CALVARY’S COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES
We are pleased to announce that Calvary’s Community Concert Series will resume on September 10, 2023, and we have a full season, 9 concerts, waiting for you!
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The Community Concert Series is presented by the Music and Arts Ministry of Calvary United Methodist Church. Support is provided through grants from The Frederick Arts Council, The Delaplaine Foundation, and The William Cross Foundation.
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.
Concert Coordinator: Joyce Summers, email@example.com
September 10, 2023 – Knotwork Band
The Knotwork Band returns to the Community Concert Series, performing their unique mix of Celtic folk music from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Brittany, as well as American, Scandinavian and other world music with ties to Celtic folk music. The program will include traditional songs, covers of works by other artists, and Knotwork Band’s own original compositions. The wide spectrum of musical styles (ranging from beautiful airs and waltzes to exciting jigs and reels) and variety of instrumentation (whistles, flutes, mandolins, cittern, guitars, bodhráns, bones, and vocals) make for an entertaining and energetic performance.
October 1, 2023 – Maureen Walsh, classical saxophonist
The music of France has been an integral part of the life of the saxophone since the first piece was written for the instrument. Ms. Walsh will present both historic French repertoire originally written for the saxophone and charming arrangements for saxophone and piano which have become welcome additions. The program will include works by Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Maurice.
The Borowsky Trio – November 5, 2023
Hailed by the international press as “American Virtuosi,” siblings Frances (cello), Emmanuel (violin), and Elizabeth Borowsky (piano) have won their way into the hearts of audiences throughout North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and The Middle East. The trio has delighted listeners of all ages with their commanding interpretations of standard repertoire and their dazzling original compositions. This program is titled “America’s Music” and will feature 19 and 20 century composers and pieces such as Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 by Amy Beach, spirituals by Undine Smith Moore, and Miniatures by William Grant Still.
January 14, 2024 – Beau Soir Ensemble
Beau Soir Ensemble is an acclaimed flute, viola, and harp trio, based in the Washington, DC area, dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary chamber music repertoire. Touted for its innovative sound and novel instrumentation, including two members of the National Symphony Orchestra, Beau Soir has delighted audiences since 2007 by offering a unique chamber concert experience. The trio, Michelle Lundy (harp), Carole Bean (flute), and Tsuna Sakamoto (viola), is committed to exposing audiences to contemporary music and new artists to inspire a new generation of interest in chamber music. Beau Soir concerts frequently feature world and local premieres of new works by exciting composers. They have 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.
February 11, 2024 – Brian Ganz, pianist
Brian Ganz, pianist, returns for another “All Chopin” concert as he continues his quest to perform every work of music by the great composer. This program, “Chopin the Virtuoso,” will feature all 12 Etudes from Op. 25, Scherzo No. 1, Nocturnes from Op. 37 and much more. A cornerstone of Calvary’s Community Concert Series, this concert is an interactive and highly energetic performance where Mr. Ganz brings Chopin’s music to life with emotional power and warmth.
March 17, 2024 – Duo Beaux Arts
Known for its sensational performances, Duo Beaux Arts (international concert pianists Catherine Lan & Tao Lin) is in high demand on international stages. Having performed in Spain, Estonia, Finland, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hungary, and the Netherlands, Duo Beaux Arts will present a program titled “Contrast” demonstrating the full spectrum of the expressiveness for both piano solo and piano duet repertoires, ranging from the majesty of Bach’s music to the lyricism of Chopin’s compositions, and the virtuosity of Mendelssohn’s works.
April 7, 2024- Laura Kobayashi, violinist, and Susan Keith Gray, pianist
These award-winning musicians have been performing together for more than 30 years throughout the United States and many other countries worldwide. The Duo is in demand for their skillful presentations of the standard repertoire as well as their specialty of the works of more than twenty-five 19th to 21st century women composers.
April 28, 2024 - Nathan Laube, organist
Dedication Concert for Calvary UMC’s new pipe organ by Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders, Op.167
American organist Nathan Laube is one of the world’s elite organ performers and pedagogues. He is Associate Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York and International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom. His extensive international recital career takes him continually to major concert venues and festivals around the world. Calvary UMC is thrilled to have Mr. Laube perform a solo concert for the dedication of its new 4-manual, 46-rank pipe organ.
May 5, 2024 – Francesca Hurst, pianist
Recognized for her “quicksilver passagework” and “tender lyricism” (The Washington Post), yet not afraid to shout, swing her foot onto the piano or don fingerless gloves if the music demands it, Francesca divides her playing evenly between classical and contemporary music. At ease with a wide repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach to Caroline Shaw, and with a passion for performing the music of living women composers, she makes sense of the music regardless of style and period. Francesca was recently named to the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Performing Artists Touring Roster. She has performed nationally at such venues as the Kennedy Center, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, Brookfield Place in New York, as well as internationally in Europe.
2022-23 Season DONOR
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LEVELS OF GIVING:
- Supporter – $1.00 – $99.00
- Sponsor – $100.00 – $249.00
- Patron – $250.00 – $499.00
- Saint – $500.00 and up
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.