Music in the Woods concert series announced
The seventh annual Music in the Woods Spring Festival concert series lineup has been announced. The concerts will take place in the acoustically rich and historic Chapel of the Holy Names, under the direction of Bill Crane.
The series includes talented artists both familiar and new. For all the concerts audiences are invited to arrive early and enjoy hassle-free parking with the campus shuttle. Each concert is followed by a reception where guests can mingle with performers and enjoy wine and cheese.
The series kicks off Feb. 16 with a performance by the Musical Emergency Response Team, with Bill Crane on piano. The group will present a wildly varied program of chamber music, song and even a theater piece, all of which promises to be a great antidote to the gray skies of winter. Special guest Gretchen Corbett will join in as narrator for Francis Poulenc's "Babar the Elephant."
The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir under the direction of Bruce Neswick is preparing for a tour of the British Isles this summer, where they will be "choir in residence" in two famed locations, York Minster and Canterbury Cathedral. They will present a preview of their concerts, including soloists, duets and trios to round out the program.
Sine Nomine, the baroque ensemble, will present the concert April 19. The ensemble features local virtuosi playing real 18th century instruments.
The series concludes with Duo Tenebroso May 17 — two guitars playing rapturous ensemble together with music from all corners of the world of the guitar. You will hear Andalusian fire to baroque bravado to the romance of Brahms and even music from unforeseen corners of the musical world.
Tickets to the concerts are $30 each for adults and $10 for youth online at maryswoods.org. Tickets are $35 at the door.
— For The Review, Tidings
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