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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-5544
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About Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts.  Founded in 1979, Maryland Hall provides a wide range of arts-related programming for people of all ages, backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Each day we carry out our vision to be the area’s leading center for lifelong participation in the arts. Maryland Hall offers arts classes for all ages, outreach programs, several galleries with rotating exhibits, a 725-seat theatre and a 200-seat community theater.  MHCA presents a year-round schedule of performances including presentations by four Resident Companies (Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland).

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American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa,
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Annapolis Opera Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert

May 5, 2019

Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graces has performed in the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. Particularly well-known for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila, Ms. Graves’ expressive voice and stage presence continues to thrill audiences with her concert and recital appearances.

The 31st Annual Vocal Competition: Finals Concert
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

The 31st Annual Vocal Competition: Finals Concert

April 14, 2019

For over 30 years, Annapolis Opera’s Vocal Competition has given opera students and young professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to hone their craft by performing for a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. It also gives Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz a chance to discover new talent for upcoming Annapolis Opera productions. The competition is fierce, with the eight finalists selected from more than 100 outstanding applicants! Prizes total more than $10,000, with each finalist receiving from $1,000 to $5,000. Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals open to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from The Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl. Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 AM Finals: Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Carmen
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

Carmen

March 17, 2019

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Carmen
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

Carmen

March 15, 2019

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Arlo Guthrie's Alice’s Restaurant
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Arlo Guthrie's Alice’s Restaurant

February 10, 2019

When legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans.  Alice’s Restaurant -- Back By Popular Demand Tour will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film “Alice’s Restaurant,” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed director Arthur Penn. It was filmed in the Berkshires, Arlo’s own backyard, recreating some of the events that launched the Massacree, while adding a good dose of fiction. Ultimately, the movie garnered a “Best Director” Oscar Award nomination for Penn. "I didn't think I was gonna live long enough to have to learn 'Alice's Restaurant' again," Arlo Guthrie says with a smile. "It was a quirky kinda thing to begin with. Nobody writes an 18-minute monologue expecting fame and fortune. The initial success of the song really took me by surprise more than anyone else. The fact that I have contended with it for five decades either by having to learn it again or by not doing it, has been an interesting balancing act. I'm surely looking forward to it again being a centerpiece of my live repertoire." Currently on the road for the last year presenting the Re:Generation Tour, Arlo along with his son Abe will be joined onstage on the forthcoming tour with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, will open the shows. In July 2017 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” and the original release of Arlo’s debut album, Rhino Records re-released the full mono version of the album Alice’s Restaurant on 180 gram vinyl. In March 2018, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress inducted "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" into the registry honoring the recording for its cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the American soundscape.

The Three Little Pigs: A Children’s Opera
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Three Little Pigs: A Children’s Opera

January 26, 2019

This exciting adaptation of a classic fairy tale is the perfect way to share the magic of live opera with the children in your life! Presented in partnership with Towson University’s Opera in a Can.

Portland Cello Project Performs Radiohead's OK Computer
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Portland Cello Project Performs Radiohead's OK Computer

October 19, 2018

In this performance, expect to hear some of the best Radiohead songs performed by a group of classically trained cellists. The group has built a reputation of mixing genres, blurring musical lines and unveiling perceptions wherever they go. Portland's premiere alt-classical group performs a night in homage to Radiohead's famed OK Computer album. Expect an evening of unique renditions of classical Radiohead pieces that wander from truly epic to breathtakingly intimate. About Portland Cell Project: In the fall of 2006 a group of 9 cellists got on stage at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge to perform western classical music in an informal setting. Many of the cellists that night thought it would only happen once. But slowly that one-off event became a second, and a third, cellists joined and left and rejoined the group again, to perform in Portland's most popular clubs. By 2009 the group had evolved into a nationally-recognized performing, recording and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists. Cello Project (or PCP as their fans affectionately call them) were quickly appearing anywhere and everywhere in North America, from punk rock clubs to symphony halls, from street parties to exclusive private events. By 2010 self-described horde of cellos were spending more than a quarter of the year touring, featuring a diverse repertoire that quickly ballooned to over 1,000 pieces of music.

Jonny Lang
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Jonny Lang

October 17, 2018

It is hard to believe that at 37 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for more than two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. His latest release, Signs is not merely a return to the artist's guitar-based beginnings, but an embodiment of an even more elemental sound. Beyond focusing attention on his soloing prowess, it is about recapturing the spirit of the early blues, where the guitar was front and center, fairly leaping out of the speakers. Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award-winning Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.

Rams Head Presents Glennon Doyle
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Rams Head Presents Glennon Doyle

September 16, 2018

Glennon Doyle is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of LOVE WARRIOR, a 2016 Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as CARRY ON, WARRIOR. She is the Founder and President of Together Rising, a nonprofit organization that has revolutionized online giving -- crowdsourcing more than $14 Million for women, families, and children in crisis. Glennon is an activist, speaker, and irreverent thought leader who believes that a Love Warrior's journey is to rush toward her pain and allow her pain to become her power. She lives in Florida with her wife and family.

Get The Led Out - The Music of Led Zeppelin
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Get The Led Out - The Music of Led Zeppelin

September 9, 2018

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album...GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants...a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band. "Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era," says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. "I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless." Whether it's the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it's their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event!

Chris Isaak
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Chris Isaak

September 4, 2018

In the course of Chris Isaak's career, he has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures and starred in his own critically acclaimed TV series. His legendary shows with his longtime band Silvertone have entertained tens of thousands of people for over two decades. In First Comes The Night -- Isaak’s stunning first album of new material in six years -- this gifted singer-songwriter and bandleader is bringing us a bumper crop of strong and intriguing songs from which to choose. “There was no mission for this album other than to follow the songs,” Chris Isaak explains, and in terms of songwriting, the floodgates really opened this time. “My last release was Beyond The Sun -- my tribute to Sun Records with a lot of covers -- so this time around I had a lot of new material that I was thrilled to record. First Comes The Night fittingly represents a number of firsts for Chris Isaak, who recently signed on to become a judge for the first time on The X Factor Australia. Of his new television gig Down Under, Isaak explains, “I love Australia, and if you’re going to look for stars, I can’t think of a more beautiful place on Earth to start looking.”

Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2018
Rams Head On Stage

Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2018

August 24, 2018

In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur. Koz has assembled a powerhouse line up of brass instrumentation for the Summer Horns Tour 2018 with special guests Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Adam Hawley & Aubrey Logan. Gerald Albright is known for his acclaimed solo recordings and performances with Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations; Rick Braun is a chart-topping trumpeter who has collaborated across genres with Rod Stewart, Sade and REO Speedwagon; Richard Elliot is a former member of Tower of Power who has since forged a successful solo career; Guitarist Adam Hawley has been named both Smooth Jazz News’ and JazzTrax’ Debut Artist of the Year; And Koz is excited to introduce Aubrey Logan, known for jammin’ on her trombone and sailing through a song with her multi-octave vocal instrument.  Playing new songs from the forthcoming Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns release as well as songs from their individual catalogues, this live show is sure to be one of the hottest shows this Summer.

Michael Bolton
Rams Head On Stage

Michael Bolton

August 21, 2018

Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and branded entertainment. Known for hits, “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay”, “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, “When a Man Loves a Woman”, “Said I Loved You But I Lied”, “How Can We Be Lovers” and many, many more. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through The Michael Bolton Charities as well as other philanthropic organizations.  To date, Michael has seen 9 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9 #1 singles. His most recent album Songs of Cinema, a selection of iconic film soundtrack songs, was released alongside an original Netflix production Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special, which ranked among the network’s best comedies upon debut. Michael currently stars in Bolt of Talent, a brand new music travel competition series produced with Fox Networks Group/StarWorld in Asia.