Spring Orchestra Concert
A piano trio with Amanda Durst, Julia Maas, and Nathan Blumberg perform chamber works with Leslie Roeser, vocalist.
“Reflections” Contemplative works for Trumpet and Piano
Arthur and Alice Fleury Zamanakos Noon Concert Series
Brian Ganz continues his popular series of concerts exploring little known works of the Romantic composer alongside familiar and beloved works. On this recital he will play well-known Ballades, Preludes and Etudes along with rarely heard works such as the brief but lovely Cantabile in B-flat major and the almost unknown Fugue in A minor. Free and open to the public.
Come and hear the select vocal ensemble PING perform the music of Clausen, Rachmaninoff, Pergolesi, and SMCM alum Scott Humberg’s setting of Lucille Clifton’s “blessing the boats” in the intimate setting of the Boyden Gallery. PING directed by Larry Vote.
Washington, D.C.’s newest saxophone quartet comes to St. Mary’s with a program of saxophone classics, including two works by our own David Froom.
Established with a generous grant from Arthur Zamanakos in honor of his wife, Alice, the Double “A” Cabaret provides talented students the opportunity to perform from the American popular song repertoire in a cabaret setting.
The production is directed by music faculty Larry Vote and Joan McFarland and assisted by Don Stapleson, director of the SMCM Jazz Ensemble, and Jerry Ascione, jazz pianist and former leader of the US Navy’s premier jazz band, “The Commodores.” Students are auditioned, selected and coached in preparation for the performance and accompanied by a jazz ensemble.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Free to St. Mary’s College of Maryland students, $10 for SMCM faculty, staff, seniors (age 55+) and Arts Alliance members, $15 general admission.
Join Brian Ganz as he previews the next installments of his decade-long journey at the Strathmore Music Center through the complete works of Frédéric Chopin. At the preview, entitled “The Art of the Mazurka,” Brian will play three sets of mazurkas along with other works related to the mazurka theme, including the masterful Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44, with a stunningly beautiful mazurka interlude, two nocturnes, a set of waltzes, and the extended virtuosic “mazurka fantasy” Chopin composed at age 16, the “Rondo à la Mazur, Op. 5.”