Friday, July 25, 2003

52nd Concert Series Brings Exciting Mixture Of Jazz, Medieval, Classical String And Vocal To Washington College

Chestertown, MD, July 25, 2003 — The Washington College Concert Series, now in its 52nd season, announces an exciting, eclectic season of music for 2003-2004. All concerts are held in the Tawes Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the College. Single tickets can be purchased at the door, $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth and students, and season tickets and sponsorships are available from the College.
The 2003-2004 season will feature performances by the following musicians:
The Chiara String Quartet, Thursday, September 18, 8 p.m. These Julliard-trained musicians bring commitment, ardor and passion to traditional quartet repertoire. With an eye toward the next generation of music, they also perform commissioned pieces from today's talented, working composers.
Istanpitta, Medieval Music Ensemble, Tuesday, November 18, 8 p.m. A Texas-based ensemble, Istanpitta will introduce audiences to the period instruments and music of the 10th to 15th centuries, including many traditional Middle Eastern dances.
The Hot Club of San Francisco, Sunday, February 8, 4 p.m. Inspired by jazz great Django Reinhardt, the Hot Club quintet brings jumpy rhythms and Gypsy sentimentality to acoustic jazz guitar.
The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Thursday, March 4, 8 p.m. Although Franz List never composed for strings, this award-winning Budapest-based orchestra honors the great Hungarian composer in name and virtuosity.
Julianne Baird, Soprano, Friday, April 23, 8 p.m. With over 100 recordings to her credit, Julianne Baird maintains a busy concert schedule of solo recitals and performances of baroque opera and oratorio. She has been hailed as “one of the most extraordinary voices in the service of early music that this generation has produced.”
For ticket information and a 2003-2004 season brochure, call 410-778-7839 or 800-422-1782, ext. 7839. Season tickets are available for $50.00 per person. Individual tax-deductible patron memberships begin at $75.00. Contributing patron memberships begin at $150.00, supporting at $250.00, and sustaining at $500.00. All membership packages include two tickets, and all donations over the price of the tickets are tax-deductible. Season tickets and memberships can be purchased by check or money order through the mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197.

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