Thursday, January 18, 2001

Concert Series Hosts Classical Crossovers

Chestertown, MD, January 18, 2001The Washington College Concert Series will host the Baltimore Consort on Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre. Founded in 1980, the Baltimore Consort explores the popular and traditional music from the 16th century onward. Honored as Top Classical Crossover Artists by Billboard Magazine, the Baltimore Consort treads the line between folk and art while employing artful improvisation and arrangement to awaken the spirit of centuries past. From the early music of England and Scotland to ballads preserved in the folk traditions of Appalachia and Nova Scotia, the Consort's unique sound is found in a variety of instruments--the lute, viol, flute, cittern, early guitar, rebec, recorder, crumhorn and bandora.

The Baltimore Consort has performed extensively in halls, at festivals and on radio throughout America and Europe, delighting audiences with songs both earnest and bawdy and dissolving barriers between folk and art music. The Consort has released several award-winning compact discs on the Dorian Recordings label.
The Washington College Concert Series is now in its 49th season. Single admission tickets are available only at the box office before performances and are $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 years of age and under. Season tickets cost $40.00 per person and can be purchased at the box office on performance nights or by mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. For further information, call 410-778-7839.

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