Live Arts Maryland

Address: 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401

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About Live Arts Maryland

Live Arts Maryland

Live Arts Maryland is a performing arts organization that is home base to The Annapolis Chorale, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the St. Anne’s Concert Series and the local presenter of the Washington Symphonic Brass. The mission of the organization is to enhance community life through performing and producing a wide variety of music. Live Arts Maryland is also home to a vibrant music education program for musicians of all ages. For young singers, the organization includes the Annapolis Youth Chorus and an apprentice program for qualified high-school music students. Adult singers may take advantage of seminars on vocal health and training.

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Annapolis Chorale- Season Finale! Peace and Joy!
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Chorale- Season Finale! Peace and Joy!

April 7, 2018

Live Arts Maryland closes the 2017-2018 season with a program called “Peace and Joy!” featuring  J. Ernest Green conducting the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra. As we mark the 100th Anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I, music is a way for us to remember that in the end we strive for peace!  Gerald Finzi’s moving A Farewell to Arms and Beethoven’s monumental Choral Fantasy bookend this concert of music that is full of optimism and hope.

Annapolis Chorale - Mass in B-Minor (BWV 232) JS Bach
St. Anne's Church

Annapolis Chorale - Mass in B-Minor (BWV 232) JS Bach

March 10, 2018

As part of its Bach+ Series at historic St. Anne’s Church, Live Arts Maryland presents J.S. Bach’s Mass in B-Minor.  The Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra will perform the work under the direction of J. Ernest Green.  Organist and Bach expert Larry Molinaro will also perform. One of the crowing achievements in all of Western Civilization, Bach’s Mass in b-minor is full of glorious music and musical puzzles that inspire and astonish both performers and listeners alike to this day! It really is as one performer described it – the Mount Everest of music. This is only the second time in history that this work has been performed by members of the Annapolis Chorale. Please join us for this very special concert event. Note:  Seating at St. Anne’s is limited so get your tickets early!

Annapolis Chorale- Broadway in Annapolis: The Secret Garden+
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Chorale- Broadway in Annapolis: The Secret Garden+

February 9, 2018

Based on one of the best loved books of all time, this show is filled with beautiful music, wonderful characters and a story that you’ll carry with you long after the last notes have sounded.  This multiple Tony Award-winner, with script and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, is a perfect show for families!

Annapolis Chorale - Handel’s Messiah
St. Anne's Church

Annapolis Chorale - Handel’s Messiah

December 17, 2017

Few places are more magical than downtown Annapolis during the holidays. There’s no better place than downtown Annapolis to share a holiday tradition with family and friends. J. Ernest Green conducts the Chorale’s Chamber Chorus and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra in a very special trio of performances of Handel’s “Messiah” at historic St. Anne’s Church in Church Circle. The nearly perfect acoustics and historic beauty of St. Anne’s make it the perfect location to experience this much-loved oratorio, which takes on extra intensity and meaning under Mr. Green’s direction. All performances include a unique addition in large-screen displays of music, images, translations and biblical quotes that bring the work’s message to modern audiences.  Note:  Seating at St. Anne’s is limited so get your tickets early!

Annapolis Chorale - Handel’s Messiah
St. Anne's Church

Annapolis Chorale - Handel’s Messiah

December 15, 2017

Few places are more magical than downtown Annapolis during the holidays. There’s no better place than downtown Annapolis to share a holiday tradition with family and friends. J. Ernest Green conducts the Chorale’s Chamber Chorus and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra in a very special trio of performances of Handel’s “Messiah” at historic St. Anne’s Church in Church Circle. The nearly perfect acoustics and historic beauty of St. Anne’s make it the perfect location to experience this much-loved oratorio, which takes on extra intensity and meaning under Mr. Green’s direction. All performances include a unique addition in large-screen displays of music, images, translations and biblical quotes that bring the work’s message to modern audiences.  Note:  Seating at St. Anne’s is limited so get your tickets early!

Annapolis Chorale-A Celebration of Christmas
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Chorale-A Celebration of Christmas

December 8, 2017

“Yuletide carols being sung by a choir” –  a very big choir – The Annapolis Chorale – are the hallmark of this longest running holiday event in the area!  J. Ernest Green, The Annapolis Chorale and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra take the stage for this annual holiday favorite that includes a joyous blend of everyone’s favorite songs, like “White Christmas” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  Not to be outdone in the holiday cheer department, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra takes the spotlight for the classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”  The audience gets into the act, too, with a special holiday carol sing-along with Maestro Green.   This concerts sells out early so get your tickets!

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Elán Ensemble
St. Anne's Church

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Elán Ensemble

November 30, 2017

The Élan Ensemble performs music from the 17th – 19th centuries in historic venues, bringing modern audiences into the spirit of the musical and social world of past eras. Elissa Edwards and Dr. Anastasia Pike specialize in creating thematic concerts through the use of original editions and historical performance practices such as ornamentation and expressive gesture. Each concert is a unique sensory experience, as their programs intersect with the art, culture, politics and philosophy of the times. Élan Ensemble’s debut album for commercial release, Jane Austen’s Songbook – Songs & Arias from Miss Austen’s Personal Collection will be released this year and followed shortly by their second album, An English Christmas. They are enjoying a busy year of concerts at universities and historic houses throughout the East Coast to mark Miss Austen’s bicentennial celebration and were recently featured at the 2017 American Harp Society Summer Institute. Elissa Edwards, award-winning soprano, specializes in music primarily of the 17th and 18th centuries, and her performances bring to light underperformed, yet stunning works from these periods. She is the co-founder and Creative Director of the Élan Ensemble. Ms. Edwards began her training at Houston Grand Opera and obtained her performance degrees from University of York, England (MA) and Boston University (BA), where she studied under Martin Pearlman of Boston Baroque and Peter Seymour of Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, with additional studies at the Royal College of Music, London. She currently studies with Dr. Julianne Baird. In addition to chamber music performances, she is also a sacred music specialist and has been the featured concert soloist in many oratorio and cantata performances in the US and UK. (elissaedwards.com) Anastasia Pike, harpist, enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer and educator.  Dr. Pike has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.  She co-founded the Sprezzatura Duo, which commissions and premiers new works, most recently at the 2016 American Harp Society’s (AHS) National Conference.  She also co-founded the Elán Ensemble, that presented Jane Austen’s Songbook at the 2017 AHS Summer Institute. Dr. Pike received her doctorate from Columbia University and has master’s degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Pensacola Theological Seminary, and the University of Maryland. She completed additional studies at the Julliard School and, upon personal invitation, the Salzedo School. She is also a faculty member at the Teachers College of Columbia University, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Christopher Newport University. Dr. Pike serves as President of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Harp Society. (Annapike.com)

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Musica Spira
St. Anne's Church

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Musica Spira

November 16, 2017

“Let Me Speak: Rage, Sorrow, and Yearning in the Italian Baroque” Being able to voice our deepest wishes and desires is a critical component of the human experience. Join Musica Spira for a dramatic program of Italian baroque works that feature characters who boldly speak their truth. From Mary, Queen of Scots in the hours before her execution to spurned lovers and everything in between, this hour of exquisite and thought-provoking music will examine the broad spectrum of ways in which we express emotion. The program features works by Giacomo Carissimi, Barbara Strozzi, Domenico Scarlatti, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Michelangelo Rossi. Described as being able to “draw musical traditions of the past and present into renewed conversations about the importance of life and values,” Musica Spira(Music Breathes) is an emerging artist-run ensemble that was founded in 2016. Their mission is to capture the essence of life’s stories with innovative musical programming that makes baroque music relevant to issues in contemporary society. Co-directors Grace Srinivasan (soprano) and Paula Maust (harpsichord and organ), both Peabody graduates, manage the ensemble and hire additional artists for programs as needed. Based in the Baltimore, MD-Washington, D.C. area, they present a diverse array of engaging programs each season. Last season included performances of “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Women Who Defied the Odds” and “In Pursuit of Fidelity” in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Upcoming programs include “But They Are At Peace: Music for the Feast of All Souls” for eight voices and organ and “Let Me Speak: Rage, Sorrow, and Yearning in the Italian Baroque” for soprano and harpsichord.

Annapolis Chorale-An Anthem for Humanity:  Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Chorale-An Anthem for Humanity: Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem

November 11, 2017

J. Ernest Green conducts The Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Johannes Brahms German Requiem.   When Brahms composed this moving work, he could not have known the deep personal and social impact it would have on those who heard it.  The beauty of the words and music alone conveys comfort in the face of loss, but more than that, they connect us to each other though our shared humanity.   Says Mr. Green, “Our patrons ask us to do this piece every season and it’s a favorite of both our audience and our singers.”  

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Liana Paniyeva - piano
St. Anne's Church

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Liana Paniyeva - piano

November 9, 2017

Liana Paniyeva began winning prizes in piano competitions in Ukraine in 2002 when she earned Third Prize at the International Competitions in Memory of E. Gilels, First Prize at the International Competition in Memory of Prokofiev, and Second Prize at the International Competition in Memory of A. Karamanov.  In 2008, Liana continued winning competitions: she won First Prize in the “Music World” International Competition in Italy, and she was the winner of “The Voice of Music” Piano Competition in Israel. In the United States in 2012, Ms. Paniyeva was the winner of the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music; recipient of the Grand Prize at the Metropolitan International Piano Competition; and the winner of the AFAF Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition.  In 2013-2015, Ms. Paniyeva was awarded the E.B. Storrs Piano Scholarship from the Musical Club of Hartford.  Ms. Paniyeva was also awarded the Cargill Foundation Prize in the 2014 Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow, and became a prizewinner at the Iowa International Piano Competition in 2015. She has performed at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, Syria, Italy, and Israel. During the 2012-2013 season, she performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Most recently, Liana played in concert halls of Scotland, South Africa, and in multiple states of the USA. Liana graduated from the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine, and went on to earn her Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in 2011.  Her career continues with recitals in Hungary, Israel, Ukraine, USA, England, Syria, Canada , South Africa and  Norway. Most recently, Ms. Paniyeva finished her Artist Diploma at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford

Bach+@ St. Anne's:  The Vivaldi Project
St. Anne's Church

Bach+@ St. Anne's: The Vivaldi Project

November 2, 2017

The Vivaldi Project explores the important Italian influence on the mid-18th century String Trio. Beginning with J.S. Bach’s appreciation for Italian contrapuntal techniques and concertante styles, and his youngest son, J.C. Bach’s love of Italian opera, the Vivaldi Project brings to life the richly varied, yet overlooked Classical string trio as it emerges from the Baroque trio sonata.  Works by members of the Bach family are performed alongside those of Vivaldi, C.A. Campioni, Haydn, and others, revealing an abiding love for all things Italian. 

Bach+@ St. Anne's: Abendmusik
St. Anne's Church

Bach+@ St. Anne's: Abendmusik

November 2, 2017

The Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, dating from 1734-35, celebrates the liturgical seasons associated with the Nativity (Advent, Christmas and Epiphany).  Comprised of six individual cantatas, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio conveys the theology of Preparation, Incarnation, and Manifestation relating to the Messiah.  This Thursday evening Abendmusik performance of Cantata #1 (“Jauchzet, frohlocket”) starts our Bach+ exploration of this monumental work.  The series continues with Cantata #2 on December 24 (Christmas Eve Service, 10:30 PM at St. Anne’s), Cantata #5 on January 7, 2018 (Celebration of the Epiphany, 11:15 AM service at St. Anne’s) and Cantata #6 on February 1, 2018 (Bach+ evening performance, 6:15 PM).

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Lindsay Espinosa - Soprano
St. Anne's Church

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Lindsay Espinosa - Soprano

October 26, 2017

Songs of Water and Night is a classical voice recital featuring Lindsay Espinosa, soprano, and Joseph Satava, piano. The recital consists of art songs by several different composers (including Debussy, Fauré, Schubert, and Brahms) that express the joys, sorrows, and beauty the night and water provide. Soprano Lindsay Espinosa has been praised for “[handling] difficult coloratura passages with the ease of a true professional, and all the high notes too.” (Opera Pronto). This emerging performer is a recent graduate of Colorado State University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society. During her studies in Colorado, she was an apprentice artist with Opera Fort Collins and performed Adina, Young Heidi and Laurie in their abridged productions of Elixir of Love, Follies, and The Tender Land. She also competed in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s voice competition where she was awarded an honorable mention. In 2016, she was advanced to the second round of the Classical Singer Competition in Boston. She also performed the role of Lily in Colonial Player’s production of The Secret Garden. Ms. Espinosa traveled to Florida to participate in the Miami Music Festival, where she performed in their Broadway and Opera Aria Night performances as well as singing the role of Le Feu in its production of L’enfant et les sortilèges. After this festival, Ms. Espinosa traveled to Mezzano, Italy, where sang the role of Adele in the Music Academy International’s production of Die Fledermaus. In winter 2017, Ms. Espinosa performed in the ensemble and covered the role of First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Opera AACC in Maryland. Immediately following this production, she revived her role of Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème for the annual Opera Night at the Osteria 510 in Front Royal, Virginia. Ms. Espinosa has also had the pleasure of singing in the Annapolis Chorale for their 2016-2017 season and was a featured performer in their performance of Oklahoma! as well as a soloist for their concert Music for a New World II. In addition to performing, Ms. Espinosa is also a voice and beginning-piano teacher. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, she taught for a year at Ohio’s Royalton Music Center. She also received her teaching certificate in working with children aged 0-5 from Music Together, an early childhood music education program. As a teacher, she offers in-home lessons on reading music, matching pitch, singing in foreign languages, and performance techniques to her students in the Annapolis area.

Bach+@ St. Anne's: Sunday Organ Vespers
St. Anne's Church

Bach+@ St. Anne's: Sunday Organ Vespers

October 22, 2017

This new series launches on September 24 at 4 p.m. with the first of eight, hour-long Organ Vespers that are designed to show off St. Anne’s newly-refurbished Freiburger organ as well as the organ works of J.S. Bach, performed by organist Larry Molinaro.  Throughout his entire career, Bach was regarded as the “prince of all clavier players” (as a colleague once called him). This first Organ Vespers program features some of the virtuosic “foundational” works that Bach wrote before his years in Leipzig.  The program shows how Bach incorporated the styles of the previous generation of German masters along with Italian and French styles into his compositions.  Works to be performed include chorales from the Orgelbüchlein as well as the famous Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582).

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Phantom of the Opera – Silent Film
St. Anne's Church

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Phantom of the Opera – Silent Film

October 19, 2017

Like scary music on a pipe organ? Love classic movies? This night is for you. Have some Halloween fun thisyear when the opera’s original Phantom makes an Annapolis appearance! Movie and horror buffs along with anyone who likes to laugh will love organist Larry Molinaro’s musicaltake on the 1925 silent film. His original musical accompaniment to this rare big-screen viewing includessamples from some very recognizable pieces. Over the years, a special game has evolved from thesescreenings – The Ballerina Twirl Count! See if you can count the number of times she twirls! Afterward, find out how Mr. Molinaro created this score and how he plays it on St. Anne’s pipe organ witha special organ “tour” after the film! Find out if Larry is a more colorful character than Lon!