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This week features some returning favorites and new acts to our stage, with a great mix classical, jazz, and original music.
Please note two postponements: Tonight's Hesperus Cine-Concert, and Sunday's exploration of the Songs from Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre that was scheduled for 3 PM.
THE BALTIMORE COMPOSERS FORUM 20th Anniversary Alumni Concert WHEN: Friday, March 8,7 PM Pre-concert talk be led by long-time WBJC-FM host Reed Hessler This recital will present music by two of the group’s late members” founding member Dawn Culbertson, past president Steve Mafkofski, and premiers from current members. TICKETS: $15/$10 for students
The CASWELL SISTERS WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 8 & 9:30 PM CD release concert for “Alive in the Singing Air” Rachel Caswell, vocals and Sara Caswell, violin "The Caswell Sisters are first-rate musicians who have a sound and blend all their own." ~ Fred Hersch Their seamless sound combined with unique interpretation of repertoire ranging from the Great American Songbook to contemporary jazz—including their own compositions—is propelled by arresting improvisation. TICKETS:: $15/$10 full time students w/ ID
Early Music Series at the Walters Art Museum CANTATAS FOR SOPRANO, TRUMPET AND ORCHESTRA WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 5 PM Nola Richardson, soprano Andrew Balio, trumpet Music of Bach, Scarlatti, Handel. Wisconsin native Andrew Balio has been Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet since 2001. TICKETS:: $15 adults/$12 seniors and Walters Art Museum members/$10 students
PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS WHEN: Monday, March 11, 7:30 PM Adam Corson, sax Jon Guo, bass Kevin Clark, guitar Byung Kang, drums Performing in our first floor gallery. TICKETS: $5
ALSO IN MARCH: Watch for more March events to be announced!
ROBIN BULLOCK, CELTIC GUITAR St. Patrick's Day Celebration WHEN: Friday, March 15, 8 & 9:30 PM Join us for an An die Musik Live! annual tradition! Hailed as a "Celtic guitar god" by Baltimore City Paper, Robin Bullock is a prolific composer and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist interpreting the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants on acoustic guitar, cittern and mandolin. TICKETS: $15/$12 students
ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 8 & 9:30 PM Eri Yamamoto, piano Daniel Fabricatore, bass Ikuo Takeuchi, drums Since moving to the United States in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of jazz's most original and compelling pianists and composers. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has said, “My hat’s off to her… already she’s found her own voice.” TICKETS: : $15/$10 full time students with ID
RICHARDSON/ HERRERA QUARTET WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 8 PM Rodney Richardson is a jazz guitarist and educator from the Washington, DC area who recently relocated to the great jazz city of Chicago. Joe Herrera moved to the District in July of '03. Since that time he has become an active musician in the DC, NOVA, MD area. TICKETS: $12/$10 full time students with ID
BILLY HART QUARTET WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 8 & 9:30 PM "All Our Reasons" CD release concert Mark Turner, tenor saxophone Ben Street, double bass Ethan Iverson, piano Billy Hart, drums Since 2003, The Billy Hart Quartet has been playing to packed houses, mostly in New York at the Village Vanguard, the Jazz Standard, Fat Cat, Dizzy's and Birdland. TICKETS: $20/$10 full time students with ID
CAMERON BLAKE WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 8 & 9:30 PM Baltimore CD Release Concert with Special Guests, The Manly Deeds The talent of Cameron Blake is refreshingly honest and rare in an age of predictable music. A graduate of the Peabody Institute of Music, Cameron first began his career as a classical violinist. He paved a new path as a performing songwriter by teaching himself to play the piano and guitar. Cameron has since released four records of original music ADMISSION: $15, includes a copy of Cameron Blake's new record “Without the Sound of Violence”; $10 General Admission with no CD
Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series THE HELLO STRANGERS’ LARISSA SMITH AND BRECHYN CHACE WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 5 PM (the Pennsylvania sisters who often open for the Stone Hill All-Stars and who recently won the AirPlay Direct "Win an Americana Record Deal Contest" to record their next album in Nashville) Performing their own songs in the round, with your singing host Geoffrey Himes What does Austin-influenced, rural-Pennsylvanian, indie sister-folk sound like? The Hello Strangers, a sister duo whose haunting harmonies and original, wittily noir songwriting style are the backbone of their sound. TICKETS: $7 in advance, $9 at door
PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS WHEN: Monday, March 25, 7:30 PM Adam Corson, sax Jon Guo, bass Kevin Clark, guitar Byung Kang, drums Performing in our first floor gallery. ADMISSION: $5
WET INK ENSEMBLE & ON STRUCTURE WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 8:30 PM New York City-based Wet Ink Ensemble and On Structure present a set of adventurous new music and performance.
On Structure’s performances combine a rigorous compositional sensibility with virtuosic theatrical presentation, blurring the lines between music, theater, and audio-visual installation.
Wet Ink: Violin & Piano is a project of composer/pianist Eric Wubbels and violinist Joshua Modney, devoted to bringing the Wet Ink mission and performance aesthetic to cutting-edge works for their instruments. TICKETS: $10
GEORGE COLLIGAN/TODD MARCUS QUARTET featuring Warren Wolf WHEN: Friday, March 29, 8 & 9:30 PM George Colligan, piano Todd Marcus, bass clarinet Warren Wolf, drums Eric Wheeler, bass A high energy quartet performing straight-ahead jazz standards and original compositions by pianist George Colligan and bass clarinetist Todd Marcus. Featured on the 2012 Todd Marcus album, Inheritance - a National Public Radio pick for one of the top 10 jazz albums of 2012. ADMISSION: $15/$10 full time students w/ ID
KARTER JAYMES WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 8 PM A Grammy-nominated acoustic singer/songwriter with a long illustrious career as a drummer and songwriter with the late, great Teddy Pendergrass. Karter’s musical style can’t be defined to any one category—soul, folk, rock, funk—his songs reach all. TICKETS: $10
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper
DISCOUNT PARKING Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.