St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s River Concert Series, winner of the Maryland Tourism Impact Award, is designed to provide the citizens of Southern Maryland with high-quality, professional performances throughout the summer, enriching the cultural offerings of our region while raising the profile of Southern Maryland throughout the state. The Chesapeake Orchestra, the resident ensemble of the River Concert Series, offers programs whose musical themes are designed to reach the broadest possible audiences.
The repertoire of the Series ranges from serious classical composition, to light classics, to jazz. As part of the Series’ mission, genres such as Bluegrass and Blues are fused with orchestral instrumentation to develop new audiences. Nationally prominent artists and bright new talents fill the roles of soloists and narrators. These outdoor concerts strive to be family friendly, creating an atmosphere that brings our community together. The River Concert Series’ regular outdoor summer concerts have become a vital element of our community life and are an important tool in the economic development of the region.