January 31, 2020
Volume 20-01
Welcome!
Welcome to Artist Alley,
Washington County Arts Council's electronic newsletter. We hope this publication will engage you with the arts in your community.
WCAC welcomes your ideas and support as it continues to take the lead in bringing together the community's art organizations to strengthen our region's arts culture.
For artist information, arts events, calls for art, and more visit WCAC's web page... www.washingtoncountyarts.com .
January 2020 Exhibit
The Washington County Arts Council presents “Pure Spirits the works of Robert Stuart Cohen” at the Gallery from January 9, 2020 through February 4, 2020 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 5pm until 7pm.

The Arts Council will host Mr. Cohen’s Artist Talk on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm.

Mr. Cohen says, “A love of color, variety and illusion define my artistic endeavor. Currently, I am visualizing a dynamic, rectangular plane in various contexts. I try to balance the rational and impulsive by using both carefully rendered and spontaneous techniques. I incorporate variety by combining various styles and assembling multiple canvases. The resulting images are metaphors for balancing order and freedom, extending boundaries, and bridging differences.”
February 2020 Exhibit
The Tenth Annual Washington County Art Educators Exhibit opens at the Washington County Arts Council on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5pm until 7pm. The exhibit which continues through March 3, 2020 will feature an Artist Talk on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 2pm until 4pm.

The exhibit, sponsored in part by the Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund, a fund of the community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. provides an opportunity for the community to view recent works by Washington County's public, private, home-school, postsecondary and retired art educators. The exhibit demonstrates and validates to students an increased awareness of the arts through multiple media. "Art Educators of Washington County" Annual Exhibit is intended to "instill within the Washington County community the importance of arts…” and demonstrates the skills of the community's art educators.
The Art of Cooking 2020 Guest Celebrity Chefs and Emcees.
Left to right standing: Pieter Bickford, (Emcee), Scott Bowen, Carl Wertman, John Salvatore, Jim Marsden, and Bill Henry.

Left to right seated: Kim Bowen, Monika Wertman, Ellen Salvatore, Mindy Marsden, Karen Henry and Michelle Horst, (Emcee).
Thank you to “The Art of Cooking” 2020 Sponsors
Thank you to the following Gallery Shop artists and friends who have
consigned art or services to “The Art of Cooking” 2020 silent auction:
• Joan Bontempo
• Scott Cantner
• Fountain Head Country Club
• Tom Harple
• M.S. Johnston Co.
• Matt Long
• Ira Lourie
• Kathy Maher
• Audra Haddock Martenot
• Gaye Moore Mertz
• John Neal Mullican
• Annamarie Poole
• Edward Ramsburg
• Sukey Rankin
• Nikki Serra
• Jackie Shaw
• Mark Youngblood
Join the Arts Advocates for MD Arts Day

Maryland Arts Day 2020
St. John's College
60 College Ave, Annapolis, MD
Registration open now!

Join the largest annual gathering of arts professionals in MD! This statewide arts advocacy event connects artists, educators, administrators, volunteers and trustees with lawmakers from every legislative district in MD. Come show your support for the arts and the impact they have on the economic and cultural vitality of the state. Date: Feb 13th, 2020 from 8:15 AM to 2 PM, details here.
Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate
of the Year Award

Rebecca Massie Lane named the 2020 Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year

The "Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year Award" is named in honor of our first Chair of the Board of Trustees and the longest serving member of the organization. The award recognizes an individual whose advocacy efforts have significantly increased support for and public recognition of the Arts in Maryland. Ms. Lane joins a growing list of outstanding arts advocates from across Maryland. Here is the list of all of the winners since the inaugural award was given in 2009:

2019: Julia Di Bussolo, Executive Director, Arts Every Day
2018: Sandy Oxx, Carroll County Arts Council
2017: Busy Graham, Founder, Artivate and Carpe Diem Arts
2016: Herb Massie, Director of Community Engagement, Baltimore Clayworks
2015: Brooke Kidd, Founder/Director, Joe's Movement Emporium
2014: Fred Lazarus IV, Former President, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
2013: Susan S. Farr, Former Executive Director, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
2012: Toby Orenstein, Founder & Artistic Director, Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts
2011: E. Scott Johnson, Attorney, and Former Chair, Maryland State Arts Council
2010: Nancy Haragan, Founder & Former Executive Director, GBCA
2009: James Gillespie, Former Executive Director, Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council

Congratulations Rebecca!
The Maryland State Arts Council Winter 2020 Series

The Maryland State Arts Council continues its first ever professional webinar series! All webinars are one hour long and free to the public. There will be a Q and A session after each webinar.

February 6th: Smart Simple Tutorial
Smart Simple is MSAC's new grants platform. Learn how to navigate the platform and how to complete applications such as the Creativity Grants application and the Maryland Touring Grants application.
Led by MSAC Program Directors Emily Sollenberger and Laura Weiss

February 10th: MSAC Grantwriting 101
Learn basic do's and don'ts in writing grant narratives for MSAC and what our panelists look for in describing yourself as an individual artist, teaching artist, and/or organization.
Led by MSAC Director of Grants and Professional Development, Dana Parsons

February 21st: Equitable and Accessible Regranting for County Arts Agencies
Maryland’s 24 county arts agencies help extend the reach of MSAC, in part by distributing grant funds to local nonprofits and independent artists. This webinar will review strategies local arts agencies can employ to distribute grant funds equitably and to make grant processes accessible and transparent.
Led by MSAC Director of Grants and Professional Development, Dana Parsons

February 26th: Canva Tutorial
Learn how this free tool can help with your print & digital marketing. Walk through the basics on how to utilize this website to make flyers, social media posts, brochures, presentations and more.
Led by MSAC Program Director, Emily Sollenberger and Marketing & Communications Manager, Amelia Rambissoon
The Maryland Theatre hosts
The McCartney Years
Friday, January 31, 2020 • 7:00 pm

A darkened stage is set, awaiting a show that will mesmerize the audience. Cascading light affixes itself to the stage for a band referred to as The McCartney Years to begin their performance. Prepare yourself to feel an utterly amazing true concert experience in an intimate theatre like setting.

Without leaving your seat, except to move to the music, you are whisked away through time from the Beatlemania craze creatively woven into a familiar musical mosaic from songs that include Sgt Peppers, Abbey Road, and songs from McCartney's post Beatles career in Wings Over America and Rock Show.

While the lights slowly fade on stage their performance will not only rejuvenate, rekindle and remind you of your love of songs written by Sir Paul McCartney, Wings and The Beatles, the material will leave you singing well after the final curtain call of the show.
Be a VIP in The View Studio one hour prior to the performance.
Exclusive access includes:
• Two Drink Tickets Good for Beer, Wine or Mixed Drinks
• Light Appetizers
• Private Bathrooms
• Secure Coat/Bag Storage
The View Studio Experience begins one hour prior to showtime and continues through intermission (if intermission if included in this particular performance).
The View Studio Experience can be purchased online as an add-on to your ticket or by calling 301-790-2000!

The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-2000
Valley Art Association Exhibit
01-31-2020 to 2-23-2020

Solo Art show of Bonita Conry January 31, 2020 to February 23, 2020 at the Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md
Hours are Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm. Free admission.
Opening reception on Saturday February 1, 2020 1 to 3 pm. For more information call 301 797-2867 or valleyartinfo@gmail.com

Mansion House
City Park
Hagerstown, MD
“InterSection”
SHOW DATES: Jan. 31–March 1, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 1, 5–9 pm

A diverse exhibition of paintings and sculptures by TAG Associate Members Gillian Collins, Luc Fielder, Sandra Fritter, Christina Lund, Bonny Lundy and Karen Winston-Levin.

TAG/The Artists Gallery
216 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
TheArtistsGalleryFrederick.com

GALLERY HOURS
Fridays, Saturdays, 12–9 pm, Sunday 12–5 pm, or by appointment
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
1 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-2015
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater presents the first show of their 2020 season: Bonnie & Clyde! This thrilling & sexy musical will open January 17 at The Playhouse which is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

Starring as the lawless lovers, Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow, are Jennifer Dickey & Rennes Carbaugh respectively. Shawn R. Martin & Chelsea Bondarenko portray Buck & Blanche Barrow, Clyde’s brother & sister-in-law. TJ Kidwell plays Officer Ted Hinton, who falls in love with Parker, and Joan Crooks plays Parker’s mother, Emma. The cast is rounded out with Britany Atwater, Cullen Byers, Kristen Davis, Sam DeJesus, Gene Gregory, Maddie Kline, Amanda Lawrence, Jordan A. Lowe, Lexi Oliver, Benjamin Smith, Adam Wennick, and Caleb Whitcomb.

The show is preceded by dinner featuring a salad bar, buffet, and dessert. A brunch is served at all matinee performances. There is a full cash bar available. Beverages and gratuity are not included. Children under age 5 not admitted.

Bonnie & Clyde plays January 17 - February 23 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6PM with matinees on January 26 & February 23 at 1PM.

Bonnie & Clyde contains adult themes and situations.

Tickets cost $53.50 (includes dinner and show) and can be purchased at www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or by calling 301-739-7469.
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Resurrection-A Journey Tribute
Saturday, February 1, 2020 • 7:00pm

Based out of Nashville, TN, Resurrection Journey is widely praised as the most authentic Journey experience in the business. Resurrection Journey provides their audiences with a note-for-note authentic sound and vocals that are so close to Steve Perry, you HAVE to hear it and see it to believe it! Come take a "journey" back in time with Resurrection Journey.

The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-2000
Family Workshop: Woven Felt Heart Baskets
Saturday, February 1
11 am - 2 pm

Make a delightful little heart basket to hold all your Valentine's Day goodies and cards! These handmade heart baskets originate from a Scandinavian tradition, and you can learn more about them and make your own at our open-house style workshop!
This craft takes approximately 20 minutes to make, and you are welcome at any point from 11 - 2. Each of our family workshops includes free admission to the Miller House Museum. Parental supervision of children is required.

Our 2020 family workshops have been made possible by the generous support of the CSX Corporation!
For more information & tickets, please click here.

Miller House
Washington County Historical Society
135 W Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 797-8782
Special Exhibit

Fashion for Fighting:
The Role of Clothing in
the Women's Rights Movement
Friday February 7th - Tuesday March 31st

In 2020, the Miller House Museum is presenting four brand-new exhibits that focus on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in America.
In just over 20 years, American women went from wearing corsets, heavy skirts, and layers of petticoats to donning pants and knee-length dresses. What sparked this major change in fashion? The role of clothing – and the lengths to which women would go to defend their choices – is explored in this new exhibit. Learn more about the social changes that prompted these fashion changes, and what that meant for the women’s rights movement throughout the 20th century.

Each of our brand-new exhibits this year has been made possible by the generous support of the Brandon and Haven Younger Family Foundation.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Miller House
Washington County Historical Society
135 W Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 797-8782
Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents
The Romantics
at the Maryland Theatre

21 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 7:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 • 3:00pm

The brilliant American pianist Andrew Staupe, hailed by the Washington Post as “a fastidious player, whose imagination takes wing when playing,” joins the MSO to perform Edvard Grieg’s treasured Piano Concerto. One of the most enchanting and popular piano concerti ever written, Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor is for many the epitome of nineteenth-century Romanticism, showing the great influence of both Schumann and Liszt, as well as Grieg's own fascination with Norwegian folk melodies.
The performance also features Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Gipps's Song for Orchestra. Schumann’s powerfully luminous Symphony No. 2 concludes the program.
PROGRAM:
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Gipps: Song for Orchestra
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Schumann: Symphony No. 2
FEATURING:
Andrew Staupe, piano
The Maryland Theatre hosts
TUSK The Number One
Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Friday, February 14, 2020 • 7:30pm

Tusk, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, is the #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none.

No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members' formative years.

Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-2000
Noteworthy Sundays
at the Washington County Free Library - Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch Library
Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm

From Cabot, Vermont – Americana-roots and folk duo, Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid, songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes, clawhammer banjo, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing.

This is a free event for all ages. Registration is not required but is appreciated. For a complete list of our upcoming performances, visit the Noteworthy Sundays page on the library’s website.

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the City of Hagerstown, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Hoeck, the Washington County Arts Council, and Western Maryland Regional Library.
100 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact : Sarah Nadeau at snadeau@washcolibrary.org or 301-739-3250 ext. 168
Valley Art Association
Monthly Meeting
February 26, 2020 * 7pm

Valley Art Association will have their monthly meeting Wednesday February 26, 2020 at 7 pm at the Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown Md

Eric Carter will demonstrate a still life painting. Guests are welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information call 301 797-2867 or valleyartinfo@gmail.com

Mansion House
City Park
Hagerstown, MD
Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents
Time for Three
Saturday, February 29, 2020 • 7:30pm

21 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Hailed by the Washington Post as "...dazzling." Time for Three – violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violinist Charles Yang, and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer – is a group that defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, giving world-premieres by Pulitzer Prize-winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon as well as playing originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more.

FEATURING:

Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, vocals, violin
Charles Yang, vocals, violin
Ranaan Meyer, vocals, double bass
Washington County Free Library
‎Poetry & Short Story Writing Contest

It's time again for Washington County Free Library's Annual Poetry & Short Story Writing Contest!

The contest includes five age divisions: Children in Grades 2-3; Grades 4-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; and Adult.

Entrants must be a resident of Washington County, MD or have a valid Washington County Free Library card.

Writers may enter up to two poems & one short story. Poems may be up to one page in length per poem. Short stories may be up to 1,200 words in length. All entries must be original work and may be on any topic. All entries must include author name, age division, address, phone number, and email if available.

-No email submissions accepted.
-Keep a copy of your work as originals will not be returned.
-There will be first, second, and third place winners for each division.
-Winners will be announced at www.washcolibrary.org.
-Entries may be submitted between January 1 and March 15, 2020 to any library branch throughout the county or they may be mailed to:

Poetry & Short Story Writing Contest
Attn: Jeff Ridgeway
Washington County Free Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
*Mailed entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2020.

Call Mr. Jeff at 301-739-3250 x 255 with questions or for more information.
Noteworthy Sundays
at the Washington County Free Library - Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch Library
Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Members of the Maryland Chamber Winds will perform solos, duos, and trios featuring works by Charles Koechlin, Valerie Coleman, Kaspar Kummer, and others.
This concert features Matthew Angelo on flute, Jeffrey Boehmer on clarinet, and Mason Adams on bassoon.

This is a free event for all ages. Registration is not required but is appreciated. For a complete list of our upcoming performances, visit the Noteworthy Sundays page on our website.

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the City of Hagerstown, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Hoeck, the Washington County Arts Council, and Western Maryland Regional Library.
100 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact : Sarah Nadeau at snadeau@washcolibrary.org or 301-739-3250 ext. 168
Noteworthy Sundays
at the Washington County Free Library - Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch Library
Event Date: 04/19/2020
Start Time: 3:00pm
End Time: 4:00pm

Regarded for her beautiful tone and sensitive music-making, classical guitarist Candice Mowbray shares the expressive and communicative qualities of her playing through programs of modern and classic works: from the playful acrobatics in Danse rythmique by French guitar virtuoso, Ida Presti, to the elegance and solemnity of Fernando Sor's Fantaisie élégiaque, listeners enjoy her artful programming and thoughtful interpretations. Her delightful playing once elicited from a celebrated ballerina, “it makes me want to dance,” and guitar virtuoso John Feeley described her as "a beautiful player, so expressive and musical." This is a free event for all ages. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. For a complete list of our upcoming performances, visit the Noteworthy Sundays page on our website. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the City of Hagerstown, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Hoeck, the Washington County Arts Council, and Western Maryland Regional Library.
100 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact : Sarah Nadeau at snadeau@washcolibrary.org or 301-739-3250 ext. 168
The Maryland Theatre presents
Ron White
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7pm

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White, who first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, has long since established himself as a star in his own right. Over the past 15 years, White has been one of the top grossing stand up comedians on tour in the country. His comedy recordings have sold over 14 million units (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), he's been nominated for two Grammys, he was featured in the Cameron Crowe Showtime Series, "Roadies," and he even authored a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Hot on the heels of his highly successful Netflix special, "If You'd Quit Listening, I'd Shut Up," Ron White is once again hitting the ground running, with a slew of new tour dates just announced for 2020. From Washington, DC to Milwaukee; Atlanta to Austin; Music City to Sin City, and numerous points in between- Don't miss your chance to "Catch the Tater!"

The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-2000

THIS SHOW IS FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
The Valley Art Association is delighted to host a workshop at the Mansion House Art Gallery with Katriel Srebnik on May 5, 2020, titled:

Painting People with Light & Color
Traditional and Contemporary Impressionist painting “secrets” are introduced and demonstrated:
establishing the composition, and light and dark masses; capturing effects of light and atmosphere;
selecting and mixing colors on the palette and the canvas; rendering clothing and background elements in a painterly manner; and helpful studio tips.
--Artists of all levels are welcome, from beginner to professional.
--Demonstrations by the instructor will be followed by individual instruction.
--Demonstrations are in oil. Artists are welcome to work in oil, acrylic, watercolor or gouache.

Katriel Srebnik’s artwork has earned thirty-one national awards, including First Place for Signature Members and three Awards of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America; the President’s Award from the American Impressionist Society; Best of Show from the Academic Artists Association and Texas Art Museum; First Place from the National Society of Artists and Hilton Head Art League; has appeared in American Artist, American Art Collector, American Art Review, Art & Antiques, Art Business News, The Art Guide, The Artist, Art of the West, Art World News, Carrie Leigh’s Nude, International Artist and Southwest Art magazines; in over seventy national juried and eight museum exhibitions including the International Guild of Realism’s “Master Works Museum Tour; and in galleries throughout the United States and his own galleries in Santa Fe and Charleston, in London and France.
The Maryland Theatre presents
Remembering Hee Haw
Starring Original Cast members “The Kornfield Friends”
Sunday, May 17, 2020 • 2:00pm

A night of great Country Music and Laughter! Lulu Roman, Irlene Mandrell, Jana Jae and country music hitmaker T. Graham Brown will bring a touch Kornfield County to Hagerstown -- whether singing, clapping, laughing or crying, this show has something for everyone. Country music lovers will be taken back to a happy place in time with some rural culture, fun humor, and some great country music. HEE HAW is only one of a handful of television programs that have had a profound and lasting influence on American culture with many of its skits today being woven into the American comedic fabric.

Meet & Greet
Along with premium seating, those that purchase tickets in the $68.00 price point will enjoy a pre-show Meet & Greet! The Meet & Greet will take place 75 minutes prior to the show and will include the Kornfield Friends Road Show cast members, but cannot guarantee that the special guest artist will attend. Limited tickets available so purchase yours today!

The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-2000
The City Ballet School and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will collaborate on the world premiere of a full-length story ballet to debut at the Maryland Theatre on May 30th and 31st 2020.
The Spell features an original 100-minute score by composer Arshak Sirunyan, and choreography and stage design by City Ballet’s Artistic Director, Danielle Horochowski. Horochowski has choreographed Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Little Mermaid for City Ballet in recent years in addition to their annual performances of The Nutcracker. She is known for her vibrant storytelling and communicative choreography.

“The creation of The Spell has been an amazing adventure. It has been absolutely magical to hear the music for the ballet being created,” said Horochowski. “I am completely indebted to my incredible composer Arshak Sirunyan for creating this magnificent score. I am so grateful to Elizabeth Schulze for her partnership and her willingness to include the MSO in this journey. The ballet is an inspiration from one of my favorite childhood stories, and I am so excited to see it come to life!”

The Spell is a new fantasy story ballet based on the Grimm’s fairytale tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” The story depicts princess sisters bound by a secret spell to dance all night in the underworld ball. Desperate to discover why his daughter’s dancing shoes are worn out each morning, their father offers a prize to the man who can solve the mystery. A peasant boy falls in love with the youngest princess and sets off to solve the mystery.

The Spell will feature a cast of over a hundred local and guest dancers alongside The City Ballet School’s Western Maryland City Ballet Company. Twenty- eight musicians from the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform the score for the first time, conducted by MSO Music Director, Elizabeth Schulze.

“Our collaboration with Danielle, Arshak and the City Ballet School is a dream come true for me and an opportunity for the orchestra to work outside the box and explore new ways of expression,” said Schulze. “We are thrilled to be part of this exciting project that will put a much-deserved focus on the exceptional talent right here in our community. Danielle’s brilliant choreography, accompanied by Arshak’s compelling score, promises an incredible weekend of dance and music.”

The performance will serve as many firsts for the community, as a collaboration of this magnitude has never been performed in Hagerstown. With female choreographers, in general, making up less than 20% of all choreographers, Horochowski’s world premiere will make her one of the first women to stage a full-length classical ballet featuring an original score performed with a symphony orchestra. The performance will also feature theatrical animation design by Mitch Stark and new costumes, set design and construction.
The Maryland Theatre hosts the
“Celtic Woman Celebration - the 15th Anniversary Tour”
Friday, June 5, 2020

Feel the embrace of breath-taking music that transports you from your theatre seat straight to Ireland. Celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making this year, Celebration brings together our very favorite songs from the journey so far - songs that have created an incredible bond with audiences all over the world. To mark 15 years of harmony, history and hits, and to thank our fantastic fans, we bring you Celebration - The Tour.

The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-2000
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