CALVARY’S COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES
We are pleased to announce that Calvary’s Community Concert Series will resume on September 26, 2021, and we have a full season, 8 concerts, waiting for you!
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Presented by the Music and Arts Ministry of Calvary United Methodist Church and support is provided through grants from The Frederick Arts Council, The Delaplaine Foundation, and The Donald C. Linton Fund.
All concerts are free and open to the public.
Concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:30
Please note: Concert dates are firm at the time of posting and rarely change, but changes or cancellations by the artist/group and/or inclement weather may happen due to circumstances beyond our control. Email list subscribers will receive notice by email, and changes will be posted on this web page.
COVID Note: We ask that all concert attendees follow CDC guidelines for masking and social distancing that are in place at the time of the performance. If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask to this event.
Christopher Schmitt, pianist
September 26, 2021- Christopher Schmitt, pianist
A classical concert pianist, teacher, and chamber musician residing in Washington, D.C., Christopher Schmitt holds a doctorate in piano performance from the Juilliard School and performs regularly in small ensembles at the White House and as a member of the “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. His concert will include works by Schumann, Beethoven, and more.
Fiona Thompson, cellist
October 10, 2021- Fiona Thompson, cellist, accompanied by Sophia Kim Cook
Fiona Thompson is the principal cellist with the Harrisburg Symphony, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the Mendelssohn Piano Trio. Sophia Kim Cook is a sought-after pianist, having worked with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and a myriad of soloists and ensembles. Their program will feature an afternoon of French music for cello and piano, including pieces by Debussy, Saint-Seans, Breval, and more.
Beau Soir Ensemble
November 14, 2021- Beau Soir Ensemble
Beau Soir Ensemble, a flute, viola, and harp trio, is dedicated to the performance of classical and contemporary music. The trio, Michelle Lundy (harp), Carole Bean (flute), and Ruth Wicker (viola) will perform two world premiers as part of their program at this concert. “Couperin on the Road,” by Graham Lynch, was composed especially for the trio, and “Japanese Gardens,” by Adrienne Albert, originally for piano, was transcribed specifically for them as well.
Beau Soir has performed at venues and acclaimed concert series in the Mid-Atlantic region, including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Strathmore Mansion, Alden Theatre, and many more. The trio also won the 2014 Montpelier Arts Recital Competition.
Brian Gantz, pianist
January 23, 2022 – Brian Ganz, pianist
Chopin’s Musical Garden, Part II
A constant presence in Calvary’s Community Concert Series, Brian Ganz continues his quest to perform all the works of Chopin. He will expand upon his 2019 concert of Chopin’s Musical Garden with a variety of early mazurkas, waltzes, polonaises, including the “Heroic” polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53, followed by mature examples of the same genres. This interactive, highly-energetic performance is a must-see!
Women's Guitar Gala
February 20, 2022- Women’s Guitar Gala
Classical guitarists Danielle Cumming, Magdalena Duhagon, and Candice Mowbray’s unique and multi-faceted careers have intertwined for years, and now they come together for an engaging program of solo and ensemble music from Brazil, France, Canada, and more.
March 6, 2022- Meraki
Meraki, a clarinet and piano duo, is dedicated to promoting diversity and bringing cultural awareness through music by presenting programs heavily rooted in the folk styles of the composers’ native countries. They are a 2018 awardee of Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program for their collaboration with Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate. The ensemble will feature Jerod Tate’s “Heloha Okchamali,” Anthony R. Green’s “Be Still My Child,” and Jaime Wind Whitmarsh’s “No Progress Without Loss, Every New Beginning” for their Calvary Concert program.
U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Ensembles- Featured Members
May 1, 2021- U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Musicians
Featured members from the U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Ensembles will share their musical talents with a diverse and creative program ranging from classical works to folk tunes and light pop.
The concert will include both instrumental and vocal selections. Don’t miss this chance to hear some of our country’s finest musicians perform.
May 15, 2022- Michael Adcock, pianist
Michael Adcock, hailed for his prodigious technique and praised by the Washington Post for an “unusually fresh and arresting approach to the piano,” has cultivated a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician and pre-concert lecturer. In addition to performing throughout the United States, he has also performed in France, Italy, and Australia. Michael earned his master’s degree, artist diploma, and doctoral degree from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he studied with Leon Fleisher and Ellen Mack. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Washington Conservatory in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to traditional piano repertoire, he will offer a selection of unique transcriptions for the keyboard as well as classic and contemporary pieces from his recent CD, “Ragtime in Washington,” recorded at Calvary UMC in Frederick. For more information, http://www.MichaelAdcockPiano.com
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Support Calvary Music and Arts Ministry
Artistic expression, among the greatest of gifts offered to humankind, is meant to be shared with one another. It is the mission of Calvary’s Music and Arts Ministry to offer quality programs to our congregation and as an outreach to the community for little or no charge.
We are not funded by the general church budget, and rely primarily on contributions of supporters like you. Your generous contributions will allow us to continue offering concerts by our own church musicians as well as artists from around the country and throughout the world.
Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to:
131 West Second Street
Frederick, MD 21701.
Please note “Music and Arts Ministry” in the check’s memo line. Please add “Community Concert Series” in the memo line.
Each contributor will receive an acknowledgement letter. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.