Concert Series begins with FREE Outdoor Concert
Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts
A free outdoor concert by the U.S. Navy’s “Electric Brigade” on Sept. 4 opens a new season of music at Washington College. Also this month: Latin Jazz with the Marty Knepp Trio (Sept. 5) and pianists Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee (Sept. 28).
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Washington College kicks off its Premier Artist lineup, part of the larger Washington College Concert Series, on Thursday evening, September 4, with a free outdoor concert by the Electric Brigade, the U.S. Navy’s popular music ensemble.
The family-friendly concert will take place in Martha Washington Square, outside the Gibson Center for the Arts, at 6 p.m. The College will provide free lemonade, popcorn and Rita’s Ices. There will be seating available, but guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets as well.
The Electric Brigade, the Navy’s premier popular music group, has been entertaining audiences around the world since 1979. Acting as the United States Naval Academy’s musical ambassadors to the nation, EB serves as a major public relations tool for the Navy, supporting Navy recruiting by acquainting young Americans with the Armed Forces. With its unique brand of high-energy performance, this elite group has set the standard in popular-music entertainment for United States Navy Bands all over the world.
The Washington College Concert Series continues the next day, Friday, Sept. 6, with the season’s first 12@Hotchkiss series offering, a performance of jazz and Latin Jazz by the Marty Knepp Trio, with Clem Ehoff on piano, Jason Gano on bass, and Marty Knepp on drums. The free concert begins at noon in Hotchkiss Recital Hall, second floor of the Gibson Center for the Arts.
Later in the month, on September 28, at 3 p.m. in Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, pianists Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee present a light-hearted and whimsical all-French program, highlighted by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals with poetic narration by Professor Emeritus of Drama, Timothy Maloney. This family friendly program will include works by Poulenc, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns, tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors 65 and over, and WC faculty/staff). Children 18 and under and Washington College students are free with valid ID.
Below is a quick look at the events scheduled through the end of the fall semester:
October 3 - The 12@Hotchkiss series presents a free concert with Violinist Nikita Borisevich and pianist Margarita Loukachkina.
October 25 - Grammy Award winning, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ). Internationally recognized as one of the world’s preeminent guitar ensembles, tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors 65 and over, and WC faculty/staff). Children 18 and under and Washington College students are free with valid ID.
November 7 - The 12@Hotchkiss series presents a free concert of the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, with drum set, electric bass, and steel drums.
November 11 - Celebrate our country’s Veterans with an appropriately patriotic FREE performance. Working together with the CV Starr Center for the American Experience’s Oral History Project, the Concert Series is pleased to co-host Trio Galilei.
November 20 – Student performance by Washington College Steel Pan (Steel Revolution) Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Hotchkiss Recital Hall, free.
November 22 – Joint concert by the Washington College Chorus & String Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Decker Theatre, tickets $10 (adults), $7 (seniors 65 and over, and WC faculty/staff), and $5 (non-WC Students). Children 18 and under and Washington College students are free with valid ID.
November 24 – Honors Solo and Chamber Student Recital, 7:30 p.m., Hotchkiss Recital Hall, free.
December 5 – Student performance by the Washington College Symphonic Band and Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., Hotchkiss Recital Hall, free.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit website (www.washcoll.edu/concert) or call 410-778-7839.