Mountainside Baroque 2012-2013 Season: “Britain, Blue Ridge and Beyond”
A once-in-a-lifetime reunion concert entitled “3 Violins, 3 Generations” will lead off the Mountainside Baroque 2012-2013 season on Sunday, October 7, at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cumberland, Maryland. This virtuosity-filled event brings together renowned Baroque violinists Stanley Ritchie (Indiana U.), Cynthia Roberts (Jullliard), and Brandi Berry (DePaul U.), with Allen Whear (Tafelmusik) on Baroque cello and Elliot Figg (Julliard) on keyboards. Stanley, the “dean” of Baroque violin in North America, will be joined by Cynthia, one of his most celebrated students, and Brandi, a former student of both Stanley and Cynthia, and part of the newest generation of outstanding Baroque violinists in this country.
Admission is $10 and $7 at the door. For more information on the concert, go to www.mountainsidebaroque.org or call 301-338-2940.
In its 2011-2012 inaugural concert season, Mountainside Baroque, Western Maryland’s new early music enterprise, added an exciting professional chamber music option to the tri-state musical palette. The listener response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and word of mouth brought in large audiences. The second season of concerts, titled “Britain, Blue Ridge and Beyond,” will again take place in Cumberland’s historic churches and museums. Mountainside Baroque is co-directed by Ryan Mullaney of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish and Lyle Nordstrom, former Director of Early Music Studies at the Univ. of North Texas.