Concert of the season featured Pedro Giraudo, 2018 Latin Grammy Award Winner and his musicians from New York City, Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneón and Ahmed Alom on electric piano.  They played quite a few Argentinian and Tango pieces with Chesapeake Orchestra's talented violinist, Jose Cuéto.  They were a very talented group, playing along with our favorite Chesapeake Orchestra.    

 Arts Alliance 

 Paul Pusecker III, College CFO along with Jeffrey Silberschlag, music director

 Pedro Giraudo, Bass Player

 Jose Cuéto, 1st violin

 Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneón

Ahmed Alom, electric piano


(L to R), Ahmed Alom, Pedro Giraudo, Rodolfo Zanetti, Jeffrey Silberschlag

Monday, July 15, 2019

River Concert Series Mystical Singing Under the Stars July 12, 2019

Friday evenings 7 PM concert was led by Larry Vote, guest conductor, and featured Ping, talented young singers from St. Mary's College of Maryland.  A duet of "Konzert fur Oboe and Violin BWV 1060" by J.S. Bach included José Cueto (violinist and Concertmaster) and Ken Watson (oboist).  Arvo Part's "Piccolo Concerto on BACH for Trumpet" was played by Jeffrey Silberschlag on trumpet.  The Chesapeake Orchestra was fabulous as always.

 Some members of Ping waiting in the "back room"

José Cueto, Concertmaster

 Ken Watson, oboist

 Larry Vote, guest conductor

  Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet player and music director of the Chesapeake Orchestra

 Ping soloists


 Special light performance by Ping