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Concert Series

Premier Artists

Premier Artists features performers who are recognized nationally and internationally for their artistic excellence. This Series invites musicians from a variety of traditions, seeking programs that are entertaining, inspiring, educational and intellectually provocative.  Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors 65 and older; WC faculty/staff). Children 18 and under are free. Season tickets are available, as well.

September 28th, 2015

  • 6:00pm: Steel Revolution
    As part of its 2015-2016 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Steel Revolution, Washington College’s own Steel Pan Ensemble. This FREE family-friendly program will take place is Martha Washington Square. Bring a blanket and come enjoy some great pop/rock music!

October 24th, 2015

  • 7:30pm: Benjamin Verdery, Classical Guitar
    As part of 2015-2016 Premier Artist lineup & in conjunction with the 2015 Annual Eastern Shore Guitar Festival, The Washington College Concert Series presents renowned classical guitarist and composer, Benjamin Verdery.

    Eventbrite - In Concert: Benjamin Verdery, Guitar

November 11th, 2015

  • 7:30pm: Country Currents of the United States Navy Band
    As part of its 2015-2016 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series celebrates Veteran’s Day with a FREE concert in Decker Theater by the United States Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble, Country Current. Free tickets are available through Eventbrite.
    Eventbrite - Country Current of the United States Navy Band

February 8th, 2016

  • 7:30pm: Mark Valenti, Piano
    As part of 2015-2016 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series welcomes back pianist, Mark Valenti.

March 3rd, 2016

  • 7:30pm: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
    As part of 2015-2016 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series present the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, an 18-piece ensemble from Moscow, Russia. 

    Hear the words “chamber orchestra” and you probably don’t instantly think: 2.7 million YouTube hits, audience participation, or young, glamorous, rambunctious, and fun. Yet all of these apply to Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, whose performance is certain to be one of the most dynamic at Washington College this spring.

    This high-energy 18-piece ensemble will perform as part of The Washington College Concert Series on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Decker Theatre of the Gibson Center for the Arts. The program will begin with pieces by Eskender Bekmambetov, one composed especially for Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Following an intermission—which will include a reception in the Underwood Lobby—the orchestra will play Tchaikovsky’sString Quartet No. 2, Op. 22.

April 21st, 2016

  • 7:30pm: Open the Door for Three, Irish Trio
    As part of 2015-2016 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series welcomes presents Open the Door for Three, an Irish Trio featuring fiddle, uilleann pipes, and bouzouki.

May 3rd, 2016

  • 7:30pm: Jenny Oaks Baker, America’s Violinist
    As part of 2015-2016 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series presents Grammy Nominated violinist, Jenny Oaks Baker. Branded as America’s Violinist, Mrs. Baker will play a concert entitled “Movie Magic and More!” This concert will feature music from her Disney CD “Wish Upon A Star” and her “Silver Screen Serenade” along with other favorites including “Amazing Grace” (which she recently recorded with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice). 

 

Past Season Information 

 

Jonathan McCollum, Ph.D.
Premier Artist Series, Artistic Director
jmccollum2@washcoll.edu
410-778-6549

Ken Schweitzer, D.M.A
Concert Series Advisory Council, Chair
kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
410-778-7836