SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
BSO Chamber Players
Our season kick-off features an ensemble of some of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s finest chamber musicians playing selections from Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Dvorák and others. This incredibly talented group will demonstrate the level of performance virtuosity available to a discriminating Catonsville audience.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra
Mandolin clubs were enormously popular across America early in the last century, when people made their own music for the enjoyment of friends and neighbors. Originally founded in 1924, the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra was brought back to life in 1975, and it has been going strong ever since. Selections include traditional and light classics along with rags, fox trots, two-steps, novelty tunes and rousing marches. Noted soprano Beatrice Gilbert will accompany.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
Words & Music
Since 2006, Words & Music has been exploring the dynamic and compelling unity of two “languages” – words AND music – through the versatile medium of a vocal chamber ensemble. Results range from the intimacy of a solitary voice to the grandeur of a choral-symphonic collaboration. At the group’s core has been discovering the artistic potential of vocal chamber music and encouraging the creation of new vocal chamber music works through commissions and competitions.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
Times Two (Lura Johnson/Netanel Draiblate)
A Catonsville Concerts favorite (and BSO star), Lura Johnson teams with internationally renowned violinist, Netanel Draiblate to explore lesser known works for violin/piano duo. Their first album together, Perspectives, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Elgar, Grieg and Kreisler, was recognized by American Record Guide as “very exciting and engaging.” When you hear them perform for us, we think you’ll agree!
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018
Brass of the Potomac
Comprised of over 30 professional musicians, the Brass of the Potomac draws much of its talent from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force bands of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For many years, BOTP has been providing area communities with an enriching variety of music programming showcasing the highest standards of polished ensemble performance.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
Atlantic Guitar Quartet
The Atlantic Guitar Quartet is a contemporary music ensemble actively engaged in expanding the repertoire through the music of living composers. John Lewis of Baltimore Magazine puts it this way: “Mesmeric chamber music that … radiates an intensity that has nothing to do with volume or the layering of instruments. Instead they draw upon an internal combustion that smolders without igniting. It’s a perfect match for music that wafts and curls and, ultimately, lingers so hauntingly.” We couldn’t put it any better.
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018
Mengelkoch and de Ryke
Our final concert of the season brings together baritone Ryan de Ryke, an artist whose versatility and unique musical presence have made him increasingly in demand on both sides of the Atlantic, with Eva Mengelkoch, a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council’s 2008 Performing Artist Award, who has performed extensively in chamber music ensembles, solo recitals, and as an accompanist on modern and historic keyboard instruments in North America, Central America, India, and throughout Europe. What a way to bring a brilliant season to a close!