"R&B Hip-Hop Soul artist from Washington, DC by way of West Philly that delivers a high energy performance pulling from musical influences like Micheal Jackson, Prince, Jay -Z, and Ne-Yo just to name a few, with an inter-changeable set to fit any venue complete with a spoken word artist, dancers , Dj and a live band, his sound is grown and sexy with a teen sensibility."
"comprised of four classical guitarists, the 1 East Guitar Quartet is a chamber ensemble that works closely with today's best composers (including a few Baltimore residents) to promote and perform new music. 1EastGQ also explores the world of Renaissance and Medieval music to help bring this music back to life, creating and performing exciting new arrangements."
Multi-instrumentalist and eclectic performer who seamlessly combines elements of hip-hop, gospel, classical, bossa-nova, and gamelan. His new album All Day I Dream About Music is currently available at Tower Records, CD baby, and www.adidammusic.com.
"The Set UP: Acoustic Guitar + Microphone.
Brief History: ashrf is a fusion of Middle Eastern & American cultures, merging Sudanese roots with his rock influence to craft an original and enjoyable sound. His music was labeled “Middle Eastern Alternative” by the Owings Mills Times.
He has performed since he was a young boy in Sudan, and began playing venues and events in the DC Tri-State area in 2003. He is always the one to call for original Songwriter Showcases, international festivals, and has been the featured artist at many musical events. Because of his simple set up, he is quick to begin on stage and easy on the ears.
His unique and captivating sound is always a crowd favorite. His many performances include the featured artist’s slot on the Fredrick County Public Access show called “Backstage Pass.” His cover of “Allergy” by ilyAIMY was played at a local college radio station in Tennessee. Poetic lyrics crafted into pentatonic scales provide the main ingredients for his music, and his falsetto is always the icing on his musical cake. All in all, he is an acoustic act not to be missed."
"Now might be a good time to explain that Alex Gordon Hi-Fi does not fit into a genre. It's a real head-scratcher but this music is not a category, a check-in-the-box, or an aisle at the music store. The songs of Alex Gordon Hi-Fi are uplifting musical gems. Blending simple, catchy melodies with finely crafted lyrics and anchoring them in a deep groove. It is the sound of one man's complete and total happiness in his work. It's the kind of music that comes from a lifetime of searching and stretching for the next melody or the next lyric.
"Alex Gordon Hi-Fi is a musical project that springs from the mind of Alex Gordon. The guitar work, the songwriting, the production and arranging and the voice of Alex Gordon are what lay the groundwork for this unique and uplifting musical entity. Not merely a strummer who uses the guitar as a vehicle for his songs, Alex Gordon is first and foremost an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist. Effortlessly performs quiet acoustic bossa nova pieces, solo arrangements of popular music on baritone guitar or soloing with ferocity over a full-on boogaloo tune. Alex Gordon's guitar work gets people's attention."
"Solo nylon string guitarist. Specializes in Latin and ethnic music. Repertoire contains some classical standards by Bach, Tarrega, Albeniz, Granados, and De Falla"
"Five piece classic rock band, that likes to play a lot of variety and please everyone. Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Blondie, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakum, Janis Joplin etc..."
"Musicians Trisha Benton and Adam Dutch Durham (DJ Dutch Apples) pull years of professional experience together to create originally satisfying dance, down-tempo & house music. Premiering in March 2010, they will be taking DJ-nights to a new level, with Trisha on live vocals, and Adam on the turn tables.
"Trisha: A singer, songwriter, guitarist, organizer, and promoter hailing from Ocean City, Maryland. She got her start in the music biz at age 10, singing jazz with a big band. You may know her for performing acoustically and with a rock trio at many of the beach resorts and bars on the Eastern Shore.
Adam: Professional music instructor (Owner of The Practice Pad), DJ, music journalist, production manager, videographer (Modulation Studios) and instrumentalist from Eastern Shore, MD. You may know Adam for sound production at Seacrets in Ocean City, performing with his other group, Mommy Hits Daddy, or teaching your little one how to play a new instrument."
"Accomplished studio musician specializing in trumpet performance. With a resume reflecting influences of jazz, fusion, orchestral and military music styles, versatility is Altruist's strength. Performance is a personal forte, however, composing for commercials and utilizing midi based music is also an asset. Altruist is endeavoring to establish a new plateau for music performance and musician outlook and disposition.
A native of Maryland, specifically Harford County, most of Albert's technique was developed in the backdrop of quiet woods within a community called Harford's Landing. With windows raised as a "child of the horn", support from the community has always been "humbly" received.
Notable influences in Altruist's life include family,(Asher, Yezre'el, Neferah, and Yahnedibah. Innumerable school teachers, close friends, the musicianship of Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Hank Levy, Professor of Jazz (Towson University), Jim Murdza, the "Old Lady down the hall, and of course, the "upper one".
Altruist has been commissioned to perform in various venues on the east coast, including commercial recordings & is immediately available for recording, instruction and gig-work."
"Music is the Doorway to Enhanced Spirituality. Let us allow ourselves to open this door many times".
"Quote from Altruist"
Established in 1972 by Anne Arundel county citizens
"The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 46th season of music-making in Maryland's capital city. Comprised of 70 professional musicians, the ASO produces classical, pops and family concerts each year, as well as chamber concerts and special Gala events." (from the symphony's website)
"Rock band with a twist. Think Zappa, Weird Al meets Tenacious D....A must hear! You'll never be the same!"
"En Vind Av Sorg
La seg tungst
De Eldstes hus
En eim av Frost
pa en allerede Frossen sjel
Et savn av Hyllest
fra disse De Edle sinn
Minnes de svundne Tider
Et Hav av Tid
har gaet siden Den gang
Norroners tro og skikk
Til Skogen hjem en Kom
og trakk luften inn
Her lukter det Kristen manns blod
- igler pa Vare Hjerter"
Classical guitar quartet featuring Chris Dunn, Orlando Roman, and Akiko Sumi
Founded in the spring of 2000, the Baltimore Brass consists of five musicians with diverse musical backgrounds. As active performers and music educators, the Baltimore Brass is dedicated to promoting and perpetuating the role of brass instruments in the context of chamber music.The Baltimore Brass encourages the recognition of the versatility of the brass quintet by performing a variety of compositional genres from the works of J.S. Bach through Duke Ellington and Eric Ewazen. They also perform their own original compositions.
Three Japanese musicians in Baltimore Area who play classical, musical pieces and Japanese songs.
Soprano: Satoko Ouchi
Piano: Yoshie Kubota
Trombone: Fumiaki Sato
"40 of the area's best professional musicians performing up to twelve concerts a year for over 8,000 patrons."
"The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra is a 30-piece ensemble of mandolin-family instruments (mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, mandobasses) and classical guitars. It was founded in 1924. David T. Evans is the director and mandolin soloist, and soprano Beatrice Gilbert is the featured vocal soloist. The orchestra's repertoire includes light classical and traditional mandolin music, concert dances, marches, rags, show tunes and other traditional and popular compositions for mandolin orchestra."
"From the early performance of The Beggar's Opera, to Rosa Ponselle's AÏda in the Maryland Casualty Auditorium, to the spectacular new AÏDA celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary Season, opera in Baltimore continues to thrive. It is supported by the opera lovers in our community, the Board of Trustees, the Baltimore Opera Guild, and Baltimore Opera Supers, the dedicated Opera Staff, our many volunteers, and of course, our ever growing list of subscribers, patrons, and benefactors. It is with gratitude to all of our supporters and excitement that we look forward to the continued growth of the Baltimore Opera Company." (from the company's website)
"A prototype for the performance of classical music in the 21st century,” --USA Today; "One of the most interesting places, orchestrally, on the Eastern seaboard." --Washington Post
The Black Eyed Susan authentic Mississippi river boat hosts a murder mystery and dinner cruise, with a different mystery with each cruise.
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