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  • July 26, 2014 7:30 pm
      Chapel at Penn Alps
    Kim & Reggie Harris -- Songs of Hope and Freedom



    Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz and pop music. Creative curiosity, years of road and stage experience and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires.

    Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, a city rich in cultural and musical heritage, Kim and Reggie's early exposure to the diversity of musical styles and genres was nurtured in the schools and churches of their youth.

    Audiences at venues such as The Kennedy Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Smithsonian Institute, Reunion Arena in TX, the Psalm Festival in Graz, Austria, as well as a myriad of theatre arts centers, festivals, universities and schools, have given this inspiring duo standing ovations for their vibrant performances.

    Sponsored by:

    The Scarpelli Family

  • August 2, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Ambrosia Trio -- Violin, Cello, & Piano



    THE AMBROSIA TRIO has been an established ensemble in the New York metropolitan area for the last 23 years. The Trio was founded in 1990 by the existing members - Beulah Cox, violinist, Martin Fett, cellist and Frank Daykin, pianist. The Trio has also travelled in recent years to Wisconsin, Maine, New Jersey and Connecticut. The Trio recently premiered "The Sorrow of the Soul" in New York City - a composition by Davide Zannoni written expressly for The Ambrosia Trio. The members of this ensemble are some of New York's finest musicians who are eager to bring the joy of chamber music to audiences everywhere. One reviewer described the ensemble's playing as "the warmest treatment that the composers themselves could have hoped for." Other accomplishments include a residency at the Banff International Centre for the Arts and two CDs. The group has collaborated with the Buglisi/Foreman Dance Company performing to sold out audiences as well as the Dutchess Ballet, National Public Radio and WNYC's live performance studio "Around New York." The ensemble maintains a busy schedule, coaching student musicians and continuing to bring their love of chamber music to as wide an audience as possible.

    Program:
    Trio in E Flat, Opus 1, #1 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
    Allegro
    Adagio Cantabile
    Scherzo – Allegro Assai
    Finale - Presto

    Piano Trio #1 in B Flat Major, Op. 21 Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904)
    Allegro molto
    Adagio molto e mesto
    Allegretto scherzando
    Allegro Vivace

    Sponsored by:

    Arthur & Barbara Weldon

  • August 9, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Capital Reeds -- Bassoon, Flute, & Oboe



    Formed in February 2013, the Capital Reeds is Washington, DC's premier reed trio. Comprised of an oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, we are one of the region's up and coming chamber music groups. The professional musicians in the Capital Reeds are active performers in the region, having appeared individually with such ensembles as the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the American Balalaika Symphony, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, United States Army Orchestra, United States Naval Academy Band, and many others.

    The Capital Reeds is a versatile ensemble and has performed at various functions and venues including private events, public concerts, weddings, retirement homes, restaurants, museums, churches, and schools. We are active throughout the region, with regular performances in Washington, DC, as well as Maryland and Virginia, including appearances at such venues as Washington College and the Mt. Vernon Estate.

    Committed to promoting the reed trio and expanding the current repertoire for the group, the Capital Reeds have commissioned new works by DC area composers. Additionally, as leaders in the field of music education, the members of the Capital Reeds are available to present master classes at schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

    Equally passionate about creating new music as performing standard works, the Capital Reeds repertoire is ideally suited for weddings and other functions. Always seeking new and diverse audiences and opportunities to perform in interesting venues, the Capital Reeds look forward to performing for you!

    Program:

    E Toru nga Hau:The Three Winds by Michael Burns

    Divertissement by Jean Francaix
    Prelude
    Allegreto Assai
    Elegie
    Scherzo

    The Four Seasons by Astor Piazzolla, Arr. by Hiroaki Mizuma
    Primavera Portena
    Verano Porteno
    Otono Porteno
    Inverno Porteno

    In Threes by M. Shawn Hundley

    - - - Intermission - - -

    Rustiques by Joseph Canteloube
    Pastorale
    Reverie
    Rondeau a la Francaise

    Trio by Bill Douglas
    Bebop Cantando
    Angelico
    Dragon

    Sponsored by:

  • August 16, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Emma Resmini -- Flute with Piano Accompaniment



    Emma amazed the Music at Penn Alps audience at her last appearance. She is a young Rampal! Her virtuosity is incredible with technique that is awe-inspiring to even other flutists. Her repertory includes not just classical but modern pieces that are not just listenable but astound with the technique and elan. Emma has an audience presence that will bring along everyone!

    Program:

    • Telemann, Fantasia in D Maj.
    • Mozart, Rondo in D Maj.
    • Kuhlau, Divertissement
    • Reinecke, Sonata "Undine"
    • Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
    • Yun, Etude No.5
    • Dutilleux, Sonatine for Flue and Piano

    Sponsored by:

    David Eyer

  • August 23, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Brendan Sliger -- Tenor & Piano



    Brendan Sliger, tenor, has been hailed by the Washington Post-Express as having a “hefty, operatic voice that is impressive enough,” and by the Cumberland Times-News saying that he “played with real energy and enthusiasm that is so convincing,” and “carries the role.”
 Recently, a member of the IVC’s Wagner Academy in the Netherlands, Brendan performed in Amsterdam and at the Theatre aan de Parade in s’Hertogenbosch and participated in masterclasses with famed heldentenor Siegfried Jerusalem where Jerusalem commented that Sliger had a voice that reminded him of Jon Vickers.

    Brendan has performed with opera organizations and orchestras across the United States and abroad. Brendan has been an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera. As a member of the Institute of Young Dramatic Voices directed by Metropolitain Opera mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick, Brendan performed in Utah and Nevada. Mr. Sliger made his international debut on the operatic stage at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.

    A native of Maryland and the active performer throughout the Greater DC Metropolitain area, he has been seen with Chesapeake Chamber Opera, The In Series in DC, the Bethesda Summer Music Festival, University of Maryland’s Opera Studio, Maryland Opera Society, Summer Opera Theatre Company, Repertory Opera Theatre of Washington, Singers’ Theatre of Washington and Maryland Theatre Arts Company.

    Program:

    • Schumann, Dichterliebe
    • Vaughn Williams, Songs of Travel

    Sponsored by:

    The Frostburg Foundation, Inc.