SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019
We are excited to kick off the 2019-20 season by welcoming back pianist Solomon Eichner, who is returning to Catonsville for his third engagement after touring in England, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland and throughout the U.S. Solomon debuted at Carnegie Hall after winning the GoldenKey Debut International Competition and his career since has been one success after another.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019
With great passion and unwavering commitment, Elysian Camerata forges ahead well into their second decade of exceptional chamber music making. Their concerts offer an element of unpredictability as they regroup into various ensembles, all the while remaining diligent in conveying the composers’ original intent but still infusing their own personal understanding and inspiration into the music.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020
Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is rapidly becoming known as the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Peacherine recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – ragtime, theater and dance music of the late 1800s and early 1900s along with underscoring classic silent films featuring the biggest names of the day using an immense archive of original scores. Two classic silent movies will be shown, accompanied by the orchestra.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020
Two women plus twelve instruments equal one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on a variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020
Andrew Balio & Bruce Bengtson
Andrew Balio (trumpet) and Bruce Bengtson (organ) recently teamed up to record a remarkable CD of Bach material and will be playing from that program for our series. Andrew is a renowned principal orchestral player and Principal Trumpet in the BSO, and Bruce is an organ recitalist and clinician well-known in the U.S. and abroad. Together, they will bring us a powerful interpretation of some of Bach’s greatest works.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020
Confero is a Latin verb meaning “to bring together, unite and contribute.” And this is precisely what Trio Confero does as three musicians unite to bring together the repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano with works by Brahms, Beethoven, Bruch, Faure and Glinka. The Trio comprises three exceptionally talented musicians — clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov, cellist Anita Balázs and pianist Misuzu Tanaka.
SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020
We end our season with Trio Sirènes, comprised of performers drawn from the BSO – flutist Marcia Kämper, violist Karin Brown and harpist Jacqueline Pollauf. These gifted musicians enjoy pushing boundaries and highlighting the diverse possibilities of their instruments through innovative programs that present standard repertoire, works by contemporary composers and transcriptions from earlier periods.