Thursday, March 22, 2012



MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

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WHEN: March
26 – Monday, 7:30 PM
In our first floor gallery.

Adam Corson, sax; Jon Guo, bass; Kevin Clark, guitar; Byung Kang, drums  

WHEN: March
27 – Tuesday, 8 PM

Everybody’s mother is somebody’s daughter, brother. Dig?

Sons Of Daughters features Berklee College of Music alums Devin Drobka (drums NYC) and Aaron Darrell (bass/vocals Boston), as well as New School for Jazz alum and John Coltrane Foundation scholarship winner Patrick Breiner (sax/clarinet/vocals Connecticut). What began in 2010 as a chordless jazz trio has since evolved into a three-headed improvising monster. Breiner, Darrell and Drobka each contribute compositions ranging from wistful rubato ballades to reckless free jazz avalanches.

Grace Shryock, oboe
Paul J. Carroll, piano
WHEN: March
28 – Wednesday, 7 PM

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Grace Shryock is a member of the Albany Symphony. She earned a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in Orchestral Oboe Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in Oboe Performance from The Peabody Conservatory under Joseph Turner. She is the Associate Oboe Teacher at the Manhattan School of Music, maintains a private studio in Boston, presents Master Classes and reed making workshops.

Paul J. Carroll is the Director of Music at St. Louis Church, Clarksville, where he has the opportunity to work with a variety of singers, choirs, and instrumentalists to provide music for parish life. He holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in Organ from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Donald Sutherland. Mr. Carroll is a member of the American Guild of Organists and is Past Dean of the Baltimore Chapter.

WHEN: March
29 – Thursday, 8 & 9:30 PM
$15/$10 students

Chihiro Yamanaka, piano; Yoshi Waki, bass; John Davis, drums

Chihiro Yamanaka, Universal Classics & Jazz recording artist, is one of the most exciting jazz pianists and composers of her generation. 

David Starobin, guitar
with Patrick Mason, baritone

WHEN: March
30 – Friday, 8 PM
$25 general/$15 students

These Peabody alumni will perform works by Fernando Sor, Niccolò Paganini, David Starobin, John Musto, Franz Schubert

David Starobin was called by Soundboard Magazine "arguably the most influential American classical guitarist of the twentieth century", and was given a lifetime achievement award and inducted into the Guitar Foundation of America's "Hall of Fame" in 2011.

Baritone Patrick Mason has been praised by critics and audiences for his performances of an enormously wide range of repertoire spanning the last ten centuries. He has made recordings for Sony, l'Oiseaux Lyre, Erato, Nonesuch and CRI. His long association with Bridge Records was crowned in 2006 when his CD of Songs of Amy Beach (BRIDGE 9182) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Vocal” category

Complete JS Bach Well-Tempe​red Clavier, Book 1
WHEN: March
31 – Saturday, 1 PM
$12/$10 students

Pianist Abe Minzer earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, a doctorate in music at West Virginia University, and has taught at Goucher College. He plays concerts throughout the US, and has appeared as piano soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Mr. Minzer is also founder and director of Classically Alive. Under the sponsorship of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Classically Alive features diverse monthly at-home music/arts salons, in addition to programs across Colorado. A venue for painters, poets, discussion, with fine food and great camaraderie, Classically Alive salons host a wide range of styles including classical, contemporary, popular styles, jazz, and world music.

ellen cherry
WHEN: March
31 – Saturday, 8 PM

Baltimore's own ellen cherry celebrates the release of her newest collection of songs, an EP entitled "Please Don't Sell the Piano." Produced by Caleb Stine, these songs are ellen's most intimate and personal stories yet. Her performance at An die Musik Live will showcase all the new songs, as well as feature longtime accompanist Michael Prout on other works from her previous recordings.

A special treat for audience members will be a "crankie" shadow puppet performance by artist Katherine Fahey, a work commissioned by ellen cherry for one of the new songs, "Pickett's Charge."