Concerts & Lectures
Seating limited to 100 people for all Concerts and Lectures.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student. The young American pianist is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique in performing the works of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Liszt. This program will consist of Mozart, Leonard Bernstein, and medleys from Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow.
Sponsored by the Etchison Family and the Edmunds Family in Memory of Lucy
HIGH DRAMA: Costumes from the American Theater Festival
Special Exhibition Reception
FREE Gallery Talks with Peggy McKowen, Costume Designer and Associate Producing Director will give insight and behind-the-scenes information on the costumes, sketches, and more.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017/10:00 a.m./Free/Groh Gallery/Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Wednesday, July 19, 2017/10:00 a.m./Free/Groh Gallery/Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Mason-Dixon Barbershop Chorus
Barbershop Harmony is a unique art form, with it’s roots from back during the turn of the century America. The barbershop style of harmony uses close 4 – part acapella referring to no musical accompaniment. Old songs with smooth melodies and natural harmony were written in the heyday of Tin Pan Alley from 1890 to 1920 which were best suited for the barbershop harmony style.
These songs were about the simple pleasures and emotions of life that an average singer could easily sing. Beginning in the small town barbershops, local country stores and churches throughout America, it was not long before the male quartet became a standard act in Vaudeville shows and other musical entertainments. Recordings of popular quartets in the early decades of the 20th century formed the heart of barbershop music as we know it today, a style that still delights the performer as well as the listener.
The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus is one of over 800 chapters comprised of over 35,000 singers world wide. Living in communities in the surrounding areas such Hagerstown and even some from over the Mason-Dixon line in Pennsylvania (hence the name), our chorus members come from many different occupations. Some members might be new, while others having been a part of the tradition of singing barbershop for over 60 years or more. Throughout the year the chorus performs at a variety of venues such as nursing homes, hospitals, civic events including the singing “The National Anthem” at the Hagerstown Suns game as well as for private audiences. Some of the songs we sing are familiar classics like “My Wild Irish Rose”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Shenandoah”.
September 24, 2017 at
2:30 p.m./Bowman Gallery
Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C.
Mark Valenti has performed in recital live on WFMT classical radio. He has also done extensive work in the Jazz field including performances with Gregory Hines, Frank Foster and Al Grey and has appeared on television with Joe Sudler’s Swing Machine and singer/actor Christopher Durham.
Formerly Professor of Music at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Xavier University in Chicago and the Loire Valley Music Institute in France, Mr. Valenti currently teaches at his studio in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and is available for lessons for all levels and all styles.
City Park Fall Fest & Porchfest
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Museum to host art activities, music, games, and more!
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